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Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference Abstracts Due May 24

Are you a graduate student who studies learning? The 2019 Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference (LSGSC) Conference Committee is accepting 500-word abstracts for the 4th Annual LSGSC through Friday, May 24.

The student-led conference will be held Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22 at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy in Evanston, IL. They will also host a set of pre-conference workshops on Friday, September 20.

This year’s theme is Contexts, Complexity, and Communities: Reflecting on and Reshaping Research on Learning. To access the submission portal and to find more information about submission requirements, please visit

What is the LSGSC?

The LSGSC is an opportunity for emerging voices in the learning sciences and related fields to (1) engage with and iterate on work that focuses on studying and designing for learning, and (2) build community across campuses and among graduate students and faculty. For the 2019 conference, the LSGSC Conference Committee is doubling their efforts to invite participants from the broader range of programs, departments, and fields that study learning—including, but not limited to, cognitive science and computer science; communication studies and curriculum and instruction; human development and human-computer interaction; linguistics and Latinx studies; philosophy, policy, and physics.

What is the Cost of Attending?

This conference is free to attend and is open to graduate students. A full list of faculty keynote and panel speakers as well as pre-conference workshops will be announced in mid-July.

What Kinds of Work Might I Submit?

LSGSC invites 500-word abstracts as proposals for posters, presentations, and/or workshops. They are especially interested in works-in-progress and first-time presenters. Each year, students share work in its various stages of completion, including conjectured designs, theoretical frameworks, preliminary findings, and manuscripts being prepared for submission. Please see the attached document and for more information about submission expectations and the conference theme.

What Dates Should I Put on My Calendar?
  • Call for Proposals Released: Friday, March 1
  • Anonymized Submissions Deadline: Friday, May 24
  • Abstracts Assigned to Reviewers: Friday, June 7
  • Reviews Due: Friday, June 28
  • Acceptances and Reviews Distributed: Friday, July 12
  • Conference Registration Opens: Thursday, August 1
  • Pre-Conference Workshops: Friday, September 20
  • 4th Annual LSGSC: Saturday, September 21- Sunday, September 22