Conference Information

2017 Conference to be held at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia

February 2 & 3, 2018

Conference Theme: "Navigating Identity--Collectively and Individually”

Call for Proposals

Show off your academic passions by submitting a presentation or poster proposal for the 2018 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. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first place ($200) and second place ($100) in each of three categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

Papers: 500-word abstract

A/V needs: Projector, Computer, Wifi, and Sound will be available. To avoid technical difficulties, we recommend you save your Powerpoint in a portable and easily accessible format, such as USB Flash Drive or Google Slides. If you need additional equipment, please specify on the Submission Form when submitting a proposal.

Posters: Electronic submission as JPEG, PNG, or PDF file. Posters should be printed in advance of the conference. The recommended maximum size for posters is 36" x 48". If able, please bring your own poster backing board and easel---otherwise, let us know and they will be provided for you.

Submission Deadline for Papers, Posters and Paper Contest:

January 20th at midnight.

To submit a proposal

Full essays may be sent to honors@wesleyancollege.edu to be entered in the essay contest. Identify your category: Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences. Please send your paper only after submitting the proposal. (Note: students who will present posters at the conference may enter the competition, but a formal essay will still be required.)

Conference Information:

The keynote address will be given by Dr. John Zubizaretta (Columbia College, Past President of National Collegiate Honors Council, Carnegie Foundation/CASE 2010 U.S. Professor of the Year) followed by a performance of “American Preludes for Piano” by Dr. Kris Carlisle (Berry College).

If time allows, we encourage you to explore Macon, a city that boasts over 6000 structures on the National Register of Historic Places with a vibrant downtown scene. Some examples of interesting sights include:

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church—splendidly restored Neo-Gothic architecture and precious Bavarian stained glass windows;

Ocmulgee National Monument—beautiful park featuring large Native American earthen mounds from around 1000 A.D.;

Tubman Museum—featuring exhibits on African-American art and history;

Allman Brothers Band Museum--showing memorabilia in the rock band’s former home;

Hay House—impeccably preserved example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, also known as the “Palace of the South” from the antebellum period; First Friday—downtown galleries open and a variety of street activities



Conference Details in Summary

Date: February 2-3, 2018

Location: Pierce Chapel and Munroe Science Center at Wesleyan College, Macon, GA

Registration: $50 per student, $60 per professor/administrator (January 25).

Reception Friday evening and Lunch Saturday are included with registration.

Late Registration: $60 per student, $70 per professor/administrator (Open January 26-February 2)

Food Allergies: (please specify on the Submission Form when registering)


Fairfield Inn Macon West, located at 110 Plantation Inn Drive Macon, GA 31210, 478.474.9922

Call and mention “Georgia Honors Conference” before January 21, 2018 to reserve your room at the discounted conference rate of $84 + taxes (1-4 occupancy). Breakfast included.

Rooms at the discounted rate are limited and first-come, first-serve, so please reserve them as early as possible.

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