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January 2017

  • 2017 Annual American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, USA. January 25-28, 2017.
    The 2017 annual meeting of the AACU is convening under the theme “Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence.” Front and center will be how today’s liberal education must serve the cause of equity in American society. Conference information.

December 2016

  • 2nd International Conference on Service-Learning. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. December 1-2, 2016.
    Scholars and students who are interested in a scholarly and evidence-based approach to service-learning are invited to participate and submit papers on relevant themes. This conference aims to further promote the scholarly development of the theories, models and pedagogy of service-learning. Conference website.
  • 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual Conference. Harvard University, MA, USA. December 8-11, 2016.
    This event is partnering with the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. The theme of the conference is “Civic Engagement: A Cultural Revolution? The expanding definitions of ‘civic’ participation, their intersections with ethics, and the implications for education.” Conference website.

November 2016

  • International Association of Universities 15th General Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. 13-16 November, 2016. 
    This year’s conference theme is “Higher Education: A Catalyst for Innovative and Sustainable Societies”.  The event will focus on sharing strategies and practices that demonstrate how higher education institutions contribute to innovation and sustainability. Conference information.
  • 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain. November 14-16, 2016.
    ICERI is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists, and professionals from the education sector. More than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational innovations. Conference website.
  • 3rd Annual AsiaEngage Regional Conference. Manila, Philippines. November 21-23, 2016.
    This Conference aims to bring together diverse practitioners from academia, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations who are passionate about university-community engagement for regional development. Conference website.
  • Engage 2016. Bristol, UK. November 29-30, 2016.
    Featuring the finalists for this year’s Engage competition, the conference will celebrate the diversity of engaged practice across the UK. It will provide an opportunity to consider the hall marks of high quality engagement, and the potential outcomes and impacts of doing engagement well. Conference website.

October 2016

  • 22nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Washington, DC, USA. October 23-25, 2016.
    This year’s CUMU conference is the first one to be held in the nation’s capital. CUMU is a community of college presidents and chancellors, senior academic and business leaders, faculty, center directors, community partners, K-12 leaders, economic and workforce development professionals, and policy makers. This year’s theme, Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities, is designed to generate dialogue that examines the biggest challenges and opportunities facing our institutions and cities. Conference website.
  • 2nd Annual International Universities Networking Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. October 25-26, 2016.
    The IUNC Middle East and Africa conference is devoted to the Internationalization of Higher Education and aims to broaden relations between institutions from different countries and create world-wide peer-level interaction network. The special focus of the event is collaboration with universities and edu agencies from Africa. Conference website.

September 2016

  • 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. September 5-7, 2016
    ISIRC is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference.  The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. Conference website.
  • IARSLCE 16th Annual Research Conference. New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. September 26-28, 2016.
    This year’s conference theme is “Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings and Broadening Our Collective Impact.” The International Association for Research on Service Leaning and Civic Engagement convenes practitioners in New Orleans to build on a lengthy tradition of scholarly conversations and contributions to understanding the maturing field of service-learning and community engagement research. Conference website.

August 2016

  • 19th Annual International Service-Learning seminar: “Solidarity Learning and Service”. Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 25-26, 2016.
    As usual, this seminar will develop activities directed to instructors, administrators, and students from all levels of the educational system, including universities and youth organizations. This event is established as the most important annual event in Latin America for the experts and institutions that advocate for service-learning as a pedagogical methodology. Conference website.

July 2016

  • Simon Fraser University’s 50th Anniversary Conference. Vancouver, Canada. July 26-29, 2016.
    The Centre for Research on International Education and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada, invite you to participate in an international interdisciplinary conference focusing on internationalization of higher education. The theme of the conference is “Internationalizing Higher Education: Past Practices and Future Possibilities.” Website.
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities: Conference of University Leaders 2016. Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana, July 27-29, 2016
    This conference’s theme is “Defining the responsible university: society, impact and growth.” The ACU Conference of University Leaders is a biennial conference for international leaders in higher education. Hosted in partnership with Vice-Chancellors’ Ghana, this year’s conference will provide a platform for senior university staff to debate key issues in higher education and explore shared solutions with a diverse range of international colleagues. It will be one of the most high profile higher education events in Africa this year and the ACU’s first event in the region since 1971. ACU Conference page.

