Spring Student Symposium - April 9-10, 2015

The 2015 Spring Student Symposium, an all-campus event that showcases the scholarly and creative pursuits of Middlebury students. Beginning on Thursday evening, April 9 at 7 pm with Keynote Kevin Murungi '01 and continuing all day Friday, April 10, students will present independent work including oral presentations, performances, posters, artwork, and readings. Classes are cancelled on Friday so that the entire Middlebury community can come out to engage with student presenters and performers for two days of intellectual inquiry and inspiration -- what many have termed, "...a party about thinking."

Options for Viewing the 2015 Schedule

Ex Ordo Online Schedule of Events (Web only)

Sched Online Schedule of Events
(Web and Mobile- create your own schedule option)

PDF icon2015 Spring Student Symposium Program (no abstracts)

2015 Keynote Kevin Murungi '01

Director of Human Rights and Foreign Policy Programs at Global Kids, Inc. more info

Kevin Murungi '01
Here's what former Symposium presenters said about their experiences:

"As a presenter, I really enjoyed being able to share my passion with other people and possibly inspire them."

"I would absolutely present at the Symposium again, if I wasn't a graduating senior!  It was the best academic decision I made at Middlebury.  It was a rewarding, intellectually engaging, inspiring, and happy day!" 


What is a symposium like? Check out the following videos:
2013 Spring Student Symposium Video Slideshow
Scenes from a Symposium
Visit a Symposium Poster Session

For research and preparation support for student presenters, information about this year's application process, or past symposiums please visit the pages on the menu to the left.

Spring Symposium supporters include the Norbert K. Vaughn '10 Memorial Fund, established in 2008, to honor Norbert's memory and an event that exemplifies his approach to scholarly inquiry.