The Summit and Research Symposium

Join us for the Summit and Research Symposium on April 7-8, 2022 at French Lick Resort.

The Summit is Indiana Campus Compact’s signature event of the year and brings together experts from around the country, the region, and from our own backyard as speakers and presenters who weave their work with community engagement in higher education.

This year, we are adding a new element to the 2022 Summit—a Research Symposium—to create a two-day professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners. The 2022 Summit and Research Symposium is a unique opportunity for our field to focus on the intersection of research and practice.

Conference Theme

Moving Forward: Engagement for a new way of thinking, doing, and belonging.

The past two years have highlighted that the ‘old normal’ wasn’t working. As we move into new ways of thinking, doing, and belonging, we are reminded that equitable and inclusive environments enable diverse people of various races, classes, languages, national origins, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or (dis)ability to find their place in society and thrive. In higher education, inclusiveness and social justice translate into learning, working, and research environments that promote equal opportunities to people from different backgrounds. It is here, by centering inclusive community-campus engagement, that higher education can be a catalyst for moving forward.

The conference will feature sessions that highlight the following focus areas:

  • Civic education and engagement
  • Community and collective impact
  • Community-engaged/publicly engaged scholarship
  • Critical community engagement
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Grant-funded projects/research
  • Justice, equity, and liberation
  • Strategic implementation
  • Student development/leadership

Call for Proposals: Now Closed

Proposals were due by Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Thank you for your submissions! Presenters will receive notification of acceptance by Friday, January 28, 2022. For any questions, please contact Laura Weaver at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org.

Program Overview & Keynote Speakers

Program Overview

To aid in planning, we are providing an overview of the two-day schedule for the 2022 Summit and Research Symposium. The full program will be released in late-February 2022.

2022 Keynote Speakers

The Summit planning committee is in the process of securing two dynamic keynote speakers for the 2022 Summit and Research Symposium. The keynote speakers will be announced in early 2022.

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Join Us at

French Lick Resort

The 2022 Summit and Research Symposium will take place in person at the French Lick Springs Hotel.

8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

Conference participants can reserve rooms at French Lick Resort for a discounted rate of $145 per night (plus applicable fees) using the code 0422COM.


Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2022 Summit & Research Symposium will close on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

To register for the Summit, log in to our Engagement Portal. If you need help creating an account, please refer to our resource guides.

If you have any questions or run into trouble during your registration process, contact Summer Webb at 317-274-6501 or summer {at} incampuscompact(.)org.

Registration Pricing

Awards Luncheon

The Summit and Research Symposium includes a celebration luncheon followed by the presentation of the Indiana Campus Compact Awards and brief remarks from Teresa S. Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education, and David W. Wantz, President and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Presenting Sponsor


We are grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for their ongoing support of TheSummit and Research Symposium.

Exhibiting and In-Kind Sponsors

Interested in showcasing your campus or organizaiton?

Consider becoming a sponsor of the 2022 Summit and Research Symposium with an exhibit table. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $350 and include one complimentary registration to the conference.

Past Summits

Explore our past Summits, download archived programs, and explore our photo gallery!