June 2016

  • 48th European University Continuing Education Network Conference. Dublin, Ireland. June 1-3, 2016
    Dublin City University and the Higher Education Research Centre invite you to the 48th eucen Conference: Crossing borders through Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Quality and Equity in Higher Education. Lifelong Learning programmes provide bridges for adult students who wish to enter higher education, particularly those from under-represented groups. This conference will contribute to a dialogue across Europe on crossing different types of borders- geographic, disciplinary, institutional and generational- with a view to improving access to higher education for new groups of students. Website.
  • 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, USA. 2-4 June 2016
    This conference will be guided by the mission of ensuring that students graduate from our colleges and universities prepared to be the informed and engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Fostering academic and student affairs partnerships and collaborations on our individual campuses and across our initiatives and associations is imperative to this mutual goal. Website.
  • Scholars At Risk Network 2016 Global Congress. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 8-10 June, 2016.
    This congress will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the SAR Network and the ongoing efforts to protect scholars and promote academic freedom worldwide. Over the years, the network has grown from fewer than two dozen institutions to over 400 in 39 countries. Congress participants will discuss how to do more to protect universities and scholars in these challenging times, and to strengthen the capacity of the university sector to contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Website.
  • Living Knowledge 2016 Conference. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. 22-24 June 2016. 
    This conference will focus on science shops, community-based research, and other knowledge exchange and creation collaborations between local communities, civil society organisations, researchers and educators. It is being funded by the European Commission as part of the EnRRICH project – Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education.Website.

May 2016

  • Going Global 2016. Cape Town, South Africa. 3-5 May, 2016.
    Going Global is an open forum for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions.  This year’s theme is: “Building Nations and Connecting Cultures: Education Policy, Economic Development and Engagement.”
  • Campus-Community Partnerships for Health 14th International Conference. New Orleans, USA. 11-14 May 2016.
    At a time when social and racial justice are at the forefront of conversations about health equity, CCPH seeks to promote, support and encourage partnerships designed to improve health by addressing social and racial justice issues. The CCPH conference is an inclusive learning environment where all are embraced for the knowledge, wisdom and experience they bring to the table. Website.
  • CACSL Conference 2016: Impact for Sustainability. Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. May 25 to 27, 2016.
    Mount Royal University (MRU) is pleased to host of the 2016 national conference for Community Service Learning (CSL) and Community Engagement (CE). Partners for the conference include: Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CACSL), Volunteer Alberta, Volunteer Canada, the Volunteer Centre Network, The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Institute for Community Prosperity.

April 2016

  • Young Universities Summit. Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. 5-7 April, 2016.
    Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit returns for a third year on 5–7 April 2016. Examining how universities under 50 years old are rising rapidly in the rankings and displacing other, more established, institutions, this event is a must-attend for those who are leading innovation in higher education today. Young Universities Summit website
  • Third ISTR Africa Regional Network Conference. University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. 19-20 April, 2016.
    The International Society for Third-Sector Research welcomes you to the 3rd African Regional Network conference. The conference will explore the following pertinent questions: has civil society contributed to African development, democratization, and integration? Can the civil society sphere in Africa and its organizations be sustained? ISTR Africa Conference website.
  • Ireland International Conference on Education. Dublin, Ireland. 25-28 April, 2016.
    The IICE is biannual conference (April and October). It 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. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. IICE website.

March 2016

  • 98th American Council on Education Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, USA. 12-15 March, 2016.
    ACE2016 is the place for presidents, chancellors, and senior-level leaders to meet to discuss trends and promising practices with colleagues from across all sectors of higher education. Leaders have access to experts and workshops that provide practical resources and tools that aid day-to-day decision making, as well as long-term strategic planning.
  • 17th CONAHEC Conference: “Global Grand Challenges: Channeling International Collaboration”. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. March 16-18, 2016.
    The next Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) conference takes place in San Luis Potosi, Mexico generously hosted by Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. The theme of this meeting is the importance of international higher education collaboration to addressing global grand challenges. Website.

