Annual Service Engagement Summit and Awards Gala

Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 9th Annual Service Engagement Summit, February 25-26, 2019.

The 2019 Summit’s theme, Listen. Talk. Transform., is part of a year-long look into the many forms of dialogue as a tool for crossing differences and improving lives in our communities.The Service Engagement Summit is our signature event which provides faculty, students, administrators, and their community partners the opportunity to hear the brightest speakers, participate in thought provoking workshops, and create programming that will leave a lasting impact on our neighbors for years to come.

Click the links below to read about the 2018 Summit.

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Schedule at a Glance:

Monday, February 26, 2018 – Conference

12:00 PM -1:00 PM     Registration – light refreshments

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM     Concurrent Deep-Dive Workshops


Monday, February 26, 2018 – Awards Gala – Hosted by Angela Cain

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM     Cocktail Reception and Social Justice Art Exhibit by Rob Trlak

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM     Dinner

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM     Keynote:  Eva Mozes Kor

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM     Indiana Campus Compact Executive Directors Celebrate 25 years: reflections on the past, present, and future

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM     Newman Civic Fellows Medallion Ceremony and Service Engagement Awards


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM     Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM     Poster Presentations

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM     Welcome

9:10 AM -10:00 AM     Keynote: Amal Kassir

10:10 AM -11:00 AM   Concurrent Sessions

Includes a double session with Amal Kassir – Social Justice Through Spoken Word

11:10 AM-12:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Lunch and Social Justice through Spoken Word performance

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM     Concurrent Sessions

3:00 PM                        Candy extravaganza

Eva Mozes Kor

Eva Mozes Kor (born January 31, 1934) is a survivor of the Holocaust who, with her twin sister Miriam, was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Both of her parents and two older sisters were killed at the camp; only she and Miriam survived. In 1984, Kor founded the organization CANDLES (an acronym for “Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors”), through which she located 122 other living Mengele twins, as the experiment survivors came to be known.

Kor founded CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in 1995 to educate the public about eugenics, the Holocaust, and the power of forgiveness. Kor received international attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis for what had been done to her. This story was later explored in the documentary Forgiving Dr. Mengele and will be featured in the new documentary Eva by Ted Green.

Amal Kassir

Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?”

Amal has performed in 8 countries and over 25 cities, from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. Her work in the community involves humanitarian initiatives for Syria, speaking out and organizing against Islamophobia, and empowering the voice of the marginalized through writing & speaking.

Amal is a 2012 Brave New Voices International Slam Champion with Denver’s Minor Disturbance & has been featured in LA Times, PBS Newshour, Colorado Public Radio, Westword Magazine and the Denver Post. Based in Denver, CO, she attends university full-time & teaches workshops to communities across Denver, performing nationally & internationally throughout the semester while picking up a shift or two from the family’s Damascus Restaurant.

Monday, February 26, 2018 Awards Gala
hosted by Angela Cain


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM     Cocktail Reception and Social Justice Art Exhibit by Rob Trlak

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM     Dinner

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM     Keynote:  Eva Mozes Kor

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM     Indiana Campus Compact Executive Directors Celebrate 25 years: reflections on the past, present, and future

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM     Newman Civic Fellows Medallion Ceremony and Service Engagement Awards

Kwan-Chou Chen, Priscilla Barnes, and Wendy Turner-Frey at the 2017 Gala

Each year, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the state partner with community agencies to improve people’s lives and Indiana Campus Compact has the privilege of honoring the best of the best with our Annual Service Engagement Awards. Award winners will be announced during the Awards Celebration and all nominees will be recognized.

Melissa Gruver, Heather Miklozek, and Lisa Christy at the 2017 Gala



The celebration includes:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Dinner
  • Keynote address by Eva Mozes Kor 
  • Indiana Campus Compact Executive Directors Celebrate 25 Years 
  • Newman Civic Fellows Medallion Ceremony
  • Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Awards Celebration

Please note, you must register separately for the Awards Gala, it is not included in Summit Registration. See the registration page for more information.

Tickets for the Gala will be available until February 18, 2018



We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment Inc.
for their ongoing support as the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Service Engagement Summit.



Gala Sponsor:


Exhibit Sponsors:


Promotion Sponsor:

In-Kind Sponsors:

 Ted Green Films

Join this group! 

Sponsorship packages available now

Reception Sponsorship

Exhibitor and Promoter Sponsorships

Frequently asked questions about sponsorships:

Q: What’s in it for me?
A: Sponsorship of Indiana Campus Compact’s 8th Annual Service Engagement Summit is an opportunity for your organization to reach administrators, faculty, staff, and students from more than 60 colleges and universities—representing our 35 partner institutions—and their community partners. In addition, each year we welcome participants from across the country.

Q: What is unique about this opportunity over others?
A:  Many higher education conferences are specifically designed for practioners, The Service Engagement Summit audience includes presidents, chancellors, provosts, and other upper level administrators in addition to faculty, staff, and students.

