Future Citizen Science, a free webinar from Engage 2020, will discuss science shops and participative research as a vision for the future of citizen science. It is based on a work strand of the Engage 2020 project. The resulting work has been developed through a series of workshops with external experts. Engage 2020 is conceived to investigate and assess existing and developing new tools and methods as well as approaches to “public engagement in science.” The online workshop will look more closely at a vision developed for citizen science and related fields of participative research in the future. This webinar is from Noon-2 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014.
Community College National Center for Community Engagement’s 24th Annual International Conference will held May 19-21, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference theme is Authentic Leadership in Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Presentation proposals should address how to develop skills required for effective leadership in service learning and civic engagement, in order to maximize the opportunity for conference participants to interact with each other. Presentations are to be useful and applicable to the complex role of educational leaders. All sessions are participant-centered, rather than lecture format, and actively involve audience members by way of discussions and activities. Proposal deadline is January 15, 2015.
The Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit will take place June 9-10, 2015, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. The Summit will provide opportunities for faculty, professional staff, students and community leaders interested in higher education civic engagement activities to network and learn from one another, while engaging in skill-building sessions and discussing challenging issues facing communities. Proposals should relate to the 2015 summit theme: The Global Is Local: Civic Engagement across Cultures, Communities, and Nations. Proposal deadline is February 13, 2015.