GradCon

 

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The Graduate Student Senate is delighted to invite you to our upcoming Graduate Convention (GradCon) on March 31st, 2023. This year’s conference will be an opportunity to explore new and exciting topics in leadership and graduate life while connecting with professionals and leaders in the field.

We are confident that you will find the convention content invaluable and leave feeling inspired and motivated. We also hope you will take advantage of the networking opportunities the convention offers, connecting with other professionals and making new connections. We look forward to welcoming you to the Graduate Convention, and we are sure you will find the experience enriching.

The convention submissions are open for four areas:

  • Grad Life Workshops: This convention section is designated to workshops for balancing academic, campus, and social life (i.e., navigating the hectic life of a graduate student). This section allows for various workshops, such as strategies and tools for stress relief, well-being, academic success, and personal health. However, feel free to submit innovative sessions we have not listed in our descriptions. We encourage workshops that are hands-on and engaging. Sessions are 50 minutes long, including questions and discussion.
  • Leadership & Professional Talks/Workshops: This convention section is designated to talks or workshops about leadership and professional development. We encourage talks and workshops that are hands-on and engaging. Sessions are 50 minutes long, including questions and discussion.
  • Poster Presentations: This convention section is designated for poster presentations focused on your research in your program at Ohio University. We are encouraging research posters from all programs at Ohio University. Awards (voted on by attendees) will be given out to poster presenters at the end-of-convention celebration. The session will last 50 minutes.
  • Research & Academia Talks: This convention section is designated to research, and academic talks focused on your research in your program at Ohio University. We are encouraging discussions from all programs at Ohio University. We encourage talks that are directed to a broad audience with a diverse set of knowledge. Sessions are 7 minutes long with an additional 3 minutes for Question & Answer.

You can learn more about the sessions HERE.

Participating in the convention will give you an invaluable opportunity for personal and professional development. Beyond adding to your resumé or CV, you will have the opportunity to practice presentation skills by sharing your research and/or knowledge with graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds. Presenting your own research in our Research & Academia Talks or Poster Presentation sessions can also be a good way to prepare for upcoming conferences or share research you’ve recently presented at a conference. We hope you choose to submit your work to this year’s Grad Con to help strengthen the Ohio University Graduate Community!

Please use the link below to submit your work:

Please remember that in addition to some general information, the proposal submission form requires, 

Grad Life Workshops 

- Abstract (100-500 words)

- Objectives (100-500 words)

Leadership & Professional Talks/Workshops 

- Abstract (100-500 words)

- Objectives (100-500 words)

Posters

- Abstract for Program (300 characters or less with spaces)

- Abstract (500 words or less)

Research & Academia Talks (2-3:50)

- Abstract for Program (300 characters or less with spaces):

- Abstract (500 words or less)

Proposal Submission Qualtric: Click Here

The submission application will be open until January 31st, 2023 and acceptance notifications will go out by the end of February. Please reach out to Kelsey Kayton <kk684421@ohio.edu> or Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe <oa329115@ohio.edu> for any questions regarding the survey.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.