ActOut 2017 Conference for Civic Engagement


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FREE, but preregistration is required.

April 21, 2017

MVCC Conference Center
9000 College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Propose a Session
To submit a conference proposal, visit the proposal page.

For More Info
For more information or to reserve an exhibit table, contact Mike McGuire at 708.974.5770 or send an e-mail.

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Join us for ActOut 2.0:
A Conference on Civic Engagement

Friday, April 21, 2017

Moraine Valley Community College
Business and Conference Center (M-Bldg)
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

ActOut 2.0 is a reimagining of the ActOut service learning fair and student showcase that has been held in the spring for several years running. This year, the format has expanded significantly—into a conference format including a featured keynote presentation, concurrent sessions on two tracks across four broad topic areas, and an exhibit/information hall for community-based nonprofits to host tables to inform the community of their work and volunteer opportunities.

The theme for this conference is “Our Common Ground: A Space for Civil Discourse.”

The conference is striving toward an honest understanding of contemporary social issues that bridges the political divide and offers real world ideas for nonpartisan civic engagement and problem-solving action.

The call for proposals is now open. The deadline has now been extended to January 30, but please act quickly.

Learn more about submitting a conference proposal from the proposal/registration page ( and/or reserve an exhibit table for your organization by contacting the event coordinator Mike McGuire directly.

Submit a Proposal »

Look for more information and general participant registration coming in February.