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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


American College Dance Association Southeastern Conference

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: October 30th, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Occurs: March 14th-17th, 2020

Registration Fee: $135-225

Information: ACDA


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

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.

Deadline to Apply: April 15th 2020

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Occurs: November 11th-14th, 2020

Registration Fee: $475-500

Information: ABRCMS


Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) Annual Meeting

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 22nd, 2020

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Occurs: March 25th-28th, 2020

Registration Fee: $136-395

Information: ASB


Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS)

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 


Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)

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!

Deadline to Apply: February 14th, 2020

Location: Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana

Occurs: April 17th, 2020

Registration Fee: $50

Information: URC


College of Art Association Annual Meeting (CAA)

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: January 24th, 2020

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Occurs: February 12th-15th, 2020

Registration Fee: $100-525

Information: CAA


"Meeting in the Middle" Medieval Conference

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: January 25th, 2020

Location: Longwood University in Farmville, Virgina

Occurs: April 3rd-4th, 2020

Registration Fee: FREE to present ($20 for banquet dinner)

Information: Meeting in the Middle


National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC)

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: December 15th, 2019

Location: Harvard University in Cambridge. Massachusetts

Occurs: January 24-26, 2020

Registration Fee: $125

Information: NCRC


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

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 6th, 2019

Location: Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana

Occurs: March 26th-28th, 2020

Registration Fees: $180-225

Information: NCUR


National Council for Science and the Environment Annual Conference (NCSE)

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: TBD

Location: Washington, D.C.

Occurs: January 6th-9th, 2020

Registration Fee: TBD

Information: NCSE


National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting (NCTE)

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: January 15th, 2020

Location: Denver, Colorado

Occurs: November 19th-22nd, 2020

Registration Fees: $280-395

Information: NCTE


Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM)

Description: Being a scientist is more than working in the lab, office, or field. We all have experiences, talents, and stories to share, and Student and Early Career Pop-Up Talks are the chance for you to share yours. Student and early career participants will get to convey their ideas in a creative and approachable format and have a chance to display something beyond the traditional scientific talk.

Deadline to Apply: January 29th, 2020

Location: San Diego, California

Occurs: February 16th-21st, 2020

Registration Fee: $355-635

Information: OSM


Posters on the Hill

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: November 5th, 2019

Location: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Occurs: April 2020

Registration Fee: TBD

Information: Posters on the Hill


Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium (REUs)

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: August 23rd, 2020

Location: Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virgina

Occurs: October 28th, 2020

Registration Fee: TBD

Information: REUs


Sigma Xi Student Research Conference

Description: The Scientific Research Honor Society is the international honor society for research scientists and engineers. All presenting students are nominated to membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. The Student Research Conference is an opportunity for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to: Present a research poster or oral presentation and compete for a medal, monetary award, and a year of free membership dues in Sigma Xi; Advance science communication skills; Hear from distinguished scientists and engineers attend career training sessions; Engage in interactive dialogs on our changing global environment.

Deadline to Apply: Oral; April 17th, 2020. Poster; October 1st, 2020.

Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virgina

Occurs: November 6th-7th, 2020

Registration Fee: $175-225

Information: Sigma Xi SRC


South Atlantic Modern Language Association

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. 

Deadline to Apply: Various; June 31st, 2020 Final

Location: Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida

Occurs: November 13th-15th, 2020

Registration Fee: $40

Information: SALMA


South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) & South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) Annual Meeting

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: February 23rd, 2020

Location: Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Occurs: March 8th, 2020

Registration Fee: $25-35

Information: SCAS


South Carolina Entomological Society

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: September 23rd, 2019

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

Occurs: October 3rd-4th, 2019

Registration Fee: $60

Information: SCES


Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA)

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 17th, 2019

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina 

Occurs: November 14th-16th, 2019

Registration Fee: $75-100

Information: SEMA



Southeastern Political Science Association (SPSA) Annual Meeting

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: September 1st, 2020

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Occurs: January 9th-11th, 2020

Registration Fee: TBD

Information: SPSA


Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)

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: October 8th, 2019

Location: The Sheraton in New Orleans, Louisiana

Registration Fee: $30-170

Occurs: April 1st- 4th, 2020

Information: SEPA


Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS)

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: September  2019

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Occurs: October 14th-17th, 2020

Registration Fee: $60-80

Information: SERMACS


Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting

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: November 1st, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida

Occurs: April 1st- 4th, 2020

Registration Fee: $35

Information: Call for Papers & SSS


Stanford Research Conference

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: January 31st, 2020

Location: Stanford University in 

Occurs: April 10th- 12th, 2020

Registration Fee: TBD

Information: SURA


The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC)

Description: Find new directions when biological research communities converge at TAGC. At this unique conference, topic-driven and community-specific sessions alternate to foster collaboration and inspire fresh thinking. Thematic Sessions bring together the latest advances from all research communities, focused on key topics of interest. Thematic Sessions do not overlap the Community Sessions in the schedule. TAGC features networking opportunities and deep explorations from seven participating communities. Community Sessions are also divided by theme, so you can tailor your schedule according to your interests.

Deadline to Apply: December 5th, 2019

Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Metro Washington, D.C.

Occurs: April 22nd-26th, 2020

Registration Fee: $275-725

Information: TAGC

Last Updated: 5/29/20