IGR Graduate Symposium


Each year, the Institute of Geophysical Research hosts a graduate symposium during the Fall Term and during the Winter Term. In each session of the symposium, students will give 12-minute, conference-style talks, followed by 2 minutes for questions and 1 minute for change-over. An award will be given for the best talk following the symposium.


Registration deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022

The IGR Symposium Registration Form (see button below) will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Your First and Last Name
  • Your Supervisor's Last Name
  • Your Department
  • Your present degree and year in the program (e.g., 1st year MSc, 3rd year PhD, Research Associate, etc)
  • Talk Title
  • State whether you have also applied for a Student Conference Travel Award
  • If you have course or TA commitments on the afternoon of the symposium, specify the times when you cannot speak.
Remember that the audience of the IGR has a broad background. Please avoid the use of acronyms or jargon in the title. Likewise, prepare the talk so at least the first third can be understood by the whole audience.
Note that all Spring and Fall applicants and recipients of the Dr. Roy Dean Hibbs Travel Awards are obliged to give a presentation as a condition of their award.


IGR Symposium Registration Form



The schedule will be strictly adhered to with a system that is used in many large conferences like the AGU and APS General Assemblies. On one side of the room will be a television screen acting as a countdown clock:

  • It will be yellow when there are less than 2 minutes remaining in the talk.
  • The screen then turns red and counts down 2 minutes during questions.
  • Finally, the screen turns black and counts down 1 minute until the start of the next talk.