Welcome to the URCA Conference 2024: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation

Conference Details

Date: Wednesday, May 15th and Friday, May 17th, 2024 between 8 am and 5:30 pm.
Location: UCSB Library and Kerr Hall

Discover the boundless horizons of knowledge and innovation at the UCSB Conference 2024. This week-long event is a testament to the remarkable achievements of our students, who have delved into a diverse array of research topics, fostering new insights and igniting intellectual curiosity.

The conference schedule features a dynamic array of presentations and discussions designed to engage, educate, and inspire. Students from across the university will showcase their research in a series of roundtable sessions, each consisting of up to six participants working on closely related topics. Each student will present their findings, insights, and methodologies, followed by an interactive group discussion that encourages cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives.

A Collegial and Supportive Environment

At the heart of our conference lies the spirit of collaboration and mentorship. By grouping students based on shared themes, we foster an atmosphere of camaraderie, where intellectual exchanges flourish and participants can learn from one another's experiences and expertise.

Open Doors for Learning

Community members, fellow students, faculty, and staff are invited to be part of this enriching experience. Engage in thoughtful dialogues, pose questions, and provide feedback to help shape the future trajectory of these burgeoning scholars. Your presence not only supports the presenters but also contributes to a dynamic learning environment that celebrates curiosity and exploration.

Registration and Application open March 1 - April 5

All undergraduate students who participated in research and creative activities in the 2023-2024 academic year are welcome to apply. Students who received an URCA Grant are guaranteed a spot at the Colloquium but must register by April 5.