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Florida Statewide Symposium

FSS 2023

About Us

Flagler College in St. Augustine will host the 16th annual Florida Statewide Symposium (FSS) on Oct. 6-7, 2023. All of Florida's public and private four-year universities and state colleges are invited to participate.

Faculty, administrators, and professional staff have gathered since 2008 for the two-day symposium, which focuses on strengthening and developing undergraduate research. For 10 years, the Florida Statewide Symposium was hosted by the University of Central Florida on its main campus in Orlando. In 2018, the Florida Statewide Symposium began rotating to other Florida campuses as well.

Here's some information for those planning to attend.

Important Dates

Deadlines and dates:

  • Abstract submission is now open.
  • Abstract submission closes Sept. 22, 2023.
  • Abstract acceptance confirmation is Sept. 29, 2023.
  • Conference registration will be posted soon. 
  • Conference dates: Oct. 6-7, 2023





Event Schedule

Day 1
12:30 p.m. FURA Board Meeting
2 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. Welcome
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussions
4:30 p.m. Poster Session
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Day 2
8:15 a.m. FSS Open Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
10:30 a.m. Mini Presentations
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Interactive Presentations
2 p.m. Interactive Presentations
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Mini Presentations
4:30 p.m. Closing Reception and Networking
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Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstract

The deadline for abstract submission is Sept. 22. There is no abstract fee. However, there will be a registration fee for the general event.

Contact Information

For local information, email Flagler College's Chris Kao at

Questions for the Florida Undergraduate Research Association (FURA) may be directed to Melodie Eichbauer at


Hotels Nearby

Here are some options for your stay. Some are within walking distance of campus. Others are located on the beach, less than 10 miles away.

Walking Distance

Casa Monica Resort and Spa, 95 Cordova St.

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District, 116 San Marco Ave.

Best Western Bayfront, 16 Avenida Menendez Ave.

Hampton Inn St. Augustine-Historic District. 2050 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. (1.7 miles away)

Best Western Historical Inn, 2010 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. (1.7 miles away)


At the beach

Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach, 430 A1A Beach Blvd.

Best Western St. Augustine Beach Inn, 541 A1A Beach Blvd.

Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach, 401 A1A Beach Blvd.

Courtyard St. Augustine Beach, 605 A1A Beach Blvd.