Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

Critical Junctures in Graduate Education


Graduate education today faces uncertainties and pressures that continue to create instability and pose threats. In this moment of flux, the graduate education community has an opportunity to see critical junctures where bold change is possible—perhaps more possible now than during times of stability. Navigating these critical junctures, however, will require leaders and change agents who are ready to manage the uncertainties and pressures with collaboration, compassion, and creativity. CSGS recognizes that the city of Raleigh, in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle—a place where academia, industry, and government collaborate and innovate everyday—offers an ideal setting for us to come together to confront the critical junctures in graduate education today. As we prepare for the return to an in-person annual meeting, the CSGS Executive Board and the 2022 Conference Program Committee invites you to review the (preliminary) program and register for the event. Please note, the program may be updated as the event draws closer.

Conference Details

Conference Program: CSGS 2022 PROGRAM DRAFT (2022.01.26)

3MT® competition:  As in previous years, the conference will feature our 3MT® competition. We will hold the competition in person. For more information and to sign up students for the competition, please check out our 3MT® webpage. Please note that 3MT® participants also need to be registered for the conference.

Conference Registration: Please register any participants (deans, staff, faculty, 3MT® competitors, and other student attendees) for the conference at the following link. Please note that there are discounts for multiple registrations and partial registrations. In addition, there are special rates for 3MT® competitors and students. In addition, meal tickets can be purchased for guests who are not attending sessions. The CHBGS partners with the CSGS each year to hold their annual meeting just prior to and in the same location as the CSGS conference. The registration page gives you the option to pay for a CHBGS membership and register for the CHBGS conference.

  • Full registration: 1 or 2 attendees
    • $400 each, until February 1, 2022
    • $475 each, after February 1, 2022
  • Full registration: 3 or more attendees
    • $350 each, until February 1, 2022
    • $425 each, after February 1, 2022
  • Partial registration: One Day
    • $150 each, until February 1, 2022
    • $175 each, after February 1, 2022
  • Partial registration: Two Days
    • $300 each, until February 1, 2022
    • $350 each, after February 1, 2022
  • 3MT® registration
    • $100
  • Student Registration (Not a 3MT® competitor)
    • $150 each, until February 1, 2022
    • $175 each, after February 1, 2022
  • Guest Registration
    • Guest Reception Ticket (Reception will take place on Feb 18)
      $50 each
    • Guest Breakfast Ticket (Covers breakfast for each morning of the conference)
      $50 each
    • Guest Awards Luncheon Ticket (Luncheon will take place Saturday, Feb 19)
      $40 each
  • CHBGS Conference Registration (optional)
    • CHBGS Conference – $150 per attendee
    • CHBGS Membership and Conference bundle – $300 per institution plus $150 per attendee

Hotel Information: The conference hotel is the Raleigh Marriott City Center. The rate for the room is $174 per night. This rate includes complimentary guestroom internet for all attendees. The rate is available three (3) days pre/post conference, based on hotel availability. To book, call 888-236-2427 and identify as being part of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. Reservations must be made by 01/17/2022.

Parking: The Raleigh Marriott City Center is adjacent to a 900 space city-owned parking garage managed by McLaurin Parking which serves the convention center and hotel guests alike. Listed below is current pricing for parking. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

  • Valet, Overnight, $30 per night
  • Self-parking, Overnight, $15 per night
  • Valet, Day Event, $18 per day
  • Self-parking, Day Rate, $3 per hour with a maximum of $15 per day

Covid-19 Information:  For your protection, CSGS is following health safety practices established by the Council of Graduate Schools for attendance at the annual meeting in New Orleans in December:

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to entering the meeting.  To verify this status, CSGS is using the Health Pass CLEAR, which provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19-related health information.  Attendees must download the CLEAR Mobile app and complete health screening with Health Pass by CLEAR ahead of time for expedited check-in and meeting entry.  A link to download the mobile app will be sent to registrants at a later date.
  • In compliance with CDC and city guidelines, attendees must wear masks indoors when attending sessions/events unless eating or drinking.  Please bring your own mask.

Additional safety information for the meeting location includes the following:

  • Conference lunches will be plated. Breakfast buffets will be served.
  • Social distancing of seating in sessions and meals will follow CDC recommendations.
  • To avoid close gathering, there will be no off-site reception, but receptions in the hotel are still being considered.
  • The Raleigh Marriott City Center is following elevated protocols and practices to provide a safe environment.  Please see Hotel safety information at COVID-19 updates and what to expect at our hotel.
  • Wake County, NC is among the highest vaccinated populations in the U.S. As of January 6, 73.5% of population ≥ age 5 was fully vaccinated. See Wake County COVID-19 Information for data and statistics. The conference will follow all state and county Covid-19 guidelines.


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