December 9, 2015

Annual Fall Meeting


Save the DateThe VA Engage Network Annual Fall Meeting allows faculty and staff to convene and collaborate on community engagement initiatives across campuses. Free to attend, this day-event is held at different volunteer institutions each year, allowing participants to experience diverse campuses across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Topics covered in sessions at past meetings include:

  • Living-Learning Communities
  • University-Community Partnerships
  • Service-Learning
  • Engagement Structures Developed out of an Institution’s Core Mission
  • Using Technology to Collect Community Engagement Data

Download the 2017 Save the Date (JPG).


 2017: Old Dominion University

The 2017 VA Engage Network Fall Meeting will be held on Friday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.


To register, visit

Request for Proposals

The VA Engage Network invites you to submit a conference proposal to facilitate discussions with your colleagues from across the Commonwealth. Formats can include a panel discussion, facilitated conversation, workshop, or a formal presentation. All topics are welcome. Time allowed for the conference sessions is 30 minutes. ODU is happy to support the audio/visual needs of your presentation – please include this information in your proposal submission.

Note: The deadline for proposals is October 9, 2017. Presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by no later than October 16, 2017.

To submit a proposal, visit


The ODU Office of Community Engagement has secured a discounted hotel rate at the SpringHill Suites Marriott conveniently located on our campus across from the meeting venue. The reservation deadline to secure this discounted rate of $116 is October 13, 2017.

To make a reservation, visit

Pre-Conference Social

There will be an optional, informal meet-up at O’Connor Brewing Company for local and out-of-town colleagues who will arrive on Thursday evening. More information on this networking opportunity will be shared in the coming weeks.

Past Meetings

2016: Averett University

The 2016 VA Engage Network Fall Meeting was held at Averett University in Danville, Virginia in collaboration with the Governor’s Summit on Enhancing Engagement in the Commonwealth. View the 2016 VA Engage Network Fall Meeting agenda (PDF).

Institutions Represented:

2015: Christopher Newport University

The 2015 VA Engage Network Fall Meeting was held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. View the 2015 VA Engage meeting agenda (PDF).

Institutions Represented: