The application process for the 2021 event has not yet opened.

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Registration Includes:

  • Access to all events
  • Conference materials
  • Continental Breakfast, Keynote Lunch, and Reception​

Registration Fee:

This event is aimed at doctoral students, postdocs, JD or JSD and MFA students interested in academic careers, with the primary audience being Cornell University students and postdocs who identify with backgrounds historically underrepresented in the academy.  A limited number of attendees from outside Cornell are able to register.

Free Registration for:

  1. Enrolled Cornell Graduate Students
  2. Cornell Postdocs
  3. Special Guests such as Panelists, Speakers, and Moderators

Graduate Student & Postdoc Application:

In 2019, there was a $45 per person fee for Non-Cornell Attendee Registration

Cornell Faculty and Academic Staff are also invited and encouraged to attend breakfast, morning plenary and luncheon keynote. Please refer to faculty and staff invitation email text.

Faculty & Staff Registration:



Special Meal Requests: 

Please be sure to indicate on your online application form if you will require a special meal (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, kosher, etc.). Meals are pre-ordered before the conference; consequently, requests received onsite cannot be guaranteed.

Accessibility Services: 

We are firmly committed to providing an event experience and environment that is equally welcoming, inviting, and user-friendly for all attendees. Please be sure to indicate on your application form if you require any special accommodations to participate in this event.