Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

The 2020 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Greetings presenters and panelists,


On behalf of Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) and Graduate Student Life, we are writing to inform you that the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is unfortunately canceled for this year. This decision was made by GAPSA’s Executive Board in response to the University’s decision that all campus events will be canceled through May 18, 2020 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. For more information about Mason’s response to the pandemic or any questions you might have, visit, the university’s one-stop informational center.

This was a difficult decision as the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is a much anticipated annual event where Mason graduate students gather to showcase their research to the wider campus community. This year was also the year where we received the most abstract submissions to date. Although we were able to reschedule the conference once, due to the university’s recent decision to extend the cancelation of on-campus events, we have decided it is best at this point to cancel the conference. Finalists for the Three-Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) will be contacted by the Graduate Education office; if you have any questions related to 3MT®, please email

The Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference will be back next year, and GAPSA would like to thank all participants for your support and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact us at, or you may contact our advisor Austin A. Deray at Once again, we thank you for your support and participation.


GAPSA Executive Board

Natalie Gelbvaks, President of GAPSA

Atis Degro, Vice President of Fairfax Campus

Sofiyat A. Ibrahim, Vice President of Arlington Campus

Wai Ling Fong, Director of Communications