ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference

2019 ACC Meeting of the Minds

The University of Notre Dame has again been invited to participate in the 14th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference, hosted by the University of Louisville, March 29-31, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. 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 is forthcoming.

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 six 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, please submit the following materials to

  1. A COVER PAGE with the following information:
    • Name:
    • NDID Number:
    • ND email:
    • Phone #:
    • Major:
    • Preferred Presentation Format (Poster, Oral presentation):
    • 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.
    • Registration information:
      • Gender:
      • T-shirt size:
      • Dietary restrictions, if any:
  2. A one page ABSTRACT of the work to be presented at the conference.
  3. 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.). This discussion should include a clear engagement with the scholarly literature in the area in which your project lies, as demonstrated by in-text citations AND a short bibliography of relevant scholarly works.
    • 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 will it impact your post-graduate plans?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  Any questions about the conference or the application process should be directed to the URND team at: