Upcoming AnthroPlus Conference
Each year our department hosts a student research conference, Anthroplus, at the University of Maryland. Only graduate and undergraduate students may participate as presenters of either papers, speed talks, or posters. It’s kind of nice to sit back and see what the students can do – both the awesome and the cringe-worthy*. It is good practice for students in a safe setting, and I generally encourage all the students who work with me to participate.
From PASA’s soliciting email:
The Practicing Anthropologist Student Association will be hosting its 6th Annual Student Conference, Anthro+ on Saturday, 11 April 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is A World Made Safe for Differences: Addressing Diversity in the Discipline. For those unfamiliar, this conference is an opportunity for students of anthropology and related disciplines to present a broad range of research, often in nontraditional ways. Registration is free. Abstracts should be submitted by 1 March 2015. As the conference develops, we will post updates on the Anthro+ website. If you should have any questions, concerns, or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Bear in mind that the cringe-worthy can be because of bad research, bad presentation, or that the individual just chokes getting up in front of people and you feel awful for them. And as an adviser/research supervisor, if my student is cringe-worthy, that means I need to step in with my mentoring of their learning and research.