Campus Compact Celebrates 30 Years of Educating Citizens and Building Communities.

March 2016: Boston MA


March 20, 2016

Summit of Presidents and Chancellors

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate University of Massachusetts Boston

At the summit, presidents and chancellors will affirm an Action Statement announcing a set of commitments to apply the principles articulated in the Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education.
In the year leading up to the summit, state and regional Compacts, along with the national office will work with leaders of member institutions to articulate specific actions to which we commit ourselves.

By Invitation Only Hotel & Travel


March 21 to March 23, 2016

Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact

Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Compact will celebrate our 30th anniversary. We will be using our anniversary as an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the achievement of the last three decades, learn more about what needs to be done and what resources already exist to enable that work, and commit ourselves to the steps necessary to accelerate and deepen our efforts.
The conference will enable an informed critical dialogue among a wide range of participants about the extent to which we have achieved our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes.

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Latest News read and share the pre conference buzz

    • Keynote Speaker Announced

      Campus Compact

      +-*We are pleased to announce that Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and bestselling author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis will deliver the opening keynote address. In his remarks, Putnam will discuss his new book of the same name, which is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap and why fewer Americans today have the opportunity …
    • Partner Sessions Announced

      Campus Compact

      +-*Campus Compact is pleased to be working with organization, entities, and ongoing projects focused on higher education civic engagement to present their work at the “Accelerating Change” conference. Click here to see a list and descriptions of our partners’ sessions.
    • Campus Compact’s Thirtieth Anniversary

      Andrew Seligsohn

      +-*“In the face of growing complexity and danger in the problems facing American society, there are clear signs that self-interest is undermining public interest. There is today a dangerous mismatch between the country’s urgent need for civic mindedness and the parochial attitudes of its citizens. The intense demand for economic, social, and political renewal requires a far greater sense of public purpose.”Those are the opening lines of the background information …
  • Registration

    Attendee Registration Fees

    Save Now– Rates increase by $100 on January 23, 2016!

    • Member Rate: $649
    • Non-Member Rate: $749
    • Student Rate: $375

    Embedded Institutes: Experience the Conference with a Cohort of Colleagues

    Move through the conference with a group of colleagues with shared interests and perspectives. Embedded Institutes begin with a three hour session on the afternoon of Sunday, March 20, 2016. The three Embedded Institutes are:  Diving In: Campus Compact’s Institute for New Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s Institute for Experienced Practitioners Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education

    • Member Rate: $699
    • Non-Member Rate: $799

    All conferences general sessions, workshops, and exhibit space will be convened at the Sheraton Boston Hotel unless otherwise noted.

    Hotel & Travel

    Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199
    • Discounted Room Rates: $189 per night*

    To receive the discounted room rate, reserve your room before February 19, 2016. Campus Compact will provide free shuttle buses to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute from the Sheraton Boston Hotel for participants. *Plus local taxes and fees.

    Learn more about how to make your reservation here.

    Call For Presenters

    Campus Compact invites you to contribute to the dialogue at Accelerating Change. We welcome proposal submissions for sessions ranging from 30-60 minutes. Proposals might initiate provocative discussions, offer expert content to address specific questions, contribute to understanding about multi-sector partnerships, or share effective strategies with our conference audience. We encourage presenters to think creatively about designing sessions to maximize participant engagement.


    Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact will convene hundreds of higher education faculty and administrators leading campus engagement efforts along with community leaders. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to partner with Campus Compact and reach these professionals. Learn more about exhibit and advertising opportunities here.