Due to COVID-19, many conferences are canceled or postponed. There are conferences that are being held either virtually or in-person though. Please check out the list below to learn what conferences you can still attend this academic year! Click on the conference title and it will take you to the information. We will continue to update this list as we learn more information.

In our best efforts to provide more opportunities for undergraduate students, we want to provide places they can take their research to show the knowledge they gained and how their work may impact others. This is just a list of conferences and not a guarantee that the student will be accepted. This is also not a complete list of conferences students may attend. If you have attended, or know of, others that we do not have on the list, please contact us


Conferences of 2021-2022

We will update this as more information comes in.

    Description: AGU Fall Meeting is the primary gathering for Earth and space scientists, students, and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions. With in-person and worldwide online participation, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with government regulators, scientific visionaries, and industry thought-leaders. Join our diverse community in New Orleans and Online Everywhere.

    Deadline to submit abstract: April 14th

    Registration: Now Open

    Location: In-person (New Orleans, LA) and Virtual

    Occurs: December 13th - 17th, 2021

    Registration Fee: Student rate - $165

    Information: AGU

    Description: The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award, is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.

    Abstract Submission Deadline: September 10th (now closed)

    Registration: Now Open

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: November 10th-13th, 2021

    Registration Fee: $125

    Information: ABRCMS

    Description: Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: Not yet announced for 2022

    Registration Fee: $99

    Information: Posters on the Hill

    Description: The Student Research Showcase is an online science communication competition in which students compete for awards and recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations. The competition is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and most worldwide research disciplines are represented across thirteen categories.

    Participants submit websites containing three main components: a research abstract, a technical slideshow, and a video. The video component challenges participants to present their research to a general audience. During the judging period, more than sixty Sigma Xi members volunteer as judges to evaluate students’ submissions and engage in digital conversations with presenters through their websites


    Abstract Submission Deadline: TBD

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: 2022 date TBD

    Registration Fee: $50

    Information: Sigma Xi SRS

    Description: As the world continues to practice social distancing, Sigma Xi is proud to host an international, multidisciplinary Virtual Student Scholars Symposium (VS3). This one-day event is an opportunity for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to present and celebrate their research and engage with peers and professionals from the comfort of their home. The program includes poster and oral presentations across science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) disciplines, in addition to career preparation sessions. Participation will be capped to 100 students. Students may select to only present (non-competitive) or compete for monetary awards.

    Abstract Submission Deadline: Oral - Closed            Poster - September 24, 2022

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: November 4-7, 2021

    Registration Fee: $100

    Information: Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

    Description: Founded in 1928, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association is an organization of teachers, scholars, and students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship and teaching in the modern languages. As its name implies, SAMLA started as a regional organization; however, current membership extends throughout the southeastern United States, across the country, and around the world. SAMLA’s largest event is its annual conference. Comprised of an extensive list of panels, events, and distinguished speakers, each conference continues to draw people from throughout the region and, increasingly, the world. 

    Abstract Submission Deadline: June 28th, 2021

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Occurs: November 4th - 6th, 2021

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SALMA

    Description: We invite proposals for individual papers, whole sessions, or round tables on the conference theme of “medieval gateways.” Papers might consider the notion of transforming places and identities within medieval history, literature, and culture; the role of liminality in literary and cultural productions; diaspora and migration in the medieval period; instances of ideological reform; transitions from the medieval to the modern; the rise of the vernacular, or iconoclasm.

    Deadline to Apply: June 4th, 2021

    Location: Wofford College and Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

    Occurs: November 11th - 13th, 2021

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SEMA



Other Conferences

(These conferences are either canceled, already closed registration, already occurred for the current year, or have not announced 2021-2022 plans)

    Description: Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 152,000 members in 130+ countries. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

    Deadline to Apply: Mid-January

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: April 5-16, 2021

    Registration Fee: $99 for ACS Members; $149 non-members; $29 for students

    Information: ACS

    Description: Our conference will be an exciting celebration of dance in higher education. The conference schedule will include a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, adjudication and informal concerts, feedback sessions and a Gala Concert. We are also planning for special faculty seminars and workshops and other opportunities for faculty development. 

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: ACDA

    Description: The 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with *Experimental Biology, offers the unparalleled high quality you’ve come to expect from the ASBMB's annual meeting presented in a virtual and interactive format that will allow you to learn, network and engage like never before.

