We Like it Short & Sweet

We Like it Short & Sweet

We dare you to stand up to the challenge. This competition will ask you to reduce your research story into a 180 second elevator speech. That's not all you leave with though. Challengers will be competing for some awesome prizes too!

WIN up to $1,000

WIN up to $1,000

To PLAY it safe is not to PLAY! Top prizes will be awarded in each category. Submit your proposal to get a chance to win up to $1,000 in scholarships and other great gifts.

Steal the Show!

Steal the Show!

Got talent? While creative performances are normally performed by students studying the fine arts, last year's conference featured a multi-talented medical student performing hip-hop dance. Perform creative musical, theatrical, and dance acts for an audience of students, faculty, and community members.

Over 100+ Posters & Exhibits

Over 100+ Posters & Exhibits

As a university student, chances are at some point you will have to create & design an academic poster. If you have already made one, even better! Either way, take advantage of this opportunity to add a creative side to academia.

What is the Shared Knowledge Conference?

The 2014 Shared Knowledge Conference (SKC) is a regional event planned and hosted by students and partners of the University of New Mexico. Intent on celebrating diversity, multiple forms of research, and scholarly endeavors, we encourage presentations covering a range of formats and topics. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for students from a variety of academic institutions and disciplines to share their scholarship, gain access to new ideas, and develop their professional leadership skills. See last year's conference...

For Students

The conference provides an opportunity for graduate/professional and undergraduate students to present their research and gain presentation experience, to serve as role models for other students, and to participate in networking and social events that help them plan their academic and professional careers. The event also served as a vehicle for student and faculty networking and as a forum for students, instructors, and industry professionals to share information, ideas, experiences, and advice. Learn how to submit a proposal

For Faculty

Faculty continue to be the most effective supporters of the Shared Knowledge Conference by inviting organizing staff to present at their classes, mandating student participation, and attending conference events. Faculty will find several opportunities to participate in this year's conference from joint student/faculty presentations to serving on judge panels. The conference will also provide a space for faculty to share major research projects they are leading, as well as venues for faculty to be introduced to the work students and community members are undergoing that may be directly related to their own work. Schedule a Class Visit

For Community Members & Industry Professionals

Nonprofit professionals, state agencies, and community scholars/researchers are invited to play the all-important role of connecting the work done in the academic arena to the issues the wider New Mexico community face on a daily basis.

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WHEN April 9 & 10, 2014

WHERE University of New Mexico at the Student Union Building Campus Map


POSTER/ART EXHIBITION April 9th, 9am - 2pm in Student Union Building Ballroom A/B Student Union Building Map

ORAL PRESENTATIONS April 10th, 8am - 1pm in SUB 3rd Floor

SKC 180 CHALLENGE & PRIZE CEREMONY April 10th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in SUB Atrium

QUESTIONS Talal Saint-Lôt,