The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its 2019 conference, Deepening Our Roots: Advancing Community Engagement in Higher Education. The conference will be held October 8 and 9, 2019 (Pre-Conference: October 6-7, 2019) in Denver, Colorado.

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 will be E. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University, and one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders. President 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.

Proposals for presentations are due Friday, March 15, 2019. For detailed submission guidelines, visit the conference website.

Watch the 2019 Conference Video!