Annual Research Conference Call for Presentations

Deadline for signing up is Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Attention: Faculty and Staff

Do you have students doing great work? Encourage them to present their creative and scholarly work at the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference. Or present your own scholarly work.

Deadline for signing up is Wednesday, April 6, 2016.


WHAT: Inver Hills Annual Research Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2016 • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days
Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076


  1. Invite or require students to present. Use or modify a paper/poster/talk/capstone project from your course. Sign up online by April 6 at  SUBMIT A PROPOSAL on the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference website.
    Students can present in two formats:
    A)  Oral Presentation (15 minutes, including time for questions and discussion)
    B)  Poster Session. Attend poster and field questions for a one-hour session
  2. Invite or require your students to attend keynote, posters or oral sessions
  3. Present YOUR OWN scholarly or creative work. Faculty work can fit within the 15 minute oral presentation, poster session, or have a longer oral presentation upon request.

Conference Theme: Choosing Our Tomorrow: Global Issues of Peace, Equity, and Sustainability
Note: Presentations do not have to fit the theme. While many faculty and students will want to present within the theme, any scholarly work or research is welcome. Research can be formal, semi-formal, creative or exploratory.
How to sign up to present: Have students SUBMIT A PROPOSAL at the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference website by Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
If you plan to include a large group, or whole class, we can work with you directly to make sure the schedule fits your needs. Detailed information for presenters is available at the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference website. Our website contains sign-up information, instructions for presenters, keynote speaker information and more.

Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a former United Nations consultant and a former United States diplomat!
Regi Haslett-Marroquin
Regi Haslett-Marroquin

Reginald (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin
Transforming the Way We Eat: One Chicken at a Time
Wednesday April 20, 10 – 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 165
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation in 1994. Regi leads an international and local team that has broken new ground in the field of food and agriculture through an innovative Poultry Centered Regenerative Agriculture System he has pioneered. As chief operating officer for Main Street Project, Regi oversees day-to-day operations on food systems development, making sure it aligns with the large-scale goals of creating and anchoring a regenerative global food system. Regi’s personal mission is to continually affect the structural changes that allow for systems work at the national and international levels to be carried out, so that communities can achieve the large-scale goals that need to be met in order to anchor regenerative food system.

Bill Davnie
Bill Davnie

Bill Davnie
Is America Exceptional? Entering the Post American Century
Thursday April 21, 10 – 11 a.m. in Fine Arts Theatre
Bill Davnie is a retired U.S. diplomat, who served for 27 years in U.S. embassies abroad and in the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he studied Islamic political thought in Indonesia for a year and was a Presbyterian pastor in rural North Dakota for five years. Since retiring to Minnesota, where he has family roots, he has spoken and written on foreign policy topics for a variety of audiences. He has also traveled to East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He is particularly interested in how the U.S. is seen by other countries, and how America’s history and geography shape the U.S. view of the world.


Academic Research Conference 2016

Fine Arts Festival 2016

The college’s annual Fine Arts Festival is happening at the same place and time—Fine Arts building April 20–21, 2016. Free and open to the public, the event features nearly 20 sessions presented by the college’s Art, Music and Theatre departments. To learn more contact: Ann Deiman, Dean of Liberal Arts, or Rob Kolomyski, Art Faculty.

For more information about the Inver Hills Annual Research Conference, contact:

Heather Brient-Johnson
Biology Faculty
Office: Heritage Hall 310b
Lisa Tracy
Biology Faculty
Office: Science Building 206

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