About the Conference

UM GradCon - A Graduate Student Research Conference

The UM Graduate Conference (GradCon) will be held in the University Center Ballroom on Thursday, April 20, 2018. The UM GradCon is interdisciplinary and welcomes presentations from all disciplines and departments.  


Graduate students may submit a maximum of one single oral or poster presentation for the conference. Presentations may include a portion of a thesis or dissertation or a successful seminar or course paper. Presentation of talks or posters previously presented elsewhere may also be presented.  

Also, Visual & Perfoming Arts students are also invited to submit a visual entry (sculpture, painting, etc.) or performance (dancing, playing instrument, reading, etc.)  Please see Call for Submissions Page for more information.

To propose an entry, students must submit an abstract/artist statement (circa 500 words) of their research topic.  An essential component of the presentation will be the student’s ability to effectively communicate to a non-specialist audience.   Please see Call for Submissions Page for more Eligibility & Award Information.

Questions about GradCon may be directed to the conference coordinator, Michelle Eckert.