- 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.
ESC’s goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to foster community capacity. There will be 5 tracks at the conference: Community Development and Regional Prosperity, Pre-K to 20 Education, Human Relations, Well-Being and Health, Sustainable Environments and Natural Resources and Global Engagement.
- 1st International Conference on University Social Responsibility. National Experimental University of Tachira. San Cristobal, Táchira, Venezuela. 9-11 October 2013.
This event, of highest importance for the academic and research activities of Venezuelan education, aims to offer the participants a worldview of interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences and Social Responsibility in contemporary times.
- Association of Commonwealth Universities Centenary Conference: Future Forward: Taking Charge of Change. London, UK. 16-18 October 2013.
This three-day conference will address questions around the Centenary theme Future forward: design, develop, deliver. Higher education is at a crossroads. New universities are being created in response to political agendas, the burgeoning global middle class, and the availability of public and private funding. Added to this, a variety of internal and external stakeholders are demanding that universities become more than just ‘ivory towers’ and that they need to demonstrate their engagement with the wider society.
- 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!
- 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop. Beyond the Academic Yardstick: the Societal Excellence of Education. Siam University. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 25-26 September 2013.
The Workshop is a follow-up to the 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference where university leaders called for co-operation among stakeholders at community, local, regional or (inter-) national level to strengthen universities’ role in providing education not only for the workplace but for social cohesion, intercultural dialogue as well as active and global citizenship.
- 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.
- Takaful 2013. The Third Annual Conference on Arab Philanthropy and Civic Engagement. Tunis, Tunisia. June 2013.
Takaful 2013 is organized by the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, Columbia University Middle East Studies Center (CUMERC) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The Conference will be held in Tunis first week of June 2013. The conference is structured to encourage interaction between scholarly analysis and the experience of practitioners, with the hope of contributing to sound policy and practice during this important time. Alongside presentations of original theoretical and empirical research, the Takaful conference also provides opportunities to reflect on cases of success (and failure) among practitioners in the civil society and philanthropy fields. In addition to thematic panels built around vetted research papers, there will be roundtable sessions to focus on challenges as expressed by professionals working in both Arab and international contexts.
- Working Together in Knowledge Mobilization: Closing the Loop Between Research and Practice. Mississauga, ON (Canada). 3-4 June 2013.
- 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service Learning. “Service-Learning as a Bridge from Local to Global: Connected World, Connected Future.” Lingnan University, Hong Kong. 4-7 June 2013
Lingnan University announces the 4th annual Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning. Keynote speakers will be: Prof. Andrew Furco (University of Minnesota), Dr. Mabel Erasmus (University of the Free State); and Mr. Chung Po Yang (The Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management and The Good Life Initiative Limited).
- The Wye Deans’ Seminar. Citizenship in the American and Global Polity: An Interdisciplinary Seminar for CAOs, Academic VPs, Provosts and Deans. Aspen Institute – Wye River Campus. Queenstown, Maryland (USA). 9 – 13 June 2013.
The Wye Deans’ Seminar consists of a week-long series of facilitated discussions drawing on primary texts from antiquity to the present, both western and global.The formal seminar sessions, limited to 20 participants, are intense explorations of the texts, the tensions within and among the texts, and the implications of the texts for our own day.Applications are due by 15 March 2013.
- 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.
- 2013 University-Industry Interaction Conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 27-29 May 2013.
The conference will cover topics such as knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, the entrepreneurial university, innovation and university-business cooperation.
- 13th AAU General Conference. “Transforming African Higher Education for Graduate Employability and Socio-Economic Development.” Université Omar Bongo. Libreville, Gabon. 28-31 May 2013.
The 13th Association of African Universities General Conference will address the following sub-themes: The Connect Between Higher Education and Productive Sector; Graduate Employability; The Role of Organised Private Sector; Socio-Political Environment and Employability; and Funding Issues.
- 12th Annual Conference: Innovative Pedagogy & Course Redesign XII “Collaborations for Empowerment & Learning.” Fairfield University. Fairfield, CT (USA). 29-31 May 2013.
The 12th Annual Conference celebrates and showcases excellence and innovations in all areas of teaching, faculty support and development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and community-engaged teaching and scholarship.
- 6th International GUNI Barcelona Conference on Higher Education. “Let’s build transformative knowledge to drive social change.” Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain). 13-15 May 2013.
