FAQs


1. When and where is the SERA conference?

2. What is the conference hotel and rate?

3. How much are the registration fees, trainings, etc.?

4. Where do I register?

5. I submitted more than one proposal. Do I need to register for each proposal submission?

6. Can I register for the conference on-site?

7. What information is needed in the proposal system?

8. Where can I submit a proposal?

9. Can I insert Tables and Figures into the proposal system?

10. Do I include the title of my proposal within the body of my proposal?

11. When will the conference schedule be available?

12. I am a presenter, what do I need to bring with me?

13. What is appropriate conference dress?

14. What is the Dean’s award and who is eligible?

15. What is the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award and who is eligible?

16. What is the SERA Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper award and who is eligible?

17. When will I know if my paper has been accepted for presentation?

18. How do I get more involved in SERA?

19. Are there any special meetings/networking opportunities for graduate students during the conference?

20. I am a faculty member and want to network with other faculty members. Is there any networking advice that can be given?

21. How do I find out more about the SERA Research Grants?


1. When and where is the SERA conference?

 Please click ***here*** for information.

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2. What is the conference hotel and rate?

 Please click ***here*** for information.

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3. How much are the registration fees, trainings, etc.?

 Please click ***here***.

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4. Where do I register?

When the registration site is open, you can use the conference tab on the SERA website or click ***here*** for information.

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5. I submitted more than one proposal. Do I need to register for each      proposal submission?

No, you only need to register one time.

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6. Can I register for the conference on-site?

Yes, please click ***here*** for information about on-site registration fees.

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7. What information is needed in the proposal system?

Please click ***here*** to preview the SERA proposal system.

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8. Where can I submit a proposal?

Before you submit, please click ***here*** to preview the SERA proposal system.
When the proposal site is open, please click ***here*** once you are ready to submit.

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9. Can I insert Tables and Figures into the proposal system?

Tables and Figures cannot be inserted in the proposal system.

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10. Do I include the title of my proposal within the body of my proposal?

No, you will submit the title of you proposal in a separate line within the proposal system.

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11. When will the conference schedule be available?

The draft of the program will be posted on the SERA website sometime in early December.

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12. I am a presenter, what do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring the following items:
a. A laptop computer or tablet that can connect to a VGA ported projector.
b. (IF NEEDED) A VGA adapter for your brand of computer/tablet.
c.  A copy of your presentation on a small storage device (i.e., flash/thumb/pen drive) or a mobile hotspot to access presentations stored on cloud-based storage.
d. Ten (10) copies of your paper, summaries of your paper, and/or contact      information for those attending your presentation.

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13. What is appropriate conference dress?

Business to business casual. Please scroll to the bottom of the Graduate Student tab on the SERA website to view pictures of SERA members at the conference.

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14. What is the Dean’s award and who is eligible?

Please scroll to the bottom of the Awards tab on the SERA website for more information.

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15. What is the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award and who is eligible?

Please go to the Awards tab on the SERA website for more information.

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16. What is the SERA Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper award and who is eligible?

Please go to the Awards tab on the SERA website for more information.

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17. When will I know if my paper has been accepted for presentation?

Notifications will be sent sometime in early November.

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18. How do I get more involved in SERA?

Contact a board member and let them know of your interests. SERA Board Member names are listed in the current Newsletter.

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19. Are there any special meetings/networking opportunities for graduate students during the conference?

Yes, please click ***here*** to find out more.

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20. I am a faculty member and want to network with other faculty members. Is there any networking advice that can be given?

The culture of SERA creates an environment that encourages networking and collaborations. If you are interested in networking, attend sessions and visit with members between sessions. If you are interested in collaborating with someone, attend their sessions. Afterwards, begin a discussion about the research and how your research connects with their research.

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21. How do I find out more about the SERA Research Grants?

Please visit the SERA’s Mission page and scroll to the SERA Research Grants section.

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