Spring Student Symposium - April 10-11, 2014

The 2014 Spring Student Symposium, an all-campus event that showcases the scholarly and creative pursuits of Middlebury students. Beginning on Thursday evening, April 10 and continuing all day Friday, April 11, 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."
Find the 2014 complete schedule (with abstracts) online at go/symmobile
or see the pdf of the print program  <p>Program Schedule for 2014 Spring Student Symposium</p>symposium_program_2014_web
2014 Keynote Speaker is Writer and Activist, Vendela Vida '93
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.