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2013-14 Conference RoundUp

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by CommunityEngagement.
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A variety of conferences coming up this academic year will offer opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and community colleagues to attend and present on community-engaged research, teaching, and scholarship. If you are interested in attending or presenting at any of these, please let us know! Contact Kristin Medlin, Communications and Partnerships Manager, at kdbuchne@uncg.edu or 336.334.4661.

Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life
October 4-6, 2013 :: Syracuse, NY
“A Call to Action”
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life’s 2013 conference in Syracuse, New York, builds on our 2012 conference, Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners. Designed as a call to action, our 2013 conference invites and challenges artists and scholars of many kinds to organize and engage in a democratic revival. A revival that’s prophetic rather than nostalgic, centered on the urgent work of imagining and creating a future that aligns with the deepest cultural and political ideals of a diverse people. A revival that invites and challenges campuses to be part of their communities. A revival that focuses our energy, time, and resources on positive possibilities pursued through a practical and productive politics, even while it also opens up and sustains a critical discourse about pressing public issues and problems. A revival that exemplifies and builds what Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor refers to as third spaces—open and public free spaces—where the work of democracy takes place.
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3rd Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
October 23-25, 2013 :: Philadelphia, PA
“Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness”
The mission of this conference is to bring higher education stakeholders together as we seek to align civic and community engagement with campus mission and institutional effectiveness.
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Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference
October 27-29, 2013 :: Louisville, KY
“Transforming and Sustaining Communities through Partnerships”
The conference will highlight exemplary university/community partnerships that are transforming communities in areas such as education, health, and economic and community development. This conference will offer prominent keynote speakers and insights into best practices for university/community partnerships. It also will allow UofL to showcase some of its nationally acclaimed partnerships. The conference agenda will include opportunities for attendees to take on-site tours of local university/community partnerships that are experiencing unprecedented success in K-12 education, college attainment, and work force and community development.
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CSNAP Student Conference
November 1-2, 2013 :: Charlotte, NC
“Be the Change”
North Carolina Campus Compact’s CSNAP Conference is the largest annual conference in the Southeastern region of the United States developing college students to be effective leaders and participants in civic engagement. Each year the conference is hosted by a different institution of higher education in North Carolina. The 2013 conference, hosted by the Service-Learning Center at Central Piedmont Community College, marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
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13th Annual International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference
November 6-8, 2013 :: Omaha, NE
“Reinvigorating Our Process of Discovery: Research and Best Practices in Service Learning and Civic Engagement”
For more than a decade, IARSLCE has supported the process of discovery by assembling scholars, practitioners, funders, and students to share and discuss their research related to service-learning and community engagement. The reinvogoration of this process of discovery calls for us to renew the building blocks for future research and guidance for the implementation of programs today.
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NC Campus Compact’s 2014 Civic Engagement Institute
February 4, 2014 :: Wilmington, NC
“Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development”
Launched in 2007, this Institute is designed to thoroughly explore one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. Teams of faculty, staff and administrators, from NC Campus Compact member campuses, are invited to attend.
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NC Campus Compact’s 2014 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference
February 5, 2014 :: Wilmington, NC
NC Campus Compact’s 2014 PACE conference will be February 5, 2014, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Proposals are sought for presentations that will inform or advance the research and practice of community engagement through research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or co-curricular models, institutional capacity building and institutionalization, or successful community engagement practices.
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Active Citizens Conference
February 14-15, 2014 :: Williamsburg, VA
Join students, faculty, and community leaders coming together to learn about the best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change.
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Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CFP Deadline: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013)
March 26-28, 2014 :: Auburn, AL
“Creating Capacity Collaboratively: Connecting Learning and Civic Outcomes”
Join colleagues at the 2014 Gulf-South Summit, March 26-28, 2014 at The Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. This year we will focus on the importance of university and community partnerships to service learning and engagement, and how these can be leveraged for greatest reciprocal value to learning outcomes, scholarship, and community capacity building. The Gulf-South Summit invites you to submit a proposal for a program session and also for one or more of the Summit’s achievement awards.
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17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference (CFP Deadline: Monday, October 14th, 2013)
April 2-4, 2014 :: Honolulu, Hawaii
“Civic Engagement: Bridging Gaps in Education, in Communities and across the Globe”
Join colleagues at the 2014 Gulf-South Summit, March 26-28, 2014 at The Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. This year we will focus on the importance of university and community partnerships to service learning and engagement, and how these can be leveraged for greatest reciprocal value to learning outcomes, scholarship, and community capacity building. The Gulf-South Summit invites you to submit a proposal for a program session and also for one or more of the Summit’s achievement awards.
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National Service-Learning Conference
April 9-12, 2014 :: Washington D.C.
“Monumental”
MONUMENTAL, co-hosted by YSA (Youth Service America), provides more than workshops and keynote addresses; it is an extension of the classroom, allowing for the youth and adult attendees to be part of something bigger. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and inspiration to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities. The conference’s multiple day, concurrent session format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, discussion groups, and interactive workshops designed specifically for all levels of attendees engaged in service, learning, and youth development, focusing on current and emerging issues, best practices, and the challenges facing us today.
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Campus-Community Partnerships for Health 13th International Conference
April 30 – May 3, 2014 :: Chicago, IL
“From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable, and Transformative Partnerships”
At a time when community-campus partnerships are gaining attention and increasingly recognized as vital to addressing and solving our most pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges, the conference promises to be our best yet as hundreds of community members, faculty, staff, students, funders and policy makers from around the world convene for 4 days of skill-building, networking and agenda-setting! The conference agenda is designed to facilitate opportunities for participants to engage in substantive discussions, gain new knowledge and practical skills, think critically about their work and take action individually and collectively. The conference features dynamic and inspiring plenary presentations, facilitated discussions by peer group and interest area, educational exhibits, community site visits, social justice-focused arts programming and many opportunities for informal networking.
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