Wilkes University


Conference Opportunity Available for Service Learning and Community Engagement

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference! This year's annual research conference will be held July 18 to 20, 2018, in New Orleans, La., at the JW Marriott. Early registration runs through May 31.

This year's theme -- Just Research: Inclusivity and Intersectionality -- bridges IARSLCE's mission "to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement" with one of the association's key guiding principles: to advance "research that examines the utility and impact of engagement within diverse communities."

Just Research is a double entendre relating the principles of IARSLCE that this conference is designed for presenting research with social impact.

Why Stay at the JW Marriott?
IARSLCE has contracted hotel rooms at the JW Marriott at a discounted rate on behalf of our conference attendees. If our contracted hotel room obligations are not met, we pay substantial penalty fees to the hotel. This will require us to increase registration rates in the future to cover such penalties. Plus, you will be at a fabulous hotel in the heart of the action in New Orleans at a great rate of $159/night! Please note that the Friday night, July 20 is sold out, but there is availability for the nights of July 17, 18 and 19. The conference closes at 11:15 a.m. on Friday.

A diverse team of civic actors asks you to complete this survey before May 21, 2018, that will help to develop an issue guide and to frame deliberative forums about the civic dimensions of higher education including service learning, deliberative discourse and community engagement. Terms are defined within the survey.

The team is planning the first associated forum on the Civic Dimensions of Higher Education, followed by a call to action and group reflection at the Service Unites! conference in Atlanta. Register now and join us in session 299: "Deliberate About Civic Dimensions of Higher Education" on Tuesday, June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Future deliberations are expected to take place across the country.

For more information contact: Windy Y. Lawrence, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor & Founding Director, UHD Center for Public Deliberation, University of Houston - Downtown, Dept. of Arts & Humanities; Noël Bezette-Flores, Ph.D., Advising Manager, Houston Community College; Amanda Buberger, Assistant Director, Tulane University's Center for Public Service or John Locke, University of Houston - Downtown, Department of Psychology Graduate Student.