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June 22-23, 2023 | Online 
June 26-28, 2023 | Onsite, Pittsburgh, PA

The annual ConnectUR conference will provide an undergraduate research forum where attendees can draw on knowledge exchange, scholarship of teaching and learning, group discussion, tangible and scalable practices, and community building to expand their efforts. This conference is open to all individuals with a commitment to or interest in the practice of undergraduate research and the impact it has on participants. This conference will focus on the areas of contributions to the practice of undergraduate research; structures and models for building and growing undergraduate research; diversity, equity, and inclusion; advocacy and partnership/collaboration and community; and assessment, accountability, and sustainability.

IMPORTANT DATES

November 14, 2022 Abstract Submissions Open 
December 1, 2022 Registration Opens
January 31, 2023 Abstract Submissions Close
Early April 2023 Notifications of Accepted Speakers Guidelines
April 21, 2023 Early Bird Registration Closes
Early June 2023 Speaker Materials Due
June 12, 2023 Housing Cut Off
June 16, 2023 Registration Closes

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Below are the 2023 themes and examples of sample session titles.

SUBMISSION TEMPLATE  SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

  • Contributions to the Practice of Undergraduate Research 
    Innovative and emerging practices and case studies in working with undergraduates in the practice of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.
    • ​Sample session titles: ​
      • ​Innovative Practices During the Pandemic
      • Introducing Research-Oriented Thinking in First Year Seminar Courses
      • Division-related Promising Practices
  • Structures and Models for Building and Growing Undergraduate Research
    Infrastructure and support of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry programs. Development of systems, structures, and models that support and elevate undergraduate research within the curriculum and co-curriculum. 
    • ​Sample session titles: ​
      • ​From Student Complaint to New Initiative: How We Built Our Undergraduate Research Department
      • A Strategy for Increasing Institutional Support for an URP
      • Creating a Sustainable URP While Dealing with Funding and Fiscal Limitations
      • Using Strategic Planning to Transform Undergraduate Research Infrastructure
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Developing culture, community, and practice in UR that actively prioritizes diversity, equity, access, and inclusion both in general and specifically for minoritized and historically excluded groups. 
    • ​Sample session titles: ​
      • ​Creating Student-Centered Spaces for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Conversations
      • Transformative Learning Through Empathy and Allyship
      • Challenges and Opportunities in the Shifting Demographics of Undergraduate Researchers
  • Advocacy and Partnerships/Collaboration and Community
    Developing and strengthening shared commitments, collaborations, and cohesion across traditional divisions, boundaries, and organizations in UR, scholarship, and creative inquiry.  
    • ​Sample session titles: ​
      • Near-Peer Mentoring: The Power of Encouragement
      • Increase Awareness and Participation of UR Through Online Communication
      • UR and Workforce Readiness
  • Assessment, Accountability and Sustainability
    Evaluation, assessment, target outcomes and sustainability of UR practice and programs.
    • ​Sample session titles: ​
      • ​Using Data to Promote Awareness of and Participation in UR and Creative Works
      • The Critical Role of UR in the Evolving Landscape of Higher Ed
      • UR Impact (on students, on institutions, on communities, on higher education)

 

PRESENTATION FORMATS
Presentations will be 10, 20, or 60 minutes in length. All presentations will be scheduled within a 60-minutes session time block.
Below are more details on preparing your abstract submission and understanding of presentation formats.

  • Onsite or Online Options
    • ​Narratives Storytelling 
      • ​Scheduled in a series with 8-minute talk and 2-minute of Q&A: 10-minutes all together
      • Set up with multiple 10-minute presentations within a session. Presentations should be proactive, challenging, entertaining, and above all, interesting. 
    • Oral Presentation
      • Scheduled in a series with 18-minutes presentation and 2-minutes of Q&A: 20-minutes all together
      • Present findings, works in progress, or new methodologies pertaining to the meeting themes
    • Workshop
      • Scheduled 60-minute presentation
      • Active-learning sessions that focus on topics currently being discussed and debated within undergraduate research. Facilitators introduce activities that engage participants in workshop-style activities. 
  • Onsite Only Options
    • Poster (36" x 48") 
      • A mixture of text with tables, graphs, and pictures to present your findings in a visually interesting and accessible way. This will serve as a tool to prompt discussion with colleagues during a reception style session. Items typically included: Title, Authors, Abstract, Introduction, Materials Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. Note: Please also plan to prepare a 3-minute pre-recorded flash talk (an elevator talk or elevator pitch) in MP4 format to be shared with the online audience.  
  • Online Only Options
    • Pre-recorded Flash Talk  
      • A summary of your project that you share in a 3-minute, elevator type talk/pitch.

