AGEP Student Success Conference

The Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate (AGEP) provides programming and fellowship awards to increase the pool of candidates pursuing masters or doctoral degrees from underrepresented backgrounds. A featured experience for program fellows is the annual fall conference for networking, and academic career development.

We are excited to welcome you and your colleagues to participate in the 2020 AGEP Student Success Conference October 23-24, 2020. The Saturday portion of the conference will be held in East Lansing, MI at the Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel.   The Friday portion will be held at Chittenden Hall at MSU’s campus. All AGEP and KCP affiliated graduate students, post-docs, educators, alumni and professionals are welcome.  Student affiliated with the McNair, MARC, GSEF, BUILD, Rise, LSAMP and SROP programs are welcome to attend.

We want the conference to be a cross-disciplinary experience, full of scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and scholars of the arts. AGEP Student Success conference will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes for the best presenters (oral and poster) for the undergraduate and graduate student/post-doc divisions.

Conference Highlights include: Poster symposium, Professional development workshops, Technical presentations, Networking luncheon and Plenary presentation.

If your department is interested in announcing any post-doc positions, please email them to

AGEP Fall Conference 2020 FlyerThe conference keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Lozenski, (Assistant Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education) to discuss this year’s theme, “Creating a Vision for a Greater Tomorrow through Research”.
Click Here for Flyer (PDF)

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Agenda (PDF)

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are now due on Monday October 1, 2020.  For submission information, please review the Call for Abstracts (PDF).

Registration Information
Both AGEP affiliates and undergraduates can register online here:

KCP affiliate registration will be live shortly.

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors!

Hotel Information

To make your reservation at the suggested hotel, the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (219 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824) call (800) 875-5090.

Other hotels in the area include the following:

Residence Inn by Marriott East Lansing
2841 Hannah Blvd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone number: (517) 657-2875

Courtyard Lansing
2710 Lake Lansing Rd
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone number: (517) 482-0500

East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone number: (517) 337-4440

Quality Inn University
3121 E Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone number: (517) 351-1440

For information about previous AGEP conferences, click here for the 201920182017 and 2016 meetings.