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Symposium of Rising Scholars Spring 2024

Our Tenth Symposium will be a virtual event held on

Saturday March 23rd, 2024 beginning at 8am PT

About the Symposium

Polygence's Symposium of Rising Scholars is an bi-annual virtual academic conference where Polygence students present and share their research with their peers and experts. The Symposium also includes a College Admissions Panel and Keynote Speech.

Our Fall 2023 Symposium featured over 340 student presenters, and Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Project Tomorrow and the founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project - which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators nationwide on key education issues - as our Keynote Speaker.

For any questions about the event, you can reach the Symposium team at [email protected]

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Our Spring 2024 Keynote Speaker

Kelvin Doe is an innovator and social entrepreneur from Freetown, Sierra Leone. Driven by a passion for tech, education and community development, he founded the Kelvin Doe Foundation with a mission to provide creative spaces to nurture communities, ignite a culture of innovation, and inspire civic engagement.

Kelvin has been awarded several national and international awards for his work, including a Presidential Gold Medal (2013) and the MTV EMA Generation Change Award (2019). He is also the youngest person to participate in the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Register now to attend the Spring 2024 Symposium

The next Symposium of Rising Scholars will be held on Saturday, March 23rd 2024 from 8am PT - 1pm PT.

To register to attend the event as an audience member, please complete the below interest form. We are no longer accepting applications to present at the March 2024 Symposium.

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Check out our
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

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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.