Seeking Proposals for the Compact22 National Conference

September 15, 2021

Campus Compact is now accepting proposals for the Compact22 national conference. We seek proposals that explore our theme: A Better Way Forward: Innovation with equity at the center. The conference will explore how we can imagine a better way forward, mobilizing the power of higher education to drive innovation, build connections, and create a new normal centered in equity and justice.

Proposals are due October 25, 2022

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A Better Way Forward: Innovation with Equity at the Center
Campus Compact’s 2022 National Conference
March 29-31, 2022 | Virtual
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Sessions may explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional chance, university-community partnerships, and more. We welcome proposals representing work undertaken through public, private, two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities, along with organizations outside of higher education, including community-based partners. All sessions should contribute to equity & inclusion goals and represent a multiplicity of perspectives.

Additional details:

  • Compact22 is a virtual conference. To ensure technology runs smoothly and to offer an interactive, engaging experience for attendees, we are implementing several new session formats. You will be required to select one of these formats as part of your proposal. You can read more by scrolling down or visiting
  • The majority of sessions will be 50 minutes in length.
  • Session proposals must be submitted through our online application portal to be considered. For your convenience, you will find a preview of the session application form below.
  • Presenters will be eligible for a Campus Compact member rate when registering for the conference. If you register at a higher rate and are later accepted as a conference speaker, you will be refunded the difference in rates (upon request).
  • Session topics may not be changed after the review and selection process.
  • Campus Compact may edit presentation titles or session descriptions for consistency and clarity.
  • We will notify applicants about session decisions by email in November 2021.
  • Presenters are required to register for the Compact22 conference. Registration must be completed by February 15, 2022 to receive the discounted speaker registration rate and to guarantee their session.

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Below you will find a preview of the questions that will be asked on the Compact22 session proposal form. All sessions must be submitted through our online application portal to be considered.

Presenter Information

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Institution or organization name
  • Email address
  • Brief Biography
  • Number of co-presenters
  • Co-presenters personal information
  • Optional demographic questions

Session Information

  • Select session type (learn more about Compact22 session formats)
  • Identify intended audience (multi-select): Community engagement professionals, community partners, faculty, senior administrators, students
  • Identify intended audience experience (multi-select): New to the field, early career, mid-career, late career
  • Identify the focus area most closely related to your session:
    • Strategic Implementation (program administration, institutionalization, assessment/evaluation, professional development)
    • Community Impact and Consequences (community development, partnerships, place-based strategies, global engagement)
    • Strengthening Democratic Engagement and Education (student civic leadership, voting, engaging across difference, faculty discourse, deliberation & dialogue)
    • Community Engaged Scholarship (teaching & learning, research, promotion & tenure, creative acts)
    • A Better Way Forward
  • Identify the institution-type focus, if applicable (optional): community colleges, research universities, liberal arts colleges, rural institutions, urban & metropolitan institutions, minority-serving institutions, faith-based institutions
  • Session Title (100 character limit)
  • Full session description, including your plan to make the session interactive (250 word limit)
  • Brief session summary for Compact22 website (120 word limit)
  • Key learning outcomes for participants (3-5 bullets, 50 word limit)
  • How does this session contribute to the conference theme?
  • How does this session contribute to goals for equity & inclusion?
  • How does this session represent a multiplicity of perspectives (critical lens, multiple ways of knowing)?

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