Annual Retreat

Friday, September 20, 2024

Indiana Historical Society

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2024


  • Member Campuses & Community Partners of Member Campuses: $25 deposit (fully refundable upon attendance)
  • Non-Member Campuses & Community Partners of Non-Member Campuses: $175 (non-refundable)
  • Students: Free
Registration Closes in:
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About the event

The Annual Retreat kicks off the academic year for CEA partner institutions. This one-day event gives you the opportunity to connect (or reconnect) with your colleagues from around the state.

For 2024, CEA is proud to partner with the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse (WDPD) in designing the programming for this year's annual retreat. Please bring your students and community partners to spend a day together thinking about how we can communicate more effectively and engage with a wide variety of viewpoints constructively.

The schedule

Friday, September 20, 2024


9:00-9:30 a.m. Event Sign-In, Networking, & Light Breakfast
9:30-10:15 a.m. Polarization: Causes & Consequences
10:30-12:00 p.m. Deliberative Dialogue Techniques: Macro Planning & Micro Conversations
12:15-1:00 p.m. Challenges to Deliberation: Cognitive Baises, Emotional Reactions, & Power Dynamics
1:00-2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch & Historical Society Exploration
2:00-3:15 p.m. Facilitating Deliberative Conversations Breakouts
3:15-3:45 p.m. Solidifying Deliberative Principles for Future Applications Breakouts
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

All times are Eastern Standard Time. 

The venue

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Indiana Historical Society
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What to expect

Attire for the Annual retreat is smart casual. University apparel is encouraged! Lunch and a light breakfast are included. Parking at the Indiana Historical Society is included in your registration, but the lot is operated on a first-come-first-serve basis. If there is no vacancy in the Indiana Historical Society parking lot, we would recommend utilizing paid street parking nearby.

Carnegie Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2024

Be sure to register for the Carnegie Workshop the day before the Annual Meeting. Community-Engaged Alliance is partnering with ACE to host this workshop and assist campuses in preparing for the 2026 Elective Classification for Community Engagement. The session will demystify the application process by including an orientation to both the classification and reclassification frameworks, an explanation of additions and revisions to the documentation framework, including the civic learning and agency section, a review of the documentation framework and complete application, and a discussion of strategies that have been effective for successful applications.

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