The following is a list of upcoming higher education conferences either with a focus on civic engagement or a broad theme that could include discussions of civic engagement. This list is by no means comprehensive, and we invite you to let us know about any other upcoming events that we could include on the list.
Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact: Campus Compact Celebrates 30 Years of Educating Citizens and Building Communities. March 21-23, 2016 ~ Boston, MA
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Compact will celebrate their 30th anniversary. The culminating event will be a national conference in Boston, March 21-23, 2016. The conference's theme is Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact. A central aim of the conference is to enable an informed critical dialogue among a wide range of participants about the extent to which we have achieved our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes. For registration click here.
2016 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education. April 13-15, 2016 ~ New Orleans, LA
Keynotes and breakout sessions will focus on inclusion and the critical need for diverse voices in the work of service-learning. Conference sessions will explore the complexity of inclusive community development, techniques for dialogue and deliberation as democratic practice, best practices in student leadership for civic engagement, and the latest in community-engaged scholarship. For information on registration, click here.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 14th International Conference. Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Partnerships. May 11-14, 2016 ~ New Orleans, LA
A robust conference with goals of sharpening community-campus partnerships’ and conference participants’ understanding of the present historical moment. Focusing on the root causes of health, social, racial and economic inequities encourages participants to reflect on the potential for partnerships to make change and work toward social and racial justice. For more information on registration, click here.