Jakobsen Memorial Conference

The 21st Annual Jakobsen Memorial Conference

will be held

March 30, 2019 at the Iowa Memorial Union

This Year's Conference Theme:

Building Competent and Conversant Thinkers

The Jakobsen Conference provides University of Iowa graduate and professional students with an opportunity for professional development and presenting research in a welcoming, interdisciplinary environment.

You can find the full schedule for the 2019 Jakobsen Conference here.

This year's conference theme is Developments, highlighting the many intellectual developments happening with graduate student work across the university. In honor of this theme, the 2019 Jakobsen Conference is excited to host a morning of professional development panels ranging from building conferencing skills to navigating job markets after graduation. More details about these panels will be announced soon. 

The James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference was established in 1998 (known at that time as the Jakobsen Forum) and is an event unique to the University of Iowa. Thanks to generous contributions from the Jakobsen family, the Graduate College, and local businesses, the Graduate Student Senate is once again able to provide this exciting opportunity for graduate students to present their research.

Browse the pages on the left for more detailed conference information. The conference committee welcomes any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you and we'll see you at the conference!


Check out our abstract archive from 2003-2016.