Abstract Submission Information

Students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit an abstract for consideration to present their research at the Symposium. We welcome theses/dissertations, capstones, and other research projects, especially those relevant to the 2016 theme, “People, Planet, Profits: Policy Solutions for a Changing World.”

There is no cost for submitting an abstract.

How to submit your abstract

Step 1: Register for the Symposium

Step 2: Submit your abstract via email or the web form. You will need the following information:

  • Title
  • Presenting author(s)
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of all author(s), in the order in which they should appear
  • Abstract text (250-word limit)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 18, 2016 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
  • Notifications emailed: March 20, 2016


  • Thematic submissions are encouraged, but not strictly required. The 2016 theme is “People, Planet, Profits: Policy Solutions for a Changing World.”
  • Abstracts are welcome from undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Theses, dissertations, capstone projects, other research projects, etc. are all welcome
  • Oral presentations will last approximately 10-20 minutes, with 5-10 minutes for questions.
  • There is no option for poster presentations.
  • Presentations about in-progress research/projects are acceptable. That is, complete results are not required, and you are welcome to present on the current status of your work.
  • Presentations about work that has been previously published/presented are acceptable.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on the Symposium website, as well as in the printed in the official Symposium program.
  • If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your abstract within 24 hours after submission, please email PhuongGiang Nguyen at policysymposium@prgs.edu.

Contact information

Please direct all questions/concerns to PhuongGiang Nguyen at policysymposium@prgs.edu.