Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

Annual Conference

The AGLSP Annual Conference

Each year, the AGLSP Annual Conference brings together representatives of the Association’s member programs and students to share ideas and discuss the latest issues in Graduate Liberal Studies. Each conference features paper presentations and panel discussions, as well as invited speakers with scholarly and real-world expertise. Recent themes have included, Borders and Migrations, Tradition and Transformation: Embracing the FuturePlace MattersRevolutions: Past, Present, and Future, Urban Gateways: Immigration and the Global City, The Crisis of the Book: Worlds of Opportunity, Worlds of Change and The Transformation of the 21st Century City; recent venues have included Tempe, Oklahoma City, San Jose, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland and Saratoga Springs.

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of attending the conference is the opportunity to participate in the pre-conference workshop. This day-long workshop focuses on the practical issues of administering GLS programs, including curriculum, marketing to potential students, recruiting faculty, relations with campus administrators, alumni relations, study abroad programs and issues of accreditation. 


Annual Conference 2018

Borders and Migrations


Due to a variety of circumstances, the 2017 Annual Conference was canceled.