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Social Responsibility and Human Dignity in Higher Education Engagement

 How can Universities around the world contribute to creating more just, equitable and prosperous communities? What practices can they deploy to tackle pervasive challenges to civic life such as racial injustice, poverty and illiteracy?

Join us at our conference, where we will explore the theme “Social Responsibility and Human Dignity in Higher Education Engagement” and envision a future for engaged universities.

The next Talloires Network Leaders Conference will take place at Universidad Veracruzana (UV), Mexico on June 21- 23, 2017 and site visits on the 24th. This influential gathering of higher education leaders from all regions of the world will chart the next stage of the growing university civic engagement movement.

Together we will also explore three vital sub-themes and build support for a global action plan around these challenges:

  • The right to education and the responsibility to be socially inclusive and to promote equality education to all.
  • The right to leadership opportunities and economic mobility and the responsibility to create prosperous communities and societies.
  • The right to livelihood and the responsibility to prepare for employment and entrepreneurship, and to contribute to economic development.


Universidad Veracruzana
Av. De las Culturas Veracruzanas No. 1
Zona Universitaria, Col. Zapata, CP 91040
Xalapa, Veracruz, México


Early Registration opens January 2, 2017 and ends February 28, 2017.

Registration includes access to plenaries, breakout and networking sessions, lunches, the gala dinner, transportation for site visits, and shuttle service between the hotel and conference venue. Each registered conference participant will also receive a complimentary copy of two new TN publications: Regional Perspectives on Learning by Doing: Stories from Engaged Universities Around the World and Emprendizaje: Higher Education for Entrepreneurship, Learning and Collective Intelligence in Southern Chile.

Regular registration begins March 1, 2017 and ends May 31, 2017.

Conference Design and Participation:

We have designed the conference to maximize involvement – direct interaction, learning, and solidarity building among conference participants. Importantly, we also aim to build, over the course of the week, a conference experience in Veracruz that also supports participant deliberation and strategic planning for future action. To realize these goals, the conference consists of several types of participant experiences, which are overlapping and mutually reinforcing. We have invited people to submit proposals to lead plenary discussions and breakout sessions. There will not be an open request for proposals for TNLC17, there will be numerous opportunities for conference participants to ask questions, challenge ideas and describe their own experience.

More info:

Site Visits | Plenary Speakers | Breakout and Dialogue Session Leaders | Program Overview | Travel Logistics Registration | List of all TNLC2017 Participants

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