Symposium of Rising Scholars Spring 2023

Our Eighth Symposium will be a virtual event held on

Saturday March 18, 2023 beginning at 8am PT.

About the Symposium

Polygence's Symposium of Rising Scholars is an bi-annual academic conference where students present and share their research with their peers and experts.

Students have a choice of presentation type, and can present their work as either a conference talk or an elevator pitch. Students can also choose to present live at the Symposium, or asynchronously.
Our most recent Symposium on Saturday, September 24th 2022 featured nearly 200 students presenting live, over 60 students presenting asynchronously, and over 500 audience members.

You can reach the Symposium team at [email protected]

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Our next Symposium

Our next Symposium of Rising Scholars will be held on Saturday, March 18th 2023 from 8am PT - 1pm PT.

If you are a Polygence student interested in presenting at The Symposium, please check the Showcasing Database for the presenter application! Applications to present are due by Friday, January 27th at 6pm Pacific Time.

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Registration form

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending the Symposium. We will follow up with more information as we get closer to the date!

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Symposium Presenters

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Our Past Symposia

Take a look at some of our featured Symposium presentation sessions, panels and keynote speeches below!

Conference talks

Elevator pitches


Keynote speeches


Polygence is an online research academy founded by Harvard, MIT and Stanford researchers dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students.