2023-2024 Student Conferences

This list was last updated on February 22, 2024.  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
Harvard University's National Collegiate Research Conference Cambridge, MA December 9, 2023  January 19-21, 2024
Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM  Washington, D.C. December 15, 2023 March 14-16, 2024
Johns Hopkins University's Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium Baltimore, MD December 8, 2023 March 21-23, 2024
Stanford Research Conference Stanford, CA January 15, 2024 April 5-7, 2024
West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) Santa Clara University, CA March 31, 2024 April 6, 2024
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Long Beach, CA December 8, 2023 April 8-10, 2024
Mississippi State Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Starkville, MS March 19, 2024 April 11-12, 2024
LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium Louisiana State University March 3, 2024 April 19, 2024
World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) TBD TBD April 2026 (occurs every 3 years)
MKN Heartland McNair Conference Kansas City, MO Closed September 22-24, 2023
Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, Texas


October 8, 2023
Southeastern Museums Conference Baton Rouge, LA

August 30, 2024

October 20-23, 2024
Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) Lynchburg, VA


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


November 3 & 4, 2023