Research Conference

The STAR Research Conference is where STAR Fellows formally present their research findings to peers, mentors, and the broader community. We are pleased to announce the 2019 STAR Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Partners In Science National Conference in San Diego, California on January 17-18, 2020 at the Hilton San Diego Resort. Attendance is required for all STAR Fellows. In addition to learning about STAR summer projects, the conference also provides an opportunity to expand professional networks, meet counterparts from other lab sites, share future plans, and participate in professional development workshops.



STAR welcomes partners or family members to the poster sessions and/or oral presentations with advance notice but will be unable to provide assistance with travel or other accommodations. Guests must be pre-registered. Guests are also welcome to participate in the full activities (tours, meals, keynotes, presentations, etc), but will require a $200 registration fee to cover associated costs.

Travel and Accommodation

STAR is able to provide travel and accommodation for all Fellows and Workshop Leaders but would like to encourage and support Lab Site and Research Staff attendance wherever possible. Fellows will share hotel accommodations with another Fellow at the Hilton San Diego Resort. Workshop leaders will be in single rooms at the same hotel. 


Airfare and Transportation from the Airport to the Hotel

All airfare for the conference will be booked through the STAR office. 

Schedule and Program

Printed abstract books will be available at the registration desk, and electronic copies available for download on your mobile device (2018 STAR Abstract and Program Book). The conference program and agenda is available via the conference app for registered participants.


Internet Access

WiFi access credentials will be provided to all presenters and staff at the conference. All presentations should be prepared to run offline and loaded onto a USB drive in case of service interruptions. 

Dress Standards

STAR conferences are professional events where dressy casual is appropriate. We will take cohort and group photos during the conference. 

Previous Conference Programs

2015 Research Conference Program
2016 Research Conference Program 
2017 Research Conference Program


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