February 2016

January 2016

  • 2016 AACU Annual Meeting: How Higher Education Can Lead—On Equity, Inclusive Excellence, and Democratic Renewal. Washington, DC, USA. 20-23 January, 2016.
    The 2016 Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting will focus on higher education’s most pressing educational challenges—those centered on the intersections of equity and quality.

November 2015

  • 4th University-Community Engagement Conference. Gold Coast, Australia. 1-3 November, 2015. 
    University-Community Engagement goes beyond mere outreach, as universities seek mutually beneficial relationships with communities to address community issues and needs with a commitment to sharing and reciprocity which embraces two-way partnerships. UCEC is the biennial conference promoted by the Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) and co-hosted by their members.
  • 2015 ALARA World Congress. Pretoria, South Africa. 4-7 November 2015.
    This conference is presented by North West University (South Africa), the National Research Foundation (South Africa), and Action Learning, Action Research Association, Inc. The theme of this World Congress is a challenge to Action Learning / Action Research practitioners the world over, whether working in resource rich or more socio-economically challenged contexts, to explain how they are contributing to the creation of a fairer world.
  • 4th Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement. University of Massachusetts Boston. Boston, MA, USA. 14 November, 2015.
    This colloquium is inspired by Ernest Lynton’s framing of faculty scholarly activity as inclusive and collaborative work in which academics and community partners share knowledge and expertise in the process of public problem solving.
  • 1st Session of the Leading Globally Engaged Universities Program. University of Malaya, Malaysia. 15-20 November, 2015
    The quality of higher education leadership, while becoming ever-more challenging, is central to the well-being of universities. To support new and future leaders of Higher Education Institutions, the International Association of Universities (IAU) has developed this new leadership program.
  • 2015 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 16-18 November, 2015.

October 2015

  • 12th PASCAL International Conference: Connecting Cities and Universities as Strategic Frontiers. Catania, Italy. 7-9 October, 2015.
    The theme of this, the 12th PASCAL Observatory Conference, concerns how cities and their regions are connected to their universities at strategic frontiers. These include knowledge and political frontiers, and each is linked to global challenges that include employment, migration, health, food security, culture and climate change.
  • 2015 Annual Meeting of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Omaha, Nebraska, USA. October 11-13, 2015.
    This year’s theme “Love of Place: The Metropolitan University Advantage” honors our place as anchor institutions in urban and metropolitan communities. Through panel presentations, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and more, participants will learn about the latest challenges among metropolitan universities and take the time to develop new ideas to strengthen their work.
  • International Association of Universities 12th Annual Conference. Internationalization of Higher Education: moving beyond mobility. Siena, Italy. 29-30 October, 2015.
    Internationalization of higher education is an important priority for many governments, for university leaders and other higher education stakeholders. Though it is a frequent theme of national and international conferences, we hope that our programme will offer new insights into the internationalization of higher education and inspire new strategies, initiatives and projects.
  • Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE 2015). Dublin, Ireland. 25-27 October, 2015.
    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. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.
  • Annual Anchor Institutions Task Force Conference. New York, New York, USA. 29-30 October 2015.
    AITF conference will address the various ways in which anchor institutions can make valuable contributions to community and economic development.  As with prior AITF conferences, speakers will explore the role of anchor institutions in the three substantive areas of focus: education, health, and economic development.

September 2015

  • The Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference: Inclusive Businesses. American University in Cairo, Egypt. 7-8 September, 2015.
    The Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at School of Business at the American University in Cairo and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Regional Chapter MENA (Middle East and North Africa) invite you to this event which will provide a forum for a truly global discussion of ideas, research, and showcasing projects and interventions that can help advance more inclusive businesses in practice and in management education, as well as achieving responsible business eco-systems.
  • International Society for Third-Sector Research conference. Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. 16-18 September, 2015.
    The conference’s theme is “Civil Society and a Renascent Africa: A Stock Taking”. Specifically, the conference will take stock of two decades of civil society praxis and its contributions to the imperatives of a renascent Africa.
  • 16th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA. 29-30 September, 2015.
    This year’s conference theme is “Engaged Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact”. The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming participants as they work together to advance engaged scholarship as an intrinsic, transformational component of the student, faculty, and staff experience.

