Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN for Duke GradX 2018!

The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows invite you to participate in Duke GradX 2018, to be held Wednesday, April 4th 2018 from 4pm to 6pm at Field Auditorium, Environmental Hall.

If you’re interested in attending GradX or presenting your research, see the links below. Hope to see you soon!

Submit abstracts here.

Submit student registration form here. 

Submit alumni registration form here. 

Our keynote speaker in 2017 was Dr. Anne Yoder, Professor of Biology at Duke University, and Director of the Duke University Lemur Center. Learn more about Dr. Yoder’s research here!

Our 2018 GradX keynote speaker will be announced shortly, so please stay tuned for more information!

Questions? Contact the GradX 2018 Organizers at


The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows are hosting the sixth annual Duke GradX talks, an event showcasing graduate research. Students are invited to share their research in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED and TEDx talks. Rather than showcasing finished projects, we ask presenters to share a defining question that they are driven to investigate or explore further. Presenters are challenged to communicate their ideas in a clear, visually appealing way that is understandable to a broad audience in the short time frame of 5-6 minutes.





Presenter Schedule: GradX 2017 Program
Recorded Talks: GradX 2017 Recording
Promo Video:


Presenter Schedule: GradX 2016 Program.
Recorded Talks: GradX 2016 Recording.
Promo Video: GradX 2016 Promo Video.


Presenter Schedule: GradX 2015 Program.
Recorded Talks: GradX 2015 Recording.


Presenter Schedule: GradX 2014 Program.
Promo Video: GradX 2014 Promo Video.