Honors Program

2020 Upper Midwest Honors Conference

March 27, 28, 29


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“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it.” -Tony Dungy  

This year’s theme, “20/20: Vision, Envision, Revision,” invites participants to consider the world as they see it now and as they hope to see it in the future. The process of moving between and around these three words has no direct path and is often messy. While proposals on all topics are welcome, possible thematic considerations might include: 

  • How do we learn to embrace the “messy” as a part of our academic process? What roles do vision, envisioning, and revising play to help us negotiate the mess?  
  • Echoing last year’s conference theme (Embracing Failure), when have you embraced failure to re-envision your way of thinking or doing in and about the world?  
  • What is the role of vision, envisioning, and revision in the process of creating change? When have you been a part of a group that generated a significant change? What changes were made and why? 
  • What biases prevent us from viewing the world with 20/20 vision? 
  • How does the language of vision privilege sight? What communities are included or excluded in a discussion about vision? What does vision mean when applied to our other senses?  
  • How do you envision the role of honors education in contemporary universities?  
  • What service-learning, internships, or trips have you experienced that broadened your world view?  
  • When facing a new project, how do you experience vision, envision, and revision?  What do you do when you’re stuck on a project?  

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If you have updated contact information for your Colleges and Programs, leadership, and so forth, please send to honors@bemidjistate.edu.

In the meantime, grab a parka when they go on sale because we can’t wait to see you all here!


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