    Deadline to Apply: January 7th, 2021

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: April 27-30, 2021

    Registration Fee: $20-45 for UG; $70-115 for GR

    Information: ASBMB - EB

    Description: The Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) held its first meeting in Athens, GA, in 1937, and has met every year since with the exception of 1943, 1944, and 1945 due to WWII. Our purpose is to promote research and education in the biological sciences by providing a student-friendly, networking environment through our annual meetings. Our affiliates include the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (SABS), the Southeastern Section of the Ecological Society of America (SE ESA), the Southeastern Section of the Botanical Society of America (SE BSA), and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

    Deadline to Apply: January 27th, 2021

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: March 24-27, 2021

    Registration Fee: $75 Early; $100 Late

    Information: ASB

    Description: BigSURS offered students from every school in the Big South Conference (10 full-member institutions from across the Southeastern United States), as well as other colleges from the host institution’s region, an opportunity to showcase their findings through poster and oral presentations, as well as artistic performances and an intercollegiate juried art exhibition. Judges awarded the top research presentations in basic, applied, creative/artistic, and textual/investigative categories, as well as the best performing arts demonstration.

    Deadline to Apply: **

    Location: **

    Occurs: **Currently on hiatus**

    Registration Fee: **

    Information: BigSURS

    Description: The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is celebrating its 32nd year of providing students from around the country an opportunity to showcase their research and creative endeavor. Last year, the Butler URC welcomed more than 750 registered participants who attended 473 presentations! **Not accepting participants for 2021.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: URC

    Description: The CAA Annual Conference brings together over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals in all stages of their careers. Each year we offer over 300 sessions, selected by the CAA Council of Readers and the Annual Conference Committee, representing the vast scholarship and practice of CAA members. CAA 2020 includes a full program of workshops, distinguished speaker panels, opportunities to network, and a celebrated Book and Trade Fair.

    Deadline to Apply: February 13, 2021 & Presentations Due January 5th, 2021

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: February 10th-13th, 2021

    Registration Fee: TBD in November

    Information: CAA

    Description: Experimental Biology (EB) is the annual meeting of five societies that explores the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Participants represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry. The meeting features plenary lectures, workshops, symposia, posters presentations, on-site career services and exhibits spotlighting products and services integral to this professional community.

    *Same conference details as ASBMB

    Deadline to Apply: January 7th, 2021

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: April 27-30, 2021

    Registration Fee: $20-45 for UG; $70-115 for GR

    Information: ASBMB - EB

    Description: 62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference

    The Annual Drosophila Research Conference is the premier meeting for Drosophila researchers. As many as 1,000 presentations cover the full diversity of Drosophila investigations, from genetics to molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more.

    Deadline to Apply: December 3rd, 2020

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: March 23rd – April 1st, 2021

    Registration Fee: Per abstract fee of $40 Members/$80 Non-Members

    Information: GSA

    Description: Welcome to the Fourteenth Annual Longwood University Undergraduate Medieval Conference. The conference theme of "Meeting in the Middle" highlights the growing place of Longwood and Farmville as a hub of Medieval Studies. Not only have faculty and library resources been augmented of late, but Farmville itself is central to a growing web of medievalists in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. This year's papers will coalesce around the theme of “The ‘Original’ Marvel Universe.” We invite the best undergraduate scholarship of our region (and beyond) to come and nuance, overthrow, perhaps even confirm our theme. 

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: Longwood University in Farmville, Virgina

    Occurs: **Postponed until 2022

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: Meeting in the Middle

    Description: The nation's largest student-run research conference with over 200 students from 81 different universities. Since founding, HCURA has been dedicated to providing a platform for student researchers to share their work and research experiences. After several years of hosting local research fairs and symposia, in January 2012 HCURA launched the inaugural National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), inviting over 150 students from around the nation to present their research. In the six years since, NCRC has grown to become the largest student-run research research conference in America.

    Deadline to Apply: November 14th, 2020

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: February 15th-20th, 2021

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: NAAAS

    Description: The nation's largest student-run research conference with over 200 students from 81 different universities. Since founding, HCURA has been dedicated to providing a platform for student researchers to share their work and research experiences. After several years of hosting local research fairs and symposia, in January 2012 HCURA launched the inaugural National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), inviting over 150 students from around the nation to present their research. In the six years since, NCRC has grown to become the largest student-run research research conference in America.

