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2015 Graduate Student Research Colloquium

2015 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

February 19-21, 2015 in St. Louis, MO



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Graduate Student Research Colloquium (previously titled Emerging Research Course)

9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Wednesday (February 18)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thursday (February 19)

Member: $125 before Jan. 15; $150 after Jan. 15
Non-Member: $185 before Jan. 15; $205 after Jan. 15

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, February 18 through late Saturday, February 21, 2015. 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 St. Louis, MO by the evening of Tuesday, February 17. For other important pre-conference logistics, please contact the course instructor at your university. 


If you need assistance with these issues, plase contact the colloquium coordinators:

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 one of the above institutions to enroll in the colloquium.

As part of colloquium participation, you must do two things: 1) register for the full conference; and 2) register for the colloquium. Go to for details.

Conference Location
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63102
(314) 655-1234

Room rate is $125 single/double plus tax, $150 triple plus tax, and $175 quadruple plus tax
Reservation rate cutoff date is Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Link for reservations:

If your travel plans change and you need to make changes to your reservations, you can call 1-888-421-1442. You can also text at 314-287-5399 for any request before, during or after your stay.

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 and hors devours are commonly available during Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. As noted in the hotel information, a variety of affordable restaurants and food courts 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 St. Louis, MO. 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. Jia Wang and Dr. Tomika Greer.  

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