• Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference

  • About

    What is it?

    The Learning Sciences Graduate Student (LSGS) Conference is an event for emerging voices in the Learning Sciences and related fields to share and develop their ideas. With the aim of expanding apprenticeship, conference attendees have opportunities to foster a sense of community among graduate students and faculty across Learning Sciences programs and gain fresh perspectives on their research.

    When and where is it held?

    The inaugural LSGS Conference was hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago on October 20 and 21, 2016.

     

    The second LSGS Conference will be hosted by Indiana University on Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20, 2017 in Bloomington, IN.

  • 2017 LSGS Conference Schedule

    Hosted by Indiana University

  • Thursday, October 19

    Registration

    Check in, self-organize into affinity groups, set up posters, and tour conference locations around campus; Register by September 19​ to receive a custom laser-engraved name badge

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    2:00 PM

    Kickoff Lecture

    Let's get inspired!

    Speaker: Kylie Peppler, Indiana University

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    4:00 PM

    Poster Session and Reception

    Share your work and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    5:00 PM

    Dinner around Town with an Affinity Group

    Grab a meal with conference attendees at various locations in Bloomington with conference attendees who share common interests

    6:30 PM

    Friday, October 20

    Breakfast

    Introduce yourself and prepare for an exciting day

    IU School of Education Building (SOE)

    9:00 AM

    Roundtables

    Convene, discuss, rotate, repeat

    IU School of Education Building (SOE)

    9:30 PM

    Workshops

    Make, play, practice, and iterate

    IU School of Education Building (SOE)

    11:15 AM

    Lunch with an Affinity Group

    Share a meal with conference attendees who share common interests;

    Register by September 19 to receive a complementary lunch

    12:15

    Keynote

    Hear from conference committee, host faculty, and a special speaker

    Keynote Speaker: Susan Yoon, University of Pennsylvania

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    2:00 PM

    Faculty Panel

    Hear from faculty members from institutions affiliated with the conference

    Panel: Paula Hooper, Northwestern University; Leilah Lyons, University of Illinois at Chicago; Rosemary Russ, University of Wisconsin--Madison; Tesha Sengupta-Irving, Vanderbilt University

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    3:30 PM

    Closing Words

    Reflect on connections made

    IU Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn Hall

    5:00 PM

  • School of Education

    Home of IU research on teaching

    and learning

    Woodburn Hall

    Location of the IU Social Science Research Commons

    Make Innovate Learn Lab

    Maker space in the IU School of Education building

    Sample Gates

    Iconic IU campus entrance

    IU Auditorium

    Campus venue for arts

    Indiana Memorial Union

    IU center for student life

  • Attend the 2017 Conference

    1

    Review the Schedule

    Scroll up and see what we've got planned for you!

    2

    Register by September 19 for (1) complementary lunch on Friday,

    (2) a custom laser-engraved name badge, and (3) special hotel rates.

     

    Click here to register.

     

    On-site registration will also be available.

    3

    Make Travel Plans

    Check out resources below for planning travel, including details about shuttles to Bloomington from Indianapolis International Airport.

    4

    Enjoy the Conference!

  • Plan Your Travel

    Getting to Campus from Indianapolis International Airport

    Need a ride?

    Check out these shuttle services:

    Star of America: $20 ($18 online)

    - GoExpress Shuttle: $20

    Local Hotels

    Look for hotels in or near Bloomington, IN.

    Register by September 19 for a special rate at the IU Biddle Hotel (code: SCIENCE2017)

    AirBNB

    Join the sharing economy.

    Stay with someone who's local.

  • CONFERENCE CAMPUS LOCATIONS

    IU School of Education: 201 N Rose Ave

    IU Social Science Research Commons: 200 Woodburn Hall, 1100 E 7th St

    Bloomington, IN 47405

  • What's New

    Get updates about the conference (as well as some history) here

  • Our Team

    2017 Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference Organizing Committee

    Rachel Holtz

    Melanie Snow

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Chris Georgen

    Anna Keune

    Indiana University (host)

    Allena Berry

    Trey Smith

    Northwestern University

    Amanda Marie Bell

    Lauren Vogelstein

    Vanderbilt University

    Catherine Dornfeld

    Tiffany Herder

    Joe Michaelis

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Partners

    The 2017 conference is sponsored by the Indiana University

    School of Education Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology,

    the Center for Research on Learning and Technology,

    and the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology.

  • Presentations and Workshops

    Types of Submissions

    We invite 500-word abstracts as proposals for posters or roundtables and 500-word plans for workshops.

     

    The LSGS Conference is a place to share and workshop new and in-progress research. Please submit work you have not shared anywhere else before. The deadline for submitting proposals was July 14, 2017.

     

    Poster

    A poster highlights work that is in progress or completed about a topic related to the learning sciences. Posters are displayed during a poster session. The poster session will be split so that poster presenters have opportunities to both present their work and view other posters.

    Roundtable

    A roundtable talk discusses work that is in progress or completed about a topic related to the learning sciences. Roundtable talks should last approximately 10 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions. Attendees at roundtable talks will include fellow presenters along with other attendees at the conference. The goal of roundtable sessions is provide feedback and offer insights on developing or completed work.

    While PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides presentations are not necessary, visual aids are helpful during roundtables. We do not advise using videoconferencing during presentations (i.e., Skyping in an author may result in poor audio for larger groups).

     

    Workshop

    A workshop should feature interactive discussion of a learning sciences topic or skill. Workshop attendees should expect to gain a new skill or new perspectives through hands-on activities. While workshop hosts do not necessarily need to be experts, they should feel comfortable facilitating activities for other attendees.

    How to Submit

    To submit a proposal, create an account in the submission portal and select "enter as an author."

     

    Once you create an account in the portal, you can access rubrics and templates for poster and roundtable abstracts and for workshop plans. You may also download the rubrics and templates below.

    In an effort to build community around the conference, we ask all participants to review 2 proposals.

    Important Dates

    • Call for proposals released: June 16, 2017
    • Proposal submission deadline: July 14, 2017
    • Notification of acceptance / Early bird registration opens*: September 8, 2017
    • Early bird registration closes* / Special hotel rates end: September 19, 2017
    • LSGS Conference: October 19-20, 2017
    *Register by September 19 for a custom laser-engraved name badge.

    Share the Call for Proposals with Others

    Share a link to our page with peers. You may also download and share a flier about the call for proposals.

  • Contact Us

    Contact us if you have any questions or want to know more!

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