Symposium event details

Dates: Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Location: Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Building

Theme: Strengthening communities through equity-centered perspectives on education.

Join us at the fifth annual GGSE Research Symposium, where we delve into the transformative power of equity-centered perspectives on education to foster stronger and more inclusive communities. This groundbreaking event aims to ignite dialogue, inspire change, and champion the principles of equity that lie at the heart of creating thriving educational environments.

The vision of this event is to provide a space for student researchers to showcase their own work and to foster connection building within GGSE, as well as with the larger community. We invite any graduate or undergraduate student, postdoctoral scholar, staff member, faculty, or alumni from UCSB whose work is related to education to present their research, degree-related work, or community-work, at any stage of the process. Please consider using this as a chance, for example, to practice a presentation for a conference or to receive low-stakes feedback from peers and faculty. The conference program will be posted closer to the event date.

Attending the Symposium

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Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other community members are all encouraged to RSVP using Shoreline. If you have issues registering using Shoreline, please contact GSAE directly

Currently, it is our hope to hold this conference in person adhering to CDC and University COVID-19 Guidelines. However, we recognize the fluctuating circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore are prepared to host this conference virtually, if necessary.

Presenting at the Symposium

Proposals are welcome from all UCSB campus community members including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff community members. Presentation proposals related to research and practice focused on learning, teaching, and education are welcome. Presentations focused on issues in social science research methodology are also encouraged.

We ask that individuals submit no more than three (3) first author submissions. Please review the submission deadlines below:

April 21st at 11:59pm PT

  • Panel discussions
  • Paper presentations
  • Professional workshops
  • Poster presentations
  • Work-in-progress roundtable discussions

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Please contact us at if you have any questions about presenting at or attending our fifth annual campus-wide research conference!