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.
The 17th International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Annual Conference
NUI Galway, Ireland
September 14-16th 2017
Conference Programme Chair: Lorraine McIlrath, NUI Galway
Conference Theme: Gateways- Charting New Territories & Forging Authentic Relationships
The deadline to submit proposals for the 2017 conference has passed.
Presenter notifications will be sent by May 29, 2017
Regular registration – $350; Student Registration – $300; Preconference sessions – $70/half-day session
Burren & Cliffs of Moher
Experience the rugged coastlines, windswept landscapes, rare flora and Irish culture that make The Burren unique. Explore the most popular sights of Ireland’s west coast on a professional guided day tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
As you travel through the Burren, listen to your expert driver/guide share information and history of Galway and surrounding area. Exit the coach to visit windswept landscapes independently and explore Ireland’s exposed limestone terrain, jagged cliffs and untamed Atlantic Ocean. Following the featured stops of the trip, you’ll travel back to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way, offering many photo opportunities of the coast – so keep your cameras ready!
Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
A full day guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for its unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region. You’ll surely see reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).