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2017 Graduate Student Research Colloquium

As part of the Graduate Student Research Colloquium (abbreviated as the colloquium) requirements, students are expected to be present at the conference site from early morning on Wednesday, March 1 through late Saturday, March 4, 2017. To maximize their experiential learning, students are required to attend all sessions offered during the pre-conference period (Wednesday morning through Thursday at noon), as well as the full conference (Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening). There are no exceptions to this attendance requirement.

Students are fully responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. Hotel information can be found on the AHRD website. Finally, students are expected to arrive in San Antonio, Texas by the evening of Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

For other important pre-conference logistics, please contact the course instructor at your university.

past students at the event

Registration

If you need assistance regarding the Colloquium issues, please contact the colloquium coordinator: Dr. Toby Egan, tobyegan@umd.edu or phone: 1+(317)938-9111

If you are currently enrolled in an academic program that supports your participation in the colloquium, contact the instructor regarding registration. If you are not currently a member of an institution that is supporting the colloquium, you have two options: (1) contact a faculty member at your institution to determine if he or she would support your participation in the colloquium as part of a directed study or research-related project for academic credit; (2) contact Dr. Egan at tobyegan@umd.edu or phone: 1+(317)938-9111.

As part of colloquium participation, you must do two things:

  1. register for the full conference; and
  2. register for the colloquium.

Managing Expenses

Former student participants have identified sharing a room with another student(s) as an important cost savings strategy. Contact your instructor or colleagues/peers to determine if this is possible. Starting to immediately investigate air travel options is also important as prices may rise as the travel dates approach. A modest continental breakfast and snacks are typically available as part of the conference, hors devours are available during the Thursday Opening Reception, and a plated dinner is available at the Saturday President’s Banquet. As noted in the hotel information, a variety of affordable restaurants are within brief walking distance.

Course Instructors

Your university should have an instructor responsible for your colloquium participation. She or he will make a final determination regarding course requirements beyond your on-site participation during the colloquium in San Antonio, Texas. However, if you are not currently affiliated with a sponsoring institution, but would like to participate in the colloquium, please contact either one of the colloquium coordinators (contact information listed above).

Although a number of faculty and guest speakers will participate in the colloquium delivery, the onsite scheduling and coordination of the colloquium will be facilitated by Dr. Toby Egan. Details regarding the course program and syllabus will be posted by November 1, 2016 (View a sample of last year’s program.)

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