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Research Conferences


February 24-26, 2021

The REV is a conference that is held annually by the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and the Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC). REV 2021 is the 18th conference of the annual events and will focus on the subject of Online Engineering, Cyber-physical Systems, Internet of Things and its influence on Society. The objective of this conference is to address the changing global network and the rising interest in online collaboration, teleworking, remote services and other digital working environments. The conference next year will be hosted from February 24-26. Click the link to learn more.

Pitt Pre-Health Virtual Summit:

March 6th, 2021

This year’s Summit features Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Murawski, a Pittsburgh native involved in orthopedic and rehabilitation research, who was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare in 2016. He is a 3rd year resident at UPMC, thus he will be able to discuss what it is like working in a hospital during a pandemic. 

Along with the speaker, the Summit will feature a networking fair of 30+ graduate programs from schools across the country. Each student will be able to select two breakout sessions to attend, featuring interview tips with Tom McKenzie, a Rehabilitation Science Simulation, and more!

Invest in Oxygen

March 11, 2021

On March 11th at 11 am EST,  the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) will hold a virtual event moderated by President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, to discuss the urgent need to expand global access to medical oxygen. Dr. Fauci will also be part of the panel. To watch the discussion, use this link:

3rd International Conference on Research in Science, Engineering and Technology

March 11-13, 2021

The fields of science, engineering and technology drive socio-economic development forward. It’s where ‘innovation’ and ‘collaboration’ are not just buzzwords, but core principles. Keynote speakers include Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Chawki, an expert in cybercrime, as well as Prof. Dr. Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza, a professor in AI and its application to healthcare. For more info, visit:

NASPA Virtual Conference 2021

March 17-26, 2021

This undergraduate student conference focuses on career development and provides resources. This year's conference will focus on the topics of climate and sustainability as well as addressing student needs.

Digital Health World Congress

March 30-31, 2021

The conference aims to speak on how digital systems are used to enhance healthcare across the world. There will be an emphasis on COVID-19, and speakers include CEOs from several healthcare companies as well as people from the UK’s NHS (National Health Services).

WCBSUR Conference

April 10, 2021

The West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSUR) Conference is held annually, and is one of the oldest intercollegiate conferences in the nation. This event is an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in research to present their projects in biological and biochemical fields, as well as to foster interactions between students and faculty who are committed to undergraduate research in biological sciences. The next conference will be held on April 10, 2021. More information can be found through the link.

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSUR) Conference

April 9, 2022

This undergraduate research conference allows students to present their research in the fields of biology or biochemistry.

Stanford Research Conference

April 10-11

This undergraduate research conference connects students with other researchers and a variety of guest speakers will be present.

NCUR 2021

April 12-14, 2021

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will be hosting its annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) virtually on April 12-14, 2021. This event is an opportunity for students to promote their own undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity throughout all subject fields and disciplines. In order to apply to attend, an abstract for research must be submitted by November 1, 2020. More information can be found through the link. 

Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference

April 22, 2021

The conference will be held VIRTUALLY on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. To facilitate the transition to a virtual conference, we will be using a combination of Canvas and Zoom. The current schedule is 10 am-11:30 am (AM session), 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (Keynote Speaker), 1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PM session), 3:30 pm-4:30 pm (Oral Presentations), and 4:30-5:00 (Awards).

University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 21

This undergraduate conference will feature presentations from students and groups of students.

Symposium on Data Science and Statistics

June 2-4, 2021

Beyond Big Data: Shaping the Future

The American Statistical Association invites you to join us at the annual Symposium on Data Science and Statistics, which will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021. SDSS provides a unique opportunity for data scientists, computer scientists, and statisticians to come together and exchange ideas. Sessions will be offered in: Computational Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Practice and Applications, Education, and Software & Data Science Technologies. Featured speakers will discuss topics ranging from COVID-19 to 2020 census and election data. More information can be found through the link.


June 8, 2021

The International Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences is one of the leading forums in biomedical sciences and takes place annually. The conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in medicine, pharmacy, biology, dentistry, human movement sciences, biomedical engineering & life sciences and technology. These participants may choose to present their research at ISCOMS or register as a non-presenting participant. The 28th edition of ISCOMS will be taking place on June 8, 2021. More information and updates about this event can be found on their website via the link.

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

June 19-25, 2021

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. The event will occur in a virtual setting, and registration can be found here:

ESA Vital Connections in Ecology 2021

August 2-6, 2021

The Ecological Society of America will be hosting a hybrid-style conference from August 2-6 this year. The theme of the event will be “Vital Connections”. In particular, the conference will emphasize how ecologists can understand the connections between plants and animals and the world around them. There will also be workshops and info sessions conducted during this period too. 

SACNAS Conference

October 28-30, 2021

SACNAS conference is one of the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural conferences that cover the STEM field, where those from all backgrounds can participate to share ideas and become equipped with the proper tools for their academic and professional paths in STEM for the future. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about cutting-edge research in the sciences, keynote speakers, and introduction to multicultural celebrations and traditions. The next SACNAS conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 28 to 30, 2021. More information can be found through the link.

5th Annual East Central Illinois ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

November 14-20, 2021

The East Central Illinois American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Research Conference is a yearly event every fall that gives undergraduates interested or involved in research in the chemical science field the opportunity to share their progress and findings with others through presentations and posters. This year, the conference will take place virtually between the dates of Saturday, November 14, 2020, to Friday, November 20, 2020. In addition to presentations, there will be opportunities to network virtually with sponsoring organizations, listen to panels regarding graduate school, and a Keynote speaker. For more information, click on the link above. 

2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

This conference has shifted into a virtual setting this year. As a result, the AAAS has set up a website where they will continually upload videos and presentations over the courses of the next few weeks. Speakers will talk about a wide range of topics across all disciplines of science. The home page of the meeting can be accessed through the link above.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Annual Event (2021 date TBD)

ABRCMS is a research conference dedicated to giving underrepresented students a chance to share their research. On average, over 5,000 researchers are in attendance and this is a great opportunity for students to network. Learn more about ABRCMS. 

Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium

Annual Event (2021 date TBD)

The Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium is a yearly conference that allows students and aspiring physicians from schools, particularly around the southeastern United States, to gather and share their ideas as well as present their research. More information on registrations and agenda can be found through the link.