Sponsored by National Campus Compact: The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships

May 19, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – Thursday @ 4:00 pm

          The Engaged Campus:

Driving Innovation Through Partnership



This conference will bring together practitioners across the country to celebrate, drive and highlight innovations in campus community based learning and engagement. High-level comprehensive practice will be emphasized. This conference will engage 300 practitioners, and over 1200 campuses nationwide. The conference will be held May 19-21, 2013 in Dearborn, Michigan and is supported by Ford Motor Company.

Sunday, May 19                                                          Monday, May 20

8:00                Conference Setup*                            8:30    Breakfast Breakouts by

8:30                Ford Grantee Convening*                            Affinity

12:00              Lunch                                                 9:45    Breakout Sessions 3

1:00                Plenary Speaker 1                            11:30  Lunch, Plenary Speaker 2

2:00                Breakout Sessions 1                          1:15    Breakout Sessions 4

3:30                Breakout Sessions 2                          2:45    Breakout Sessions 5


Tuesday, May 21

8:00                Breakfast

9:00                Breakout Sessions 6             

10:00              Plenary Speaker 3

11:45              Lunch and Closing

1:00                State Compact Directors Convening*

*Timing TBD


Herb Childress, Boston Architectural College

Tonya Allen, Skillman Foundation

Ceasar McDowell, MIT

John Viera, Ford Motor Company


The planning committee has identified numerous opportunities for infusing the innovation theme into conference activities.

Workshop Sessions

  • Innovation Briefing: These 5-8 minute presentations are designed to act like TED Talks, that is, a brief snapshot of an issue or solution around the engaged campus theme.
  • Innovation Workshop: The sessions can be up to 75 minutes long, should be interactive and should be presented in an innovative manner. Take a traditional conference workshop and shake it up – you set the boundaries!
  • Innovation Roundtable: These problem-solving sessions are designed to have a facilitator pose a question or questions around the engaged campus and innovation themes. Participants will come to the roundtable expecting a dialogue and information sharing, rather than a formal presentation. Your job is to bring the question and other resources that can inform the outcome.

Related Conference Activities 

Ford C3 Grantee Convening – Campus Compact has reserved space and light breakfast for a convening immediately prior to the conference start on Sunday morning.

Reception at University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus

State Compact Director Convening – Campus Compact has reserved space and light snacks for a convening of state Compact directors immediately following the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Conference Costs & Travel

Conference registration fee for the 3-Day conference is $300.  There will be no discount for presenters.  The Dearborn Inn has given us a fantastic rate of $121/night in the historic hotel.  This rate can apply to days prior and after the conference if participants wish to extend their stay.  Participants from other states wishing to fly into Michigan should use Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Rental car or taxi cab are the best options for getting to Dearborn. Those driving to the conference have access to parking on-site for free.


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