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General Information About Our Conferences

UMBC McNair Conference Poster Session

We are very proud of our annual conferences.

Benefits of Attending

  • Attend the graduate school fair
  • Network with important guests and speakers
  • Get feedback on your research from faculty, staff, and peers
  • Meet and mingle with colleagues during our business card mixer
  • Evaluate your (or your student’s) progress in a national academic setting
  • Visit nearby Universities such as Johns Hopkins, The University of Maryland, College Park, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, Howard University
  • Cultural opportunities in the Baltimore/Washington area, including the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, The American Visionary Art Museum, Ft. McHenry, The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, and the Inner Harbor!


Past conference titles include:

2017 Conference

“25 Years of Preparation, Exploration, and Transformation, September 22-23, 2017

2016 Conference

“#MyResearchMatters, September 23-24, 2016

2015 Conference

“Equity in the Classroom, the Community, and the World, September 11-12, 2015

2014 Conference

“Sparking Your Genius: Lessons for Scholarship and Life, September 19-20, 2014

2013 Conference

“Reaching Back and Moving Forward: Transforming Education, Self, and the World, September 20-21, 2013″


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