The Global University Network for Innovation conference is an international forum for debate on the challenges facing higher education. The 2013 conference will explore the critical dimensions in our understanding of the roles, and potential roles, of higher education institutions (HEIs) in contributing to the creation of another possible world. Within this context the Conference looks to answer the call of the challenges of our time, while maintaining an eye towards the future regarding the role of knowledge and HEIs.
- 5th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities Events. Indianapolis, IN (USA). 13-17 May, 2013.IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and Indiana Campus Compact announce the 5th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities Events, consisting of a Service Learning Institute from 13-15 May, 2013 and a Research Academy from 15-17 May, 2013.
- Academy for Civic Professionalism. Auburn, AL (USA). 14-16 May 2013.The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative within Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts announces the first Academy for Civic Professionalism for faculty in the arts, social sciences and humanities who are interested in incorporating the tenets of civic professionalism into their courses, outreach scholarship and P & T documentation. ACP will provide an intense three-day workshop for successful participants. ACP is limited to 25 participants so get your application for admission in early.
- Clinton Global Initiative University. Washington University in St. Louis. St. Louis, Missouri (USA). 5-7 April, 2013.
The 6th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices and develop their action plans for the months ideas.
- EUA Annual Conference. European Universities – Global Engagement. Ghent University. Ghent, Belgium. 11-12 April 2013.
The European University Association will hold its first Annual Conference in Belgium, hosted by Ghent University. The conference will focus on approaches to internationalisation for European universities. It will also explore different interpretations and drivers of the globalisation of higher education as well as internationalisation processes in institutions.
- Global Health & Innovation Conference. Yale University. New Haven, CT (USA). 13-14 April, 2013.
In April 2013, Unite for Sight will host the 10th Annual Global Health and Innovation Conference (GHIC), 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.
- Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2013). Dublin, Ireland. 15-17 April 2013.
The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. Papers will be accepted until 31 January 2013.
- Digital Media and Learning Conference. “Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices, and Remixing Youth Participation.” Chicago, IL (USA). 14-16 March 2013.
The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the UC Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.
- IMPACT National Conference. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA). 21-24 February, 2013.
The IMPACT National Conference brings together 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.
- Ashoka U 2013 Exchange. University of San Diego. San Diego, California (USA). 21-23 February, 2013.
The Ashoka U Exchange is the largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education, bringing together 650 individuals representing over 150 institutions from 40 countries.
- AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference. General Education and Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning. Boston, Massachusetts (USA). 28 February – 2 March, 2013.
The focus on this conference will be to discuss new meanings of quality in the undergraduate curriculum, explore ways to integrate and scaffold learning of the Essential Learning Outcomes in connection with learning in the majors, and build high-impact assessments based on actual student work.
- Engage 2012: Responding to Change. Bristol, UK. 5-6 December 2012.
The third annual national conference of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). this interactive conference will look across the whole engagement agenda including research; teaching and learning; knowledge exchange; volunteering and social responsibility, and will explore common themes including:
- Leadership: How can leaders of higher education best navigate the current changes to the sector?
- External voices: How do organisations outside the sector view higher education? What potential do others see in the sector developing a more engaged approach to their work? What lessons have they learned that could help us?
- Partnership: With the strain on public resources, how can sustainable partnerships be supported to deliver mutual benefit?
- Realising Impact: Increasingly funders require organisations to evidence impact of their work. What are the key ways to ensure impactful work? How can this be evidenced?
- Teamwork: Increasingly the role of effective team working – across disciplines, roles and within and outside the sector – has risen up the agenda. What are the key ways to build and support teams to realise the potential of working together?
- Effective Practice: There are lots of examples of innovative or excellent practice across the UK. What can we learn together from these projects to inspire change? http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/engage-2012-responding-change
- Third International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. American University of Beirut, Lebanon. 7-8 December 2012.
The conference will be held by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the IT-Academic Core Processes and Systems (IT-ACPS) at the American University of Beirut. The Conference Program Committee invites university faculty members from Lebanon, the region and beyond to submit proposals for presentations to be reviewed for possible inclusion in the Conference program. The Conference will incorporate formal research-oriented sessions, pre-conference workshops and prominent speakers, including six strands: Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education, Measuring Teaching Effectiveness, Blended Learning, Innovations in Teaching Technologies and Methodologies, Program and Course Learning Outcomes and Service Learning.
