Conference Information

2019 Conference to be held at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia

March 8 & 9, 2019

Conference Theme: "Building Communities”

Call for Proposals

Show off your academic passions by submitting a presentation or poster proposal for the 2019 GCHC Conference!

We invite undergraduate students from all disciplines to submit proposals for academic or creative work relevant to the theme of the conference. All proposals that represent excellent undergraduate work will be considered, even if the topic does not directly address the conference theme.

New this year, we are accepting 3-minute videos ( ) to provide students with another opportunity to showcase their research and we would like to host a feature panel on diversity and inclusion.

Monetary prizes will be awarded for first place ($200) and second place ($100) in each of four categories: Humanities Essay, Social Sciences Essay, Natural Sciences Essay, and 3-Minute Video.

Paper and Presentation Proposals: 500-word abstract

Submission Deadline: February 20

Conference Information:

The Friday evening reception will be held at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts ( ), and our keynote speaker is Dr. Jake Newsome, Manager of College Student Leadership Initiatives at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ( ) in Washington D.C. Dr. Newsome is an alumnus of VSU and the Honors Program and has been an ongoing supporter of Honors education and social justice issues. His presentation connects to the conference theme of Building Communities.

Saturday events will be held on the Valdosta State University main campus with our award ceremony and luncheon in the VSU Student Union Ballrooms. Award winning author Roberta George will deliver an address at the luncheon. Originally from Arizona, Ms. George is the founding editor of Snake Nation Press ( ) and has won several awards for poetry and short stories. She currently resides in Valdosta and has taught at VSU and FSU.

Conference Details In Summary

Date: March 8-9, 2019

Location: Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Registration: $50 per student, $60 per professor/administrator (By February 27).

Reception Friday evening and Lunch Saturday are included with registration.

Late Registration: $60 per student, $70 per professor/administrator (Open February 28-March 8)

Food Allergies/Restrictions: (please specify on the Registration Form)

Pay Registration here.