2019 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference

April 4th-6th, 2019
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout Honors College is excited to welcome you to the 2019 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference!

The conference will feature student and faculty presentations, roundtables, and poster sessions.  There will be opportunities to meet and network with students, faculty, and staff from Honors programs and colleges across the Upper Midwest region.  

We look forward to seeing you soon in Menomonie!

Hand-drawn cartoon of group of diverse students welcoming with Blaze mascot in the center
2019 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference / Brenna Lesnar

Conference Theme: Embracing Failure

Happy accidents.  Colossal disasters.  Disproven hypotheses.  These are the pillars of discovery, creativity, and advancement of knowledge.  Yet we fear, diminish, and avoid such mistakes too often.  This year's theme "Embracing Failure" invites participants to celebrate projects, theories, experiments, and creative works that did not turn out as we expected.  

We welcome proposals on all topics.  However, proposals that engage the theme - broadly conceived - are strongly encouraged.  In highlighting your successful research and projects, don't be afraid to discuss the trials and tribulations of your process, or present important lessons learned from "failed" attempts at projects.