- ACU Conference of Executive Heads. “‘University Rankings and Benchmarking: do they really matter?” (Marks ACU’s 100th Anniversary). Kingston, Jamaica. 9-11 November 2012
In collaboration with co-hosts, the University of the West Indies, the 2012 ACU Conference of Executive Heads will take a broader view of performance measures and benchmarking, examining other drivers such as economic policies, changing political and social agenda, staff recruitment and retention, and student aspirations. The event aims to provide a balanced portfolio of tools through which leaders can manage the full range of their work. http://www.acu.ac.uk/conferences/jamaica2012/
- International Association of Universities 14th General Conference: Higher Education and the Global Agenda: Alternative Paths to the Future. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 27 – 30 November 2012
Universities are important repositories of humanity’s hope for a sustainable future. Through teaching/learning, research and community services, their contribution to resolving local and global challenges of poverty and inequality, nutrition, health, environmental degradation and not least, education, is essential. By focusing many projects on issues such as equitable access and success in higher education, the Education for All initiatives, sustainable development, new ways of thinking about internationalization, the social responsibilities of higher education institutions, among others, the IAU is addressing some of the Global Agenda.
- 13th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. University of Alabama (USA). 30 September – 3 October 2012.
The National Outreach Scholarship Conference (NOSC) is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. NOSC works collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity. The 13th Annual NOSC conference theme challenges students, faculty and communities to PARTNER. INSPIRE. CHANGE. to build a stronger, more prosperous, and just society. http://www.nosc2012.ua.edu/
- 9th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform. “Reforming the Policy and Practice of Community Engagement of Higher Education.” University of Pittsburg (USA). 10-12 October 2012.
This is the ninth Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) international workshop that brings together researchers and policy analysts and makers. This Workshop will explore conceptual understandings of community engagement and university reforms intended to foster it. http://iise.pitt.edu/node/article/announcement-and-call-papers-330.xhtml
- Campus Compact New Hampshire – New England Regional Campus Connect, Dartmouth College, NH (USA), 11-12 October 2012
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- “Measuring and Monitoring for Engagement.” Engagement Academy for University Leaders. Roanoke, Virginia (USA), 12-14 September 2011.
This unique executive development program is designed for institutional teams or individuals responsible for developing institutional capacity for monitoring and measuring community engagement activities. Participants will return to their campuses with a specific plan to advance the institutional approach to monitoring and measuring engagement as well as effectively link community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution. The program is offered by Virginia Tech’s Engagement Academy for University Leaders. http://www2.cota.vt.edu/engagementacademy/measuring/index.html
- 2012 IARSLCE Annual Conference, “Connected Knowing.” Baltimore, MD (USA). 23-25 September 2012.
The theme for the 12th annual International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE) conference is the generative power of connections and relationships in research on service-learning and community engagement. The IARSLCE annual research conference is targeted to scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners interested in research on service-learning, community-based research, campus-community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes. http://www.researchslce.org/conferences/
- 2012 AUCEA Conference, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 9-11 July 2012 The third day of this conference will be dedicated to Professional Development workshops. Suggestions from members about prospective keynote speakers, other presenters and conference themes are most welcome. Please direct your ideas to the AUCEA Executive Officer email@example.com.
- 2012 Engagement Academy for University Leaders, Roanoke, Virginia (USA), 4-8 June 2012
The Engagement Academy, developed by a national advisory group in 2008, has received awards for its innovation and quality. This annual executive development program is designed for leaders responsible for developing institutional capacity for community engagement. Participants from around the world will develop institutional plans for engagement and will return to their campuses with the ability to advance their plan as well as effectively link community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution.
- Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (USA), 5-6 June 2012
The Summit will provide opportunities for faculty, professional staff, student and community leaders interested in higher education civic engagement activities to network and learn from one another while engaging in skill-building sessions as well as discussing challenging issues facing our communities and campuses.
- AsiaEngage Inaugural conference, “Higher-Education-Industry-Community Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across Asia.” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 7-9 May 2012.
The conference will bring together stakeholders from universities, industry, communities and governments to provide the necessary impetus at the regional level to develop a critical agenda that fits in with regional realities, interests and priorities towards achieving better university-industry-community engagement in Asia. To be a part of this important discussion, submit to AsiaEngage your abstract on good practices in community engagement by 1 March 2012. AsiaEngage has been established as an umbrella for the Asia-Talloires Network of Industry and Community Engaged Universities (ATNEU) and the ASEAN University Network Thematic Network on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability (AUN-USR&S).
- 5th Living Knowledge Conference. “Re-imagining Research Relationships – Co-creating Knowledge in a Democratic Society.” Bonn, Germany. 8-12 May 2012.
