The following is a list of upcoming international 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. Some upcoming events are also highlighted in our monthly newsletter. Also, click here to learn about previous conferences and events.
- Community University Exposition 2013. Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada). 12 – 15 June 2013.
CU Expo 2013: Engaging Shared Worlds, is being held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, hosted by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the City of Corner Brook, with support from the provincial Rural Secretariat. The conference is expected to draw 500 people from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the power of community-university partnerships as a vehicle for social change including students, community leaders, researchers, educators, funders, policy makers and others invested in community-building. Over the 3 days of the conference, participants can choose from a variety of interactive sessions: from workshops to arts activities, deliberative dialogue to presentations, participatory communications, mobile tours, service learning and more. In addition to the main program sessions a variety of community events will be taking place: community dinners, theatre, art shows, and kitchen parties, all of which will give participants an opportunity to meet members of the community and provide a flavour of this unique Canadian province.
- Graduate Employment Network Conference 2013. University of Auckland Business School. Auckland, New Zealand. 11-13 July 2013.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) will host the second conference of its Graduate Employment Network in July 2013. The conference will draw from the ACU’s Centenary theme – Future forward: design, develop and deliver, which addresses key issues relating to the future of international higher education: designing academics and universities for the future, developing tools to meet new challenges, and delivering, recognising and measuring growth, impact and success. The theme for the Graduate Employment Network conference – Exploring the value of higher education to the economy – will examine the extent to which university graduates are able to meet their own aspirations as well as society’s expectations of them.
- Joint AESOP/ACSP Congress. Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions. Dublin, Ireland. 15-19 July 2013.
Hosted by University College Dublin, the AESOP/ACSP joint congress provides an opportunity for attendees to hear and debate the latest in planning and policy research and practice and to visit sites of planning action and inaction – including new town development, urban cultural and waterfront regeneration, edge city development, post recession urbanscapes, social housing renewal, heritage preservation, transport planning and city bike scheme and capital projects.
- Center for Engaged Democracy’s 4th Annual Conference on the Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education. Tufts University. Medford, MA (USA). 17-18 July 2013.
This year’s conference will have three key foci: (1) developing and supporting academic programs focused on civic and community engagement; (2) programmatic use and academic responses to the Center’s policy report Core Competencies in Civic Engagement, and; (3) examining how online learning is impacting civic engagement initiatives in higher education. Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University will deliver the opening keynote address. More details coming soon.
- Network for Academic Renewal Conference. Global Learning in College: Asking Big Questions, Engaging Urgent Challenges. Providence, Rhode Island (USA). 3-5 October 2013.
This conference will examine campus practices that match the ambitious goals of global learning with concrete learning opportunities that help students gain the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed for global competence.
- 14th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas. 8-9 October 2013.
Proposals are due 15 March 2013. More details coming soon.
- Association of American Colleges & Universities – Civic Engagement / Educating for Personal and Social Responsibility, 10 – 12 October 2013
More details coming soon.
- Association of Commonwealth Universities Centenary Conference: Future Forward: Taking Charge of Change. London, UK. 16-18 October 2013.
More details coming soon.
- International Service Learning Summit: Building a Community of Practice. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL (USA). 23-25 October 2013.
Hosted by the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Center for Global Engagement, both at Northwestern University and co-sponsored by DukeEngage, the Center for Social Development and Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis and in collaboration with the Building Bridges Coalition, this conference will explore the most cutting-edge trends, as well as the biggest opportunities and challenges in higher education related to global/service learning.
- Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities 19th Annual Conference: Transforming and Sustaining Communities Through Partnerships. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY (USA). 26-29 October 2013.
As the Coalition sets out to redefine itself, this year’s conference promises dynamic poster and concurrent sessions, thought-provoking panels, fantastic keynote speakers, and unlimited networking opportunities. On Tuesday, the Coalition will host an Action Summit open to CUMU members and their community partners focused on addressing the challenges, policy agenda, and strategies for impactful and successful K-12 and higher education partnerships. It is our intention to align the agendas and content of the Action Summit and Conference, which is focused on the broader impact and importance of partnerships, resulting in a content-rich, exciting 3 days!
- International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). Omaha, NE (USA). 6-8 November 2013.
The theme of this year’s conference is Reinvigorating our Process of Discovery: Research Informing Practice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Proposals will be accepted until April 12, 2013.
- 2013 Pascal Conference: Local Communities in the Sustainable and Healthy Learning City Neighborhood and Community, Partnership and Learning. Hong Kong. 18-20 November 2013.
This first PASCAL Conference to be held in Asia draws on the PASCAL International Exchanges Project, PIE to examine the direction, capacity and governance of cities. It is planned in partnership with the host Hong Kong Institute of Education and RMIT’s European Union Centre, with regional bodies such as ACUPEN, ASPBAE and EAFEA. Other partners include the Hong Kong UNEVOC Centre. The Conference will focus on present and future action, mainly within neighbourhood communities and in cities. Exploring how good practice can be adopted and adapted between different regions, cultures and traditions represents a crucial opportunity. This will be tested by the Conference and its aftermath.
- CCPH 13th International Conference. Chicago, Illinois, USA. April 30 – May 3, 2014.
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, CCPH’s 13th international 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.