Presenters: Templates for posters are available below! Templates are available as Microsoft Publisher files. Publisher is part of the Office 2013/2016/365 suite available to all SFA employees via mySFA.

72" (W) x 48" (H) Landscape Poster
36" (W) x 48" (H) Portrait Poster

The 2016 Bright Ideas Conference (BIC) was held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.


Event Schedule


Poster Session: 9 a.m.-noon

Authors & Artists Reception: 11 a.m.-noon

Awards Luncheon: noon-1:30 p.m. (by invitation)

Professional Development Recognition Ceremony: 1:30-2:30 p.m.


What is BIC?

The Bright Ideas Conference celebrates the research, scholarship, and artistry of SFA faculty and offers faculty the opportunity to present their research to the campus and local community. Now an annual event, BIC is being hosted by the Center for Teaching & Learning and will feature a full day of events sure to excite and inspire all who attend. (View the 2015 BIC Program.)


Poster Session

The main poster session for the Bright Ideas Conference features the research of faculty around campus and typically includes about 100 displays. The event is multi-disciplinary and features entries selected by each academic college. This event also features the Bright Ideas Conference Spotlight Presenters, who were selected as the top entry by their academic college.


Bright Ideas Awards Luncheon


The Bright Ideas Awards Luncheon is a collaboration between the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Department of Student Affairs. It honors the Conference’s Spotlight presenters, ORSP’s grant award recipients, the winners of the Online Instructor Certification Award for Outstanding excellence, and the Service Learning award.


Authors and Artists Reception


The Authors and Artists Reception honors all of those faculty members who published and/or performed or exhibited creative works in the previous calendar year. Publications are displayed, and authors, deans, and administration are invited to come, discuss their work, and enjoy some light refreshments.


Professional Development Recognition Ceremony


The Professional Development Recognition Ceremony honors all of those faculty and staff members who have either completed the Center for Teaching & Learning’s Online Instructor Certification course, or who have successfully completed the Office of High-Impact Practices’ Faculty Learning Community.


For more information and to see 2016 attendees, view the 2016 BIC Program. To see the attendees, view the 2015 BIC Program.




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Nacogdoches, Texas




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