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Frequently Asked Questions about the CRC

General Questions

What is the Curry Research Conference?

The Curry Research Conference is a student oriented conference that provides Curry students with the opportunity to share their research and to gain experience presenting research.

What does the day of the Conference look like?

The Conference is a one day event with concurrent paper sessions and poster sessions.

When is the Conference?

The Conference will be on Friday, February 26th, 2016.

Where is the Conference?

It will be in Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia.

Proposal Submission

What do I need to do to submit a proposal?

Complete the form online here.

When are proposals due?

Proposals are due at 11:59 P.M. on November 6th, 2015.

When will I hear if my proposal was accepted?

Presenters will be notified of acceptance in mid January 2016.

I am thinking of submitting a proposal but am not sure if it will fit into the conference.  How do I get more information?

Please e-mail and put “Proposal Question” in the subject line and one of the committee members will get back to you as soon as possible.

What if my proposal is accepted but I want to present on another topic for the Conference?

If your proposal is accepted, you must present what you submitted.  If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to present what you wrote about in your proposal, e-mail as soon as possible to inform conference planners that you will be unable to present.


Who can be a proposal reviewer?

All doctoral students can volunteer to review.  You can still serve as a reviewer even if you are submitting a proposal. If you are interested in reviewing please fill out this form.

What is required of reviewers?

Reviewers must attend a brief training session on Tuesday November 10 from 3-4 pm or Wednesday November 11 from 10-11 am that will cover the proposal review process.  Each reviewer evaluates submitted proposals and provides feedback to the proposal committee chairs using an established set of criteria.  The review process is double-blinded.  The number of proposals each reviewer is asked to review will depend both on the number of proposals received and the number of reviewers.  Reviewers will have approximately one month to complete their reviews.

Getting Involved

I want to help with the conference.  What are my options?

There are many opportunities to volunteer both for planning the conference and working the day of the event.  If you are interested in serving on a specific committee, please contact the chairs directly (e-mails and committee descriptions are on the main page).  The day of the conference, we need volunteers to moderate sessions, help with set up, assist with technology, and help with other tasks to ensure that the conference runs smoothly.  Attendees may sign up for these volunteer opportunities when they register for the conference. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this form.

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