CRIDC 2018

The Graduate Student Government Association will be organizing the Career, Research and Innovation Development conference (CRIDC) on February 7th and 8th. CRIDC is an annual conference that is designed to create a synergistic interface between graduate students (from all majors and degree types) and research, academic, industrial and government institutions.

We hope CRIDC can equip our graduate students with the tools and insights to survive and thrive in the ever-changing technological, financial and political landscapes inherent to the 21st century market. In addition, we hope this conference will provide them with opportunities to explore varied career paths and directions that they can pursue to make an impact.

This year, while building upon the motif of past conferences, we would also like to add a new component – A Graduate Career Fair. This is intended to address the long standing need for an exclusive career fair, tailored to the needs of the graduate student body at Georgia Tech.


Overall CRIDC will encompass following events:

  • Panels (differentiated into industry, consulting, academia and govt./national lab)
  • Buzz Talks (More specific to each panel)
  • Workshops
  • Poster Competition
  • Graduate Career Fair
  • Additional Networking Opportunities(Info sessions of various companies)

The chosen venues for CRIDC are – Student center and Ferst center.

With regards to the poster competition, please submit your abstract (250 words or less) by December 22, 2017. Judges will be academic and industrial professionals as well as graduate students of Georgia Tech. There will be pre-CRIDC workshops with regards to poster preparation, resume writing, networking, and interview skills. We will be sending out more information as we approach the event.

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will host a paper competition and awarding the winners at CRIDC this year. Graduate students enrolled in IAC graduate courses are eligible to submit abstracts to present papers at the fourth annual IAC Graduate Student Conference, scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2017, 8am – 5pm, in Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way, Georgia Tech OR present posters at the CRIDC poster sessions in February 7, 2018. If you are presenting a poster, please use the link below for the poster session registration. Note that over $60,000 will be distributed to the post competition winners.

Abstracts for presentation at the January 26, 2018, conference are due on December 6th. IAC graduate students can also submit 15-page papers to the essay competition by January 1, 2018.

(Please note that a IAC graduate student planning to submit an essay to the essay competition should also submit an abstract to present at the IAC paper conference.)

You should submit your abstract via the link below and send the final papers to Adriana(, who will also be the point of contact for any questions about the paper competition.

IAC Paper Competition Link:

CRIDC Poster Competition Link:

General deadlines:

CRIDC – Poster competition abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017

IAC Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Paper submission to the essay competition deadline: Monday, January 1st, 2018


Event Descriptions:

Poster Competition: CRIDC in collaboration with various Georgia Tech Academic Departments as also Corporate and Institutional associates, will organise poster competitions to provide a forum for the graduate students to broadcast their research as well as hone their interpersonal and communication skills.

Buzz Talks: CRIDC shall host talks from the leading lights as well as the rising stars for various fields that are of interest to the graduate student community at georgia tech.

Panels: CRIDC shall host forums where the students can have their queries on various issues affecting their choice of career, discipline etc, directly addressed by a panel of experts.