Planners Release Key Dates for 14th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference (ESC) at Texas Tech University

  • August 19th, 2013
  • in News


Faculty, student and community scholars whose proposals have been accepted for presentation at ESC 2013 will be notified regarding their time, place and category of presentation on July 15. Those presenters will then have a deadline of July 30 to register for the conference, which is scheduled for October 8-9.

The last day to qualify for early registration rates for all attendees is August 22. Early rates are $395 for faculty and staff at ESC member institutions and $495 for non-members; $150 for community partners; and $75 for students.

After August 22, rates will be $450 for ESC members and $550 for nonmembers. Rates for community partners and students remain the same until the last day to register, September 30,

This year’s topic is Boundary Spanning: Engaged Scholarship Across Disciplines, Communities and Geography. Presentation tracks are Community Development and Regional Prosperity; Pre-K to 20 Education; Human Well-Being and Health; Sustainable Environments and Natural Resources; Global Engagement.

This is the first year in which the conference is being hosted by one of ESC’s four regions, the West Region. Members of this region are — in addition to conference site Texas Tech — Colorado State, Montana State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, University of Alberta and University of Idaho.

Preconference workshops and events are scheduled for October 6 and 7. They are Race, Ethnicity, and Community Engagement Symposium; Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop; Outreach and Engagement Staff Workshop (for more information see

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium, formerly the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, is an organization of 25 U.S. and 2 foreign member institutions dedicated to the highest quality of community engagement scholarship, to building evidence-based university-community partnerships across all disciplines, and to demonstrating through actions the value of higher education to re-invent society in the 21st century. ESC headquarters are at Michigan State University.

Member institutions are the American University of Nigeria. Auburn University, California State University–San Marcos, Colorado State University, East Carolina University, James Madison University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Montana State University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Texas Tech University, University of Alabama, University of Alberta, University of Georgia, University of Idaho, University of Michigan–Flint, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of North Florida, University of Tennessee–Knoxville, University of Texas–San Antonio, University of Wisconsin–Extension.