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The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation through Partnerships

From Sunday, May 19, 2013 -  08:00am
To Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 05:00pm

May 19-21, 2013
Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI

This conference will showcase and celebrate advanced and innovative efforts in campus civic engagement including experimentation with creative partnerships and a focus on holistic practice—collective, strategic and aligned institutional involvement in local communities. We appreciate the support of the Ford Motor Company Fund and our other generous sponsors.

Request for Proposals

The deadline has been extended to February 22nd.

The Call for Proposals can be found at: The Call for Proposals is a webform that cannot be returned to in order to finish a submission once started.  It must be completed at one time.  To help potential presenters better prepare to complete the form, there is a PDF version of the entire form that applicants can use beforehand and then cut and paste into the webform.

Conference Costs & Travel

Registration Fee: $300
Due to Campus Compact’s obligation to the hotel and other vendors, registration cancellations after May 10 cannot be refunded. Paid registrations can be transferred to other individuals if necessary.

Conference Location/Lodging:
The Historic Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124

Block room rate: $121, including free wireless internet in guest rooms
The rate is available until Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST. At that point, the hotel reserves the right to charge standard rates and fees and the remaining rooms in the conference block will be made available to the public. The conference rate for hotel rooms is available both before and after the event if you’d like to come early or stay later. Make your Campus Compact block reservation.

Parking: Parking at The Dearborn Inn is plentiful and free. Valet parking available for $12/day.

Internet Availability: For those staying as a guest in The Dearborn Inn, wireless internet service has been negotiated as part of the conference reservation rate.  Limited wireless internet will be provided to conference participants throughout the conference area during the conference. Presenters who request access to the internet for their workshop will be accommodated.

How to Get There:
Nearest Airport: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
Ground Transportation: Detroit Metro Airport provides a comprehensive list of ground transportation options at  The hotel is approximately 12 miles Northeast of the airport. Estimated Taxi Fare is $25.


If you have questions about the event, please email Ryan Fewins-Bliss at rfewinsbliss {at} compact(.)org.


We thank The Ford Motor Company Fund for its generous support of this conference.

We appreciate additional support from the following sponsors: Lyon Software, CMS Energy

Companies and organizations can buy an exhibitor space for $1,500. Exhibitor Form can be accessed here. Questions, please contact Amy Smitter at 517.231.7981 or asmitter {at} compact(.)org

More information on Sponsorship Opportunities.


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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.