    Deadline to Apply: 12/10: Early Application Deadline; 12/21: Late Application Deadline

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: January 21-24, 2021

    Registration Fee: $25 Early; $35 Late

    Information: NCRC 

    Description: This gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

    Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2020

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: April 12 - 14, 2021

    Registration Fees: $99-165 depending on status


    Description: The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to inform environmental policy- and decision-making with the use of science. Founded in 1990, NCSE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan organization.

    Deadline to Apply: October 5th for submission 

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: January 5th-9th

    Registration Fee: Free for students

    Information: NCSE

    Description: Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to a Convention that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. Join us to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries.

    Deadline to Apply: November 9th, 2020

    Location: Virtual

    Occurs: November 19th-20th, 2020

    Registration Fees: (Subject to change) $125-365

    Information: NCTE

    Description: This conference features presentations by students from Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs (REUs) in all disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from NSF and other government agencies.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: REUs

    Description: This one-day event brings together over 500 students from throughout the state. The meeting features a distinguished plenary speaker, governor awards ceremony, oral and poster presentations, networking and the ever popular SCJAS awards ceremony.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: USC - Aiken

    Occurs: April 17th, 2021

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SCAS

    Description: For over 60 years the South Carolina Entomological Society (SCES) has supported entomological sciences in South Carolina. The SCES is home to many individuals, from professional entomologists to amateur insect collectors. The SCES publishes the Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology and hosts an annual meeting that provides a venue for all members to share scientific information and their entomological experiences. Many society members, especially students, have benefited financially from SCES awards presented each year.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: Sandhills Research and Education Center in Columbia, South Carolina

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SCES

    Description: Since its inception, the SPSA has maintained a dedication to the improvement of teaching and research in theoretical and practical political problems. In addition to hosting the annual conference, the SPSA publishes the Journal of Politics, one of the leading general journals in political science. It is our goal that participants have the opportunity to discuss ideas, theories, and research with colleagues within the field of political science and strive to make improvements within the discipline. 

    Deadline to Apply: Late submissions possibly by review only ASAP

    Location: New Orleans

    Occurs: January 7th-9th, 2021

    Registration Fee: $64-164

    Information: SPSA

    Description: Welcome to the official Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) website. Founded in 1955, SEPA is the largest psychological organization in the southeast and one of largest in the United States. SEPA's Annual Convention is where it all happens! Symposia and posters, invited experts, award winners, old and new friends meeting at social hours to catch up, network, spark new ideas, plan collaborations, or just relax and enjoy good food and good company in the ambiance of the South.

    Deadline to Apply: November 6th to Present; February 5th to attend

    Location: Virtual and In-Person; Orlando, Florida

    Occurs: March 17th-20th, 2021

    Registration Fee: $125

    Information: SEPA

    Description: The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. SERMACS is held each fall.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SERMACS

    Description: Our focus will be on the many ways that we can, should, and/or do utilize sociological knowledge, theories, and methods to address problems, policies, and practices in the world. Sociologists are well positioned to recognize critical problems and to identify effective solutions for them. Our students are increasingly eager to see the connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they experience outside. Wherever we work, sociologists rely on our disciplinary expertise to improve the lives and experiences of those we serve, to make good decisions and to work toward social justice. Our meeting will highlight the myriad ways that we engage sociological knowledge to remedy societal problems.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Occurs: April 7th-10th, 2021

    Registration Fee: $35-45

    Information: Call for Papers & SSS

    Description: Since its inception in 2014, the Stanford Research Conference has served as a multidisciplinary forum where undergraduates from around the world can present their work, connect with researchers inside and outside their fields of interest, and hear from distinguished researchers from a variety of disciplines. SRC's mission is to facilitate exchanges of knowledge that drive intellectual engagement in every field of study, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, medicine, engineering, and beyond. Student presenters participate in a three-day immersion in workshops, research presentations, and other professional development programming with Stanford faculty and students.

    Deadline to Apply: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Occurs: TBD

    Registration Fee: TBD

    Information: SURA


Last Updated: 9/14/21