Tomorrow (March 31) is the deadline for abstracts for the Alberta Graduate Conference which is coming up from May 5 to 7. We already have over 170 abstracts submitted, considerably more than in previous years, but we want more!
We have worked hard to make this conference relevant to every graduate student in Alberta. There are workshops on the research translation, commercialization, entrepreneurship, CVs and resumes, interview skills, and more. Don’t understand the new Alberta Innovates system? We have delegates from all four Alberta Innovates corporations. Worried about the transition into the workforce, either in industry or academia? We can help with that.
We have also assembled an impressive line-up of speakers, opening with Mayor Naheed Nenshi and closing with Jay Ingram from the Discovery Channel who will give his talk with the help of a local band at the closing gala.
Finally, a centerpiece of the conference will be the oral presentations and posters presented by graduate students from across the province. We are offering $5000 awards for both the best oral presentation and for the best poster, with 4 runner-up awards of $500 as well. You are allowed to re-repent work at this conference. So blow the dust off that old poster in the closet and give it a shot!
For those of you who do not live in Calgary, we have arranged for accommodations in residence for $10 per night.
To find out more about the conference please find the conference website at conference.albertagrads.ca
I hope to see you may 5 to 7 at the Alberta Graduate Conference!