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The Talloires Network is soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to host its next global leaders conference (TNLC2020), a 3-day gathering to be held between September and December 2020.

Talloires Network member institutions and partner organizations are invited to submit an EOI individually or in collaboration with other universities and organizations.

Previous global conferences of the Talloires Network –Madrid 2011, Cape Town 2014, Veracruz 2017– benefited greatly from outstanding local leadership in planning and executing the conference and related events. As we select the host for the next conference, we are seeking similarly strong collaboration.

Such conferences have served as a space for higher education leaders, students, and community members from various regions of the world to exchange community engagement ideas and practices. They have also provided an opportunity for participants to experience the commitment and achievements of the host institution and its surrounding community. TNLC2020 will aim to realize these goals.

TNLC2020 will be a movement-building event. We envision a global conference that brings together our member institutions, partner organizations (national and regional networks) and other leaders to actively strengthen and expand the global university civic engagement movement. The gathering will focus significant attention and resources to critical reflection on practice, dialogue and exchange, and collective strategic planning.

The Talloires Network Steering Committee and Secretariat appreciate the complexities associated with planning and executing a successful global gathering. We acknowledge that such an endeavor requires thoughtful attention to a variety of elements including the alignment of Secretariat staff and local host priorities and work plans; an understanding of, and respect for, the host organizer’s culture, institutional systems, and competing priorities; and a willingness and ability to negotiate expectations and modify priorities as changes arise. It is our highest hope that you will decide to join forces with us to imagine and realize the full potential of the next global leaders conference for engaged universities – TNLC2020!

Submit an Expression of Interest Form  


  • Distribute invitation (Expression of Interest form) to host TN global conference among members and network partners, October 2018 – March 2019. Deadline to submit: 8 March 2019 
  • SC members to review proposals and select two finalists, March 2019
  • Conduct site visits and collect additional information from host finalists, April 2019
  • Facilitate discussion with Steering Committee, select the site of next global conference, May 2019
  • Announce TNLC2020 host via newsletter and social media outlets, June 2019
  • Organize conference to be held between September – December 2020

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