Learning conferences just weeks away at Baltimore universities

March 20, 2013 by  

The annual Service-learning and Civic Engagement Conference is taking place in Baltimore early next month. It is a presentation of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Towson University, and other schools in the Baltimore Collegetown Network.

The conference is open to students, staff, and faculty who plan to share their strategies for improved community service, service-learning, and community engagement. This includes a discussion of the type of courses offered that have students working within their community to make improvements in the lives of others.

It will feature keynote speakers George Mehaffy and Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, ‘reflection’ groups, lunch, a networking reception, a raffle, workshops, and an awards ceremony. Workshops will cover such topics as writing, creating social change, and food distribution. The awards will be given to those who have done outstanding work in service-learning and community service.

It is very likely that the workshops and other discussions taking place during the conference will include paper handouts and informational literature. No doubt the organizers and the various colleges involved will be working with local printing companies to provide that literature to attendees. Brochures and booklets are inexpensive to produce and can give great background into the points the speaker or workshop is trying to make.

The 6th annual Service-learning and Civic Engagement Conference will take place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on April 6 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each and all guests will receive a free gift bag. For more information, call 410-455-5555.