Q: How is my company directly engaging the audience at this event?
A:  With the $500 sponsorship, You will have an exhibit table in the center of the conference. The layout of the conference space pushes traffic to your exhibit table after registration, between sessions, and during each meal. Finally, each sponsor receives a complimentary registration to the conference, which includes an evening awards gala. You will have time to network with participants away from your exhibit table during the cocktail reception and dinner.

Q: What kind of return could I see from sponsorship?
A: You will be delivering your message to decision makers representing colleges and universities from across the country as well as executives and staff from non-governmental organizations during the event. Your logo and link to your website will be included in Summit messaging before and after the event. Our current mailing list numbers nearly 2000 subscribers. Your message will also be included in social media event promotion.

Q: Will I like this event?
A:  The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit is our signature event which brings our partner campuses, their community partners, and leaders from across the state and the nation together in celebration of the collective work they do in campus and community engagement. This is an energetic and well-regarded conference. The atmosphere is very conducive to networking.

Registration closes February 18, 2018.


Things you should know before registering.


  Full Conference One Day Conference Awards Gala**
Campus Compact Partner

(includes their community partners)

$225 $175 $50
Campus Compact Partner – Student $150 $80 $50
Non Campus Compact Partner $500 $400 $100
Campus Compact Advisory Council $ 50 $ 25 $50
**Please note: in order to keep our conference prices low, the Awards Gala is now an add-on option and no longer included in the conference registration. The Awards Gala ticket price is kept at cost for our partner campuses.

Registration information:

  • Registration closes February 18, 2018 @ 11:59p.m.
  • Late conference registrations will be allowed on-site with a $50.00 late fee.
  • Registration fee refunds less a $50.00 processing fee available until January 26, 2018.
  • Gala Tickets will not refunded.


  • For questions regarding the Survey Monkey portion of registration, please contact Summer Webb at srsharp2 {at} iupui(.)edu or by phone at 317.274.6500.
  • You will be directed to the payment site after clicking “submit” at the end of the Survey Monkey portion of registration.
  • For questions about the payment portion of registration, please contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs {at} indiana(.)edu or by phone at 812-855-4224.


Marriott North Indianapolis
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis  Indiana  46240  USA
(317) 705-0000
I-465 North to Keystone Ave, exit 33 -South on Keystone Ave to 86th Street, East on 86th St to River Crossing Blvd. North on River Crossing Blvd to River Crossing Parkway, hotel is on the right.

Indpls Marriott North MapACCOMMODATIONS:

Sleeping rooms at the Marriott North Indianapolis are available for $149.00 a night. Book online to receive the block rate automatically or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit.

Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM.


3645 River Crossing Parkway

Indianapolis Indiana 46240

Complimentary on-site parking

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The deadline to submit proposals has passed.


The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit is our signature event which provides our members the opportunity to hear the brightest speakers, participate in the most thought-provoking and useful workshops, and create programming that will have a lasting impact on our society for years to come.

We will focus on the connecting across divides. We seek proposals for presentations on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, that reflect that focus for the 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN, February 26-27, 2017.

We seek the following session types:

  • Workshop/Interactive Presentation – 50 minutes. May be an individual presenter or a group presentation. Presenters should be prepared to offer dynamic presentations related to higher education’s role in social justice, which will encourage creative thought and discussion, followed by a structured set of facilitated activities for audience participation.
  • Poster presentation – 50 minutes. Attendees are free to move about the room and examine posters and talk individually to the authors. The free-standing posters should use data, text, and images/figures to describe the research or project related to higher education’s role in social justice. All posters need to be posted on a 36×48 tri-fold board that will stand on the table provided to you. During the 50 minute poster session, please plan to narrate your poster to interested attendees in order to facilitate discussion and networking. Poster presenters may bring supporting material to distribute to attendees.
  • Roundtable Resource Exchange – 15 minute discussion, repeated three times within a 50 minute session allowing participants to rotate through best practices and resource sharing. This informal format is an opportunity to share innovative research activities, teaching techniques, curriculum designs, syllabi, or training manuals. We request that presenters bring resources for attendees including handouts, brochures, or display copies of manuals.

Who should submit:

  • Upper level administrators (Department Chairs, Deans, Provosts)
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Community partners

Submissions should include:

  • Presentation type
  • Secondary choice for presentation type
  • Presentation Title
  • Presenter(s) information (name, professional title – if student, please list major or program, institution, and email address)
  • Abstract (not to exceed 300 words)
  • Session description for program (no more than 75 words)
  • Please address your learning outcomes for the audience in your abstract by including and finishing the sentence, “After attending this session, participants will…”
  • Please consider your learning outcomes when you choose your intended audience below – please check no more than two.
    • Upper level administrators
    • Faculty
    • Professional Staff
    • Students
    • Community Agency Directors/Staff 

Deadline for submissions: November 16, 2017

Submit online 

Presenters will be notified of acceptance:  December 15, 2017

Please direct questions to Liza Blomquist, Indiana Campus Compact Director of Communication and Outreach at eldnewma {at} iupui(.)edu or 317-274-6500.

Make it a weekend!

Plan to come the weekend before the Summit and make your trip even more eventful. There’s lots to do in Indy. From world-class museums, to shopping, dining, and the arts, you are sure to find something that you’ll LOVE. Follow the links below to learn more.