The location and date of the fall conference are still being decided.  The conference will take place on October 7th or 14th.  Check back in July for updates on the 2017 Fall Conference date, location, and theme!

This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  After a lunch relaxing with old colleagues and new friends, enjoy our 2016 keynote speaker, Rick Steves!


2016 Fall Conference Keynote Speaker: Rick Steves

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and best-selling author of over 50 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans.  Rick is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel.  Rick Steves spends about a third of every year in Europe, researching guidebooks, filming TV shows, and making new discoveries for travelers. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.

The Future of Civics at the WSCSS 2016 Fall Conference

October 8, 2016

Edmonds-Woodway High School

The Program and Session Documents

The program of sessions is now available.  From the 2016 Elections to the 2020 Census, Problem Based Learning to History Day, Syria to India, Common Core Standards to C3 Framework, there is something great for every classroom.  Also, check back soon to download documents from the sessions you attended at the conference.

Attendee Registration

Fall Conference Teacher Registration

The annual Washington State Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference is a one day professional development opportunity for all teachers of any of the social studies subjects. 

Attend the Fall Conference in Edmonds, WA!  A box lunch, one year of membership in WSCSS, and 6 clock hours (now STEM approved!)  are provided with this registration.

Type of Registration:

Registration for the fall conference has closed.  There will be very limited in-person (no lunch provided) registration the day of the conference.  

  • Registration for educators is $70 until the registration deadline.
  • This year we are offering a group rate for groups of 4+ teachers from the same district.  Save $10 per person on your registration while brainstorming great ideas with your colleagues!
  • If the conference is not sold out, you can register on the day of the conference for $80, but lunch will not be included.
  • Presenters and first year/preservice teachers pay just $30!

If you have any registration questions or concerns including cancellation, please contact Tara Gray at:


Exhibitor Registration

Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration

Meet and interact with some of the most involved and dedicated Social Studies teachers in the state!  Your registration will provide you with a table and green tablecloth for your use during the day, WiFi access, and a Social Media post to our membership about your organization.

Table Size:

Exhibitor Registration has now closed.

Meet with the most connected and involved Social Studies teachers from across Washington State.  We'll provide you a table to set up, time in the schedule for attendees to visit you, a shout out and link to your group from our social media platform, and a lunch for your exhibitor.  Reserve a four foot table for just $125, or a full eight foot table for $200

Feel free to begin setting up your table at 7AM (One hour before the conference starts). Please be sure to pack your own extension cords if you require power.

Please direct all questions about exhibitor registration to Jennifer Ligot at



Location and Date

October 8th, 2016 8AM-2PM

Edmonds Woodway High School

7600 212th St. SW

Edmonds, WA 98026


Submit a Proposal - Closed

Are you someone with an awesome lesson, resource or opportunity that you would love to share with Washington Social Studies teachers?  Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2016 Fall Conference.  Proposals were accepted up until August 26th, 2016