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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UTMAS 2023 Anthropology Conference at UTM

anthropology conference at UTM

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Event details

Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11am-2pm in DV3130 (UTM Council Chamber)

  • This event is designed for undergraduates!
  • Do you have an independent study, work-study, or research assignment that you're particularly proud of? Do you want to practice your presentation skills with a formal presentation and/or a research poster?
  • Or would you like to simply experience attending a conference to learn more about the subfields of anthropology?
  • Lunch is included for all attendees, whether presenting or not!
  • If you have questions about the anthropology conference, please email

2023 Call for presentations and posters

Oral presentations:

  • Oral presentation length: 8 minutes MAXIMUM
  • Questions: 2 minutes
  • Oral presentation prizes:
    • 1st: $150
    • 2nd: $100
    • 3rd: $50

Poster presentations:

  • Poster presentations will take place from 12-1pm.
  • Poster prizes:
    • 1st: $150
    • 2nd: $100 
    • 3rd: $50


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