We are pleased to report excellent progress in our preparations for the upcoming conference. Over 200 participants from more than 40 countries around the world have confirmed their attendance. Participants will represent a range of higher education community engagement stakeholders, including universities, higher education networks, NGOs, governments, and philanthropic organizations.
The conference will feature exciting keynote speakers including Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, and Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. In addition, participants will engage in dynamic small-group discussions through four concurrent sessions on themes including technology and social change, government policy, access and widening participation, environmental sustainability, higher education in political transition, and crisis and disaster response. University World News is serving as the official media partner for the conference, giving us a global platform to elevate the discussion of the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
Other highlights of the conference will include the presentation of the 2011 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship at Santander’s Financial City, a reception at the US Embassy to Spain, the launch of The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement, and a private tour of the world-famous Museo del Prado. We are also honored to be joined by the Prince and Princess of Spain for our closing ceremony.
For up-to-date information on the conference agenda, participants, and other details, be sure to check back at http://www.talloires2011.org/