ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference




The University of Notre Dame has again been invited to participate in the 17th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference, hosted by Virginia Tech, March 24-26, 2023, in Blacksburg, VA. This is an opportunity for undergraduate students from universities of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to present their work in a professional setting and share their work with peers. Research will be presented as posters, oral presentations or performances. More information on the conference will be provided when it becomes available. 


Each year, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) sends students to represent Notre Dame at this conference and each finds it to be a very rewarding and productive experience. This year, we are able to send up to five students. We are inviting you to apply for this excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and intellectual enrichment.


Lodging, transportation, and all meals while at the conference will be covered by funds provided by the ACC. 

CUSE is able to provide documentation for excused absences from class if necessary.


To apply to participate in the conference, please submit the following materials to

  • The following information:
    • Name:
    • NDID Number:
    • ND email:
    • Phone #:
    • Year in School (Class of 20XX): 
    • Major:
    • Preferred Presentation Format (Poster, Oral presentation, Performance):
  • A 250-word professional and polished abstract of the work to be presented at the conference.
  • A two-page proposal that includes:
    • Presentation Title
    • A brief discussion of the broader impact that the presentation might have (i.e., what contribution to the scholarly community does the research make? Why is this project significant? Etc.). 
    • Your learning goals for this experience. What do you hope to gain? How does presenting at this conference relate to and advance your academic plans and intellectual development? How does this experience connect to your post-graduate trajectory?
  • Faculty reference: name, department, and contact information for a faculty mentor or advisor who can act as a reference and speak to the merits of the project, its impact on your undergraduate experience, and your academic capabilities.


The deadline for submissions is January 25, 2023. However, CUSE will accept and review applications on a rolling basis, beginning December 7, 2022. It is possible that spaces may fill up before the final deadline, so applying early is highly recommended. Any questions about the conference or the application process should be directed to the URND team at: