Fall 2013 Conference: ISL Summit
Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies,
Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University
Center for Social Development and Gephardt Institute for Public Service,
Washington University in St. Louis
In collaboration with the Building Bridges Coalition
The ISL Summit to be held at Northwestern from October 23-25, 2013 will explore the most cutting-edge trends, as well as the biggest opportunities and challenges in higher education related to global/service learning. This summit will build on the success of the “International Service and Higher Education: At the Threshold of a New Era” conference held at Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. We look forward to hosting a gathering that builds a community of practice among international service learning facilitators by inviting constructive examination of our work and engaging in critical conversations about our impact in communities abroad.
Registration deadline: October 4.
A full conference agenda is now available here.
Format and Purpose:
The primary goal of the ISL Summit at Northwestern is to host an environment for a pragmatic discussion of global engagement through community-based, experiential, and service learning efforts. Various break-out sessions will create an applied setting for groups of panelists and participants to discuss content and issues raised, and to report back to the larger group, bringing practical attention to best practices, opportunities for collaboration, as well as the common dilemmas relevant to our campuses, within and between communities and/or organizations. Each break-out group will come up with 3-5 conclusions that will be made immediately available to the larger group and on the conference web page. As the summit concludes, each group will make a 5-10 minute presentation on their most important takeaways and recommended action steps. Through this process, our hope is to engage a cohort of concerned, intentional and socially responsible international educators to build a community of practice that will support and promote transformative and ethical global learning.
More details and logistics:
• Registration fee: $300
• Registration deadline: October 4, 2013
• Lodging: A room block has been arranged at Hotel Orrington in Evanston, IL.
The on-line booking code for the group is NUISLS which can be entered in the area that asks for “Group/Convention Code.” Hotel reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-445-8667 (1-800-HILTONS). In order to receive the group rate, let them know you are with the NU International Service Learning Summit. The room rate expired on October 7.