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About Events

The Scholarly Commons sponsors and promotes a wide variety of workshops, lectures, and other events throughout the academic year. Our calendar lists events related to digital scholarship, professional development, research methods, and other topics that are held across campus.

Recurring Events

GIS Day

In November the University of Illinois and the Illinois GIS Association celebrate geospatial technology. GIS Day is held at the iHotel and Conference Center and includes a keynote address, lighting talks, practical GIS presentations, and more. For more information, and to register, visit the GIS Day website.

Scholarly Commons Speaker Series

The Scholarly Commons speakers series is an ongoing series of lectures delivered by researchers, scholars, and other influential members of the digital scholarship community. These events are free and open to the public. You can learn about speakers, past and future on our speaker series page.

Image of Research

The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating graduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This competition generally opens midway through the Fall semester and submissions are accepted until January, with winners announced in the Spring. This event is jointly organized by the Scholarly Commons and the Graduate College and is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, visit the Image of Research webpage.

Image of Research- Undergraduate Edition

The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. The Image of Research Undergraduate Edition is organized by the Scholarly Commons and the Office of Undergraduate Research and is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, visit the Image of Research – UR Edition webpage.

Past Events

Learn about prior events on our past events page.