Submission Details & Guidelines

IRIS accepts poster and data blitz presentations for submission, and is looking for more valuable professional development opportunities and workshops.


Graduate/professional students are eligible to submit poster and data blitz presentations. Undergraduate students may submit poster presentations.

Additionally, we are seeking graduate/professional students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals to provide workshops and professional development opportunities. Please contact if you are willing and interested in providing an educational opportunity to our students.  

Disciplinary Inclusiveness

The Integrative Research and Ideas Symposium (IRIS) serves primarily as an opportunity for UGA students to present to, collaborate with, and network with an interdisciplinary group of student, faculty, and industry peers. This opportunity is made possible by UGA student activity fees, the UGA Graduate-Professional Student Association and its partners. University students, faculty and industry researchers are encouraged to attend, regardless of discipline.

We are committed to providing deeply integrative, inclusive, and innovative opportunities for presenters and attendees. Researchers in any field may submit. You may always email with questions about this. Consideration will be given to all submissions. 

Original and innovative research is highly encouraged! 

Dates & Deadlines

February 28-March 28: Submission Period
March 30: Presentation Confirmations Emailed  
By April 6: Full Program Available
April 14, 2018: IRIS 2018

Submission Categories and Format

IRIS accepts two types of submissions: (1) single presenter presentations and (2) professional development sessions/workshops. Single presenter presentations are submitted through the online qualtrics portal linked in the menu, and throughout this page. Professional development sessions/workshops can be submitted via email to Please let us know if you'd like to provide such an opportunity for our students. 

Single Presenter Presentation Types

Submit online at

Posters are the largest form of programming at IRIS. Poster sessions take place in the main atrium and offer attendees ample opportunity to see the latest research being conducted around the university, while affording them the chance to chat with the minds behind the research.

Data Blitz
Want a lot of information fast? Data blitz sessions will offer rapid fire presentation style in 5 minute chunks. Presenters have limited time to give attendees the very best of their research. These sessions are attendees' best chance to capture the span of the conference in one session. 

Submission Format

For your submission, you will need: 

  1. Title
  2. Keywords
  3. 400-character max description for program
  4. 1200-character max abstract
  5. Presenter names and email address(es)

Professional Development Sessions & Workshops

Submit an opportunity by emailing or by contacting us here. We are seeking more of these especially!

Professional Development Sessions
These sessions are scattered throughout the conference program and introduce attendees to topics and content to further their growth as scholars and servants. Professional development sessions can be held over lunch time if desired.

Workshops provide conference attendees with an in-depth learning experience. Each workshop will designate its intended audience. Workshops may be scheduled over meals or concurrently with other sessions. 

Submission Materials