Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium
will be held virtually on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST.
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Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium

If I were there I would be saying that the word "symposium" comes from the Greek word "symposion" which, in turn, derives from the Greek verb "sympeninein" which means to drink together. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines symposium as "a convivial party with music and conversation" or "a social gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas." While the music may be in short supply, I trust that all of you – and especially those of you for whom this is your first time at a meeting like this – find this symposium both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding.

Robert Mittlestaedt
- Robert Mittelstaedt

Each spring, the Department of Marketing at Nebraska hosts the Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium. Modeled after the Haring Symposium held annually at Indiana University, participant schools send representatives to Lincoln for a two-day Symposium emphasizing dissertation research. Because of COVID-19, the 2021 Symposium will be held virtually for one day only.

Participant schools include the University of Arkansas, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, University of Cincinnati, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Missouri, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, The Ohio State University, the University of Oregon, the University of Utah, Michigan State University, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Wyoming, Washington State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Symposiums held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus start with a welcome reception at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. All day Friday and Saturday morning, presentations of dissertation research are made by doctoral students, followed by comments from doctoral discussants and then by discussion from the audience as a whole. Friday evening there is a banquet, and the Symposium ends with lunch on Saturday. Participant schools are asked to pay for transportation to and from Lincoln and for lodging at the Courtyard by Marriott. The Department of Marketing covers the cost of the meals and the Symposium proceedings. There is no registration fee.

Future Symposiums

April 2, 2021 (held virtually) | March 31 – April 2, 2022 | March 30 – April 1, 2023
March 28 – 30, 2024 | April 3 – 5, 2025 | April 2 – 4, 2026 | April 1 – 3, 2027

Contact

Runnalls, Blake
Assistant Professor of Marketing
HLH 345 L
P.O. Box 880492
Lincoln, NE 68588-0492
402-472-2316