GPSS Conference

12th Annual Conference

Navigating Change: Shaping the Future of Graduate Life and Education

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 

Memorial Union, ISU

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Free for ALL Iowa State undergrads, grads, staff, faculty AND the public upon registration!

Poster and Presentation Abstracts now due Feb. 16!! (one week later)


The Graduate and Professional Student Conference is a free opportunity for graduate and professional students to highlight their work while practicing their presentation skills. Grad students and resesearchers will get the chance to participate in competitions through oral, poster and exhibitions for the chance to win cash prizes. If you do not see a section that fits with your work please email or

We would like to remind you that this conference is not strictly about research, this conference is open to all graduate and professional students to present their research, proposals, case studies, or exhibitions with the larger ISU community.  


The GPSS at Iowa State University hosts its 12th annual Graduate student research conference in the Memorial Union all day on Friday, February 23, 2024. The Conference provides an opportunity for ISU graduates to share their research and scholarship with the larger ISU community. 

We see our 12th annual conference as an opportunity to socialize across the Colleges, build community, and uplift our wellbeing. This year’s theme is Navigating Change: Shaping the Future of Graduate Life and Education. This conference looks ahead to focus on the lives of graduate students as workers, researchers, and academics. We want to show the value of graduate students and researchers as we envision the future of graduate education and work. We would like to bring graduate student organizations, ISU services, and higher education stakeholders like you together to discuss how graduate life could thrive within the larger Iowa State community. 

Ultimately, we ask, how can we use current and pressing challenges as opportunities to reinvent our Iowa State graduate community and better support each other’s graduate work, research, and way of life? 

We hope you can help cultivate an answer to this question with us! For more information, please email our Conference Committee at  


Thanks to last year's Sponsors!!








 ISU Foundation

The Iowa State University Foundation is charged with the rewarding task of fundraising for the university. Together, we work as a team to expertly match our donors’ passions with Iowa State’s needs.





Center for Communication Excellence 

Receive free, individualized support on your abstract, Powerpoint, poster, or the presentation itself from trained Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) writing or speaking consultants. Make an appointment today!

Student Wellness

Student Wellness plans, implements, and evaluates health promotion and prevention strategies that focus on health and wellness issues that directly affect student success, higher learning, and personal development such as: power-based personal violence, suicide, mental health, substance use, body image and disordered eating, sexual health, and more.