Call for Presenters: Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact

Posted by Campus Compact on May 18, 2015

Call for Presenters – Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact – Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference – March 21-23, 2016 – Boston, MA

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Compact will celebrate our 30th anniversary. The culminating event will be a national conference in Boston, March 21-23, 2016. The conference’s theme is Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact. A central aim of the conference is to enable an informed critical dialogue among a wide range of participants about the extent to which we have achieved our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes.

Campus Compact invites you to contribute to this important conversation. We welcome proposal submissions for sessions ranging from 30-60 minutes. Proposals might initiate provocative discussions, offer expert content to address specific questions, contribute to understanding about multi-sector partnerships, or share effective strategies with our conference audience. We encourage presenters to think creatively about designing sessions to maximize participant engagement.

Proposals should align with the theme and goals for the conference and should be submitted in association with one of the following Focus Areas:

· Leading Edge Engaged Research and Research on Engagement

· Building the Movement for the Public Purposes of Higher Education

· Deepening Community Impact

· Assessing and Evaluating our Work

· Transforming Institutions

· Partnerships Across the Education Continuum (e.g., civic learning; college readiness, access, retention; citizenship and career preparation)

Some key considerations as you prepare your proposal:

· Include as much detail as possible about the presentation in your description. Be clear about your topic and how you plan to make your session interactive. For example, if you will be presenting research, will you conclude with questions to which the audience will respond?

· Provide audience takeaways – tell us what the audience will gain by attending your session.

· Build interaction and engagement into your session. See list of suggested session formats here:

· Campus Compact and its proposal review committee will be looking for a strong connection to one of the Focus Areas for the conference.

· Campus Compact is looking to ensure that we offer timely, relevant, and diverse content that will appeal to a wide variety of attendees from colleges, universities, and partner organizations. We are looking for sessions that spotlight new approaches, ideas, and resources to catalyze change.

Guidelines for Submission

· All selected presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference including registration, housing, and travel.

· Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in the conference.

· Proposal submission topics cannot be changed after the review and selection process.

· Campus Compact reserves the right to revise presentation titles, reassign the identified Focus Area, or edit the session description of selected presentations for Campus Compact promotion and program publications.

· There is a 2 proposal per person/team limit.

· The submission form will allow you the opportunity to volunteer to serve as a moderator for a session.


· Proposals submissions are due at 11:59 pm EDT on June 19, 2015.

· Acceptance notifications will be sent out August 2015.

To submit your proposal, please follow this link:

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