Honors Conferences

The Kugelman Honors Program participates in three Honors conferences a year. These conferences provide students the opportunity to present their thesis or other original research, as well as connect to the broader Honors community.

NCHC Boston
NCHC Conference in Boston, MA

Conference Basics

Honors conferences are exciting events that allow students to present Honors-related research and learn about the research and activities of other Honors students, programs, and colleges.

At the conferences, students engage in the broader Honors community while developing presentation, networking, and time management skills.

What Can You Present?
Honors Students presenting their theses at SRHC 2014

At Honors conferences, students can present on anything Honors-related, including their thesis, research or projects completed in Honors courses, Honors Council events, or the Honors Living and Learning Community. 

Depending on the conference, students have multiple options for the type of presentation they can develop. Common options include presenting a lecture-style presentation, research poster, or conducting a round table session or workshop.

When Can You Present?

Kugelman Honors students are required to present their thesis at an Honors conference, a conference within their major discipline, or at UWF's Student Scholar Symposium, which is held each spring. Completion of a student's thesis takes place toward the end of their time as an undergraduate.

Honors students are also encouraged to apply to present original research conducted in an Honors course, artwork, or other Honors experiences (leadership, mentoring, etc.) at the conferences at any point.

Conference Dates & Deadlines

Florida Collegiate Honors Council: Conference typically held in February; proposals typically due in December

Southern Regional Honors Council: Conference typically held in March; proposals typically due in January

National Collegiate Honors Council: Conference typically held in November; proposals typically due in March

Conference Presentation Materials

If you are preparing a traditional presentation or a poster for a conference, below are links to resources you'll need to utilize. When developing a traditional presentation that will include a slide presentation, Honors students must use the PowerPoint template below. Posters should likewise follow the formatting guidance provided.

Guidance for Creating Conference Posters

LibGuide: Poster Design Tips (UWF Libraries)

UWF Powerpoint Template

National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)

The 2018 NCHC conference will take place November 7-11 in Boston, MA. The deadline to submit proposals to Honors staff is February 21, 2018. Current students, see the weekly Honors Update for more information.

Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC)

The 2018 FCHC conference will take place February 9-11 in Fort Myers, FL. The deadline to be submit proposals has passed.

Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC)

The 2018 SRHC conference will be held April 5-7 in Arlington, VA. The deadline to submit proposals to Honors staff is January 19, 2018. Current students, see the weekly Honors Update for more information.