Australia community engagement conference

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Fri Feb 8 12:53:36 CST 2008


Your moderator/editor here.  Two people mentioned that they could not 
get the link in this message to work. It works fine for me, but it may 
be redirecting through a firewall or proxy of some kind (some of the 
Australian Internet providers have, to say the least, "unique" security 
protocols).  When I get to the site, here is the address I end up with:

Try that and see if it works better.


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> "Engaging for a Sustainable Future"
> ** Call for Abstracts Due March 1st **
> Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance National
> Conference, 9 - 11 July 2008
> Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
> The AUCEA National Conference 2008 will be held from 9 - 11 July on the 
> Sunshine and Fraser Coasts, Queensland, Australia and will be
> presented by conference host, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) 
> in collaboration with the Australian Universities Community
> Engagement Alliance (AUCEA).
> The conference will commence on the campus of the University of the 
> Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs, but will be translocated on 10 July to
> Kingfisher Bay Resort on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
> Under the banner of "Engaging for a Sustainable Future" the conference 
> will address four sub-themes on University-Community Engagement:
> Responding to the needs of the region / community
> In this theme we are interested in those experiences and settings that 
> highlight the determinants of creating quality and sustainable
> partnerships between the university and its region and community.
> Measurement and evaluation
> This will explore the way engagement processes and the outcomes to which 
> they contribute are assessed in the institution and the
> community, and how continuous improvement results from these assessments.
> Theory and policy development
> These are lessons we have learnt locally and internationally that help 
> us towards identifying the key factors in furthering the
> development of theory and institutional policy as it impacts on the 
> sustainability of regions and communities through access to knowledge
> and university engagement.
> Local engagement with a global importance
> In this theme we are interested in those university engagement 
> initiatives that are bringing about significant change at the
> community level in areas that are globally important - now and  into the 
> future, across the economic, social, cultural and environmental
> spectrum, as well as providing engaged learning and research for students.
> Tailored for the research and academic, corporate, and government 
> sectors, the conference will present a dynamic program of keynote
> addresses, panel discussions, and presentations of cutting-edge 
> research; while also incorporating case study break-out sessions on
> putting University-Community Engagement into practice.
> For more information, or to download a copy of the Call For Papers, 
> visit the Conference Website:
> Best regards,
> Norbert Steinhaus
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