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2023 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference at APSU

Submissions are now closed!  We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

As of 4 December, the submission and registration forms are functioning correctly.  Thank you for your patience. Please submit your proposals and complete your registration.  

Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN is pleased to welcome Honors students from across the state to the annual conference of the TCHC on 10 - 11 February. 

The theme for this year's conference is simple: Joy.  We want to celebrate the joyous moments in scientific and mathematical discovery, in the presentation of the various creative arts, in language and culture studies, in psychology, in sociology, and in all aspects of human endeavor.  Joy is critical for good health both mental and physical. Just as we need to get exercise and drink water, we also need to experience a little joy every day!  

Submissions of papers and posters are invited here.  Papers should be a maximum of 15 minutes (roughly 6 typed, double-spaced pages when read at a moderate pace) and may address any aspect of the topic.  Posters may be presented either on an easel or on a table and should be mounted accordingly.    

The submission form for papers and posters can be found at the bottom of this page.  Deadline for submissions is 31 December, 2022.

Registration fee for students is $20.00 for each student; for all others, the registration fee is $40.00 per person.  Payment may be made by credit card through the APSU website here.

Please note that you will need to make a separate payment for each individual attending.

You may also pay by bringing a check to the conference made out to Austin Peay State University, and putting TCHC 2023 in the memo line.

Conference Schedule

Friday, 10 Feb.
 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Registration and social

Honors Commons in the Memorial Health Building

Saturday, 11 Feb.
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

Morgan University Center, 3rd floor

9:00 AM

Welcome by President Mike Licari

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote address

10:30 - 11:45

First paper Session

11:00 - 12:00

Poster session

12:15 - 1:30


2:00 - 3:00 

HPC Event for students

Deans and Directors meeting

3:00 - 3:30

Break (coffee / tea / cookies will be available)

3:30 - 5:00

Second paper session

5:15 - 5:30

Closing remarks


Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn which is about a 15 minute drive from campus.  

The Hilton Garden Inn

Please use this link to make reservations at the conference rate:


Registration Form 

All those attending the conference must submit a registration form.  Presenters must also complete the submission form.  

Please enter your first and last name.
Please enter your email address
Please provide your telephone number
Choose from one of the following
Please enter the name of your college or university
Please let us know how you will be paying for your registration
Please provide any foods to which you have an allergic reaction

Submission Form for Papers or Posters

The deadline for submission of papers or posters is 15 December.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!  We look forward to seeing you at the conference.