Where is the Symposium located?

Registration and all breakout sessions will be in History Corner, also known as Building 200 of the Stanford Quad.  The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are in Cubberley Auditorium in the School of Education located a short walk from History Corner. 


Where can I park?

Parking is free at Stanford on Saturdays.  If you arrive early enough, there may be spots available on the Stanford Oval where Palm Drive dead ends into the Stanford Quad.  Once these are full, you should park in the Galvez Lot located a 5-10 minute walk from History Corner.


What time should I arrive at Stanford?

Registration is open at 9:00 AM. The Opening Ceremony starts at 10AM. We have over 300 people coming to the Symposium. We suggest you arrive no later than 9:30AM as there will be long lines.


My friends are both presenting at the same time.  Can I change rooms in between talks so I can see both?

Sorry, but we do not allow “presentation hopping” at the Symposium as this is very chaotic and distracting for presenters.  You’ll need to choose one room and stick to it during each presentation session.


Is it too late to register online to attend the Symposium?

Yes. Online registration has now closed, but you can attend as a "walk-in".See below.


I missed the deadline to register online. How can I get one of the "walk in" spots?

Please arrive by 9:15AM on May 6 and go to the "Walk In Registrant" line. You can pay your $30 registration fee in person via cash or check and make a name tag. Paypal is not available for walk-in registrants.

Please be aware that walk in registrants may not be able to join us for lunch as we place this order based on the online registration numbers. However, we typically have a number of "no shows" and are able to accommodate walk-ins once we know who has shown up on May 6.

Walk in registrants may also not get a Symposium water bottle, but again we generally have enough by the end of the day so you might be able to have one of these too.


I'm a free guest of a presenter. What should I do?

Every presenter is allowed to have up to two unpaid guests attend their talk. These guests may attend the talk only, and not the other events associated with the Symposium. Guests do not receive a program, water bottle or lunch.

If you are a free guest, arrive at least 30-minutes before the talk you're attending. Look for the "Unpaid Guests" line at the Registration tables. There you can sign-in, learn where your friend/family member is talking, and receive a guest name tag which will allow you into the presentation session. If desired, you can purchase a Symposium Program for $5. Please return your name tag after the talk or your friend/family member may be charged for your attendance.


How do I pay my registration fee?

Payments can be made via cash or check made out to the Bay Honors Consortium. It is too late to pay via PayPal.


Is it too late to order a Symposium T-shirt?

Yes. The order has already been placed.


How many students will be presenting this year?

We have ninety students who were selected from a field of over 225 proposals to present at Stanford this year. They represent about 30 colleges statewide.


How did you decide who gets to present?

A committee made up of five honors professors from diverse colleges and disciplines reviewed all the proposals to choose this year's presenters. These proposals were screened anonymously, meaning that any identifying information was not seen by the selection committee


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. Here is a copy of this year’s program.