Ivan Allen College Graduate Student Conference

In association with the Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC); Sponsored by the Graduate Student Government Association 


Who can submit? Graduate students enrolled in Ivan Allen College Liberal Arts graduate courses are eligible to submit abstracts to present papers at the fifth annual IAC graduate student conference, scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019, 10am-5pm, in Room 102 of the Stephen C. Hall Building (215 Bobby Dodd), and/or present posters at the Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) poster sessions in February 2019, in the Student Center.

Who can attend the conferences? All faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Tech and guests are welcome to attend the IAC Graduate Student Paper Conference on January 25, 2019, and the CRIDC poster session in February 2019.

Where do I submit an abstract for the CRIDC poster presentation in February?

By date TBD submit a 250-word abstract for 2019 CRIDC conference: DATE TBA

When are abstracts for IAC paper presentations due?—Deadline: Before December 5, 2018

Graduate students can submit 200-250 word abstracts of presentations for the IAC Graduate Student conference that will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, to this website: http://iac.gatech.edu/iacpaperconferencefall2018

When are full (15-page) papers competing for IAC essay prizes due?—Deadline: January 1, 2019

Between December 5, 2018, and January 1, 2019, graduate students enrolled in Ivan Allen College programs who have submitted abstracts can submit complete papers as pdf or Word attachments to Reilly Alu at reillyalu@gmail.com. The maximum number of pages for each paper (including argument, notes, figures, and bibliography) is 15 pages. Papers submitted by January 1, 2019, will be judged by a group of Ivan Allen College faculty.

What is the format for the January 25th IAC Graduate Student Conference?

Presentations (based on abstracts submitted before December 5th), will be scheduled as papers on panels OR as roundtable presentations during the January 25, 2018, conference. The Ivan Allen Graduate Student Advisory Board members will review abstracts and organize the schedule for the January 25th conference. Graduate students can volunteer as session chairs and/or respondents to carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu. Presenters who have professional obligations that prevent their attendance may be able to videotape their papers in advance for showing at the conference.

When is the CRIDC Awards Ceremony?: Authors of the top three papers submitted by January 1, 2019, will each receive up to $1500 in travel funds, which will be awarded by Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, at the CRIDC awards ceremony in February 2019.


  • Thursday, December 5, 2018: Abstracts (250 words) submitted to http://www.iac.gatech.edu/CRID-Conference-2018
  • DATE TBA: Abstracts(250 words) for poster presentation on February 8th due
  • Monday, January 1, 2019: 10-15 page conference papers due to Adriana at adriana.ag@gatech.edu
  • Friday, January 25, 2019: Panels and roundtable speakers present papers at IAC Graduate Student Conference, Hall 102
  • DATE TBA: CRIDC Poster Sessions and Breakout Sessions, Georgia Tech Student Center
  • DATE TBA: CRIDC Awards Ceremony, Georgia Tech Student Center 


Carol Colatrella: carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu   OR Reilly Alu: reillyalu@gmail.com

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