Student Academic Conference
Research can be a critical component of your academic work. Each spring, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit research, film, prepared musical or artistic works, or developed literary works in for the annual Student Academic Conference.
The day-long event, held at various places across campus, gives students a chance to present their academic work to faculty, staff, and students.
Be it an oral presentation, reading, performance, film screening, or poster, the conference reflects a culmination of your rigorous course of study.
Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday, March 29, 2019
Thursday, April 25
- 5:30-7:30pm: Film screenings (UC-272)
Friday, April 26
- 10:30-12pm: Performances (The Crescent Theatre)
- 12:30-2:30pm: Oral presentations (University Center)
- 2:30-3pm: Coffee and cookie break (UC Main Street)
- 3-4pm: Keynote (UC-272)
- 4-5pm: Poster presentations (UC Main Street)
While students can coauthor multiple projects, each student can be the primary presenter on only one poster and one oral presentation.
View the full conference schedule and program
View the abstract book for oral and poster presenters
Resurgence: Building a career through resilience and renewal
A first-generation American, Christopher Escobar is proud to call Atlanta home. As a filmmaker and live-event producer, Mr. Escobar was fortunate to be a part of telling Atlanta’s story through signature events such as the Peach Drop and Lighting of the Macy’s Tree. Later on, for Georgia State University, Mr. Escobar helped create an iPhone app that is an interactive-multimedia tour of the State of Georgia Capitol building.
In 2010, Mr. Escobar joined the Executive Board of Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS), where he has served as Executive Director since 2011. Using the moving image art form to tell more of Atlanta’s story, he continues to grow the organization’s legacy, impact, and service to the community.
In 2012, he was named a “CFO of the Year” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and currently leads ATLFS in producing the annual Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival. Under his leadership, the ATLFS has continually broken records of submissions, attendance, visibility, resources, and impact.