Opportunities to Attend National Conferences Focused on Community Engagement this summer/fall

Posted on September 21, 2012

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A variety of conferences coming up this fall 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.

Third International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education
June 21-23, 2012, Duke University, Durham, NC
“Conversations that Matter III”
ICSLTE is committed to sharing experience, practice, and research on service-learning in teacher education with colleagues throughout the world. The conference will provide a forum for educators who embrace learning through active involvement with schools and the wider community.

67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship
September 14, 2012. Philadelphia, PA
“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Exploring the Link Between Civic Engagement and Employment”
The National Conference on Citizenship is an annual event that focuses on the state of civic engagement in America, and brings together civic leaders, educators, CEOs, and representatives from each branch of government to address issues related to our nation’s civic health.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) National Conference
September 23-25, 2012, Baltimore, MD
Connected Knowing
The theme for the 12th annual conference is the generative power of connections and relationships in research on service-learning and community engagement. A distinguishing characteristic of both the design of engaged research and the pedagogy of service-learning is its intended reciprocity and mutuality. As educators we develop partnerships with community partners and citizens, undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and K-12 students, and other faculty to participate in engaged research and teaching, and to study it. Such learning partnerships are at the center of how we connect research to policy and practice. These learning partnerships are also how we connect different theoretical and grounded perspectives to the research designs we choose, as they encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to knowing and doing. Finally, these learning partnerships are how we engage in peer-to-peer mentoring and both mentor and learn from the next generation of engaged scholars, a particular strength of the IARSLCE. The 12th Annual IARSLCE Conference in Baltimore seeks to break new ground by focusing our attention on transformative learning partnerships in our research and scholarship on community engagement, in our research with community partners, and in the kinds of connections those learning partnerships leverage and facilitate. We are particularly interested in how our research provides evidence for how to improve these relationships.

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
September 30 – October 3, 2012, Tuscaloosa, AL
Partner. Inspire. Change
NOSC 2012 will explore engaged scholarship and practice that advance the theme “Partner. Inspire. Change.” and that fall within one of the following tracks: Voice of the Faculty and Staff, Voice of the Student, and Voice of the Community Partner. Conference planners have established these tracks in a special effort to attract more proposals from community partners and students.

Imagining America National Conference
October 5-7, 2012, New York, NY
Linked Fates and Futures: Communities and Campuses as Equitable Partners?
The IA conference will explore where campus and community fates are linked and how theory and practice, aspiration and action can be fruitfully entwined. The over-arching framework of the three day conference brings together New York City-based programming with initiatives taking place around the country. To maximize our work together, we ask all who submit proposals to take this framework into consideration and to place their own work in dialogue with the locally generated themes if possible.

2nd Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference
October 11-12, 2012, Hanover, NH
“Moving Us Forward: Community Impact and Social Responsibility”
The mission of this conference is to advance institutional engagement while helping institutions strengthen their ability to meet the standards of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. Leaders in higher education will participate in workshops on campus-community reciprocity and impact, institutional change, and engaged scholarship

NC Campus Compact’s 2013 Student Conference
November 3, 2012, Wilmington, NC
This annual conference brings students together, from across the region, to network, dialogue and develop skills towards becoming more effective civic engagement participants and leaders. Topics include volunteerism, leadership, service-learning, advocacy and activism. The conference is planned by the Student Advisory Board. During the day, the Community Impact Student Award is presented.

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