The conference will set its focus on different themes to get more insight in processes, and develop specific policy recommendations that resonate with public concerns and articulated research needs and built on the experience and know-how of the previous Living Knowledge conferences. It will be an opportunity to bring together key thinkers and practitioners in the area of community based research, university/community partnerships and Science Shops and aims at providing options and opportunities for collaborations and ensuring that this area of work is prioritised on policy agendas both nationally and internationally. Conference themes will include:
- Setting shared research agendas by CSOs and Research
- The role of Higher Education in creating knowledge with communities
- Communities and students learning together
- Evaluation and quality improvement: New lessons learned on measuring the value of community engagement and collaborative research
- Developing partnership working for research – civil society engagement
- Policies to support collaborative research relationships
- CACSL 2012 Conference, “Community Service-Learning: Impacts of Community Engagement.” University of Saskatchewan, Canada. May 10-12, 2012.
The conference will focus on the impacts of community engagement, how all stakeholders involved in CSL are affected by CSL practices and programs. Our hope is to spark conversation, facilitate the development of potential research alliances, and share practices so that we can learn from authentic engagement with each other. CACSL was officially founded in 2004, building on support from many institutions across Canada. This conference, Impacts of Community Engagement, hopes to expand on the traditions of collaboration around community service-learning in Canada, and establish a new opportunity for those involved in community service-learning to share with and learn from each other.
- Connecting Campus with Communities. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
May 14-18, 2012.
The first two days of this event will be the Indiana Campus Compact Service Learning Institute (SLI), a hands-on opportunity for higher education service learning instructors, or staff who support service learning curriculum design, to learn how to build or refine a service learning course through the development of learning outcomes and quality service learning experiences, as well as craft meaningful assignments and reflection and assessment activities. The second two days will be the IUPUI Research Academy, an interactive workshop to develop skills, learn about methods and literature, develop a research project and advance research related to service learning in higher education.
- Academy for Community and Civic Engagement. Auburn University, USA. 14-16 May 2012.
- To promote and develop community and civic engagement initiatives among faculty and colleges in the region;
- To encourage faculty to develop courses with civic engagement/service learning experiences for students;
- To foster collaborative teaching, research, and outreach efforts among faculty and across universities; and
- To provide resources and support for community and civically engaged faculty.
- Architecture ‘Live Projects” Pedagogy International Symposium 2012. “Critical reflections on Live Projects with a view to co-creating a pedagogic best practice framework. Oxford Brookes University, UK. 24-26 May 2012.
A three-day international symposium by and for live project educators, live-project community participants, live project students, practice architects involved in community co-design, University management involved in community partnership projects, and live project practitioners and participants from associated fields and disciplines. Themes include: Problem-based learning, community-engaged scholarship, co-design, peer-based learning, tacit knowledge, threshold concepts, practice-ready skills, professionalism and ethics, diversity, critical citizenship, education futures, deep and surface learning, live project methodologies and paradigms, architecture curriculum, assessment and validation.
- 23rd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® and youthrive PeaceJam Leadership Conference, Minneapolis (USA), 11-14 April 2012.
The conference focuses on service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic skills and citizenship while addressing community needs in a genuine way. It convenes teachers and other service-learning practitioners, administrators, researchers, policy-makers, youth leaders, parents, program coordinators, national service members, community-based organization staffs, and corporate and foundation officers. The conference connects participants with service-learning leaders through three days of plenary sessions, thought leader series, and service-learning projects. The 2012 conference theme, Our World, Our Future, is an opportunity to share how youth passion, creativity and innovation can address world issues.
- Washington Campus Compact – 15th Annual Continuums of Service Conference: Creating the New Vision for Higher Education, Seattle, WA (USA), 11-13 April 2012.
The civic engagement/service-learning field is well-poised to help create a new vision for higher education and during the 2012 COS, we will do just that! We will facilitate roundtable discussions that explore diverse perspectives, create public spaces to share ideas, and have keynote speakers who will challenge our thinking. By the end of the conference, we intend to integrate collective ideas into a new vision that participants can take back to their colleges, universities, and communities.
- Ohio TASH and College of Mount St. Joseph – Civic Engagement and Meaning Based Learning Conference, Cincinatti, OH (USA) 13 April 2012.
The aim of the conference is to build a network of people interested in sharing research, practices and perspectives on education that is meaningful and socially involving, at the classroom or community level.
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 15th Anniversary Conference. “Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We’ve Been and Where We Need to Go.” Houston, Texas, USA. 18-21 April 2012.
- National HE STEM Programme and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Birmingham, UK, 1 March 2012
Join this meeting for a one day workshop exploring the role of public engagement within the STEM curriculum, and its impact on students, on universities and on the public. This event will provide training and guidance on models of community-engaged learning and explore pedagogic and assessment issues.
