LSMRCE 2019 Annual Conference


The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence conference Building a Diverse STEM Talent Pool: Classrooms to Careers will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 25-27, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. This event is co-hosted with the Indiana STEM Alliance and offers students, faculty mentors, educational researchers, and program administrators a platform to exchange knowledge and to cultivate a community of practitioners and scholars in the area of broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

This year’s conference themes include: Building a Community of Scholars, Leveraging Networks, Mentoring Future Leaders, and Research in STEM Education.


October 25
Midwest LSAMP Alliances pre-conference workshops and meetings (9a-3p)
Student pre-conference workshops (3p-5p)
Evening Conference Kick-off Networking Event (6p-8p)

October 26 - 27
Keynotes, breakouts and workshops, competitive student poster session, and bridge to the doctorate oral presentations.


  • Under-represented minority STEM students (undergrad, grad, BD fellows, LSAMP alumni)
  • Higher education administrators
  • STEM faculty mentors
  • STEM program administrators
  • Faculty interested in education research
  • All NSF LSAMP, INCLUDES, and LSRCE community members

Featured Speakers


Registration Rates & Dates:

  • $75 - Student Registration (Undergraduate and Graduate students)
  • $200 - Early Bird Registration (Ends June 30, 2019)
  • $300 - Standard Registration (July 1 -October 1, 2019)
  • $500 - Late Registration (October 2-October 20, 2019)

Registration closes on October 20, 2019. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Payment Options:

  1. Pay now with credit card or p-card.
  2. Get invoiced and pay later by check or credit card.
  3. Pay by PO

LSMRCE does accept purchase orders for group registration. Please use the following IU W-9, which contains Indiana University EIN and the remit to address.

Cancelation Policy:
We understand plans change. Cancelations received on or before October 20, 2019, will receive a refunded, minus a $25 processing fee.
Cancelations after October 20, 2019, are non-refundable.

Already registered, but now you need to pay your registration fee?
LOGIN to the IU REGISTRATION WEBSITE using the email and login you used to register.
Click "EDIT ORDER" and enter your credit card number. Alternatively, you can call Conference Services and pay via phone by calling 1-812-855-6922.



Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing (The Fashion Mall at Keystone)
8787 Keystone Crossing,
Indianapolis, IN 46240 (MAP)
: (317) 846-2700
*Free Onsite Parking* *Indoor Pool* *Exercise Room*
Hotel Website | Fashion Mall Website | Dining in the Area

Hotel Reservations

The conference hotel is sold out. Please check availability at this other nearby hotels:

Contact Deb Cole at or 317-278-4753