August 2015

  • 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. New York City, USA. 11-15 August, 2015.
    This annual summit gathers university student leaders advancing global development to meet, partner, learn, and connect with a global community.  MCC15 Delegates will meet like-minded peer university student leaders through team-based discussions, get concrete skills putting the ‘organized’ into student organizing,  join campaign working teams, and launch their ideas at the United Nations.
  • 3rd Service-Learning Research Symposium. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 26 August, 2015. 
    This symposium will be organized by the Latin American Center for Service-Learnign (CLAYSS) as a part of the 12th International Week of Service-Learning. It will be a great opportunity to introduce the recent developments in the servicelearning field with theoretical reflections on the systematization, evaluation, measurement of impact, and case studies of institutional programs or specific practices of service-learning.
  • 18th International Service-Learning Conference. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 27-28 August, 2015.
    The International Seminar will include activities aimed for schools and universities, as well as social and youth organizations. Goals for the conference include professional development, exchange of ideas, an environment of cooperation, and research exchanges.

July 2015

  • 12th International Conference for Engaged Scholars and Practitioners. Kirribilli Club, Sydney, Australia. 20-22 July, 2015.
    The annual Engagement Australia conference brings together a diverse group of academics and practitioners from a range of organisations to converse, share, learn and inspire. It is the premier annual gathering of engaged scholars and practitioners in Australia.

June 2015

  • Going Global 2015: The Conference for Leaders of International Education. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, England. 1-2 June, 2015.
    Going Global will explore how networks of innovation evolve and grow when cultures cut across boundaries, looking at the role higher education institutions play globally in connecting cultures, as well as anchoring and sustaining networks of innovation.
  • Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP). Kigali, Rwanda. 2-5 June, 2015.
    The Association of African Universities hosts this assembly of the chief executive officers of Association member institutions, held every two years to examine collectively themes identified as common concerns and priorities for the development of higher education in Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is “Internationalization of Higher Education in Africa”.
  • 24th European Access Network Annual Conference. Hotel Bristol Conference Center, Oslo, Norway. 7-9 June, 2015.
    The theme of this year’s conference is “Advocating for access, equity, inclusion and diversity in higher education: Politics, Policy, Power and Persuasion.” This event brings together higher education “equity champions” to discuss the future of their work.
  • 1st International Conference on Empowering Entrepreneurship. National University of Malaysia. June 8-9, 2015.
    This conference is intended to contribute at various levels to the growing interest and development of theory, practice and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on youth and communities’ empowerment. 
  • 2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit. Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, USA. 9-10 June, 2015.
    The theme for this year’s summit will be “The Global is Local: Civic Engagement across Cultures, Communities, and Nations”. The 2015 Featured Keynote speaker will be Fatima Said, Executive Director of Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education). The Closing Reflection Keynote speaker will be Dr. Tania D. Mitchell of the University of Minnesota.
  • 2015 New England Regional Campus Compact Symposium. Amherst, MA, USA. 9-10 June 2015.
    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join colleagues from across New England for two days of learning, networking, and renewal. The program includes a community engagement leaders retreat and a scholarly symposium titled “Partnerships for Success: Bridging the K-12-to-Higher-Education Pipeline through Civic Engagement.
  • 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. University of British Columbia, Okanawan campus, Canada. 22-26 June 2015.
    This event will create a dynamic meeting place for researchers, practitioners, administrators, students and policy-makers from around the world to explore pressing issues and identify promising paths for healthy and sustainable campus development. The conference is intended to mobilize the power and highlight the responsibilities of institutions of higher education to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students, to develop vibrant campus communities where everyone thrives, and to advance knowledge and practices relevant locally and globally.
  • Frontiers of Democracy 2015. Boston, MA, USA. 25-27 June 2015.
    Every year, Frontiers of Democracy convenes practitioners and scholars for organized discussions and informal interactions. Topics include deliberative democracy, civil and human rights, social justice, community organizing and development, civic learning and political engagement, the role of higher education in democracy, Civic Studies, media reform and citizen media production, civic technology, civic environmentalism, and common pool resource management.
  • 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference. Berlin, Germany. 24-26 June, 2015.
    The 2015 University-Industry Interaction Conference is not ‘just another conference’. 400 participants from all over the world will share knowledge, interact and build new co-operations. This conference is the key event for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives involved in university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship.

