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.

NCORE 2018

May 29 - June 2, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education is produced by The University of Oklahoma's OUTREACH Division. As a non-profit educational event, NCORE is open to all state and federal governmental agencies, colleges, universities, community groups, and individuals.  This year, the conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit the NCORE website for more information.

Community Engagement Institute

May 22-23, 2018 | Gonzaga University, Washington

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

Assessing Learning in the Co-Curriculum 

June 1, 2018 | UC Merced, California 

This conference is dedicated to assessing learning in the co-curriculum, desgined to develop a knowledge base in assessment for accountability and continuous improvement.  All levels are welcome from those new to assessment to those with considerable expertise, to network with colleagues in the region engaged in assessment and accrediation work.  The conference will provide examples of assessment endeavors to measure student co-curricular learning outcomes, to rigorously assess programs and services, and increase motivation for assessment by fostering a culture of inquiry on campuses throughout the Central Valley of California. For more information, visit the Regional Assessment Conference website.

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.

2018 Community Engagement Administrators Conference 

June 12, 2018 | Elon University, North Carolina 

The CEA conference, launched in 2003 as the Community Service and Service-Learning Directors Conference, is designed for faculty and staff who facilitate campus-community engagement efforts. Changed to CEAC in 2008, this gathering offers deep reflection about community and civic engagement work through presentations and workshops, facilitated discussions and networking. Find moore informatiopn and RSVP by visiting the CEA conference website.

18th Annual Conference of the International Association on Community Engagement and Service-Learning

July 18-20, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana

The annual IARSLCE conference is scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement. The focus of presentations, symposiums, and keynotes is on research incorporating a variety of theoretical, methodologies, and perspectives. The conference also serves as a gathering place for networking and association business meetings for members. A significant component of the conference is the mentoring of graduate students and new faculty members interested in advancing their own research agendas in this field. For more information and to register please visit the IARSLCE website.

Community Development Society's Annual International Conference 

July 22-25, 2018 | Detroit, Michigan

The Community Development Society (CDS) is requesting proposals for refereed presentations and posters relating to community development for presentation at the 2018 Community Development Society Conference, July 22-25, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Submissions relating to the conference theme, “Renaissance of Community” are encouraged, but all submissions will be given full consideration. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the CDS website.

2018 SENCER Summer Institute: Civic Engagement and the STEM Learning Ecosystem 

August 2-5, 2018 | Santa Clara, CA

 SSI brings together formal and informal educators, learners, and community and government partners for a rich mix of plenaries, workshops, and other sessions that focus not only on what students should learn, but how that learning might be accomplished. Over SENCER’s existence, we have attracted and cultivated a community of educators who are highly experienced in and passionate about helping students find meaning in STEM disciplines, and generous in sharing best practices with other dedicated educators. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the SENCER website.

Transforming Higher Education Through Engaged Scholarship

September 30 - October 3, 2018  | Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for presentations that will inform or advance the study and practice of engaged scholarship in higher education through research findings, innovative design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective modes of community-engaged learning curricula, collaborative policy development and integration, and/or successful civic engagement practices. To submit a proposal and/or register for the conference, visit proposals the website.

Imagining America 2018 National Conference 

October 19-21, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois

The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, at the annual conference, they explore the power of shared identity — of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do. For conference details and registration information, visit the national conference website.

CUMU Partnering for Equity 24th Annual Conference

October 22-24, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois 

 The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is highly regarded as a vibrant platform to explore and share new ideas. The conference is focused on CUMU member institutions, their community partners, and their work addressing contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the CUMU website.

Continuums of Service 

October 6-8, 2019 | University of San Diego, California  

Join the Western Region of Campus Compact for the 20th Continuums of Service Conference in San Diego, CA. Held at the beautiful University of San Diego, the theme for this year’s conference is Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being. Conference participants will explore how we can reach out beyond borders of nations, neighborhoods, communities, ways of knowing, and identities to think more inclusively about our work. We will engage students, faculty, administrators, and community partners in forward-thinking and inclusive dialogue designed to stimulate movement-building for a more just, equitable, and sustainable future for all. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the Continuums of Service website.