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.
- 2014 PACE Conference. University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wilmington, NC. USA. 5 February 2014.
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend this daylong conference that seeks to inform and advance the research and practice of community engagement by sharing research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or co-curricular models, institutional capacity building and institutionalization, and successful community engagement practices.
- Talloires Network Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program Workshop. How to Integrate Civic Engagement onto University Campuses in the Arab Region. Amman. Jordan. 9 – 10 February 2014.
The Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program will hold its second workshop in Amman, Jordan on February 9 and 10, 2014. The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Furco and will focus on the topic: How to Integrate Civic Engagement onto University Campuses in the Arab Region: A Consultation for University Presidents and Senior Administrators. Please contact Dina Sherif, Senior Advisor for Civic Engagement at Silatech, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 9th International Congress of Higher Education. University 2014. Havana. Cuba. 10 – 14 February 2014.
Convened with the declaration “For a Socially Responsible University”, University 2014 renews the commitment of people attending these events with university and with its time, propitiating current reflections and debates on the field of Higher Education. Congress University is well known as an academic field that point to reflective, deep and open dialogues among main parts of Higher Education and the society they belong to, in order to evaluate best solutions to pressing problems in the realities of our countries. Plus, it promotes new ideas about different issues related to international agenda of Higher Education and contributes to new networks knowledge and emotions among principals, teachers and students.
- Ashoka U Exchange. The New Scholar. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. USA. 20 – 22 February 2014.
The 2014 Exchange seeks to build a model of The New Scholar as a collective identity emerging from both the curriculum and co-curriculum: students from different formal and informal educational settings; faculty, staff, and administrators from various higher education institutions; as well as practitioners whose work takes place in the community.
- IMPACT National Conference. Valparaiso University. Valparaiso, Indiana. USA. 27 February – 2 March 2014.
The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Building on the rich 28-year tradition of the COOL Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, be inspired and challenged to sustain our efforts.
- Digital Media and Learning Conference 2014. Boston, Massachusetts. USA. 6 -8 March 2014.
The annual conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialogue and linking theory, empirical study, policy, activism, and practice.
- Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona. USA. 21 – 23 March 2014.
Applications are now being accepted for the 7th Annual CGI U. The CGI U 2014 application is now available at the links below. The early decision and travel assistance deadline is November 22, 2013. The final application deadline is January 17, 2014.
- Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit. Indianapolis, Indiana. USA. 27 – 28 March 2014.
Registration will open mid-January 2014. The Service Engagement Summit will provide educational tracks and networking opportunities for university and college administrators, faculty, professional staff, students, and community partners through plenary and breakout sessions.
- 17th Annual Contiuums of Service Conference. Civic Engagement: Bridging Gaps in Education in Communities and Across the Globe. Honolulu, Hawaii. USA. 2 – 4 April 2014.
The 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference will bring together civic engagement and service-learning administrators, faculty, students and community partners in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. The theme for the 2014 conference will focus on how civic engagement and service-learning bridge gaps in education, in communities, and across the globe. Together we will examine current issues and disparities in educational access and success; health; wealth; and environmental sustainability.
- EUA Annual Conference 2014. Changing Landscapes in Learning and Teaching. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Brussels. Belgium. 3 – 4 April 2014.
Which trends are transforming learning and teaching, and how should European universities respond? EUA’s 2014 Annual Conference will explore innovative teaching approaches that are being developed, discussed or introduced, and consider their implications for the organisation of learning and teaching processes in the years to come. The conference will thus provide a forum for discussing how universities in different parts of Europe and the world respond to current pressures for change and try to anticipate tomorrow’s educational needs.
- International African Forum II. Pretoria. South Africa. 8 – 9 April 2014.
The Australia Africa University Network and the ACU will host the second International Africa Forum, themed ‘The Power of Partnerships’, on 8-9 April 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Forum, following on from the first International Africa Forum, will bring Australian and African researchers, policy-makers, officials and other interested parties back together again to discuss areas of mutual interest.
- 4th Annual Africa Innovate Conference. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts. USA. 11-12 April 2014.
Africa Innovate is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education. In addition to our panels, our esteemed Keynotes reflect on how they have made their contribution to the continent’s development. The Investment Forum provides insight into the investment engine propelling Africa’s growth. Our Vision Talks allow select guests to share ideas they want you to be a part of developing. Finally, our 2014 Business Plan Competition give young upstarts the opportunity to present their ideas to movers and shakers and walk away with funds to take their vision for Africa to the next level.
