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2016 Conference Schedule

2016 Conference Schedule

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Morning Session, Auditorium Institute of the Americas
    • Performance by Asayake Taiko
    • Opening remarks
    • Dean Cristina Della Coletta
    • Keynote speaker: Dr. Gregory Buford
    • Question and answer session with Dr. Buford
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.: Afternoon Session
  • Closing remarks: Dr. David Artis, Academic Enrichment Program

Keynote speaker

Dr. Gregory Buford is one of the country's most notable cosmetic surgeons and has practices in both Colorado and Beverly Hills. He will be available for a personal Q&A after his keynote speech for all interested attendees. Dr. Buford holds higher degrees from Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.  

Afternoon session (Sessions A & B run concurrently)

Session A:

Undergraduate Presentations, Malamud Conference Room

UCSD undergraduate students present their research projects on such topics as music, education, psychology, history, communication, and economics.

Session B:

Provost John C. Moore, Muir College

Representatives from UC San Diego's departments of Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, Education Studies, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Career Services will also be available to answer questions about their undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

More information about the conference:

  • Light breakfast and organic lunch from Jimbo’s…naturally! included with registration
  • The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is limited and required! Hurry now before slots run out!
  • There will also be a drawing at the end of the day for some prizes, including but not limited to: an IPad Mini, tickets to Birch Aquarium, movie tickets, and so much more!

2013 Conference Schedule

2013 program

Plenary session, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Gordon B. Dahl is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Rochester and held visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1998 and his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1993.

    Dahl's research interests include Labor Economics and Applied Microeconomics. His articles have appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

  • Ricky Qi, '09 is a film director and Young Explorer of the National Geographic Society.

    Graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in International Studies, Ricky moved abroad the next two years living in China, where he helped found JRJ Studios, a Shanghai-based professional photographer's collective, and chronicled the Shanghai jazz revival as well as documented portions of the Silk Road.

    Ricky currently works at Protean Films, a Los Angeles-based documentary company, where he is directing his first feature-length film, Under One Roof, which follows China's last matriarchal society as their homeland in the Himalayan foothills undergoes rapid modernization. In 2012, his ongoing work with the documentary was awarded a National Geographic Society Young Explorer's Grant. Ricky also works as a commercial director for Los Angeles-based Arc Media, and is an avid surfer in his free time.

  • Dr. Alan J. Daly is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in Education Studies at UCSD. Professor Daly has held a wide variety of positions in public education ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator. Alan’s research interests include social capital, the analysis of social networks, trust, and organizations.

  • Roland Ligtenberg, '09 is a technologist whose passions encompass all things mobile, startups, and disruptive ideas accelerated by technology. A long time serial entrepreneur, he recently co-founded HouseCall – the app for your house. HouseCall helps homeowners find and book trusted neighborhood service professionals at the push of a button. In addition he is an advisor at Ice House, a global mobile software development agency, where he helps Fortune 500 and startup companies with strategy, product,  and agile mobile development. Previously he was at Qualcomm where he was a founding member of Qualcomm Labs, an internal incubator focused on leading innovation in new wireless product development. There he was responsible for mobile product & business development for Gimbal SDK, a context awareness platform for iOS & Android developers. Roland is always open to interesting opportunities and enjoys mentoring startups and entrepreneurs by helping them create value through constant innovation.

Undergrad research poster session, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

UCSD undergraduate students presented their research projects on such topics as education, psychology, history, communication, and dance.

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Veronica Bejar
Student Center
Building B, 1st Floor East (map)