Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate and present their research as posters or oral sessions. 

If you are graduating before the event and cannot attend in person, you have the option of a final submission in Digital Commons only. This can be a poster or per-recorded presentation.

This year’s Thinking Matters will be hosted in-person with the option of publishing to Digital Commons. Digital Commons is a web-based, open-access institutional repository that is managed by USM Libraries.

Volunteer to review abstracts March 1-15, 2024 or the day of the event, click here.

Key dates to remember:

Monday, October 23, 2023accepting abstract proposals

Thursday, February 29, 2024 (by 11:59 PM)  Last day to submit abstract proposals

Thursday, March 7-14, 2024 – Abstracts will be reviewed and provide feedback

Friday, March 29, 2024 (by 11:59 PM) – All FINAL pdfs of posters must be emailed to for printing
extended to Tuesday, April 2nd

April 15-18, 2024 – Pick up Posters at 126 Bedford, Portland. Any remaining posters will be brought to Abromson the morning of the event

Event Date: Friday, April 19, 2024 – 8:00-9:00 am set up posters for first session

Please upload abstracts, poster pdf, and/or recorded presentations to Digital Commons by Friday, April 26, 2024