Conference Opportunities

Listed below are professional conferences that accept presentations by undergraduates. Some of the conferences are conventional conferences geared to faculty members and graduates but have an undergraduate research component. Others are specifically designed for undergraduate research. Be sure to check the sites for details on conference dates, deadlines for proposals (often far in advance of the actual conferences), and the types of presentations accepted.


ACC Meeting of the Minds
Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference
Butler Undergraduate Research Conference
Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill
"Europe: East and West" Undergraduate Research Symposium Far West Popular Culture Association
National Conference for McNair Scholars and Undergraduate Research
National Conference on Undergraduate Research
National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference
National Collegiate Research Conference
Northeast Regional Conference
Old Dominion University Research Conference
Pacific University Undergraduate Research Conference
SIS Undergraduate Research Symposium
Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research
Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference
UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference
Undergraduate Conference on Research and Creative Practice
University of Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference
University of New Hampshire Undergraduate Research Conference
Undergraduate Research Day (University of Maryland)
UR Undergraduate Research Exposition
Utah Conference on Undergraduate Conference
Wayne State University Undergraduate Research Conference

American and Pop Culture

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Midwest PCA/ACA
Northeast Popular Culture Association
Popular/American Culture Association in the South
Southwest Texas PCA/ACA


American Anthropological Association Annual Conference
American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting
Plains Anthropological Society
Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

Biological Engineering

Institute of Biological Engineering Conferences
Society for Biological Engineering


Biology of Vision Conference
Gordon Research Conference Biology of Aging
Illinois AFS Annual Meeting
Mobile DNA Conference
West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting

Chemical Engineering

American Chemical Society Annual Meetings
American Institute of Chemical Engineers


American Chemical Society National Conference


Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication
Conference on College Composition and Communication
The Eastern Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Public Relations Society of America
Undergraduate Communication Research Conference


American College Dance Association Conference
American Dance Therapy Association Conference
Dance Studies Association
Dance/USA Annual Conference
NDEO National Conference


Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Conference
American Economic Association
American Society of Health Economists
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings (has Undergraduate Paper Sessions)
Economics Scholars Program Undergraduate Research Conference
Southern Economic Association Conference

Electrical Engineering

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

English and Language

Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference
Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference
Medieval Association of the Pacific
Midwest Modern Language Association
National Undergraduate Literature Conference
Northeast Modern Language Association
Pacific Modern Language Association
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
South Central Modern Language Association
The Symposium: UCB Comparative Literature Conference
Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference


Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress
Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference

Family and Consumer Sciences

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Conferences
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference


American Public Health Association Annual Student Meeting
Informs Annual Healthcare Meeting


American Historical Association Conference
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Southern Historical Association Conference
The Society for Military History
Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Western History Association Conference

Human Sciences

American Association fo Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference
KON Conclave’s Undergraduate Research Conference for the Human Sciences


Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Eagle Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Francis Marion Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
IL-MO Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference
Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Women in Mathematics in New England
Young Mathematics Conference
YSU Phi Mu Epsilon Regional Conference

Mechanical Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
International Conference of Physics Students
Symposium for Physics Students

Political Science

Annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union
Midwest Political Science Association


Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference
Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention
Hudson Valley Undergraduate Psychology Conference
L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference
Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference
Rocky Mountain Psychology Association Convention
SEPA Online


American Academy of Religion Regional Meetings


AAAS Annual Meeting
MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference

Social Sciences

New York University’s Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Southwestern Social Science Association

Women's Studies

Central Pennsylvania Consortium Annual Women’s Conference
National Women's Study Association Conference
UWF Women's Studies Conference