- Association of Commonwealth Universities with the University of Kelaniya – Critical Women: Women as Agents of Change through Higher Education, Sri Lanka, Colombo 6 -8 March 2012
This is absolutely not a conference just for women. It is, rather, an opportunity for the higher education community, male and female, Commonwealth-wide, and for other interested parties in Ministries of Education, national university associations, national and international women’s organisations, business and industry, to engage with the political and ethical arguments in favour of addressing these issues; to identify areas in their own institutions which may need to be challenged or changed; and to share with others examples of policies and strategies which have proved to be particularly effective in their organisations.
- British Council – Going Global Conference 2012, London UK, 13-15 March 2012
Going Global is a series of international educational conferences hosted by the British Council. It offers an open forum for policy makers and practitioners from around the world to discuss issues facing the international education community
- “Learning to Make a Difference,” University of Brighton, 17 March 2012
The day will involve meeting with students past and present who are undertaking projects that make a difference from small local ideas to big international projects. We will finish the day with something to eat and drink before watching the brand new film R/Evolution looking at the emerging passion of young people as they call on their generation to wake up and take responsibility for steering the world in a more stable direction. Not only will the day give you the opportunity to meet with other students interested in making a difference but it will also provide you with practical skills. These sessions will be led by both current and past students in the following areas:
- Turning an idea into reality
- Planning a campaign
- Learning through experience – student case studies
- Gulf South Summit- Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Through Higher Education, Hattiesburg, MS (USA), 21-23 March 2012
At the 2012 conference looks ahead to new frontiers of community service and civic engagement. Tenth Anniversary conference celebrating a decade of committment conference theme: TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP
- Indiana Campus Compact – Service Engagement Summit 2.0, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), 29-30 March 2012
This two day event will provide opportunities for college and university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and their community partners to interact with local, state and national leaders in service and higher education, an awards reception and ceremony, and interactive workshops to address engagement between higher education campuses and their communities.
- Clinton Global Initiative – University 2012 Conference. Washington, DC, 30 March – 1 April, 2012. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, national youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities discuss solutions to pressing global issues. CGI U 2012 will be held at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Attendees will come together to make a difference in CGI U’s five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. http://www.cgiu.org/about/
- NC Campus Compact 2012 Civic Engagement Institute – “Intensifying Impact: Engagement Matters”, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (USA) 15 February 2012
Formed in the spring of 2002, NC Campus Compact has helped member campuses build their capacity to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen North Carolina communities. The Tenth Year Anniversary Institute is dedicated to thinking deeply about how best to continue our community engagement work, ensuring it is underscored with deeper partnerships, inter- and intra- institutional collaboration, greater impact, targeted outcomes, and lifelong commitment to engagement by institutions, higher education leaders, and students.
- 2012 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington, DC (USA) 15 – 17 February 2012
The APSA Teaching and Learning Conference is a unique meeting in which APSA strives to promote greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for the political science classroom. The theme for the 2012 conference is “Teaching Political Science: Relevance in a Changing World”.
- Service-Learning Director Leadership Institute, Roanoke, Virginia (USA), 28 February – 1 March 2012
Hosted by the Virginia Tech Engagement Academy, the Institute brings together service-learning leaders and engaged scholars, with a well-established foundation in service learning pedagogy, who seek to enhance their leadership capacities, deepen their institutional and community impact, and chart the next steps in their professional development as change agents on campus, in communities, and across the field.
- 2011 IARSLCE Annual Conference. “Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change.” Chicago, Illinois (USA). 2-4 November 2011.
- The conference will highlight research that critically evaluates and illuminates the long-term impact of service-learning and community engagement on students, faculty, and community partners and, most importantly, on the social, economic and political issues they seek to transform. The conference will provide dynamic venue for scholarship that articulates how, when, where and why service-learning and community engagement influence critical issues locally, nationally and globally. Veteran, new and emerging scholars from diverse backgrounds and settings will exhibit the highest quality research that advances both the understanding and practice of collaboratively engaging students, educators, and community partners in advancing social change.
- Community Engagement: The Changing Role of South African Universities in Development. East London, South Africa. 8-10 November 2011.
This conference of the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF) will focus on:
- Debating community engagement from philosophical and conceptual perspectives
- Profiling community engagement practice and analysing trends
- Promoting the inter-dependent relationship between teaching and learning, research, and community engagement
- Engage 2011. Bristol (UK). 29-30 November 2011.
