FCHC Conference 2018 /  February 9-11 / Fort Myers, FL 

Greetings Florida Collegiate Honors Council Members and Friends,


On behalf of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council and our conference host Florida Gulf Coast University, I am pleased to invite you to submit your proposals for the 2018 Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s 27th Annual Conference.  This year’s 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 Florida Collegiate Honors Council are invited to explore a variety of topics across disciplines to recognize and celebrate the diversity of excellent scholarship produced by Honors students.  For detailed information on submissions, please visit the FCHC website:   www.floridacollegiatehonorscouncil.org


Review of conference proposals will begin on a rolling basis on Thursday, November 30, 2017, with a final deadline of 5:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Honors directors will be notified of acceptances by no later than January 9th


Registrations are also being accepted on the FCHC website.  Please use the response form you received from the site as you invoice and submit your payment by mail to Cayla Lanier by January 15, 2018. 


The conference will begin with dinner the evening of Friday, February 9, 2018 and end in the early afternoon on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center.  The room rate is $189.00 a night, which includes complimentary hot breakfast for up to 4 people per room and WiFi.  To make a reservation, please click on the link below.  By using this link you automatically receive the FCHC discount:


Florida Collegiate Honors Council Hotel Registration


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference, please contact Clay Motley at cmotley@fgcu.edu.  We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Myers in February.  We will send updates and additional information about conference activities as it draws closer.




Clay Motley, Ph.D.

Honors College Director

Associate Professor of English

Florida Gulf Coast University