The Honors Program encourages honors students to participate in HONORS CONFERENCES. Academic conferences are a wonderful opportunity for you to distinguish yourself as a scholar.

The following academic conferences provide a forum in which Honors Program students can present research results, participate in panel discussions, display poster presentations, and show or perform original creations (art, music, dance, etc.). Depending on the conference, these presentations may be individual, in pairs or small groups.

There are scholarships available at many of these conferences and conference participation adds significantly to students’ transfer, scholarship, and employment potential.  The distinction of having presented at one or more conferences speaks well for students who are competing for admission to the most highly selective transfer schools, programs of study, and for competitive scholarship awards.


Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research

provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region, and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines. The next SCCUR conference will be held at Pasadena City College on November 17, 2018.

Information on the 2018 conference is available online at the following website —

Honors Transfer Council of California

The Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) holds an annual student research conference giving students in California community college honors classes and programs the opportunity to present the results of their work. The conference is hosted every year at the University of California, Irvine, and takes place in April. For more information, visit

Conference Application Deadline: Beginning of November (2019 confirmed dates TBA)
Conference: Beginning of April (2019 confirmed dates TBA)

The Bay Area Consortium (BAC) Student Research Conference

is held in early May of each year. Submit proposals in January. For more information about this conference, please contact the Academic Honors Office: or visit the website at

Conference Application Deadline: January 2019
Conference: May 2019

Western Regional Honors Council

The Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) conference is an annual three-day event in March or April for students enrolled in their college Honors Programs. The location changes from year to year. In addition to presenting at the annual conference, students can submit poetry, essays, creative non-fiction, short fiction, photography, digital art, film and music for publication in the annual edition of Scribendi. For more information about this annual conference, please visit the conference websites:

Proposal Deadline: late December 2018
Conference: March 29-31, 2019 at Montana State University

Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

PCUMC is designed specifically for undergraduate students who are majoring or have an interest in mathematics. The 2012 conference will feature free registration for all participants, talks by undergraduate students, a morning address, and a panel discussion on career opportunities in mathematics.

Proposal Deadline: February 2015
Conference: March 2015

National Collegiate Honors Council

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) holds a five-day conference that takes place during October or November; the location changes every year. Students enrolled in their college Honors Program are eligible to apply as presenters in January of each year; final drafts of research papers from accepted oral presenters are due by April 1. For more information about this annual conference, please visit the conference website:

November 7-11, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts