AGEP Student Success Conference 2020

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 career development.

We are excited to welcome you and your colleagues to participate in the 2020 AGEP Student Success Conference October 23-24, 2020. Friday activities (Oct 23) will include MSU Preview events for prospective graduate students and post-docs from under-represented groups.   There will also be forums open for the public during that day. Saturday events (Oct 24) will include the Career and Learning showcase that offers workshops and opportunities to meet academic and non-academic recruiters and researchers. Presenters will be discussing the technical and social impact of their research.

All AGEP and KCP affiliated graduate students, post-docs, educators, alumni and professionals are welcome.  Students affiliated with the McNair, SACNAS, AISES, MARC, GSEF, BUILD, IMSD, 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 virtual presenters (PowerPoint and poster) for the undergraduate and graduate student/post-doc divisions.

Conference Highlights include: Virtual Poster symposium, Professional development workshops, Technical presentations, Career Networking and Poetry/Musical Performance.

Click to begin voting for the AGEP Conference People’s Choice Awards here:

AGEP Fall Conference 2020 FlyerThis year's keynote speakers include Dr. Brian Lozenski (Macalester College), Dr. Christine Grant (NSCU), Dr. Paul Elam (MPHI) and Dr. Kelly Mack (AACU). For the current speaker line-up and biographies click here.

Click Here for Flyer (PDF)

Conference Speaker Line-up (PDF)

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Agenda (PDF) - New Virtual Format

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Poster Presentation List (PDF)

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Presentation Abstract Booklet (PDF)

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Oral Presentation Line-up (PDF)

2020 AGEP Student Success Conference Program Book (PDF)

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are now due on Thursday 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 can be found here:

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors!

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