The Summit and Research Symposium

Join us for the Summit and Research Symposium on April 20-21, 2023.

The Summit and Research Symposium is Community-Engaged Alliance's signature event of the year and brings together experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyard as speakers and presenters who weave their work with community engagement in higher education.

This is a two-day professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners. The Summit and Research Symposium is a unique opportunity for our field to focus on the intersection of research and practice.

2023 Theme: Resiliency Through Engagement

“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

We are a community of many. We build on each other’s diverse knowledge to create the next breakthrough—exchanging ideas, sharing our success stories, and bravely examining our failures. As a community, each of us has something unique to bring to the table, but we all share a common quality. Resiliency. We are linked by the common mission of enabling students to create positive change through engagement in and with communities.

2023 Call For Proposals

At the 2023 Summit & Research Symposium, Community-Engaged Alliance will celebrate its 30th anniversary and is looking to highlight the practical application and research presentations by scholars, practitioners, and community members who are working to address the thematic areas:

  • Anchor Mission Engagement
  • Civic Education and Engagement
  • Community and Publicly Engaged Scholarship
  • Environmental Resiliency and Justice
  • PK-20 Engagement
  • Strategic Implementation of Engagement
  • 30th Anniversary Focus

All proposals are to be submitted via the link above by Sunday, December 11, 2022, no later than 11:59 PM (ET).


Registration is Currently Closed.

Registration for the 2023 Summit & Research Symposium will open in January 2023.

Our Sponsors and Partners

We are grateful to all our sponsors for their ongoing support of The Summit and Research Symposium.

Past Summits

Explore our past Summits, download archived programs, and explore our photo gallery!