Request for Proposals to Host C2UExpo2019



Friday, March 31, 2017, 17:00 - 17:00




Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) in partnership with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning and the Centre for Community Based Research is seeking an organization or alliance that has community-campus partnership experience and a passion for social innovation to host an exciting, international conference called. Community organizations, educational institutions including colleges and universities—singly or in partnership—are encouraged to submit proposals.

Community-College-University Exposition (C2UExpo) is a Canadian-led international conference designed to showcase exemplars in community-campus partnerships worldwide. It explores and introduces creative ways of strengthening communities and transforming institutions through community-based research, service-learning, knowledge mobilization and other types of community-campus collaborations. The conference is expected to draw about 400-600 people from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the power of community-campus partnerships as a vehicle for societal change. Conference attendees are students, faculty, community leaders, researchers, educators, funders, practitioners, policy makers, and others invested in a broad range of projects addressing issues of high priority on the societal agendas and social innovation. Over 40% of conference delegates at previous conferences were community leaders and practitioners.

The movement began in Canada as a response to individuals involved in community-campus partnerships that needed a forum to share experiences, strategies, and ideas. Since 2003 there have been seven conferences that each addressed unique objectives, streams, and themes through a variety of session offerings and opportunities for dialogue.

This community-campus partnership conference is the primary vehicle for disseminating new knowledge, showcasing exemplars in partnerships worldwide, and introducing innovations in addressing social, health, environmental and community issues. It is, therefore, appropriate that the conference be planned and delivered through collaborative community-campus efforts. Funds need to be raised through sponsorship and grants – this is an entrepreneurial undertaking. The hosting organization(s) assume all responsibility for the conference organizing, including planning, fundraising, and delivery with guidelines and support coming from CBRC and other organizations represented on the conference host selection committee.

Full details here.