Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Participants may begin registering for the symposium on January 22.

Registration includes:

  • admission to events on Thursday and Friday;
  • breakfast on Thursday and Friday;
  • lunch and an afternoon-break service on Thursday;
  • evening reception on Thursday;
  • admission to the 50th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture; and
  • a conference program.

There is no additional registration fee to attend the pre-symposium event Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Wilson Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. However, you’ll need to sign up separately (here) due to space limitations. The event will include a reception and program highlighting how the 1918 influenza pandemic affected both the UNC-Chapel Hill community and the life and work of Thomas Wolfe, UNC alumnus and author of the classic American novel, Look Homeward, Angel.

Continuing Education Units are available for an additional $10.00. (See registration fees below.)

Payment Instructions

Checks should be made payable to UNC-Chapel Hill and mailed to:

Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill NC 27599. 

Student Scholarship Application

A limited number of $30.00 scholarships are available to students who would otherwise be unable to pay the registration fee. Student scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last, based on need and alignment of interests with symposium themes. A brief application form is available here. NOTE: Scholarship applicants may enter and save registration information, and then AFTER receiving notification of the scholarship award, should return to complete registration and submit fee payment. Please contact Lisa Warren at  lisa.warren@unc.edu with any questions.


If you have any questions about payment, contact Cherelle Whitfield, cwwhitfi@email.unc.edu, (919) 843-9262.

Event Registration

  1. Full Registration Fee

  2. Full Registration Fee (Continuing Education Units)

  3. Planning Committee Member

  4. Planning Committee Member (Continuing Education Units)

  5. Senior Citizen Registraiton (+65)

  6. Senior Citizen Registraiton (+65) Continuing Education Units

  7. Student Attendee

  8. Student Attendee (Continuing Education Units)

  9. UNC Faculty and Staff

  10. UNC Faculty and Staff (Contuning Education Units)