2022-2023 Student Conferences

This list was last updated on August 30, 2023.  If you know of any other student conferences we should add to this list, please email us at lsudiscover@lsu.edu .

Presenting at a conference is a great way to gain experience presenting your work in a professional setting and also offers the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on your work from both peers and other academics in the field.  Conferences also allow you to see what your peers are researching, network, and are an excellent addition to your resume or graduate school application.  Talk to your faculty mentor for conference recommendations within your field, or check out the list of student conferences below.

Below you will find a list of conferences that have been recommended by our undergraduate researchers and our office.  More conferences can be found at the Council on Undergraduate Research's webpage.

Name Location Application Deadline Event Date Application Fee
LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium Louisiana State University TBD April 19, 2024

Free for LSU Students

$20 for students from outside the LSU system

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) Santa Clara University, California TBD April 6, 2024


Stanford Research Conference Stanford, California TBD TBD Free
MKN Heartland McNair Conference Kansas City, MO September 1, 2023 September 22-24, 2023 $475.00

Baylor University McNair Research Conference

Waco, TX TBD August 3-4, 2023 TBD
Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference Richardson, TX TBD TBD N/A
SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference Portland, OR

September 30, 2023

Late: October 25th, 2023

Oct. 26-28, 2023

Regular: $450

Late: $550

Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) Lynchburg, VA

October 6, 2023

November 4, 2023 TBD
ULL Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Lafayette, LA


November 3-4, 2023 $50
Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, Texas September 10, 2023 Oct.21-22, 2023 TBD
University of Texas at Austin Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration Austin, Texas TBD TBD TBD
Sigma Xi IFoRE Long Beach, CA

September 1, 2023

November 10-12, 2023 $400
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Phoenix, AZ October 17, 2023 November 15-18, 2023

Virtual: $100

In person: $565

Harvard University's National Collegiate Research Conference Cambridge, MA TBD TBD TBD
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Long Beach, CA December 8, 2023 April 8-10, 2023

Early: $255

Regular: $315

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM  Washington, D.C. September 22, 2023 March 14-16, 2024 $500
World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) TBD TBD 2026 TBD