Where is the Symposium?
Registration and all breakout sessions will be in History Corner of Stanford University, otherwise known as "Building 200". This is just off the Oval where Palm Drive ends at the campus. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be in the Annenberg Auditorium, a 1 minute walk away from History Corner. Click here for a map and directions.
I didn't pre-register, but can I still come?
Yes! We are accepting walk-ins the day of the event. Be sure to arrive no later than 8:30AM to give yourself time to register, pay and make a nametag.However, please note that since the catering order was placed based on pre-registrations, we will not be able to give you lunch ticket unless there are sufficient "no shows". Come with money to purchase lunch in the nearby Student Union just in case.
What time does Registration Open?
Registration is open at 8AM. The Opening Ceremony starts at 9AM. We have over 300 people coming to the Symposium. We suggest you register early to avoid long lines.
Where should I park? Do I need a permit?
Parking at Stanford is plentiful and free on Saturdays and there are many spots close to History Corner.. Click here for more detailed suggestions and maps.
What is the day's schedule of events?
Here's a link to the page with detailed information on the schedule. In general, things officially start at 9AM and end at 3:30PM. The optional admissions workshop and campus tours occur after 3:30PM.
How do I know what talks to go to?
The 2013 Symposium Program is now available. Click here.
What food is provided?
Your conference registration fee includes a delicious boxed lunch. If you ordered a special meal (vegan, gluten free etc.) there will be a table with them clearly marked. Please check with the staff person there so they can ensure that you receive the correct lunch.
I'm a presenter. Can I have guests attend the Symposium just to see my talk?
You may have up to two guests attend your talk free of charge. These guests MUST check-in at the Registration Tables on May 4 immediately before your presentation session and receive a guest nametag which is required to enter your room. Guests may only stay for this hour, and will not be allowed into any of the plenary sessions or other presentations throughout the day. Guests then need to check out and return their nametags.
Please note that friends and family who would like to attend the entire day with you are more than welcome to register for the entire Symposium. They should select "guest" under the Status part of the registration form. They will, of course, need to pay the $25 fee along with all other conference attendees.
Are the Stanford Fleet Street Singers really performing??
Yes. We think they rock, and you will too once you hear them in the Closing Ceremony from 2:30-3:30PM. Don't miss it!
What should I wear?
Presenters will be dressed up, as if they're going to an important job interview. For everyone else we suggest business casual, keeping in mind the hot weather and the need for comfortable shoes if you're planning on a campus tour.
How many students will be presenting at the Symposium?
This year we received almost 190 proposals from 28 colleges statewide to present. 82 were chosen with a wide range of topics from mathematics, literature, polital science, science, anthropology, communication/rhetoric, philosophy and more..
How are proposals selected?
A Proposal Committee made up of Bay Area honors professors screens all proposals and selects those that will be presented at the Symposium. This is an anonymous process meaning that your name and college are kept secret until the selection process is completed. In the event of "close calls", please note that proposals from Northern California Colleges will be given preference