The Honors Transfer Council of California
March 25, 26, & 27, 2021
hosted virtually this year by
the University of California, Irvine
Conference Application Period: Dec. 1, 2020 - Contact your Honors Director for information about the UCI Community College Honors Research Conference.
Directors/Faculty Mentors: Please contact Joachin Arias for the deadline if you are not receiving our HTCC listserv emails.
Conference Registration: Dec. 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021.
Registration Conference Cost: $30 through March 1, 2021.
UCI's annual conference gives community college honors students the opportunity to present their academic work. We invite research-based presentations, posters, and creative performances reflecting inquiry into the humanities, sciences, arts, social sciences, and pre-professional programs; we also welcome results of research into the honors experience.
All UCI Community College Honors Research Conference activities for 2021 will take place virtually, offering a combination of pre-recorded and live conference activities. UCI is finalizing the platform, which will determine the format and schedule of oral and poster presentations, as well as Q&A seessions for presenters. As this information is finalized, this website will have all relevant information for students and program directors. So please check back often.
Awards and Publication Opportunities
Having your work accepted for presentation at the UCI Community College Honors Research Conference makes you eligible not only for monetary awards but also for publication in the HTCC anthology Building Bridges, published through the University of California, Irvine. The deadline to submit abstracts for publication is usually May 1st.
You are welcome to purchase a printed hard copy of the 2019 Building Bridges Selected Abstracts publication on Amazon. Proceeds from these sales directly support HTCC community college student scholarships.
Dec. 1: Contact your Honors Director for Deadline. Work with your Honors Program director and your faculty mentor to prepare your proposal; check with your Honors Program office for the deadline for submitting abstracts. Honors directors will submit your contact information, title, 25-word Proposal Description, 250-word Proposal Abstract (see Preparing Your Abstract); note when your director submits your proposal, you will automatically be registered for the conference. Payment of registration fees ($30 per presenter this year due to the virtual nature of the conference) should be handled by Honors Program directors.
December 1 - March 1: Online registration period; the registration fee this year is $30 (again, because the conference will be virtual instead of on campus). After March 1, online registration will not be available.
Late January: Notification of acceptances of proposal.
Feb. 24: Final deadline to contact the Program Coordinator about any additions or corrections to presenter information by NOON (later changes will be included as a program insert)
March 1: Scholarship applications due
March 27: The Conference!
May 1: Submissions for the anthology Building Bridges are due to Tim Adell.
Research Poster: Research posters displayed through the virtual conference platform hosted by UC Irvine.
Individual Oral: 10-12-minute presentation (if possible on the virtual platform)
Group Oral: 20-minute panel presentation by two or more presenters (if possible on the virtual platform)
Performance: Student-created art, music, creative writing, drama, dance performed and incorporating an explicit research component
Students may present a maximum of one presentation or performance AND one poster presentation. No two presentations may be on the same topic.
For oral presenters, should full presentations be possible, you are encouraged to use PowerPoint or similar presentation software, with audio walk-through. Consult with your mentor and Honors Program coordinator/director about what will work best for your presentation.