Student Conferences

One of the Student Sections Committee’s duties is to choose the host sites for ANS Student Conferences. The conference host for next year is now announced at the President’s Special Session at the national Winter Meeting in November. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact

The Student Confernce Proposal Manual [PDF] is your guide to applying to host a student conference. The Student Conference Planning Guide [PDF] is primarily written for the conference winners, but may also contain useful information for preparing a proposal. These documents are slightly outdated and currently being revised. Please contact the SSC if you have any questions during this process.

NOTE CHANGE AS OF JULY 28th, 2016: Proposals are due by October 2nd 2017 for the 2019 spring’s conference. Email your proposal to

Judging is conducted using the Judges’ Evaluation Worksheet as a basis (download as .xls here). This document is used as a GUIDE ONLY, which means that the judging committee will usually consider all factors listed on the worksheet but may alter the worksheet or choose a different host than the numerical winner on the worksheet if there are features of the proposals that the worksheet does not cover.  The Judging Committee is to be composed according to these rules adopted by the SSC.

Good standing of student sections is also taken into account in judging.

You can direct questions at any time to

Winning proposals from past years are included below. We highly recommend that you review them before preparing your own proposal.

Reporting (for Conference Hosts)

Regular reports to the SSC are an important for both monitoring progress and establishing useful reference points to future organizers. When planning your conference, please adhere to the reporting schedule detailed in the Reporting Guidelines.

The final report to the SSC must be submitted after closing our the conference with ANS National, and must include information helpful to both the SSC and future organizers. Please see the Final Report Template for more details on what specifically to include.

All reports should be emailed in PDF format to the SSC Chair.

2018 Student Conference

The 2018 Student Conference will be hosted by the University of Florida section, April 5th-7th.

Previous Student Conferences

The proposals from winning student sections are available for download below.

2018University of Florida
2017University of Pittsburgh
2016University of Wisconsin - Madison
2015Texas A&M University
2014Pennsylvania State University
2013Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012University of Nevada - Las Vegas
2011Georgia Institute of Technology
2010University of Michigan
2009University of Florida
2008Texas A&M University
2007Oregon State University
2006Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2005Ohio State University
2004University of Wisconsin - Madison
2003University of California - Berkeley
2002Pennsylvania State University
2001Texas A&M University