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Symposium General Information

Symposium General Information

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The 2025 Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium will be held April 3-5, 2025. The Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium brings together students and faculty members from universities in the Big Ten, Big 12, and other conferences to share and discuss research ideas. The objective of this symposium is to foster discussion, collaboration, and fellowship primarily among doctoral students and faculty members.

We have greatly enjoyed the past symposia and look forward to continuing the tradition in Spring 2025. We hope that your school will participate in the 2025 symposium, and we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 3, 7 – 10 p.m., welcome reception
Friday, April 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., presentations. Banquet at 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. – Noon, presentations

Structure of Presentations

We schedule 16 presentations (maximum) and match presenters and discussants among the participating schools. The presenter presents his/her research paper, followed by the discussant, who will discuss the research paper’s strengths, areas for improvement, and avenues to consider for future research. After the doctoral students have had the opportunity to discuss the research paper collaboratively, faculty members will be allowed to provide constructive feedback.

**Please note that the symposium format and objective limits us to hosting a maximum of 16 participating universities.**


The 2025 Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown, 808 R Street, located in the historic Haymarket area.

We will request your lodging information when your registration is submitted and make the hotel reservation for each participant. For those wishing to share a room to reduce costs, we will make those assignments/reservations for you. Our guest room rate for the 2025 Mittelstaedt & Gentry Doctoral Symposium is $155 (includes tax) per night and includes breakfast each day.


Dotzel, Thomas
Assistant Professor of Marketing
HLH 345G
P.O. Box 880492
Lincoln, NE 68588-0492