The categories for the 29th Annual Beacon Conference have been determined, and the reading/ranking is under way. The notification process will begin in mid-April. The conference day Program at a Glance has now been posted. Because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 conference will be conducted remotely via Zoom.
Celebrating Student Scholars at Two-Year Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Find A Mentor
Receive guidance from an enthusiastic faculty member who has expertise in your topic's field. Enhance your questions, ideas, arguments, and presentation.
Get Academic Writing Experience
Refine, revise, expand, and meticulously document sustained academic prose.
Present To An Enthusiastic Audience
Present your work to a judge, other panel presenters, and a mix of faculty, family, and friends, all listening closely and able to ask questions about your work.
Panel presenters have submitted the best, most interesting papers, and they compete for Panel Awards that include monetary prizes and publication.
Get Conference Experience
Participate in this academic and professional conference, presenting your ideas and listening to others' ideas, and gain a range of experiences that encourage further development of valuable skills that transfer into many other contexts.
Complete Extended Research
Return to a favorite project, broaden its scope, reconsider its findings, or dive into additional data, reports, or criticism.