ACTC Student Conferences are offered every other year as a collaboration between ACTC’s Liberal Arts Institute and sponsoring and co-sponsoring institutions. Structured much like the annual conferences, these meetings are marked by papers that are short, five-pages, and center on a core text. The papers and panels emphasize reflection by students on the relation between the core text(s) that they have read and their entire baccalaureate experience. The conference is designed to emphasize essay writing. Selected papers from each conference are published by Agora, an online, peer/professor-reviewed, student journal of University of Lynchburg.

Students must attend a supporting Institutional Member of ACTC (although during the pandemic, we have welcomed students from non-member institutions for a small additional registration fee). Students must be nominated by a professor from their institution. An organizing committee composed of professors and students on the sponsoring campus will review the papers and develop the agenda. Co-sponsoring institutions provide material support and volunteers to help chair panels. Interested parties should contact