The holidays are right around the corner and before you know it, Regional Conferences will be here! Each conference has its own unique ambiance. There are so many different ways to participate in regional conferences. From poster sessions, to rapid-fire presentations, professional development sessions and panel discussions. But there are more ways to get involved than just being a member of the audience. Presenting at the Regional Conference is a good approach for acquire funding for attendance. It is also a great way to practice your presentation skills in a collaborative, non-threatening environment and share your research. There are a couple of specific opportunities for you to get involved that we will highlight here.
Region C is hosting a poster competition for you to highlight your research. Those interested in participating in the poster competition should email abstracts to RegionCResearch2016@gmail.com
Region H is hosting a panel on choosing your faculty advisor. They are looking for both faculty and graduate students to present on their experiences and wisdom in finding a faculty advisor. If you are interested in participating in this panel, please contact Diane Peters at email@example.com
Finally, Region F has several interesting sessions and needs speakers to present. Topics include the advisor/student relationship, how to write a good resume, and preparing for a future in academia vs. industry. Additionally there is a rapid-fire session for short research presentations. If you are interested in participating in any of the sessions, email Genevieve Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions or would like to learn more about how to get involved in your regional conference, email Meisha at email@example.com