Update on logistics

Participants will be housed in Williams Village North Hall. We have reserved double rooms with community restroom facilities. This dorm is located in Williams Village, a part of the university that is about 20-30 minutes (walking) from the dining hall and conference location. Breakfast, as well as some of the lunches and dinners, will be served at the Center for Community dining center (C4C). This buffet-style dining hall has many options, with allergies listed on all their dishes. Please let the organizers know about any concerns you may have.

Talks are to be 10-12 minutes, followed by 2-3 minutes of discussion. Participants are strongly encouraged to save their presentations as PDFs as well as powerpoints to ensure compatibility. We have a tight schedule, so as to fit as many talks in as possible- please make sure that your talks are not longer than 12 minutes!

Poster sessions will be interspersed with research talk sessions in the morning and afternoon of July 25 and 26. Participants will be asked to stand by theirposters during one of these sessions, and will have the other sessions to view the other posters. The poster boards available are 4’ by 5’8”.

The field trip is a great opportunity for networking with other participants, and is an integral part of AbGradCon. There are no other events that conflict with the field trip. The first part consists of a walk about 1 mile long at Dinosaur Ridge ona paved road. The second part consists of a trip to Bear Creek Lake State Park . There are a variety of activities- don’t forget your swimsuit and a towel! If participants choose not to attend, they will have to make their own lunch plans.

Preliminary program is now available!

The preliminary program is now availabe at Program. There is also more information available on Travel and Reimbursement.

Applications Now Closed.

The application for AbGradCon 2016 in Boulder, CO (July 24-27) is now closed. We expect to notify applicants of their application's status by the end of April, so keep an eye on your inbox. Thanks to everyone who applied!

AbGradCon 2016- Applications Now Live! Submissions close on April 1, 2016.

The application for AbGradCon 2016 in Boulder, CO (July 24-27) is now live. Also, be sure to check out info on the Research Focus Group (RFG) Proposal Writing Workshop which will take place the weekend before AbGradCon. If you're interested in the RFG, please indicate so in the appropriate section of the general AbGradCon application!

First Announcement - AbGradCon 2016

On behalf of the AbGradCon 2016 Organizing Committee, I'm excited to announce that AbGradCon 2016 will be held at the University of Colorado-Boulder in July 2016, pending final approval of funding sources. Please check back with the website regularly over the next few months for announcements including the official notice that we have received funding, abstract submission deadlines, conference dates, etc.

Links to our social media accounts are on the sidebar. You are welcome to engage with these accounts in order to communicate with other early career scientists. However, please be aware that this website will be the most up-to-date, so please check back here if you want to receive information in a timely manner.

Thanks for taking an interest in AbGradCon 2016; we're all very excited about what we have in store for everyone this year!