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.

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 - Beyond Borders: Embracing Multiple Ways of Knowing and Being

March 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.

Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference -Education for Democrazy: Innovating in Complex Times

March 25 - 27 | Providence, Rhode Island

The ERCC conference aims to showcase practices advancing the field of community and civic engagement.  Through a mix of session topics and formats, networking opportunities, and a variety of speakers, ERCC conference participants will explore key topics related to community-engaged scholarship, learning that promotes civic & democratic engagement, and programs and partnerships that enhance both community & campus. For more information and to register, visit the ERCC conference website.