The Interdisciplinary Spring Symposium celebrates learning for its own sake, providing opportunities to hear the research and ideas of others as well as sharing your own. As an interdisciplinary conference, work from all disciplines is welcome, from medieval literature to medicine. The symposium is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in making presentations at an academic conference.

The 2021 Symposium will be a virtual event with a hybrid of asynchronous and synchronous presentations via Zoom and YouTube. Student organizers are hoping to use the opportunity to explore new format opportunities for digital presentations. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply to present a paper as part of a panel, be part of a roundtable discussion, participate in an interview about their research, or propose a unique format that best suits their research. 

Entry submissions can be completed work, a draft, or just an idea. Submissions are being accepted now through Feb. 5. Additional information and the submission form are available at the Spring Symposium home page.

The virtual conference will kick off with a social hour and keynote presentation on Friday, April 16. The day-long symposium will follow on Saturday, April 17.