2022-2023 Student Conferences

This list was last updated on January 20, 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.




Application Deadline

Event Date

Application Fee

LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium Louisiana State University March 5, 2023 April 21, 2023

Free for LSU Students

$20 for students from outside the LSU system

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA) March 13, 2023 April 22, 2023


Stanford Research Conference Stanford, California Feb 27, 2023 April 7 & 8, 2023 Free
MKN Heartland McNair Conference Kansas City, MO Sept.1, 2022 September 23-25, 2022 $425.00

Baylor University McNair Research Conference

Waco, TX TBD August 3-4, 2023 TBD
Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference Richardson, TX September 9, 2022 October 1, 2022 N/A
SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference Portland, OR TBD Oct. 26-28, 2023 $475 - $550
Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) Lynchburg, VA


November 4, 2023 $25 - $40
ULL Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Lafayette, LA


November 9-13, 2022 $35 for late registration
Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, Texas TBD Oct.21-22, 2023 TBD
University of Texas at Austin Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration Austin, Texas Oct.7, 2022 Nov.10-11, 2022 TBD
Sigma Xi IFoRE TBD


Nov.3-6, 2022 $248
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Phoenix, AZ TBD November 15-18, 2023 $100
Harvard University's National Collegiate Research Conference Cambridge, MA December 22, 2022 January 23-23, 2023 $20
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire November 30, 2022 April 13-15, 2023 $140 (LSU Discover will provide travel stipends to 5 students accepted to present at this event.)
Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM  Washington, D.C. September 16, 2022 Feb.9-11, 2023 $500
World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR)
The University of Warwick in Coventry, England
November 1, 2022 April 4-6, 2023 £150 (roughly $177 US)