Events and conferences

Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) seminar series

Register to attend one or more of NAU's Office for Undergraduate Research COURS seminars this spring.  See flyer for details.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2013 Poster Symposium

December 9, 2013, duBois Conference Center, 3:00-5:30pm

Students Sharing Creative Ideas, Research, and Discoveries

Join us for the first College of Social and Behavioral Sciences symposium of undergraduate and graduate scholarly pursuits. Students from 11 departments and programs will convene to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work to their peers, professors, and the University and Flagstaff communities.

Abstract deadline: November 27, 2013 (11:59pm)

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference

February 21 - 23, 2014, Liberal Arts (Bldg #18)

Every year NAU's Graduate English Organization (GEO) hosts the Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference on campus.  This year's theme is "Censorship and Silence: Reading Between the Lines," a topic that we feel is not only of critical importance but is relevant in our society and in our professional and personal lives. We also have a wonderful speaker, NAU's own Dr. Robert Neustadt, who will be speaking about "Looking Beyond the Wall: Encountering the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border with Students." 

Attached you'll find the Call For Papers. Deadline for submission: January 7, 2014

Additional information can be found at

Undergraduate Videogame Symposium 2014

March 29, 2014, Liberal Arts, 1st floor

We encourage student proposals from all disciplines to participate. We will engage and complicate discussions on the impact of video games in areas such as music, business, physics, philosophy, animation, rhetoric, engineering, gender, and ethnicity. Additional information is available on the Rhetoric Symposium website.

Proposal deadline: January 31, 2014 (11:59pm)


Family Violence Institute Summer Conference

July 14-15, 2014, Social & Behavioral Sciences West Building (#70), NAU South Campus

The first High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference addresses many of the key issues various community, state and federal agencies and stakeholders confront when working family violence cases. Renowned experts from a variety of professional backgrounds (research, expert witnessing, law, policing, psychology, public policy, social work, and nursing) explore issues such as coercive control, the profound significance of trauma, and child abuse and neglect (see conference flyer and visit the FVI website for more details).



National Undergraduate Conferences

April 28 - 29, 2014

Posters on the Hill
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts its 18th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.

Abstract deadline: November 4, 2013, midnight ET.

April 3 - 5, 2014

National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the University of Kentucky in Lexington showcases student work in all disciplines

Abstract deadline: December 6, 2013, 11:59pm ET.

Friday, April 25, 2014 

Undergraduate Symposium

Events are free and open to the public, unless noted. Join us for Northern Arizona University's 7th annual Undergraduate Symposium - a campus wide celebration of student achievement in the Walkup Skydome. More than 1,000 students from across six colleges will come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work. The Symposium will also spotlight student participation in service learning and collaborative projects, an invaluable learning experience that connects communities and applies passion to a purpose.

For more about the Symposium, see related story: Symposium Highlights Students' Education through Presentation

Other Undergraduate Conferences

The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) also keeps an up-to-date Presentation Opportunities website listing additional conferences that welcome undergraduate presenters.  Check it out.

Minority Student Conferences

October 3 – 6, 2013

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
Strengthening the Nation through Diversity, Innovation, & Leadership in STEM
Abstract submissions: March 4 – April 3, 2013
San Antonio, TX

November 13-16, 2013

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
Abstract Submissions & Travel Award Applications:May 1 – Sept 6, 2013
Nashville, TN

Professional Meetings

October 24-27, 2012

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference
Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices
Hamilton, Canada

October 24-28, 2012

Society of American Foresters National Convention
Resilient Forests
Spokane, WA

November 4-7, 2012

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Geosciences: Investing in the Future
Charlotte, NC
Save the date: October 27-30, 2013; Denver, CO

November 14-18, 2012

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Borders and Crossings
San Francisco, CA

December 15-19, 2012

American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

January 3-6, 2013

Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting
The Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages meets concurrently
Boston, MA

February 14-18, 2013

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting
The Beauty and Benefits of Science
Boston, MA

April 20-14, 2013

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting
Includes undergraduate events and poster competition
Abstract deadline: November 8, 2012
Boston, MA

July 31-August 4, 2013

American Psychological Association Convention
Proposal deadline: November 16, 2012
Honolulu, HI

August 17-20, 2013

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Integrating Inequality: Linking Micro and Macro
Proposals accepted December 7, 2012 - January 9, 2013
New York, NY