Student Conferences

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) values lifelong learning that is enriched by reflection and grounded in context. Attending a national conference enables students to gain new knowledge, seek out and consider diverse perspectives, contribute meaningfully, and much more. Enrichment funds are available to engaged students for conferences, as well as additional educational events. Listed here are a sample of national conferences of interest.

The W&M Active Citizens Conference

Students, faculty, and community leaders come together to learn about the best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change at the College of William & Mary.

IMPACT National Conference

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Building on the rich 32-year tradition of the COOL Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, be inspired and challenged to sustain our efforts.

Global Health and Innovation Conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. GHIC is an excellent venue for networking with a global audience of about 2,000 students and professionals. Conference participants come from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.

Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference at Harvard College

Harvard College hosts the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference (ESSJ). This is a great opportunity for students to share thesis research or other academic work with a focus on engaged scholarship and social justice. Faculty and staff members also have an opportunity to network with leading scholars.