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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Purchase orders are required to pay by check. Credit card payments are also accepted.

All attendees must register online and pay directly via credit card or by providing a school district purchase order (PO) to commit to payment by check. In order to complete the registration process, you will need the following items: (a) purchase order number and purchase order file to upload (for check payments) or (b) credit card number.

Please make the check payable to: Science Teachers Association of Texas OR STAT

Checks should be mailed to:
Science Teachers Association of Texas
3305 Steck Avenue, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78757

Please make sure to include a copy of your confirmation receipt, purchase order number, and the names of attendees along with your check. Please note that it can take up to 1 week from your check’s arrival for your payment to be processed. Attendees can also pay their balance by check the day of the conference during registration.

You should have received an email confirmation when you registered for the conference. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please contact stat@statweb.org

Registration Fees are differentiated by Registration Type (Member/Nonmember/Saturday Only/Retired or Student) and date (Early/Regular/Onsite). Click here to learn more about these differences before getting started with registration. Still unsure about which registration fee applies to you? Review this how-to to determine your STAT Member Status and which fee applies to you. 

CAST23 will be held November 9–11, 2023, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010.

Log in to the Attendee Service Center here. Check your confirmation email for your login information. 

Review the CAST Terms & Conditions for the full cancellation policy. Cancellation requests for conference registration will be accepted until October 17, 2023, and are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Contact  for information. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by email at stat@statweb.org or postmarked by October 17, 2023, and mailed to: Science Teachers Association of Texas or STAT, 3305 Steck Avenue, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78757.

Refunds of $25 or less will not be processed. A $25 fee will also be charged for insufficient fund checks and disputing valid credit card charges. Registrants who do not pay their balance may not be eligible to attend future CAST conferences. Please know that your registration is a “reservation” to attend CAST23; therefore, unless you cancel by the deadline, you are responsible for full payment of your registration, regardless of your attendance at the conference. 

You may substitute another attendee for your registration at no charge by logging into the Attendee Service Center. There, you may click the Transfer button to complete the registration form for the substitute attendee.

Please note that all registration transfers must be completed before October 31, 2023, as substitutions will not be allowed during the event.

STAT is a TEA-approved CPE provider, and sessions at CAST23 will qualify for professional development credit hours. The CAST Continuing Education Credit/PD Form will be available closer to the conference.

STAT is not formally issuing COVID-19 guidelines at CAST23. However, STAT acknowledges that there is inherent risk for any in-person gathering. In consideration of each other, CAST will be a mask-positive conference, and STAT encourages attendees to make decisions based on their comfort level and needs. 

Registrations are accepted up until the last day of the conference.

Yes. Everyone, including presenters and volunteers, must register and pay the applicable registration fees.

You'll access session handouts and resources through the CAST23 mobile app. You'll receive information about accessing the CAST23 mobile app closer to the conference.

Yes, but STAT recommends registering in advance to secure your registration materials and payment, and take advantage of the discounted early registration rate.

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