Adelphi University Research Conference


2019 Conference Details

The 16th Adelphi University Research Conference will be on April 17, 2019. 

Share in the excitement of academic discovery at Adelphi. Join us as we highlight the outstanding caliber of undergraduate and graduate research and scholarship at Adelphi.

If you are interested in presenting on Research Day, contact your faculty adviser or mentor now and begin working on your research or scholarship project. All poster presentations must be digital. Paper posters will not be accepted. Instead, create an environmentally friendly ePoster.

Program and Abstracts

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Event Time Location
Registration and Breakfast 7:45-8:15 a.m. Nexus Building
Welcome: President and Co-chairs 8:15-8:30 a.m. Nexus Building
Section A ePosters and Talks 8:30-9:20 a.m. Nexus Building
Section B ePosters and Talks 9:30-10:20 a.m. Nexus Building
Section C ePosters and Talks 

Literature Readings

10:30-11:20 a.m. Nexus Building
Section D ePosters and Talks 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Nexus Building
Lunch 12:00-12:45 p.m. University Center Ballroom
Keynote 12:45-1:30 p.m. University Center Ballroom
Awards  1:30-2:00 p.m. University Center Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

Jon Contino ’05, Adelphi alum and founder and creative director of CONTINO, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Research Conference, presenting his talk Destroy the Machines!

About John Contino

When the world’s leading brands need to leave a lasting impact, they turn to New York native Jon Contino. As founder and creative director of CONTINO, a no-limits independent branding studio, Jon has produced award-winning work for household names including Nike, MillerCoors, American Eagle, Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, AT&T, and Sports Illustrated. 

His distinctive style is defined by its humanity, eschewing antiseptic lines and prefab typefaces in favor of creating emotional connections through raw, honest expression. While only in his mid-30s, he has built a reputation as the industry’s hardest-working designer since his mid-teens, and has over two decades of experience at the highest level. His often-imitated work has influenced a generation of designers, and helped define the modern lens through which we view our increasingly design-centric world.  

Jon’s ability to distill a brand down to its essence and express it through his unique blend of minimalist illustration and unmistakable hand-lettering has earned him the respect of fellow designers, creative directors, and many of the most influential minds in branding. He has received some of the industry’s most prestigious honors, including a Design & Decoration Building Stars of Design award, a Clio Key Art award, a Cannes Lion award, and ADC’s Young Guns award, just to name a few. 

In 2018, Jon published his first book, Brand by Hand, in partnership with Abrams Books. It is available now.


For further information, please contact:

Research Conference Committee
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