» Professional Conferences and Resources with a Focus on Community and Civic Engagement

There are a number of national and international resources available to faculty and staff who wish to enhance their understanding of and integration of community engagement as it relates to their roles on campus while building a cross-campus network of engaged leaders. 

Campus Compact: Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference
“Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend this daylong conference to grow and share the scholarship of engagement. Plenary and breakout sessions inform and advance 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. The conference usually takes place on the first or second Wednesday in February.”

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting
“We continue the tradition of meetings that facilitate true exchanges of knowledge and develop a sense of community around our shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. This meeting will consist of outstanding plenary sessions, informative concurrent and featured sessions, engaging teaching demonstrations, as well as interactive workshops and I3 (Information, Ideas, and Innovation) conversations.”

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference
“The annual IARSLCE conference is scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement. The focus of presentations, symposiums, and keynotes is on research incorporating a variety of theoretical, methodologies, and perspectives. The conference also serves as a gathering place for networking and association business meetings for members. A significant component of the conference is the mentoring of graduate students and new faculty members interested in advancing their own research agendas in this field.”

Imagining America
“The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, students and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, we explore the power of shared identity—of understanding who we are and what we stand for, and therefore, what we are called to do.”

Engagement Scholarship Consortium
“The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization, is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Our goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.”

Educate. Ignite. Inform.: Annual National Service-Learning Conference
“Join the more than one thousand students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the world at Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, Minneapolis, Minn., March 30 – April 2, 2016. This intergenerational event provides attendees with the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.”

National Society of Leadership and Success Annual Conference
“The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference aims to be the preeminent global gathering of student affairs professionals. Enjoy hundreds of sessions with your peers from leaders within the field on the wide-range of topics relevant to you and your campus. This is a can't miss event!”

International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement Annual Conference
“Join us for the 2016 CIES Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC! With over 500 Sessions and 2,500 attendees, the CIES Conference is a must attend event for any education professional who shares CIES’ dedication to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives.”

Contact Us

Nina LeNoir, Ph.D.

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

714-997-6622

lenoir@chapman.edu

Justin Koppelman, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Civic Engagement Initiatives 

714-997-6894

jkoppel@chapman.edu