There were 89 conference participants with 70 attending/presenting ‘in-person’ and 19 attending/presenting ‘virtually’. Student presenters represented all of the AU graduate programs. There were students presenting who were from South Korea, Singapore, the United States, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The students who attended were motivated and excited about the opportunity to present their academic work and research and receive feedback from other participants. The evaluation indicated that 92% of the participants would recommend the conference to others. Some comments were “great experience sharing my research and learning about others”, “excellent opportunity to present and defend ideas in a relatively safe environment”, “it was great to network and meet the instructors as well as students.
Abstracts for the FGS 2013 Conference can be downloaded below.