About the Shared Knowledge Conference

The conference is a yearly event designed to celebrate and showcase UNM graduate students and their outstanding research and scholarship. The conference exclusively features the work of UNM graduate students and provides a venue for these students to share their work with the UNM and larger New Mexican communities, bridging borders that too-often divide academia from the larger world, and in so doing spark conversations and forge lasting partnerships.

The conference is free to attend for everyone, and no affiliation with UNM is required to attend. The conference does NOT charge any fees for students to participate or present.

This year's conference will be split into two separate days.

  • The LoboBITES competition will take place on November 3 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the PAÍS building
  • The poster showcase will take place on November 8 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Student Union Building, Ballroom C. The top three finalists from the LoboBITES competition will give their presentations during the poster showcase at noon.

UNM Graduate Studies hosts the conference


The LoboBITES Competition

Abstracts due October 8th!

LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project, similar to the trademarked Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Think of them as short-format TED talks. Students must explain their research in a compelling and easily digestible way, foregoing jargon and instead using language and terms accessible to a general, non-academic audience likely unfamiliar with the student’s specific discipline. Presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members. Top contestants can win up to $1000 in scholarships, and the first place contestant also receives the opportunity to represent UNM at a regional Three-Minute Thesis competition. All graduate and post-undergraduate professional students at UNM are eligible to participate.

This year's LoboBITES event will take place in several stages. Preliminary rounds will be held on November 1st. Those who make it through the preliminaries will continue to the LoboBITES final, held on November 3rd from 4:30-5:30 PM, and the top three finalists will be asked to present their LoboBITES during the Poster Showcase the following Monday, November 8th at noon in the Student Union Building, Ballroom C.

About the Poster Showcase

Nominations due October 8th!

In the poster session, graduate students from programs across campus display their research in poster format and engage directly with conference attendees and fellow scholars. Research posters come in a wide variety of topics, crossing fields throughout the humanities and sciences. Poster evaluators are also be on hand to provide feedback to presenters. Students are nominated by their academic program to display a research poster at the conference.

This year's Poster Showcase will take place on Monday, November 8th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Student Union Building, Ballroom C, with the top three finalists from the LoboBITES competition giving their presentations at noon.