- Global Health and Innovation Conference 2014. Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut. USA. 12 – 13 April 2014.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
- Tenth Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Indiana. USA. 23 April 2014.
The Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium recognizes the impact of each of these things on the IUPUI campus and in the community. This year’s theme is: Healthy and Engaged Communities: Campus and Community Partnerships as a Strategy to Support the Well-Being of Indianapolis and Beyond.
- 2014 University-Industry Interaction Conference: Challenges and Solutions for Fostering Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation. Barcelona. Spain. 23 – 25 April 2014.
With more than 300 participants, the conference will be the leading international discussion forum for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme, which consists out of keynote presentations, track sessions, workshops and sight visits. During this three day conference, high emphasis is placed on networking opportunities and creative space, as well as skill development workshops (executive education), delivered by EADA Business School, one of Europe’s leading Business Schools.
- CCPH 13th International Conference. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 30 April – 3 May 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.
- Academy for Civic Professionalism. Auburn University. Auburn, AL. USA. 11 – 14 May 2014.
The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative within Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts announces the annual Academy for Civic Professionalism for faculty throughout the southeast in the arts and humanities. The Academy will include a rigorous and invigorating schedule of speakers, workshops, working sessions led by Engaged Scholars from Auburn University, and CCE project site visits. Applications are due February 28, 2014.
- 6th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities: Service Learning Institute and Research Academy. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Indiana. USA. 12 – 16 May 2014.
Connecting Campuses with Communities is a capacity building program for faculty and staff that is co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning. In the past, over 250 engaged scholars from more than 100 institutions and five countries have attended this annual event to enhance their service-learning teaching and community-based research.
- CUVIC 2014. Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact. University of Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia. Canada. 20 – 22 May 2014.
As universities seek to enhance their potential to contribute to the public good, there is growing effort globally to promote community-university engagement. At the same time communities, organizations and governments seek to leverage the knowledge and resource capacity of universities to address community needs. CUVIC 2014 is an opportunity to reflect on these efforts and enable community-university innovation and action within the institutional, Indigenous, national and global context.
- 2014 Community Service Learning and Community Engagement Conference. Healthy Resilient Communities. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada. 28 – 30 May 2014.
Volunteer Canada, Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning, Algonquin College, and Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement are pleased to host the 2014 CSL and CE Conference. The conference theme will be to explore the contributions of community campus partnerships in supporting the development and maintenance of healthy resilient communities. The conference will be held in Ottawa, May 28 to 30 2014.
- Global Forum on Higher Education and Democratic Innovation. Queen’s University. Belfast. Northern Ireland. 24 – 26 June 2014.
The Council of Europe, the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy, the European Wergeland Centre, and Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, will carry out the Global Forum on “Higher Education and Democratic Innovation”. This Conference is part of the cooperation between different partners committed to promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law as well as social cohesion and intercultural dialogue, and their belief in the key role of education in furthering these goals.
- Engagement Australia’s 11th International Conference of Engaged Scholars and Practitioners. Charles Stuart University. Wagga Wagga, Australia. July 2014.
Engagement that builds collaboration is increasingly recognised as being a critical precursor to innovation and the development of productive, resilient and vibrant communities. Collaboration builds capacity, creates mutual benefit and develops shared understandings grounded in a respect for diversity and a unity around shared preferred futures.
- Pen to Paper Writing Retreat: Writing With, For, and About Service Engagement. Wooded Glen Retreat and Conference Center. Henryville, Indiana. USA. 24 – 25 July 2014.
Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed for faculty and staff to focus on their academic/discipline-based writing, receive peer feedback, and explore outlets through which they can submit their articles during 1-on-1 contact with academic journal and publishing representatives.
- 2014 Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement. Reaping What We Sow: Growing a Culture of Community Engagement. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. 29 September – 1 October 2014.
RFP will be available February 11 and due March 21, 2014.
- 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Washington, DC. USA. 6 – 8 October 2014.
Making Cents International is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference will take place October 6-8, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. To receive the latest updates on the conference, click here to join the conference mailing list.
- 15th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Engaging for Change: Changing for Engagement. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada. 7 – 8 October 2014.
The 2014 meeting will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Our conference theme is Engaging for Change: Changing for Engagement and will challenge scholars, students, and community partners to discuss international advancements in the scholarship of engagement.
- 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference. Cape Town. South Africa. 2 -4 December 2014
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