Florida Statewide SYMPOSIUM

Best Practices in Undergraduate Research


October 18 and 19, 2024
University of Central Florida
and
Valencia College
Orlando, Florida

What is Florida Statewide Symposium?

The Florida Undergraduate Research Association invites faculty, administrators, and professional staff to participate in a two-day symposium on strengthening and developing undergraduate research. For 10 years, the Florida Statewide Symposium was hosted by UCF on its main campus in Orlando, Florida. Beginning in 2018, the Florida Statewide Symposium rotates to other Florida campuses during even years, returning to UCF for even years.

All of Florida’s public and private four year universities and state colleges are invited to participate in the 17th annual event, October 18-19, 2024 which be jointly hosted by the University of Central Florida and Valencia College at their joint campus in downtown Orlando, Florida.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Day 1 - Friday October 18, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 2 pm: Registration
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Welcome
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Keynote Presentation
  • 3:55 pm – 4:55 pm: Concurrent sessions (workshops and presentations)
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Poster Session, Reception, and Networking
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner on your own

Day 2 - Saturday October 19, 2024

  • 8:15 am – 9:00 am: Coffee and Conversation
  • 8:30 am – 8:55 am: Florida Undergraduate Research Association (FURA) – Open Information Session
  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am: Plenary Panel
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Concurrent sessions (workshops and presentations)
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Concurrent sessions (workshops and presentations)
  • 12:25 pm – 1:05 pm: Lunch
  • 1:05 pm – 2:00 pm: All Directors Brainstorming and Future Planning Roundtable: Expanding Access to Research
  • 2:10 pm – 2:20 pm: Closing

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Registration

Registration will open in June 2024

Hotels:

 

There are a number of hotels in downtown Orlando, near the conference site (UCF Downtown Campus,  500 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801)

Marriott Downtown Orlando: This hotel is a few yards away from the conference venue and walkable. The link gives a 20% discount: be sure to select “Marriott Downtown Orlando”.

Residence Inn Orlando Downtown: a 10-minute drive from the conference site, these apartment-style rooms have a set rate of $149 at the link. Be sure to select “Residence Inn Orlando Downtown” on the landing page.

Towne Place Suites Orlando Downtown: a 10-minute drive from the conference site, these apartment-stye rooms currently have a rate of $167/night at the link. Be sure to select “Towne Place Suites Orlando Downtown” from the list.

Please note that these rates are only available until the hotels reach capacity.

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