Why to attend GPSC

The 2023 GPSS Conference continues to cultivate our graduate community across all the Colleges and departments here in Ames. This includes a focus on interdisciplinary research, graduate student organizations, and socializing across the Colleges to build community for our mental wellbeing. We want to show the value of ISU graduate programs and offer a potential vision for re-imagining the future of the graduate community at here ISU.  

Ultimately, we want to ask, how can we use current and pressing challenges as opportunities to rebuild and reinvent our graduate community to better support each other’s research and graduate way of life? We hope you can help cultivate an answer to this question with us! We would like your RSVP (via this survey) by March 29. 

While those registered to present or volunteer at the conference receive the most benefits, there are many reasons to attend the conference.


  1. Attend oral presentations, posters, exhibitions and lightning talk competitions
  2. Present your work in front of a new audience and receive feedback from judges and audience members with our “text your feedback” option
  3. Attend graduate student oriented workshops provided the day of the conference
  4. Attend a social networking event for ISU graduate and professional students
  5. Receive a professional headshot 
  6. Win Awards and recognition for your work and be entered to a raffle for the chance to win prizes
  7. Attendees will get a free breakfast, lunch and snacks the day of the conference (please register)
  8. Attend the Keynote speaker
  9. Members of the public, including friends and family are invited to attend (please register)


Participate, Volunteer, Attend!


If you have any questions, please email reverett@iastate.edu and cc gpssconfchair@iastate.edu