Bicentennial Sponsored Event:
Beyond Boundaries - Indiana Academies Symposium
April 9 - 10, 2021
Symposium Chair Dr. Surekha Rao


Beyond Boundaries-Indiana Academies Symposium is a unique cross-disciplinary conference bringing together thirteen academic societies that represents a wealth of subjects from natural and physical sciences to social sciences, from public health, nutrition and nursing to languages and humanities. The Symposium is a joint platform for all researchers, scholars and professionals, breaking traditional silos.

The symposium, a legacy project of the IU Bicentennial, will be held April 9-10, 2021. It will draw on IU's over 200 years of leadership in higher education and research by bringing the state's academic associations together virtually. During this event, participants will be able to attend their organization’s annual meeting, view poster sessions, participate in breakout sessions, and listen to keynote speakers.

Program Committee

Dr. Surekha Rao ( of IU Northwest is Chair of the Symposium. Representatives from the participating organizations serve on the symposium’s program committee. Committee members are:

Dr. Sara Adams
Dr. Demetra Andrews
Mr. Jonathan Barclay
Dr. Delores Brown
Dr. Dominic D'Ettore
Dr. Frederique Deiss
Dr. Heather Duemling
Dr. Frank Hess
Dr. Israel Herrera
Dr. Timothy Johnson
Dr. Leah Milne
Dr. Michella Marino
Dr. Dulce Maria Scott
Dr. Linda Osborn
Dr. J. Michael Raley
Dr. Doug Stemke
Dr. Steven Stofferahn
Ms. Joan Trendell
Dr. Richard van Rijn
Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson
Dr. Steven Zimmerly