I'd like to present at the 2016 Symposium. What should I do?
If you're interested in presenting on May 7, 2016, you need to submit a proposal abstract by the February 14 deadline. Click here for extensive information about this process.
Who is eligible to present at the 2016 Symposium?
Any California community college honors student can present at the Symposium.
What work is eligible to present at the Symposium?
Any research done from Spring, 2015 through Spring 2016 at a California community college is eligible to be submitted.
I've transferred and now I'm at a university. Can I still present?
Yes, provided the work you're presenting was done while you were attending community college. For example, if you completed your project in your community college's Honors Program in May of 2015, but now attend a 4-year university, you may submit to present.
What are the general presentation formats at the Symposium?
All Symposium talks are 15-minutes in length and are grouped with several other presentations in one of the sessions. For information on the day's schedule click here.
What are my chances of being accepted to present?
The selection process is competitive as we have limited spaces at UC Berkeley. Last year we received 206 presentation proposals and 88 were selected to give talks. To increase your chances of being chosen, we suggest you use the resources on this site and work extremely closely with a faculty mentor. Most students who are successful in the process spend weeks developing their proposals and go through multiple drafts.
How do you decide who gets to present?
A committee made up of 4-5 honors professors from diverse colleges and disciplines reviews all the proposals to choose this year's presenters. These proposals are screened anonymously, meaning that any identifying information is not seen by the selection committee. For more details about the special process they use click here.
What's the deadline to submit my proposal?
February 14, 2016.