- The second national conference hosted by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement will bring together people from across the UK to celebrate HEI public engagement, and explore ways to support it more effectively.
- 12th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Michigan State University (USA). 2-4 October 2011.
- The National Outreach Scholarship Conference (NOSC) is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. NOSC works collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity. The 12th Annual NOSC will have the following tracks:
- Methods and Practices of Community-Based Research and Creative Activities
- Translational Science and the Diffusion of Innovation
- Globalization and International Engagement
- Technologies as Tools for Engagement
- Leadership and Professional Development for Engaged Scholarship
- “Measuring and Monitoring for Engagement.” Engagement Academy for University Leaders. Roanoke, Virginia (USA), 8-10 September 2011.
Are you responsible for communicating the impact of your outreach and engagement programs? Do you want to position your institution to describe the university’s impact on your region or your state? Are you responsible for assessing engagement programs or effectively linking community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of your institution? If so, register now for Measuring and Monitoring for Engagement, which will be offered by Virginia Tech at the home of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders on September 8-10, 2011.
- 2011 AUCEA Conference – “Next Steps: Building the New Engagement Agenda.” Sydney, Australia. 11-13 July 2011.
- The 8th annual AUCEA international conference will be held in Sydney, Australia from 11 – 13 July, and the conference sub-themes are: Leadership, Research, Learning, and Partnerships. Keynote speakers will include Sir David Watson, Alison Page, and Fiona Waterhouse. The conference is being presented in partnership with Newcastle University, Central Queensland University, and Business Events Sydney.
- 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, “Make a Difference: Impacts of Service-Learning.” Hong Kong. 7-11 June 2011.
- In accordance with the increasing awareness of Service-Learning, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) of Lingnan University, Lingnan Foundation, and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia have joined together to further expand Service-Learning programs throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. The conference aims at gathering educators, students, government officials and service providers from around the world to exchange ideas on the development and the role of Service-Learning in making a difference in the society.
- Talloires Network Global Conference, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 14-16 June 2011
- Presidents, rectors, and vice chancellors of Talloires Network member universities will gather in Madrid along with other Network leaders and partners to discuss the next five years of the higher education civic engagement movement. We will strategize about the future of the Network, develop proposals for new projects, assess the current state of civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education and share knowledge about implementing policies and programs that advance human and social development.
- 2nd ASEAN University Network Regional Workshop on University Social Responsibility & Sustainability (USR&S): “Knowledge for People: Research for Community Life.” National University of Malaysia. 9th – 11th May 2011
Organized by the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM – National University of Malaysia), this workshop will seek to extract and consolidate the knowledge on USR & S from key practitioners of university and community from the ASEAN and Asia region; Identify and plan for the development of Communities of Practice in specific knowledge-driven areas that will address key challenges across the ASEAN and Asia region; and Document the current status of USR&S in the ASEAN and Asia region and discuss ways to move forward.
- CU Expo2011 – Community-University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action. Waterloo Region, Ontario Canada. 10-14 May 2011
- In partnership between the Centre for Community Based Research (Canada) and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, CU Expo2011 will showcase the exemplars in Community-University partnerships worldwide, and explore and introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities. Objectives include:
- To raise awareness about how to implement effective and innovative community-university strategies;
- To showcase how best to incorporate global perspectives in addressing local concerns;
- To create spaces where participants will develop strategies for action on common issues facing local communities; and
- To leave a legacy of new and stronger global networks with a renewed understanding of the potential of community-university partnerships as a means for social action.
- Presentation proposals are due by July 1, 2010.
- “Regional Development and Higher Education – the Next Decade.” Brussels, 19-20 May, 2011.
- The PASCAL Universities Regional Engagement Project (PURE) has now completed its pilot phase in working with public authorities and their higher education institutions in order to explore how best to develop useful and practical working partnerships. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss, with the PURE team and with PURE client regions, how the project developed, what it learned and how it might apply to your public authority, your institution or your professional body. The PURE meeting will provide insight into how engagement may best developed, what tools are best suited and, most significantly, how it may be progressed in a climate of austerity.
- International Institute on Partnerships: “From Reciprocity to Collective Transformation: Achieving the Potential of Community-Campus Partnerships.” Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. 23-25 May 2011.
- Join community partners, faculty, administrators, and students interested in deepening their understandings and practices of community-higher education partnerships. Through a blend of presentations from the field, plenaries and working sessions, the Institute will explore strategies to address persistent challenges, analyze promising practices, and examine research to advance the study of partnerships.
