2022-2023 Student Conferences

This list was last updated on August 15, 2022.  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 Late Feb/Early March April 21, 2023

Free for LSU Students

$20 for students from outside the LSU system

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) San Diego, CA TBD TBD


Stanford Research Conference Virtual TBD TBD Free
MKN Heartland McNair Conference Kansas City, MO TBD TBD $415.00

Baylor University McNair Research Conference

Virtual TBD TBD Early Registration is $100. Standard Registration is $125.
Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference Virtual TBD TBD N/A
SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference Virtual TBD TBD $475 - $550
Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) Lynchburg, VA


TBD $25 - $40
ULL 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Lafayette, LA


November 4-5, 2022 TBA
Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, Texas Sept.1, 2022 Oct.8-9, 2022 TBA
University of Texas at Austin Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration Austin, Texas October 7, 2022 November 10 - 11, 2022 TBA
Sigma Xi IFoRE Alexandria, VA

August 31, 2022 for oral presentations

September 29, 2022 for poster presentations

November 3-6, 2022 $248
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Virtual TBD TBD $100
Harvard University's National Collegiate Research Conference Cambridge, MA (Virtual) TBD TBD $0
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)