URC 2016


Mark your calendars: April 8, 2016 is the date of Butler University's 28th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC).  

Last year, the URC featured over 500 presentations and included almost 1000 attendees. We hope you'll join us this year!

To submit an abstract for presentation and to register for the conference, please follow these three steps:

1. Create an account by clicking at the top right.

2. When you receive your email confirmation from Butler University, click on the link in the email and enter your password.

3. Submit your 250-word abstract by clicking at the upper left.


Non-presenters should follow steps 1 and 2. 

For a more detailed account of the registration process, please view the 2016 URC Registration Guide.

University Representatives, please refer to the 2016 University Representative Registration Guide for assistance in registering and submitting fees for your students.

The URC features oral presentations, poster presentations, and art exhibits. The URC has been developed to provide a safe and supportive environment for young scholars to share their research and creative endeavors. Since all submissions are accepted for presentation, be certain that you are able to present at the conference and submit your abstract prior to the February 10 deadline as no late submissions will be accepted.

The submission process involves creating an account, submitting a 250 word abstract, and registering for the conference.

If you need assistance submitting your work or registering for the conference, you may contact us via e-mail (urc@butler.edu) or telephone (317.940.9581) Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

URC participants not enrolled at Butler University--presenters, attendees, and faculty sponsors--will need to remit a $50.00 registration fee. This registration fee includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, and conference T-shirt. URC participants enrolled at Butler University wishing to purchase a conference T-shirt will need to remit a $5.00 registration fee; if Butler participants do not wish to purchase a T-shirt, then no fee is required. All conference registration fees are due no later than March 25, 2016.  

Check this site often for conference updates and follow us on Twitter @TheButlerURC

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the URC.

Additional Information

URC at a Glance

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2016 (Wednesday) 

Registration Deadline: March 25, 2016 (Friday)

Conference Date: April 8, 2016 (Friday)