Conferences & Opportunities

Throughout the year, the Office for Community Engagement hosts a number of events-ranging in size, scope, and focus-in order to facilitate learning and connection throughout the university and within our community. Additionally, we provide information on upcoming conferences related to the scholarship of engagement. This list is updated regularly as details or new events arise.

2018 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting June 6th-9th

Proposal submission deadline extended to Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time 

Submit your proposal(s) online 

When submitting a proposal for this year's convening the conference committee asks you to consider how to answer the four questions proposed in our emergent theory of change and how these threads and tags intersect with your work whether it be around assessment, political engagement, community partnerships, service-learning, dialogue and deliberation, and so forth.

This meeting is designed around our emergent theory of change which poses four important questions:

1.    Purpose: What are the key features of the thriving democracy we aspire to enact and support through our work? 

2.    Learning Outcomes: What knowledge, skills, and dispositions do people need in order to help create and contribute to a thriving democracy? 

3.    Pedagogy: How can we best foster the acquisition and development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for a thriving democracy? 

4.    Strategy: How can we build the institutional culture, infrastructure, and relationships needed to support learning that enables a thriving democracy?

Please also note: 

  • More details about the conference can be found here
  • Register by May 1, 2018 to get the best rates
  • Book your hotel room here by May 15.

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