Community Engagement Conference
Thank you to all of our speakers, presenters and attendees for making the 2019 Community Engagement Conference a success! Please visit the links below for coverage of the conference. The conference proceedings will be posted when it is available.
2019 Community Engagement Conference in the News
- Conference presents challenges, solutions for sustainable communities (Ohio State News)
- Former president of Ireland talks fighting climate change, ‘climate justice’ (The Lantern)
- Community engagement keynote speaker focuses on human-first strategy to sustainability (The Lantern)
- Environmental policy expert looks to Ohio State for leadership (Ohio State News)
- Ohio State conference to focus on building resilient and sustainable communities (Ohio State News)
Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future
What role do meaningful partnerships play in creating a sustainable future?
How does a community become and remain vibrant and resilient?
How can we ensure future generations have the clean air and clean water on which all life depends?
Building on the success of 2018, this conference will bring together a broad range of community engagement practitioners to share diverse ideas, engage in robust discussion and actively develop networks to address these and other complex questions.
Faculty, staff, students and community partners will explore the importance and impact of meaningful community-university partnerships during this two-day conference while having opportunities for professional development and making connections.
“For nearly 150 years, our mission has been to elevate our communities through the creation and dissemination of knowledge,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, MD. “Through this event, Ohio State will focus on expanding our engagement and scaling our efforts to address issues that affect us all.”
About the Conference Theme - Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future
Sustainability is motivated by the fundamental dependence of humans on the natural environment, including air, water, and land resources, and the desire to foster life on Earth now and in the future. It focuses on improving the well-being of people and communities by protecting earth's life support systems, reducing environmental impacts, and enhancing resource efficiency. Sustainability also depends on the resilience of natural and human systems, such as those providing energy and food, and the ability of communities to recover, adapt and flourish in the face of changing environmental, economic, and social conditions.
About Ohio State
Designated as a Carnegie community-engaged institution, Ohio State continuously reaffirms its land-grant promise to the people of Ohio, the nation and the world. Through teaching, research and engagement, we consistently have measurable impact on resolving the issues of our time.