Writing Abstracts for Professional Conferences


Jul. 30, 2020, 10:45am to 12pm

Office/Remote Location

Online Webinar


Conferences require presenters to write a short, paragraph-long description of their research. The abstract serves both as research synopsis and a cognitive heuristic to the audience. Abstracts can be written either retrospectively and prospectively. The letter is the approach taken when submitting your work for conference presentations. Acceptance into an academic conference or professional event is largely determined by the content found in the abstract. Thus, constructing a proper abstract is vital for research readiness. This workshop will discuss the contents of an abstract as well as strategies students can undertake to maximize the potential and outreach of their abstract.

Learning Objectives: By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn the contents of an abstract and how to draft a proper abstract

  • Understand how the contents of an abstract can influence acceptance to a professional conference

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Levent Atici, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research, Office of Undergraduate Research

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV undergraduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is using Event Pass for all events and workshops. Please following the instructions below to generate an Event Pass QR code:

  1. Visit involvementcenter.unlv.edu and signing in with your ACE account
  2. Click on the profile icon in the top right, and choose Event Pass 
  3. Save the QR code to your Apple Wallet, Google Pay, or photos
  4. Have your QR code ready to be scanned prior to arriving to the workshop


Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research
Rafael Oganesyan

Event Sponsor

Office of Undergraduate Research