FCHC Conference Travel Application

This application is available for Honors students to apply for participation at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC).

About the Conference

The 27th annual conference of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council will be held in Fort Myers, Florida, from Feb. 9-11, 2018.

The conference theme is “Striving for Sustainability.” This theme reflects one of Florida Gulf Coast University’s central values of ecological sustainability, but it also invites inquiry into ways sustainability is vital to many areas, including academic, social, technological, economic, political, artistic, theological and beyond. As a community of Honors scholars, it is fitting that we come together to explore the various and interconnected ways sustainability is important to our endeavors and how we can strive to increasingly achieve it. While submissions related to the conference theme are especially welcome, members of the FCHC are invited to explore a variety of topics across disciplines to recognize and celebrate the diversity of excellent scholarship produced by Honors students.


Attendance at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council is available to currently enrolled Honors students who are in good standing with the Honors program. To attend, students MUST present at the conference. Presentations must be 10 minutes long. Group presentations are acceptable. Students who are selected will need to practice and perfect their presentations with the help of the Honors faculty. If you are selected to attend, you must commit to attending and delivering a quality presentation. The Honors program will pay for registration, transportation and hotel. Students pay for their own meals.

Presentation Types

The Florida Collegiate Honors Council accepts the following types presentations:

  • Informative Presentation
    Informative presentations are very similar to research presentations, however, panelists do not have to share classroom or academic research interests, but can use this session to inform conference attendees of different initiatives or trends in Honors education. The session concludes with a Q&A session.  Time (minutes): 10-12 
  • Research Poster
    Research posters encourage discussion in a less formal manner and will be displayed for one full day of attendee viewing. There will be one session where the presenters will be with their posters to answer attendee questions. Presenters should plan on bringing their own materials to display their posters (such as an easel, stand up presentation board to place on a table, etc.).  Time (minutes): 45-50
  • Workshop
    Workshop sessions focus on the exchange of ideas through the demonstration and application of specific techniques and skills. Delivery methods can include small group activities, work sheets and the like.  Time (minutes): 45-50 
  • Roundtable Discussion

    Roundtable discussions are facilitated discussions between attendees and the organizers. The objective is to create a dialogue on the selected topic and encourage an information exchange that participants can take back to their home institutions.  Time (minutes): 45-50 

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted no later than midnight Nov. 15, 2017.  Login below to access the application.


The Honors Institute
L-230, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Available remotely