Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

Call for Proposals: 2019 CUMU Annual Conference

Posted on January 29, 2019

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals for our 25th Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission, October 21–23, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Across North America, institutions of higher education are working closely with their communities to promote economic mobility, drive economic development, foster creativity, address societal challenges, and improve lives.

Conference Themes – CUMU invites presenters to reflect broadly on how the urban mission can be fully integrated into operations, structure, partnerships, and academic objectives in the following themesSubmissions are due April 24, 2019.

  • Urban Mission Integration
  • Inclusive Real Estate Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Civic Engagement
  • Local Purchasing Strategies
  • Local Hiring and Workforce Development Programs
  • College Access and Pipeline Models
  • Innovation and Venture Creation

Presentation Formats – A blend of short presentations and deep-dive discussions allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.

Review Major Themes & Submit a Proposal


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