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The 2021 ACU and DePaul University Online Conference on Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Pandemic, Pivots and Potentials

Call for abstracts - Closes 15 August USA / 16 August AUS

We welcome the submission of abstracts for presentations related to the praxis, research, and scholarship of community engagement and service-learning.

We encourage presentations that relate to one or more of the following themes (although this is not exhaustive):

  • Service-Learning and community engagement in a Post-COVID world.
  • Pivoting community engagement and service-learning: Success stories, challenges, and learnings.
  • Online service-learning and community engagement.
  • Innovation in service-learning and community engagement.
  • Research and scholarship in service-learning and community engagement.
  • Advancing service-learning and community engagement: Challenges and opportunities.

Given the online format we favour presentations that:

  • Involve academic/partner/student triads or dyads (i.e., presenting together).
  • Utilise technology to engage participants.
  • Aim for a 50/50 present/discussion-questions format to allow interaction.

Registration for the conference will be free, however delegates will be encouraged to make a small donation to ACU and DePaul aligned community organisations.

Submit an abstract

Abstracts are to be limited to 250 words and presentations will be 20 minutes in duration. There will also be opportunities for a virtual poster presentation session.

To submit an abstract, please send your abstract in word document format, with an abstract title in Times New Roman 12pt font with double spacing to with the subject header ‘2021 Conference Abstract Submission’. Please also mention any plans to present with students and/or partners and if planning to use any technology (e.g., online polling or note boards).

Submissions close:

  • AUS - Midnight (AEST) Monday 16 August 2021

  • USA - 9am (CDT) Sunday 15 August 2021

More information and formal invitations to come.
We hope to see you online.

For further enquiries please contact ACU Engagement