Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning

Posted by Gulf-South Summit on January 18, 2016

Join us for a beautiful Savannah-style Gulf South Summit!
April 13 – 15, 2016
Registration NOW Open!

Keynotes and breakout sessions will focus on inclusion and the critical need for diverse voices in our work. We’ll be exploring the complexity of inclusive community development, techniques for dialogue and deliberation as democratic practice, best practices in student leadership for civic engagement, and the latest in community-engaged scholarship.

Our location is the Coastal Georgia Center – right next door to the Savannah Visitors Center and the Savannah History Museum complex, and within walking distance of conference hotels, and the fun and happening City Market and River Street areas.

All registrants are invited to enjoy a Thursday evening oyster roast in the fantastic Savannah Railroad Museum with your colleagues from all around the south east! Traditional low-country food, cash bar, entertainment and a relaxed, southern feel! A special kind of party only possible in Savannah!

Key note speakers include Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, Director of the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Maryland, and Melody Porter, Director of Office of Community Engagement at the College of William and Mary.

The conference will begin with a series of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 13. We are adding a student-to-student poster celebration this year, as a showcase of student leadership in service-learning and community engagement. And please consider staying over and spending the weekend in Savannah. A once-in-a-lifetime excursion is planned for Friday afternoon from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. to Ossabaw Island and everyone can take advantage of the wonderful Savannah Trolley and Savannah African American History Tours.

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