Jakobsen Memorial Conference


The 19th Annual Jakobsen Memorial Conference

will be held

March 25, 2017 at the Iowa Memorial Union

Theme: Trends and Transformations


Applications for presenters are currently OPEN. (Call for Submissions)



Art by Abbey Blake. Artist Bio

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.

Held each Spring semester, the Jakobsen Conference provides a well-attended public forum for oral and poster presentations. The Jakobsen committee has experienced yearly growth in Conference participation and attendance, and we anticipate the same trend for the future.

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!

Click here for last year's program


See a list of last year's winners: here

Check out our abstract archive from 2003-2016.