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Frequently asked questions

When and where is the 2023 conference?

The two-day 2023 LSGSC is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. There will be a social event Friday October 13th to kick off the conference.

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda, Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations.


Read more about the work of the University of Iowa’s Native American Council and learn about camps efforts recognize and honor this history 

What will the conference schedule look like?

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30am each day, followed by keynote presentation to open the first day and a keynote to close the second. Lunch will be provided both days between noon and 1:00pm. A full schedule with presentation assignments will be posted on our website by mid-September.

Who are the faculty speakers?

Like past conferences, the 2023 LSGSC will feature two keynotes and a faculty panel. This year we are also bringing back a special session, featuring a discussion between two faculty members. This list will be updated as additional speakers are confirmed!


What is the LSGSC statement on non-discrimination?

Cultivating a just learning environment is every participant’s responsibility. As a conference organized by and for graduate students, we do not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of our community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, or veteran status. Harassment, whether verbal, physical or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. Please reach out to conference organizers if you have a concern about or wish to report any discrimination experienced—or observed as a bystander—by emailing This report may be shared amongst members of the planning committee.

How can I stay connected to the LSGSC community during and after the conference?

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Whom should I contact if I have feedback or additional questions?

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