- CGI U 2011. University of California, San Diego. April 1-3, 2011
The fourth annual CGI U meeting brought together students and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action across five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
- 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference: The Time is Now. Atlanta, Georgia. 6-9 April 2011.
- The conference is the largest gathering of youth and educators involved in service-learning, drawing more than 2,000 attendees from across the United States and many other countries on site and more than 1,000 others online. Through three days of general sessions, interactive workshops, thought leader spotlights, service-learning projects, and networking, the conference engages participants in education that addresses local, national, and global issues through service-learning.
- The conference mission is to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement. This conference will address issues such as: changing demographics and diverse communities; economic, financial, and workplace instability; environmental distress and sustainability; food, shelter, and healthcare disparities.
- African Regional Conference on Community University Partnerships and Community Based Research. Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar, Senegal. 25 – 26 March 2011.
- OECD Conference, “Higher Education in Cities and Regions: For Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Regions.” Seville Spain, 10-11 February 2011.
- Drawing on OECD reviews and studies, this conference will look at innovative ways in how HEIs can best contribute to making their cities and regions stronger, cleaner and fairer. It will highlight key issues in human capital development and innovation and identify ways of transforming universities. This conference brings together policy makers and practitioners; public and private bodies concerned with regional development; leaders and managers of HEIs; and those responsible for knowledge transfer, regional development and community liaison at HEIs.
- The Forum examines the role and future of the University in a changing world. It is ambitious in its intellectual and practical, agenda-setting scope, and broad in its themes. Among the themes that are relevant to university community engagement are Community Service, and University Teaching and Learning. You may submit a proposal to the Forum Review Committee for an In-Person Presentation, or a Virtual paper at the World Universities Forum. If your Forum proposal is accepted you may submit a written paper to Journal of the World Universities Forum. All proposals, presentations and papers must be in English.
- It is increasingly recognized that higher education institutions can make significant contributions to the economic, social, culture and environmental development of the cities and regions in which they are situated. However, many changes are required within universities in order for them to engage successfully with their surrounding communities. Equally, it is important for cities and regions to understand how they can take advantage of the higher education institutions in their areas to achieve common goals. The theme “Engaged Universities and Learning Cities-Regions” will enable in-depth analysis of the relationship between the university and society in a variety of national contexts.
- NCCPE Engagement Conference 2010. 7-8 December 2010.
The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (UK) is hosting its first national conference, which will focus on the broad theme of why and how universities should engage the public. Day one will focus on HEI public engagement. Day two will feature student volunteering, informed by NCCPE’s vinspired students project.
- Community Engaged Scholarship Conference: Critical Junctures in Research, Practice, and Policy. Guelph, Canada. 4-5 November 2010
- This conference will convene national and international scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to present and discuss emerging research on community-engaged scholarship (CES) in higher education and its implications for research, practice and policy. Specifically, the conference will examine current research on faculty engagement, faculty development, promotion and tenure processes and institutional change strategies from Canada and abroad that facilitate CES. Co-sponsored by the University of Guelph’s College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research council of Canada.
- 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education – “Higher Education’s Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action.” Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. 23-26 November 2010.
- The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) is organizing this conference to respond to the challenges of sustainability as well as to identify ways for action. The Conference offers a collective work dynamic and active participation. With this methodology, the Conference will include parallel working sessions in two areas: the first will be a dynamic space for exchanging experiences and good practices to analyze how the world regions are advancing with the introduction of sustainability; the second will be a work space where participants will discuss and propose ways of action that contribute to the transformation of higher education. GUNI has issued a call for Good Practices for sessions in the first area.
- The 2010 Conference, hosted by North Carolina State University, will explore authenticity and sustainability as critical components of engaged scholarship. The important questions of what, where, who, how, and why will be the foci of the 2010 Conference reflected in five tracks: Program, Place, People, Process, and Philosophy. These invite a diversity of perspectives and experiences reflecting the academy’s authentic and sustained commitment to engaged discovery, learning, application, and integration.
- 2nd University Social Responsibility International Conference 2010. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5-6 October 2010.
- The conference will provide a platform for those who are interested to share and exchange ideas on social responsibility related issues. It hopes to develop and strengthen relationship in view of building a strong network and fostering continuous future collaboration among participants. Organisations such as institutions of higher learning, corporate bodies, government agencies and NGO(s) are invited to take part in this international conference. In general, this conference welcomes paper presentations, poster presentations and exhibitions emphasising on social responsibility programme development from various aspects including those on entrepreneurship, sustainability, green technology, poverty, culture and education.
