Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

2024 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

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Welcome to the home page of the 2024 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference! This 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, creative performances, and visual arts that closely mirror professional academic conference practice.

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 attendees.

Call For Proposals

The call for proposals for the 2024 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is open for submissions. GAPSA and the conference planning committee invite all Mason graduate and professional students to submit their abstracts, not more than 250 words, for consideration. 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, fellow students, or external scholars. However, only Mason graduate or professional students can submit work with external collaborators. Proposals can be individual/group papers, documentaries, films, and visual presentations and performances.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 11:55 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. Presenting at the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is a valuable professional development opportunity and allows you to practice your communication skills in a supportive space.

Conference Registration

Whether you are presenting at the conference or not, we invite all members of the Mason community to attend the conference on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Merten Hall on the Fairfax campus.

Follow this link to register for the conference

Volunteer Information

Call for Volunteers! Be part of the Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on April 5, 2024. GAPSA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us in Merten Hall, Fairfax Campus. Engage in a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment, develop new skills, and connect with grad students and professionals. You’re eligible for an extra $50 through the Graduate Student Travel Fund (useable through Fall 2024) as a volunteer. Volunteer duties vary across the conference, from setup to assisting presenters. The conference runs from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and volunteer shifts are flexible. Your involvement is key to making this conference a success!

Ready to join us? Fill out the volunteer form by March 5, 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Volunteers Committee at Sherry Shan (

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