Monday, May 1, 2017, 8:15 to Friday, May 5, 2017, 15:15
Surrey and Vancouver, BC
C2UExpo is an immersive, dialogue-centric conference experience. We learn more when engaging in interactive dialogue and welcome many different perspectives. C2UExpo will introduce you to members of the community, academia, government and industry. Together, we will explore the role of community-campus partnerships in addressing social, health, environmental and community issues.
C2UExpo 2017 is for anyone interested in learning about the potential, the promise and the impact of campus and community partnerships. Have you been working in the trenches for many years? Please join us. Have you just started thinking about a project or a partnership? Please come along. Are you a skeptic and want to share your point of view? There is room.
The conference goal is for half of attendees to represent university, colleges and polytechnics and the other half, a broadly defined notion of community – government, non-profit/NGOs, business and citizens with no particular affiliation other than a keen interest and passion for empowering social change. We hope to learn from projects, whether in the early stages or complete, that bring together the academic and community to share a common story. It is also our intent to stretch what constitutes engagement at the project level. As with earlier expos, there will be a focus on community based research, service learning and other forms of experiential learning and social innovation projects.