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REGISTRATION RATES

When registering, please send any dietary restrictions to CUR@CUR.org.
*A 1-yr individual membership is included in the non member rate. 
**Please contact CUR@CUR.org to register as a student if not a member of CUR. Your registration will include a 1-yr individual student membership.


ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION   EARLY-BIRD BUNDLE REGISTRATION

+Early-Bird for on-site is displayed as the "Early-Bird Bundle" rate. This rate reflects on-site with online free. 

Membership Type Online Only 
June 22-23, 2023
  Early Bird
Ends April 21, 2023
Regular
Ends June 16, 2023
Enhanced Member $250 $265
Institutional Member $280 $295
Individual Member $310 $325
Nonmember* $380 $395
Student Member
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$75 $90
Student NonMember**
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$115 $130

 

Membership Type Onsite Only+  
June 26-28, 2023
  Regular
Ends June 9, 2023
Final
Ends June 16, 2023
Enhanced Member $575 $630
Institutional Member $640 $695
Individual Member $705 $760
Nonmember* $775 $830
Student Member
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$175 $200
Student NonMember**
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$215 $240


+Early-Bird for on-site is displayed as the "Early-Bird Bundle" rate. This rate reflects on-site with online free. 
 

Membership Type Bundle
June 22-23 June 26-28, 2023
  Early Bird
Ends April 21, 2023
Regular
Ends June 9, 2023
Final
Ends June 16, 2023
Enhanced Member $550 $675 $730
Institutional Member $615 $740 $795
Individual Member $680 $805 $860
Nonmember* $750 $875 $930
Student Member
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$175 $250 $275
Student NonMember**
(Graduate, Undergraduate, Postdoc)
$215 $290 $315

 

Membership Type Workshops
June 22-23 June 26-28, 2023
  Online
Ends June 16, 2023
Onsite
Ends June 16, 2023
Workshop Registration $125 $150

Workshop information for both online and onsite will be coming soon. 

Accepted forms of payment for all registration: 
Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) are all accepted. Check payment must be received by June 16, 2023.

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HOUSING INFORMATION (On-Site Registrants)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Rate: Starting at $159 per night (plus 14% state taxes + fees)
Housing rate cut-off ends June 12, 2023 or until sold out.
When calling to book, please call 1(800) 222-TREE and use code CDTCUR.

BOOK HOUSING TODAY

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PRELIMINARY 2023 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TYPE DATE TIME  
Online - Workshops June 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET Workshops
Online June 22, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET Daily Plenary
Online June 22, 2023 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET Concurrent Sessions
Online June 22, 2023 5:00 - 5:45 PM ET End of Day Connections
Online June 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET Morning Meet Ups/Networking
Online June 23, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET Daily Plenary 
Online June 23, 2023 1:00 - 3:30 PM ET Concurrent Sessions
Onsite - Workshops June 25, 2023 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET Workshops
Onsite June 26, 2023 12:00 - 6:30 PM ET Conference Registration Open
Onsite June 26, 2023 1:00 - 3:30 PM ET Divisional Meetings
Onsite June 26, 2023 3:30 - 4:30 PM ET Opening Plenary
Onsite June 26, 2023 4:30 - 6:00 PM ET Welcome Reception
Onsite June 27, 2023 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET Conference Registration Open
Onsite June 27, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
Onsite June 27, 2023 4:30 - 6:00 PM ET Poster Reception
Onsite June 28, 2023 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET Conference Registration Open
Onsite June 28, 2023 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET Daily Plenary
Onsite June 28, 2023 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET Concurrent Sessions


 

 

 

If you have additional questions about this event, please email CUR@CUR.org