May 29 – June 2, 2018 • Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Come to ACSM’s Annual Meeting in May and “friend” or connect with more than 6,000 of your peers in exercise science and sports medicine. Looking for career advice, mentoring, top-tier educational sessions, information about best practices, networking and social opportunities with other students? The annual meeting is where you’ll want to be!

Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 Annual Meeting!


Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Lab Fair

3:00 – 4:45 p.m. General Session and Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Fair

The Graduate and Early Career Day Preconference and Lab Fair is designed to provide career guidance for graduate students and early career professionals. The session kicks off with a keynote address, then there will be a student interest presentation following by breakouts into two lecture tracks – each with its own specific focus:  Academic Careers; Clinical Careers. 

Students can listen to the journeys and advice from these speakers, as well as participate in the question and answer period. To help promote career networking after the breakouts, students will have a unique opportunity to chat one-on-one with 20 different universities and companies.

Learn about the labs, make connections with the schools, and discover postdoctoral opportunities. A light reception will coincide with the networking portion.

This event is open to all attendees, but is targeted to graduate students and young professionals in the early stage of their career. This event is free as part of your ACSM registration.  If you plan on attending, please check the appropriate box on the registration screen.

See an outline here of the session.

If your university or company would like to apply to participate in the networking fair, apply here.



Student Lounge

There will be a special area in the convention center where students can gather. Look for signage on site so you can stop by, take a load off your feet, and meet fellow students, make new friends and read over your Annual Meeting materials.


Student Volunteer Program

Are you interested in cutting costs off your registration? You may save money by dedicating at least four hours of time working for ACSM at the Annual Meeting. Send your registration confirmation email to to receive more information and scheduling opportunities.


Student Help Desk

Representatives from the Student Affairs Committee will be there to help you navigate the exciting week of presentations and special events during the Annual Meeting.