19 Sep Spring Newsletter 2019
Summary: Engagement Australia Conference 2019
By EA Chair Jim Nyland
The ‘Great Transformation to Come’
Reflecting on the range, the reach and the depth of contributions made to this ground-breaking conference it is striking just how far we have come in defining and shaping a concept of engagement. Universities in Australia are building the future as part of a new economic and social order and the scope of issues and themes addressed at this year’s conference was literally breath-taking. From the intellectual issues of a post-truth world to university communities, towns and cities of future Australia; and from action strategies for economic development to the meaning of civic life – the 80 strong senior university leaders and practitioners in attendance at EA’s conference were treated to insightful, stimulating and at times controversial debates and ideas.
Read more from Jim here.
The 2019 Engagement Australia Conference: The Role of the Civic University in Australia: The making of a City Region took place in August.