Anthropology Conference

students view a research poster presentation
Students view a research poster presentation at the UTM Anthropology conference. Photo from UTM Anthropology Society Facebook. Photo credit: W. Aumeerally, Black n Orange Photography.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the annual undergraduate anthropology conference at UTM

Congratulations to presenters who shared their fascinating research in the diverse subfields of anthropology! 

  • Date and time: March 22, 2024 from 11:30am-4pm
  • Location: DV3130
  • Theme: The Future of the Field
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About the conference

The UTM Anthropology Society is pleased to organize this event at UTM. Although the conference is designed with undergraduate students in mind, graduate students are also welcome! 

Benefits of attending

  • broaden your understanding of the various fields of study
  • gain tools and ideas necessary to consider different future careers within anthropology
  • engage with UTM peers and faculty in a supportive environment; grow your network
  • if you wish to present your work, practicing your presentation skills can help you gain confidence for future presentations, graduate school, and interviews
  • presenters can gain a co-curricular record (CCR) credit

Presentation methods and ideas

Undergraduates: this event is designed so you can practice your presentation skills in an informal and supportive environment on the UTM campus! 

Presentation methods:

  • Solo or group presentations are welcome
  • Oral presentations should be approximately five to eight minutes long
  • If you prefer to present a poster you can apply for funding to cover the cost of printing (see Research Posters section below)

Some ideas for presentations:

  • Research paper or project from an ANT course you have already completed
  • Research that is in progress for an ANT course that you are currently enrolled in
  • A UTM Abroad travel experience
  • A field school experience
  • An independent study experience
  • An internship experience
  • A work-study position experience

Research posters

Best Practices

View the UTM Library's page on Research Posters: Creation, Design, & Best Practices for more information on:

  • how to plan and design a poster to effectively present your information to an audience;
  • poster templates and examples; and
  • printing your poster on campus.

Funding Opportunity to Cover Cost of Printing (for in-person conferences)

Students who wish to present posters at an in-person conference may apply for funding to cover the cost of poster printing.

Apply to the Undergraduate Student Experience Fund.  On the form, select Attend conference related to research (including poster printing) as the activity type.


If you have questions about the anthropology conference, please email

Past conferences

View past conference programs & photo albums