Call for Session Proposals

Campus Compact is now accepting proposals for the Compact20 national conference. We seek proposals that explore and connect to our theme: The Promise of Full Participation: Democracy, Opportunity, Voice.

The conference will explore how, as students and youth claim leadership in defining the future of our democracy, higher education can contribute to the achievement of opportunity and voice for all.

Sessions may explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. We welcome proposals representing work undertaken through public, private, two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities, along with organizations outside of higher education, including community-based partners. All Sessions should be interactive, contribute to equity and inclusion goals, and represent a multiplicity of perspectives.

Proposals are due June 30, 2019

Additional details:

  • The majority of sessions will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Session proposals must be submitted through our online application portal to be considered. For your convenience, you will find a preview of the session application form below.
  • Presenters will be eligible for a discounted conference rate. Registration opens in June 2019. If you register at a regular rate in June or July and are later accepted as a conference speaker, you will be refunded the difference upon request.
  • Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the Compact20 Conference including registration, lodging, and travel.
  • Session topics cannot be changed after the review and selection process.
  • Campus Compact may edit presentation titles or session descriptions for consistency and clarity.
  • We will notify applicants about session decisions by email in August 2019.
  • Presenters must register by December 1, 2019 to receive the discounted speaker registration rate and to guarantee their session.

Below you will find a preview of the questions that will be asked on the Compact20 session proposal form. All sessions must be submitted through our online application portal to be considered.

Presenter Information

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Institution or organization name
  • Email address
  • Brief Biography
  • Number of co-presenters
  • Co-presenters personal information
  • Optional demographic questions

Session Information

  • Select session type: 60-minute or poster session
  • Identify intended audience (multi-select): Community engagement professionals, community partners, faculty, senior administrators, students
  • Identify intended audience experience (multi-select): New to the field, early career, mid-career, late career
  • Identify the focus area most closely related to your session: Equity & inclusion, community partnerships, global engagement, faculty development, P-12 engagement, place-based/anchor strategies, institutionalizing engagement, community-based learning & research, dialogue & deliberation, assessment & evaluation, civic learning & political engagement, other
  • Identify the institution-type focus, if applicable (optional): community colleges, research universities, liberal arts colleges, rural institutions, urban & metropolitan institutions, minority-serving institutions, faith-based institutions
  • Session Title (100 character limit)
  • Full session description, including the desired format and your plan to make the session interactive (250 word limit)
  • Brief session summary for Compact20 website (120 word limit)
  • Key learning outcomes for participants (3-5 bullets, 50 word limit)
  • How does this session contribute to the conference theme?
  • How does this session contribute to goals for equity & inclusion?
  • How does this session represent a multiplicity of perspectives (critical lens, multiple ways of knowing)?
  • Select desired session set up (optional)