May 2015

  • Nurturing University Community Engagement: Integration, Innovation, and Impact. Kathmandu, Nepal. 6-8 May, 2015.
    The idea and approach of university and community engagement is a fairly new approach for most of the colleges in Nepal, even though it has been in practice in many universities aboard. The conference is an initiative of the Nepal School of Social Work (NSSW) to bring together the people in such engagement to improve understanding of  role of  university and community  for Integration, Innovation and Impact in the society.
  • ACU SARIMA Conference 2015. Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa. 10-14 May 2015.
    The Association of Commonwealth Universities and the South African Research & Innovation Management Association invite you to their conference in South Africa. The theme of the conference is “Research and innovation for global challenges”. The conference aims to bring together research institutions, funders, policymakers, and the private sector in an open, honest, and international dialogue.
  • Academy for Civic Engagement. Auburn, Alabama, USA. 11-13 May 2015.
    This year’s Academy will include a rigorous and invigorating schedule of speakers, including Tami Moore of Oklahoma State University, workshops, working sessions led by Engaged Scholars from Auburn University, and CCE project site visits.
  • C2U Expo. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. 26-29 May 2015.
    This Canadian-led international conference is designed to showcase the best practices in community-campus partnerships worldwide; create a space for collaboration around key issues; and foster ideas, connections, and frameworks with the purpose of strengthening our communities. 
  • Community College National Center for Community Engagement 24th Annual International Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. 19-21 May, 2015
    This year’s gathering will focus on the theme: “Authentic Leadership in Service Learning and Civic Engagement.” CCNCCE is the only national organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of service learning and civic engagement to community colleges across the country.
  • 5th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning. Service-Learning Center, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. 26-29 May, 2015.
    This year’s conference will provide a space for teachers, students, community partners, administrators, and policy makers to share their ideas and practices on service-learning. The theme of this year’s conference is “Love Journey: Community Engagement through Service-Learning.”
  • 6th International Symposium on Service-Learning: “Service-Learning as a Global Interdisciplinary Movement: Transforming Communities and Higher Education”. University of Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. 28-30 May 2015.
    The purpose of the 6th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to promote global citizenship and the scholarship of engagement. Additionally, the focus will be on building transnational relationships and participation in service-learning.

April 2015

  • African Development Conference at Harvard. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 3-4 April, 2015.
    Staying true to its convening tradition, the ADC will assemble major players and stakeholders across the private sector, civil society, government and academia, to discuss how the rise of new powers will affect the nature of South-South cooperation, its impact on development and its associated politics. Specifically, it will frame this conversation around two major themes: “Looking South” and “Moving Forward”.
  • 18th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, California, USA. 8-10 April 2015.
    This event brings together civic engagement and service-learning administrators, faculty, students, and community partners to focus on the critical processes of inquiry and engagement in shaping how higher education and communities identify and respond to the complexities of the 21st century. Over the course of the three-day conference, participants will explore complex problems, identify essential partnerships, and develop student engagement strategies that move us toward positive change.
  • 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, USA. 8-11 April, 2015.
    This year’s conference, themed More Powerful Together, will gather more than 1,500 youth and adults from across the country and around the world for three days of learning, inspiration, and connection. This inter-generational event creates a unique atmosphere, where youth bring incredible energy and passion to discussions on education and social policy.
  • Ireland International Conference on Education. Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. 20-22 April 2015.
    This conference is a biannual convening (April and October). The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

March 2015

  • International Service Learning Summit: Global Community Partnerships. Durham, North Carolina, USA. March 4-6, 2015.
    This conference is a two-day joint-learning experience that provides interactive lectures, working groups and strategies to help participants learn and build community of practice in global service learning.
  • 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. March 6-8, 2015.
    President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host this meeting, which will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. 
  • African Higher Education Summit. King Fahad Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal. 10-12 March, 2015.
    The three-day continental summit, whose theme is “revitalizing higher education for Africa’s future”, seeks to build a movement of like-minded institutions to transform the African higher education sector.
  • 2015 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference. San Diego, California, USA. 26-28 March, 2015.
    Organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this summit will encourage participants to explore critical questions and formulate action-oriented strategies to make excellence inclusive for all students through sustainable and measurable campus practices.
  • 2015 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference. San Diego, California, USA. 26-28 March, 2015.
    Organized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this summit will encourage participants to explore critical questions and formulate action-oriented strategies to make excellence inclusive for all students through sustainable and measurable campus practices.

