ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds (MOM) conference is held each spring and is hosted by one of the ACC member schools. It is funded in-part by revenue from athletic events. The conference celebrates undergraduate research and provides an opportunity to share ideas and collaborate. This conference is fully funded and all of the student costs are covered: airfare, hotel, and meals provided by the host university.

The ACC MOM 2019 will be hosted by the University of Louisville March 29-31, 2019.


UM undergrads are invited to apply to present their research project at the conference.
Applicants will need to provide:

  • Completed Application (2019 Application is now closed)
  • Faculty mentor/professor's contact information
  • 250 word or less Abstract Abstract Sample.
  • Paragraph describing how attending will help in achieving your career goals
  • Letter of support from the faculty mentor (faculty to email it directly to with program and student name on the subject line)
  • Copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts from CaneLink

Application deadline is 5PM EST Friday, February 1, 2019. Selected students will meet with the program director during scheduled evening/weekend sessions to prepare for the conference. Attendance at these meetings is a requirement for attending the conference. Students may also be required to change their presentation format based on conference needs.

At the conference, the students will not be expected to provide a formal talk with their poster – they will be expected to stand with their poster for about an hour or so and talk to anyone who comes up about their work. For PowerPoint presentations, the length of the presentation is usually 10 minutes maximum, followed by a short question and answer period.

The audience will primarily be the other participating ACC students – they will be from a large variety of disciplines, so the students should prepare to be able to speak to both students in their field and outside their field as well as attending faculty and administrators from the ACC schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at