Doctoral Symposium

This year the doctoral symposium will be held on Friday, November 20, before the conference officially starts. Doctoral students will still have the opportunity to network with many faculty during the doctoral symposium.

This symposium will be free to attend for DSI members but will require an online registration. Registration for the symposium is separate from registration for the conference, which will have a $75 fee. Registration for one event does not automatically apply to the other. Registrations for both events will open on Wednesday, July 1.

The symposium will offer panels of speakers to provide wisdom on better managing an academic career, interactive sessions with journal editors, professional development workshops and even some social events!

During the actual conference, there is a special track for students that are on the job market (Doctoral Showcase, https://decisionsciences.org/annual-conferences/national-dsi/showcases/doctoral-research-showcase/). The Showcase is for doctoral student papers that are in advanced stages of conceptualization with a view to mentoring and providing high-quality feedback on the papers. If you are interested in this part of the conference, you will need to submit a manuscript through the normal conference channels and register for the main conference.

More information will be forthcoming regarding the doctoral symposium.  If you have questions about the symposium or the showcase, please email (wendy.tate@utk.edu).

DSI is also looking for PhD students who wish to add a service component on their CV. Responsible reviewers are needed for full papers that are being submitted to the conference. If you are interested please email wendy.tate@utk.edu and you will be added to the list!

To register for the Doctoral Symposium, CLICK HERE.   Note: You must be an active member of DSI at the time of the conference to participate.  Student membership in DSI is FREE. To Join, click here.

Opening panel

How to navigate your academic career

9:30-10:30 am ET

Phd Track 1

PDW1 – 10:45-11:45 am

Phd Track 2

PDW1 – 10:45- 11:45 am

Meet the Editors session

12:00 – 1:00 PM  ET

Phd Track 1

PDW2 — 1:30-2:30

Break – 2:30-2:45

PDW3 – 2:45 -3:45

Break – 3:45-4:00

Phd Track 2

PDW2 — 1:30-2:30

Break – 2:30-2:45

PDW3 – 2:45 -3:45

Break – 3:45-4:00

Wrap-up session

4:00 – 4:30 PM  ET