The annual IARSLCE conference is scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement. The focus of presentations, symposiums, and keynotes is on research incorporating a variety of theoretical, methodologies, and perspectives. The conference also serves as a gathering place for networking and association business meetings for members. A significant component of the conference is the mentoring of graduate students and new faculty members interested in advancing their own research agendas in this field.
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Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings & Broadening Our Collective Impact
September 26-28, 2016
New Orleans, LA * The Roosevelt New Orleans
This year’s conference builds on a lengthy tradition of scholarly conversations and contributions to our understanding of the maturing field of service-learning and community engagement research. Each year our conference reunites scholars and practitioners and provides a likeminded community for members new to our Association and to the broader field. We have a rich intellectual history. For example, in the last five years alone our conferences have covered inspiring themes of International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research (2010); Research for Impact: Scholarship Advancing Social Change (2011); Connected Knowing (2012); Reinvigorating Our Process of Discovery: Research Informing Practice in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (2013); Reaping What We Sow: Growing a Culture of Community Engagement (2014); and last year in Boston where Tradition Meets Innovation (2015). These conferences have highlighted critical discussions and debates, and surfaced questions we need to continue to explore in our research and scholarship.
In 2015, we asked ourselves how we could bridge our dialogue from year to year so that we might increase our understandings of one another’s work and move toward greater, collective and intentional impact. This year’s theme Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings, & Broadening Our Collective Impact offers an opportunity to build deliberately from our past work as we look forward to our 2017 conference in Ireland and beyond where we will continue to broaden our conversations as well as our impact. We welcome you on this journey and offer gratitude to all who have carried this work out before us.
- Regular registration: $425 early bird (through August 21; $475 regular (8/22 – 9/12); and $500 late (9/13 – onsite)
- Student rate: $350
The detailed conference schedule will be published by mid-August, 2016.