6th Annual EPIC-N Sustainable City Year Conference
Texas Target Communities is hosting the 6th Annual EPIC-N Sustainable City Year Conference on March 20-22, 2017 in College Station, TX.
Registration is open! Come meet faculty from across the U.S. and learn how they are incorporating service-learning community projects into their curriculum. Listen to community partners and their experiences connecting to universities!
More about the conference
First time attendees not only get a wealth of information and tangible guidance, they also get the benefit of mentorship and experience from the many EPIC-N programs that have similarly gone from inspired idea to program development and implementation. The conference is action-oriented and works best when multiple university representatives attend and ideally accompanied by one or two representatives of a future community partner. The materials provided and workshop sessions are designed to help launch new partnerships on the spot. While not all new programs launch during this three-day gathering, several do and several others are significantly prepared to return back to their campuses with the knowledge of their specific next steps (in many cases, one year of follow-up technical assistance finalizes the transformation from idea to practice).
For existing EPIC-N programs, the conference is designed to provide helpful peer-to-peer learning. EPIC-N members are extremely committed to the transformation of higher education and the linkages the EPIC model has facilitated between university and communities. Thus, many return each year to share their own adaptations of the basic framework, share success and lessons learned, and genuinely engage to understand best practices for their own institutional and community context, and how to take those lessons and translate them to other institutions that want to implement the EPIC model.