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HTCC 2017 Student Presenters


The Honors Program encourages its students to participate in academic conferences that provide opportunities to distinguish oneself as a scholar. The conferences listed here provide a forum in which Honors students can present research results, participate in panel discussions, display poster presentations, and show or perform original work.  Depending on the conference, these presentations may be individual, in pairs, or small groups. The distinction of having presented at one or more conferences speaks well for students who are competing for admission to highly selective transfer schools, programs of study, and for competitive scholarships.

Honors Students Only

Honors Transfer Council of California
Annual student research conference giving California community college honors students the opportunity to present their research.
Conference: April 4, 2020   Location: UC Irvine
Abstract Deadline: Mid November
Bay Area Consortium Honors Research Symposium
Annual student research conference for community college honors students.
Conference: May 2, 2020   Location: UC Berkeley
Abstract Deadline: Mid February
The Western Regional Honors Council
Annual three-day event for Honors students to present their work, participate in panel discussions, and attend workshops.
Conference: March 27-29, 2020  Location: Southern Utah University
Proposal Deadline: Mid January


All Undergraduates

Southern California Conference of Undergrad Research
A forum to present the best research and creative projects of undergraduate students in the region, and encourage communication of innovative achievements across disciplines.
Conference: Nov. 23, 2019   Location: CSU San Marcos
Abstract Deadline:  October 26, 2019
Pacific Sociological Association
Students wishing to present in a roundtable or poster session are required to submit an abstract that includes a clear discussion of theory and methods.
Conference: March 26-29, 2020   Location: Eugene, OR
Proposal Deadline:  Mid October
Southwestern Anthropological Association
Papers accepted into the program are eligible for inclusion in the conference Proceedings.
Conference: Mid April   Location: TBA
Abstract deadline: Early February
Western Psychological Association
Contact Professor Stacy Bacigalupi for details on participation.
Conference: April 30-May 3, 2020   Location: San Francisco, CA
Proposal Deadline: Mid November


Publication Opportunities

Abstracts may be published in the booklets that accompany the conferences.
Honors students may also publish original, creative work (essays/creative non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, visual art, photography, digital art, and cover design) in Western Regional Honors Council’s Literary Journal: Scribendi, an annual publication edited by Honors students at the University of New Mexico.
Deadline: Mid October

* Dates are approximate.  Please check Conference websites for specific dates.  For more information, please contact the Honors Program.


Here is a power point presentation that can help you understand the basics of Abstracts:
You can also review this helpful guide provided by the Honors Transfer Council of California:

Poster Templates

Mt. SAC has templates you can use to easily create your research poster. The Honors Center can help with printing these before your conference.