Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

2023 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

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Welcome to the home page of the 2023 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference! The Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, co-hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), Graduate Student Life, and the Graduate Division, highlights the research of Mason’s graduate students across disciplines. This one-day in-person event showcases Mason’s graduate students’ outstanding scholarly, research, and creative works through posters, oral presentations, and creative, visual, and performing arts that closely mirror professional academic conference practice. It also features the final round of Mason’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which challenges graduate students to present their dissertation or thesis research in three minutes. The 3MT® exercise allows students to enhance their academic presentation and research communication skills.

The conference is open to the Mason community, including students, faculty, and staff. Graduate and professional students from all disciplines at George Mason University are welcome to participate as presenters, attendees, or volunteers. The faculty can support the conference as discussants and 3MT® judges.

Call For Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2023 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is open. GAPSA and the conference planning committee invite all Mason graduate and professional students to submit their abstracts (250 words maximum) for consideration. The theme for this year’s conference is “Globalized Society, Complex Issues: The Role of Interdisciplinary Research.” We call for proposals from any discipline or area of study, which may be submitted by Mason graduate or professional students individually or in collaboration with their faculty. Proposals can be individual/group papers, documentaries, films, and visual presentations and performances. While the call for proposals is open only to current Mason graduate and professional students, we allow students to submit works in which they collaborate with external researchers.

The extended deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 5:00 pm. Presenters can submit their abstracts electronically through this link:

GAPSA has created a guide on how to write abstracts and the evaluation process.

Why You Should Participate

The conference socializes you into an academic community by providing a friendly forum to practice submitting a scholarly conference proposal and presenting as a graduate or professional student. It also creates an avenue for students to connect with their colleagues, learn about emerging research topics, network with specialists in the field, and engage in constructive interdisciplinary conversations on works-in-progress.

Conference Registration

Whether you are presenting at the conference or not, we invite you and all members of the Mason community to attend the conference on March 31, 2023. We will also be seeking volunteers to help on the conference day.

Follow this link to view the volunteer sign-up form

Follow this link to register for the conference

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