Staff & Students $200 each

Payment is due by July 12th. We are only able to accept payment via check.

Graduate School Fair Recruiters $250

Register, here!

A full schedule will be released closer to the conference start date. Most events will take place daily between 8:00AM Pacific (11:00AM Eastern) and 3:00PM Pacific (6:00PM Eastern).

Below is a preliminary outline of activities at the conference. Please check this site regularly for updates.

Tuesday, July 27th

Welcome and Plenary Speaker

Virtual Graduate School Fair

Graduate School Application Workshops

Wednesday, July 28th

Plenary Speaker

Student Presentations and Poster Sessions

Graduate School Application Workshops

UCLA Virtual Campus Tour

Networking

Thursday, July 29th

Plenary Speaker

Student Presentations and Poster Sessions

Graduate School Application Workshops

UCLA Virtual Campus Tour

Networking with Graduate Students

McNair Directors and Staff Meeting

Friday, July 30th

Plenary Speaker

Student Presentations and Poster Sessions

Graduate School Application Workshops

UCLA Virtual Campus Tour

Closing

CONFERENCE PLATFORM INFORMATION 

Main conference activities will be hosted through Zoom. Participants must download and install the latest version of the Zoom desktop application (FREE, no subscription necessary). Conference participation and Zoom requires the following: 

  • Stable internet connection – Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)  
  • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth  
  • Webcam or HD webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS 

All registered students have the opportunity to present either a poster or an oral presentation. The primary contact for the registering institution will determine which kind of presentation the student will present, or if they will not present, at time of registration.  

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Oral presentations will be organized into panels of three to four presenters per panel. Presentations will be limited to 12 minutes per presenter. After all panelist present, there will be a collective 14 minutes for Q + A.

POSTER SESSIONS

Poster presentation sessions will be organized into sessions with four to five presenters per session. Each poster panel presenter will have 5-minutes to introduce themselves and their research. Students should prepare an “elevator pitch” or research spiel summarizing their poster. There will be time at the end for Q+A from the audience after all presenters briefly introduce their research.  Student posters are due July 15th.

ABSTRACTS 

By June 23rd, all participants who have been registered will receive a request to complete an Individual Information Form. This is where students will provide supplemental information and submit their abstracts. Abstracts are due by July 6th. Any students who do not submit an abstract by this date will not be scheduled to present. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font. 

Note: Special characters (e.g., &, ^, é, etc.) ARE NOT allowed so students should type out the description of the symbol instead (e.g., and, beta, alpha, etc.). 

KEY DUE DATES

Student Abstract Submission Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Registration Payment Monday, July 12, 2021
Student Poster Submission Thursday, July 15, 2021

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote Speakers

  • Oral and Poster Presentations

  • Graduate School Fair

  • Graduate School Application Workshops

  • Network with McNair Scholars and Graduate Students

  • Virtual Campus Tour