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Student Symposium

The Student Symposium shows off our students’ diverse achievements inside and outside the classroom.

Due to the altered academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester, the Student Symposium will be held remotely on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Lake Forest College alumni are welcome to join us online this year in our celebration of student scholarship and intellectual engagement.  

Student presentations are done in coordination with faculty members who nominate students to participate and help them through the process. Students who have work they would like to present, are encouraged to talk to your professors to get the process started! Professors will work with you to refine your presentation and prepare you to engage your audience at Symposium. 

Students are encouraged to present in any field that they are interested in. Art exhibits, senior thesis projects, musical compositions, research posters, philosophical inquiries, and more are all welcome! 

Students who are interested in presenting at the Symposium are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member and secure a nomination. Students may also apply directly to participate in the symposium.  

In order to minimize technical difficulties, we ask that all presenters upload a recorded version of their Symposium presentation in advance, even if they elect to give a live presentation on the day of Symposium.  

Questions or inquiries can be directed to the Symposium Committee Co-Chairs, Zachary Cook or Jean-Marie Maddux.