The Southern Regional Honors Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Conference will be held from Thursday March 19 through Saturday March 21 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama!
With everything in flux from our planet, our countries, and our cities to our institutions, our programs, and ourselves, we have chosen for this year’s conference theme “Negotiating Change.” Come help us ponder the nature of change—the forces that prompt it, how it is anticipated (or not) and responded to, what it reveals or enables or destroys—in a city itself in the midst of change: from its origins in steel plants and Jim Crow to its present as a burgeoning southern center of music, medicine, visual arts, civil rights history, and nationally renowned cuisine. Come join us in Birmingham next March for SRHC 2020!
Dates to Remember
Room Block Reservations: Open now! See below for details.
Submissions and Registration: Open November 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: January 20, 2020
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: February 10, 2020
Room Block Closes: February 26, 2020
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2020
Conference Dates: March 19-21, 2020
*see below regarding audio-visual support
Time: 15 minutes (12 min. presentation immediately followed by 3 min. Q&A)
Topic: Oral presentations are welcome in any field
Time: Poster sessions will last 1.5 hours
Topic: Poster presentations are welcome in any field. Posters will be grouped in four categories. You’ll be asked to select one of the following:
Arts & Humanities
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Business, Education, Pedagogy, Honors Programming
Format: Posters should be no larger than 40" x 60". Presenters will be provided a cardboard backing and an easel for display but *no A/V or access to electricity.
Student Panel presentation
Time: 40-minute presentation plus 10 minutes Q&A
Topic: Panel should address a topical issue of interest to honors students.
Format: minimum of three (optimally 3-5) presenters
Best Administrative Practices in Honors Education
Time: 50 minutes total
Topic: any topic of interest to directors, faculty, and staff related to administering an honors program or college
Format: round table, open discussion, or panel presentation (to be decided by presenters)
Time: introduction (2 minutes); film (max of 8 minutes); Q&A (5 minutes)
Music performance or recording
Time: Maximum length of 5 minutes. Performances requiring piano will take place at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Friday evening. Other performances may also occur at the Museum if space permits, or in a general conference session.
Format: Live performance
Time: Art pieces will be displayed at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Friday evening. Exhibitors will need to be present for 45 minutes-1 hour.
Format: Any 2D or 3D art work; photography. Presenters will be provided a cardboard backing and an easel for display. A table will be provided for any work of sculpture. (Artists are responsible for transporting their own art.)
*Presenters should seriously consider whether audio-visual support is critical to their presentations. Presenters (in any category other than Digital Film) for whom an LCD projector is to be provided will incur a $50 charge per presentation to be paid at the time of registration. No audio-visual equipment or access to electricity will be available for the poster category. Audio-visual equipment will be freely provided for accepted proposals in the Digital Film category.
Queries about submissions:
Please contact Conference Chair Rebecca Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 934-3228.
SRHC MEMBER INSTITUTIONS
Student Early Registration: $160
Faculty Early Registration: $180
Student Late Registration: $200
Faculty Late Registration: $220
Student Early Registration: $180
Faculty Early Registration: $200
Student Late Registration: $220
Faculty Late Registration: $240
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
The room block is now open! Use the following link to reserve your rooms: Book your group rate for SPG 2020 Southern Regional Honors Council
The Sheraton provides a free shuttle from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport every 30 minutes. Bringing a large group? Let us know by March 1 what day/time you’ll be arriving and we’ll ask the Sheraton to send an extra van.
Driving in? We’ve negotiated a discounted rate on overnight self-parking - $11.20.