February 2015

  • 2nd International Annual Conference on Democratic Citizenship. Marrakesh, Morocco. 4-8 February, 2015.
    The Moroccan Center for Civic Education, in collaboration with its international and local partners, invites participants and contributors around the world to participate in this gathering. To support the spread of knowledge and best practices in Global Citizenship, the conference hopes to further the discussion on how to empower youth to engage and assume active roles by focusing on the challenges and opportunities for their projects.
  • Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference. Elon, NC, USA. February 18, 2015.
    This one-day conference 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 models, institutional capacity building, and successful community engagement practices.
  • IMPACT Conference. Los Angeles, CA, USA. February 19-22, 2015.
    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. IMPACT is a place for students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals to gather together to learn and share from each other.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 11th International Conference. Guadalajara, Mexico. February 25-27
    HACU’s 11th International Conference will offer an exceptional opportunity to discuss the latest trends, model programs, and cutting-edge research on international higher education.  The conference will attract an internationally renowned roster of keynote speakers and an extraordinary gathering of participants representing higher education, government, business, community and philanthropic sectors.
  • Ashoka U Exchange. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. February 26-28.
    The Ashoka U Exchange is the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship in higher education. The Exchange brings together 650 university faculty, staff, and administrators representing 150 institutions to share new ways of teaching and learning that will shape the way educational institutions influence the world. Over the course of three days, participants will have the opportunity to share their own innovations and learnings with a broad audience of experts to gain valuable feedback and insights.

December 2014

  • 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference. Cape Town. South Africa. 2 -4 December 2014
    TNLC 2014 will convene leaders of universities from around the world to chart the next stage of the global movement of higher education civic engagement and social responsibility.  The conference provides a platform for these leaders to share their experience and plans, identify ways to support each other’s work, and develop priorities for collective action.
  • 2014 International Service Learning Workshop. Punta Gorda, Belize. December 13-18, 2014
    The second annual international service-learning workshop hosted by the Institute for Sustainable International Studies will support the efforts of the Maya village of Laguna to strengthen their eco-cultural community tourism initiative. The initiative aims to make responsible use of the cultural and natural assets of the community to create income generating opportunities and share with visitors the daily life and rich culture of the Maya people.

November 2014

  • Inaugural Community Knowledge Exchange Summit. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 19-21, 2014
    Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX) is taking the traditional conference model and turning it on its head. Inspired by the spirit of South By Southwest (SXSW), CKX will be community-based and participant-driven. For three days we’ll be converging on Toronto’s Entertainment District, anchoring CKX at TIFF Bell Lightbox and theCBC Broadcast Centre, immersing participants in a collective community knowledge experience.”  Learn more

October 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 Network for Academic Renewal conference: Global Learning in College. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. October 16-18, 2014.
    At the 2014 Global Learning in College meeting, participants will articulate a vision of the global learner and will explore efforts to design educational experiences—across the curriculum and in the community—to help students develop the cross-cutting capacities they need.   Domains to be addressed include global knowledge, global challenges, global systems and organizations, global civic engagement,  and global identities. 

September 2014

  • 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 Good Practice Event on Entrepreneurial Universities. Madrid, Spain. September 29 – October 1 2014.
    The 2014 Entrepeneurial Universities Event will bring together around 150 key stakeholders driving this change – in their university, research institution, or in government or intermediaries. During this three day event, you will learn in detail about 25 good practice cases, each being extensively presented & discussed in 45 minutes. Furthermore, more than 40 concepts and ideas for further developing the entrepreneurial university will be showcased. In addition, attendees can participate in practical workshops and visit the UPM Science Park.

July 2014

  • 2014 Engagement Australia International Conference: Engage and Innovate for Sustainability. 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.  Enhanced university-community connectivity is at the core of the innovation agenda. Through an engagement perspective we can begin to define this agenda. Who should participate? Academic, professional, and executive staff and students from Australian and international universities. Executive, management, and administrative staff working in business and industry. Community-based and not-for-profit organisations. Government departments. Join us for 3 days of discussion, debate and knowledge sharing in a variety of forums that include key note addresses, workshops, world cafe sessions, poster displays, storytelling and Q & A panels. 

