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.

Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning

Bridging Campus and Community: Libraries Transforming the Student Experience through Service Learning

August 7-8, 2017 | Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

The intended community for this colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships among academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals and community partners. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Find more information on the website or register here

High-Impact Practices in the States

February 22-24, 2018 | California State University Dominguez Hills, CA

CSU Dominguez Hills will host HIPs in the States, an informal community of college and university educators working with the National Association of System Heads and Taking Student Success to Scale to improve the definitions, tracking, and assessments of high-impact educational practices at public institutions. A preliminary program, call for proposals, and registration link can be found here: National Model and Laboratory for Student Success.

Campus Compact 2018 National Conference: True Stories of Engagement: Higher Education for Democracy

March 25-28, 2018 | Indianapolis, Indiana 

Attendees will come together to learn from each other about the practice of bringing people together across differences in pursuit of shared values and goals, along with understanding how we can more effectively communicate to a broader public the part higher education plays in creating the communities and the country we seek. This conference will build a diverse web of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and partners committed to higher education’s public purposes.

The Request for Proposals has been released and more information can be found on the Campus Compact conference website. To register, sign up here.

Community Engagement Institute

May 22-23, 2018 | Gonzaga University

Partners in Campus Community Engagement (PICCE, formerly known as INSLP), a working group of higher education institutions in Spokane, WA, will  host the Community Engagement Institute, a conference for faculty and community leaders focused on putting knowledge to work for communities.  Look for an RFP soon seeking proposals in (1) engaged scholarship and (2) engaged teaching & learning.  Faculty proposals undergo peer-review with awards offered for outstanding proposals in engaged scholarship and engaged teaching & learning.  The conference also includes tracks led by community engagement professionals aimed at faculty new to community engagement as well as faculty with experience in engagement. The second day of the conference includes a session for community partners and the opportunity to meet to identify new partnerships. More information can be found here: Community Engagement Institute

The Teaching Professor Conference

June 1-3, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia 

The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance college teaching and learning. The conference is now accepting proposals. Submissions for 60-minute sessions and 90-minute poster sessions are welcome. RSVP or learn more about how to submit your proposal by visiting the Teaching Professor conference website.