- Campus Compact Presidents Leadership Summit 2010: Maximizing ‘d’emocratic Partnerships for Student and Economic Success. Georgetown University, Washington DC. October 12-13, 2010.
- We will begin on Tuesday evening, October 12th, with a nationally-known keynote speaker whose passion for civic engagement will set the stage for the following day’s program. Then, on Wednesday, we will review the compelling data showing that early interventions—informed through research and serious scholarship—work. We will explain how community-based research, engaged scholarship, and the nurturing of innovative community partnerships can result in civic engagement at its best on individual campuses and as a collective force.
- World Universities Congress: “What should be the new aims and responsibilities of universities within the framework of global issues?” Canakkale, Turkey. October 20-24, 2010.
- Cannakale Onsekiz Mart University intends to bring together universities and other closely associated institutions, researchers, and intellectuals, and to provide a wide-ranging forum to discuss the above-mentioned and similar global issues threatening our planet and the new tasks and roles of universities in the process of seeking solutions.
- 9th IANYS Global Conference on National Youth Service. New Library of Alexandria, Egypt. 25-28 October 2010.
- The International Association of National Youth Service (IANYS) is hosting its 9th Global Conference in Alexandria, Egypt. This is an exciting opportunity for professionals in the field of youth development to come together to share information and current developments in the field with other policymakers, practitioners, and researchers; nurture connections for developing future projects; and discuss the emerging impact of service in the context of youth employability and youth service policy among other important themes. Conference participants will include professionals in the field of youth civic engagement from across the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region and around the world.
- 10th International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, “International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research” Indianapolis, Indiana (USA). October 28-31, 2010.
- Co-sponsored by the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement, the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI, and Indiana Campus Compact, this conference is targeted to those interested in research on service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and civic outcomes of education. Presenters will include faculty and administrators in higher education, educators in K-12, and scholars and practitioners in educational policy and community development. Scholars and attendees from outside of the United States are encouraged to attend and present to advance mutual understanding of this work from multiple perspectives.
- The 2010 World Congress will be hosted by ALARA, the Action Learning, Action Research Association, a strategic network of people interested in using action research and action learning to generate collaborative learning, research and action to transform workplaces, schools, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organisations, governments and businesses. Abstracts for proposed contributions are due April 29 2010.
- 11th Annual Imagining America Conference “Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices.” University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. September 23-25, 2010.
- Imagining America, a consortium of colleges and universities hosted by Syracuse University, articulates how campus-community partnerships contribute to local and national civic life while furthering recognition of the value of public scholarship and practice in higher education itself. This year’s conference theme signals an exploration of how public scholarship creates new connections among disciplines, communities, and sectors. As our work shuttles across institutional, geographical, and professional boundaries, our projects become zones of convergence where social interests, cultural practices, and new and old media intersect. Animated by hybrid modes of participation and circulation, these convergence zones reshape our research, teaching, and engagement activities as they foster new projects, knowledge, and publics. Early bird registration deadline: August 10, 2010.
- Organized by the Latin American Center for Service Learning (CLAYSS), this conference has become one of the most important annual gatherings in Latin America for experts and institutions promoting service learning. Its main goals are to:
- - Offer service-learning training to teachers, principals, and government and NGO leaders.
- - Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among schools and Universities developing service-learning projects in Latin America.
- - Strengthen the networks between civil society and the educational system to the benefit of a better education for all.
- Service-learning leaders from Latin America, USA and Europe will be participating in the Conference.
- 7th Annual AUCEA Conference: “Communities Participation and Partnership.” University of Tasmania, Australia. July 3-7, 2010
- The AUCEA 2010 Conference will address key challenges faced by universities in increasing community participation and addressing social equity. This is a different focus from previous conferences and is a must attend event for committed higher educators and their community partners. Abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference are due 15 February 2010. Universities are encouraged to co-present with their partners (targeted partners to include local government, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, business, and individual community partners). Speakers from North America and Europe will provide an international perspective.
- Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR): “Facing Crises: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Third Sector and Civil Society.” Kadir Has University. Istanbul, Turkey. July 7-10, 2010
- After two decades of unprecedented growth in and recognition of the third sector and civil society, the 2010 ISTR International Conference will take stock of the challenges and opportunities facing the third sector and civil society.
- 6th Annual Symposium on Service Learning & Civic Engagement, “Pursuing an Engagement Agenda: Pathways and Perspectives.” Western Carolina University, USA. 10 June 2010.
The Symposium will feature critical reviews of the literature, reports of research