June 2014

  • Leadership for a Better World Global Summit. Pyle Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. June 17-18, 2014.
    We invite you to be part of this initial, first of its kind Global Summit, a small group of innovators and catalysts that inspires, learns, and connects with each other to push the boundaries of leadership in a new direction. Learn new skills needed to address the increasingly complex social, ecological, and economic challenges that face our organizations and communities.
  • 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.

May 2014

  • 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.

April 2014

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International Research and Practical Applications Conference. International Academy of Business. Almaty, Kazakhstan.  21 -22 April.
    The International Academy of Business (IAB), the Russian Association of Business Education (RABE) and the Central Asian Foundation for Management Development (CAMAN) invite you to the international research and practical applications conference on 21st – 22nd of April 2014. The conference will facilitate the exchange  of innovative ideas, knowledge and experience in business education. The goal of the conference is to consolidate business community within the internationalization strategy by integrating education into the international arena.
  •  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.

March 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.
  • 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.

February 2014

  • 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, 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.

December 2013

  • Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7). Abuja. Nigeria. 2 – 6 December 2013.
    The Commonwealth of Learning will host this event in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Open University of Nigeria. The Forum will address “Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation” through five themes: “Girls’ and Women’s Education”, “Skills Development”, “Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER)”, “Innovation and Technology” and “Institutional Development”.

November 2013

  • 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.
  • Institute for Sustainable Studies. Sustainable Service Learning Abroad: Bridging Professional Connections. San Ignacio, Belize. 7-10 November 2013.
    This opportunity to bring together professionals and local providers who provide service learning will assist in better understanding how to structure meaningful and sustainable service learning, how to prepare students to learn from those experiences and support them while they are engaged in service learning, and how to know that what we are doing is sustainable to local communities and organizations.
  • University-Community Engagement Conference 2013. Towards the Transformation of Higher Education on University Community Engagement. Malaysia. 11 – 13 November 2013.
    Conferences such as this are indeed relevant to our time when the world is faced with a myriad of challenges which require the concerted efforts and the commitments of experts, organizations and businesses the world over to overcome them. In a rapidly globalizing world, their concerns are mutual and we, as fortunate members of the community, have a vested interest to initiate dialogues to address these common challenges and issues. This conference will clarify issues, to reach rapprochement on issues that elude easy resolutions and to chart the way ahead in the common quest to make a difference to the lives of citizens around the region, in general, and to the communities surrounding.
  • 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.
  • 5th International Symposium on Service-Learning (ISSL): Service Learning Across the Globe: From Local to Transnational. Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch, South Africa. 20-22 November 2013.
    The 5th International Symposium on Service-Learning continues to build on the momentum generated by past symposia.  The 5th symposium aims to increase the scientific contribution to service-learning as a pedagogical tool that enhances local and global citizenship and scholarship of engagement; strengthen north-south and south-south relations by providing an opportunity for institutions to build their own capacity for service-learning; and enhance global participation through both theoretical and applied service learning in higher education.
  • Engage 2013. The Bristol Hotel. Bristol, UK. 27 – 28 November 2013.
    The National Co-ordianting Centre for Public Engagement is hosting its annual Engage conference on November 27 and 28, 2013. This conference will explore the many ways universities and their partners choose to engage together, and the agendas these partnerships serve. It will provide an opportunity for open dialogue between the HE community, policy makers and funders, and the organisations working with them.

October 2013

  • 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!

September 2013

  • 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.

July 2013

  • 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.

June 2013

  • 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.

May 2013

  • 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.
  •  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.

April 2013

  • 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.

March 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.

February 2013

  • 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.

December 2012

  • 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?
  • 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.

November 2012

  • 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.
  • 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.

October 2012

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Campus Compact New Hampshire – New England Regional Campus Connect, Dartmouth College, NH (USA), 11-12 October 2012
  • More details coming soon.  Contact email:

September 2012

  • “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.
  • 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.

July 2012

  • 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

June 2012

  • 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.