The National Mentoring Symposium supplies mentors with timely information for today's students and highlights three tracks of presentations for peer (student) mentors, faculty and administration, and academic advisors.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

What I enjoyed most about the National Mentoring Symposium was the ability to network. It was a positive, supportive environment. Great location. Great speakers.


Registration for the 2019 Mentoring Symposium will open in Spring 2019. 

Poster Sessions

Presentation Sign-Up

Poster presentations take place during lunch. Presentations are very informal; posters are set up around the room, and attendees casually walk around viewing the information and talking to the presenters. The purpose is to provide a chance for attendees to showcase their mentoring programs and for mentors to speak to individuals from other institutions. This is an opportunity to tell others from all over the country about why your program is successful and influential. Attendees will get a broader understanding of the different and similar approaches to mentoring. This is a great way for mentors to get involved and to have a chance to present at a national conference!

We will supply the table or easel, so just bring items such as informational posters, brochures, giveaways, and other marketing materials. Be creative and have fun with this!

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions take place throughout the day and will be divided into four time slots. All sessions are organized into tracks, such as peer mentors, faculty, administration, and advisors. The first three time slots will be unique sessions, followed by a fourth time slot for encore presentations of our most popular sessions! Rooms are set up in lecture-style format, and speakers are encouraged to engage the audience with activities and talking points. These sessions provide a great opportunity to explore concepts essential to mentoring and to provide concrete take-away techniques for participants to use on their campuses.

All rooms will have a computer, projector, and remote for presentations. All other materials are provided by the speakers.

View last year's program

What You Need to Complete a Proposal

For a Concurrent Session

  • Title of Presentation (125 characters or less)
  • Concurrent Session Abstract (500 characters or less)
  • Concurrent Session Summary (300–1500 characters)
  • Names of Presenters 

For a Poster Session

  • Title of Presentation (125 characters or less)
  • Poster Session Summary (200–500 characters)
  • Names of Presenters

Event Details

Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
IUPUI Campus Center,
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

If you have questions about the event, feel free to contact us.

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