2022 Research and Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON)

CCS is pleased to announce the sixth annual CCS Research & Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON) on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 during the UCSB Parents & Family Weekend. RACA-CON brings together the CCS community to learn about the remarkable work being conducted by students across all CCS majors.

Apply to Present

Applications to present a short talk, poster or both at the 2022 RACA-CON are now OPEN. Please note that faculty approval is needed to complete the application. Completed applications, including faculty approval, must be submitted no later than October 3, 2022. ​​All CCS students involved in creative activities or research are encouraged to apply.


Talks include research talks, readings of works, musical performances, etc. Talks may be 5-7 MIN with a Q&A to follow; a total of 10-MINUTES will be allotted, including the Q&A. The number of available talk slots is limited. The oral presentation program will be designed to create a balance across majors, and using student applicant submission date, talks will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Posters can include research posters, original artwork, etc. Standard poster size is 24” x 36” or 48” x 36” though all work that fits within an approximate 4x4 ft area is acceptable. Accommodations may be possible for work that does not fit these dimensions (e.g. larger 2D, 3D, or video works) or for work that cannot be mounted using push pins. Accommodations need to be arranged in advance, please email raca-con@ccs.ucsb.edu by October 3 if special accommodations are needed to display your work.