Call for Proposals
Proposals must be submitted online here. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. We will inform you of the status of your proposal by Monday, February 10, 2014.
Each proposal must include up to a 150 word abstract AND a 50 word description of the presentation. The latter will be printed in the conference program.
The Conference will be held in a classroom building and PCs, projectors and speakers will be available in all rooms. If you are presenting on a Mac please bring your own laptop and adapter.
Proposals will be submitted online and must include the following information:
- Name of Presentation
- Name, Email and phone of primary presenter
- Names and emails of additional presenters
- Name of college/university
- Indicate if any of the presenters are making more than one presentation (limit of two presentations, please)
- Whether presenters are student/faculty/administrator/other (identify)
- Name, email, address, office and mobile phone numbers of honors director
- Type of presentation (see below)
- 50 word description and 150 word abstract
- Audio visual equipment needed (also indicate if you will be presenting on a Mac laptop)
Types of Submissions
Podium Presentations (individual or group):
10 minutes plus 5 minute Q & A
Podium Presentations are the most traditional style of presentation. The individual or group of individuals may present on a variety of topics (Student Academic Work, Honors Programming, Civic Engagement, Diversity, Freshman Experience/Orientation, Honors Community/Living-Learning Community, Study Abroad, Other). Most presenters will utilize PowerPoint or Prezi as a visual reference but this is not required. Each one-hour podium session will include 4 presentations with each presentation allotted 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for Q & A. If the presentation takes all 15 minutes, there will be no Q & A.
*Film and Music submissions will automatically be entered into the podium presentation category. Art/Sculpture presentations may elect to be entered as either a podium presentation or a poster presentation. You may indicate your preference in your proposal.
30 minutes including discussion/Q & A.
A panel presentation is a small group (typically no more than 3-4 people) in which the individual members interact and present differing viewpoints on a topic. The purpose of a panel presentation is to be able to hear a wide-range of perspectives on a given topic and to hear support and reasons for those positions. Panel presentations will each be 30 minutes including discussion/Q & A. Conference organizers reserve the right to reassign the Panel Presentation to a Podium Presentation but presenters will be informed in advance.
Round Table Discussion:
Roundtable Discussions provide conference attendees the opportunity to engage in spirited conversation and collaborative exchange of information and resources related to a wide variety of topics. The format of roundtable discussions will be lively, interactive discourse among leaders and participants, not lecture or panel-style delivery. Presenters should regard themselves primarily as facilitators and should limit their own remarks to 5 minutes or less. Discussion leaders may provide their own printed material and/or handouts to help focus conversations.
Posters offer the opportunity to present research and innovations in a relaxed atmosphere and to have in-depth conversations with peers. Each poster should be 36 x 48 in. Font should be readable from a distance of approximately 5 feet. It may be useful to bring handouts for those who want further information. Your poster should be constructed so that it presents the desired information in a self-explanatory manner. Posters should be presented on a tri-fold board which will stand on a table.