Top 10 Things to Make the Most Out of CLDE 2017

Be sure to join us for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (#CLDE17) in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10th. Early-bird rates end on Monday, May 1 and our group rate at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is good through Tuesday, May 16.


1. Network with civic learning experts and specialists in the field.

Throughout the conference, but especially during the opening reception on Thursday, June 8th. Be sure to check out the Campus and Friends Showcase tables as well as the research and program-centered poster session!


2. Share resources and ideas at the two full-day pre-conference sessions.

Participate in either of the full day workshops on Wednesday, June 7:

  • Workshop 1: Engaged Campus Inventory focused on Charting a Course on the Pathway to Civic Engagement: An Inventory and Action Plan for Engaged Campuses (or)
  • Workshop 2: Assessment I & II on Civic Engagement Assessment Pre-Conference Workshops with Networking Lunch – sponsored by ETS

3. Connect with both peers and professionals engaged in higher education at five pre-conference sessions.

Participate in one or more of the half-day workshops on Wednesday, June 7:

  • Planning for Institution-Wide Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement
  • Measures That Matter: Regarding Engaged Scholarship In Tenure and Promotion  
  • Dialogue and Democratic Deliberation: Moderator Training
  • Measuring Civic Outcomes During College, Educating for the Democracy We Want, Not the One We Have, and
  • Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum

4. Student leaders from campuses are encouraged to participate in space dedicated for students’ voice.

Our CLDE student interns from ADP, TDC and NASPA campuses have planned and prepared the Student Pre-Conference Workshop on Wednesday, June 7th in the afternoon​ starting at 1pm. It’s free for all student registrants to attend!


5. Attend all the collective Plenary Sessions – these are the most rewarding sessions for you to participate in while attending CLDE.

Thursday, June 8th    2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

OPENING PLENARY | CivEd Talks and Our CLDE Theory of Change

Friday, June 9th     9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum: Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?

Saturday, June 10th   9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION | The Theory of Our Work – Today and Tomorrow: What’s Next?


6. Experience both personal and professional growth.

Discover ways to get involved in planning for CLDE 2018. Contact Jen, Verdis or Stephanie for more information.


7. Coordinate with colleagues from across the country via NASPA, ADP, and TDC.

Break 🍞 with your colleagues on Thursday, June 8th at either the ADP, TDC or NASPA Lead Breakfast & Workshop sessions. Part of a balanced breakfast from 8:30 am-11:30 am.


8. Is your campus a Voter Friendly Campus? Join the Voter Friendly Campus Meeting on Saturday afternoon to learn how to best prepare your campus for upcoming midterm elections.

All campus participants who received the Voter Friendly Campus (VFC) designation are encouraged to attend; includes those interested in applying for 2019-2020.


9. Explore Baltimore and the DC area.

Participate in walking and bus tours on Wednesday, June 7th throughout Baltimore with experts from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University or jump on the Metro into our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.


10. Aspire to become an agent of change in your community.

Choose from a plethora of our concurrent sessions and mini-institutes to learn from our colleagues and sponsors interested in making a difference in our professional field. Take back new skills and tools for your campuses.