1 September 2015
The program for the 2015 FID is now listed here!

2 May 2015
The dates for the FID were previously listed incorrectly as 22-23 September. The correct dates are 23-25 September.

2 January 2015
The 2015 FID has been moved to September. Please see the timeline for an updated schedule.


About the 2015 FID

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Jefferson Society of Fellows at the University of Virginia present the fourth biannual Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue (FID) to be held on 23-25 September 2015 at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia. The FID is an interdisciplinary conference for students, faculty, and community members from around the world. The theme for 2015 is Ethics and Development. The keynote address will be given by Professor Scott Gilbert, the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA.

A core component of the mission of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is the promotion of interdisciplinary dialogue across the University of Virginia. In particular, the members of the Jefferson Society of Fellows are encouraged as part of their graduate school process to develop interdisciplinary faculty connections and to host speakers as a means of professional development and promoting their presence across Grounds. The Jefferson Interdisciplinary Forum is proposed as a fusion of these goals, in which scholars from across the Academy will come together to discuss core issues that cut across fields in academia. Additionally, this will provide an opportunity to advance the scholarly work of the Jefferson Fellows through collaborative publication based upon the proceedings of the Forum.

If you wish to present a paper at the 2015 FID, please read the call for papers and submit an abstract via the presenter registration form. If you wish to attend the conference without giving a presentation, please fill out the non-presenter registration form. The deadline for registration and abstract submission can be found on the timeline.