2019 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference set for October

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference, Deepening Our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in Higher Education. The conference will be held Oct. 8 and 9, 2019, (pre-conference: Oct. 6-7) at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

The conference will take a retrospective look at the driving forces behind public higher education institutions’ “return to their roots” of public trust; share insights into current engagement theories and practices; and provide perspectives on the future and next level of higher education’s engagement with communities.

Keynote speaker on day one will be E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University and one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders. Gee served on the original Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, which in its final report, “Returning to our Roots,” called upon public higher education institutions to renew their partnership with society.

On day two the keynote will include a panel to discuss the redevelopment of the 250-acre National Western Center, a partnership with the City and County of Denver, Colorado State University System, the Western Stock Show Association, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and History Colorado. Its mission is to convene the world at the National Western Center to lead, inspire, create, educate and entertain in pursuit of global food solutions. The panel will include leadership from CSU’s NWC Campus Initiative, CSU Extension, and community members.

Early pricing available

Take advantage of early pricing by registering now. Special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution. A conference attendee room rate has been secured at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium is composed of higher education member institutions that work toward the goal of building strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship and designed to help build community capacity.

For more information, contact Ashley Stokes or Yvonne Bridgeman, yvonne.bridgeman@colosate.edu, (970) 491-3440, in CSU’s Office of Engagement.