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15th Annual Graduate Climate Conference

The Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is an interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students. Over the last fifteen years, graduate students representing hundreds of academic institutions have come together to present research and share ideas on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines. We welcome abstracts from diverse fields such as atmospheric sciences, biology, environmental management, forestry and fisheries sciences, oceanography, communication, public policy studies, urban planning, public health, and any other climate-related disciplines. 

When hosted by the University of Washington, the GCC historically convenes at the Pack Forest Conference Center. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accommodate an in-person event. While we cannot gather in person, we strive to uphold the long-standing tradition of collaboration and conversation across disciplines and universities through an online platform. As a result, the 15th annual GCC is free of charge to all participants. To learn more about the virtual nature of the 15th annual GCC, please visit the Logistics page.

Dates & Contact

Application Opens 

July 1, 2021

Application Closes

August 20, 2021

Conference Dates

October 29 - October 31 2021


More information about this year's GCC will be available soon. For updates, connect with us via the social media icons at the top of this page or contact our organizers at

We thank our generous sponsors for their support of the GCC.

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