NRHC 2021

Infrequently Asked Questions:

Finding Solutions to Impossible Problems

Conference Information

We are an organization that thrives on our ability to meet in person and celebrate higher learning. The reality that we must face in the coming year and beyond is that we will have to find alternative ways to achieve our mission. After a great deal of consideration, we have determined that the safest and most practical venue to host the 2021 NRHC conference is via a virtual platform. While this reality is disappointing, we are excited by the many new and creative ways we can further the traditions set by past conferences, including interactive student presentations of all kinds, prominent keynote speakers, a common read with a live author Q&A, resources for Honors administrators, and much more. While the specifics of the schedule have not yet been finalized, the conference will feature events spanning several weeks culminating in a weekend of student presentations April 10-11, 2021.


Call for Proposals

  • Monday, August 24th - Call for proposals will open

  • Monday, November 23rd – Deadline to submit proposals     

  • Friday, December 18th - Decisions to be sent out.

Conference Registration

Registration Price -

  • Early-Bird Registration - $75

  • Regular Registration - $99

Registration Deadlines -

  • Monday, January 4th – Early bird registrations opens

  • Friday, February 19th – Early bird registration ends

  • Friday, March 2nd - Deadline for presenter to register

  • Wednesday, April 7th – Regular registration ends

Rollover Policy - All institutions who previously paid for registration to the 2020 conference in Albany, NY and opted to roll those funds over to 2021 can indicate this during the registration process. Any institution still carrying additional rollover credit can apply it to the 2022 NRHC conference.

Conference theme

This year’s conference theme is “Infrequently Asked Questions: Finding Solutions to Impossible Problems.” Perhaps more than ever before, our upcoming conference will serve as a call-to-action to presenters to identify problems on a local, national, or global scale, and seek out attainable and necessary solutions. Click here to read the conference theme.

Student Proposals

Submitting a Proposal

  • The Call for Proposals will open on August 24th. We will soon include a link to the Call for Proposals, instructions on how to submit a proposal, presentation resources, and much more.

Proposals Already Accepted in 2020 

  • As was noted when we initially postponed NRHC 2020, proposals that have already been accepted to that conference will be automatically accepted to the conference in 2021. All students will still be required to complete the Call for Proposals process in order to officially re-submit prior proposals. Students who re-submit have the option to make small changes to their proposals that may reflect updated research or uniformity with the new theme. Students who wish to submit an entirely different proposal than was previously accepted may do so, but they will not be automatically accepted and will be subject to review.


Opportunities to Publish

  • We would like to encourage you to submit your presentation electronically to the NRHC journal, Illuminate. We encourage submissions across all presentation platforms:

    • Poster Presentation -  submit your finished poster as a PDF file or PowerPoint

    • Paper Presentation -submit the paper you based your presentation on 

    • Roundtable Presentation  submit any handouts or a paper that you based your presentation on

    • Idea Exchange Presentation -share any materials or ideas with the membership 

    • Art Gallery Presentation - submit photos of your work

  • The form to submit your work can be found here.

  • You will also be asked to write a brief introduction or description that would be published alongside your piece.Please note that if you had two presentations (i.e. art gallery presentation and another presentation), you should fill out the form twice.

  • You may also opt-in to having your piece reviewed for the official 2021 edition of Illuminate.As we begin to receive submissions, our Illuminate team will start to upload them to the website. If you have any questions, you may reach out directly to the editors of Illuminate at illuminatenrhc@gmail.com.We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!



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