Civic Engagement Conference

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

MSU Plaster Student Union, Grand Ballroom 

The 3rd annual Civic Engagement Conference will explore some of the pressing issues in the Springfield area the partnership-based efforts that are creating viable solutions. This conference will provide practical, solution-focused knowledge to help effectively communicate, maximize resources, problem-solve and establish pathways for the future. 

Free and open to the public.

We appreciate your assistance in our planning efforts by registering using the link below.  Thank you to our conference sponsors whose support provides this conference at no charge, including the luncheon buffet.      

Conference Agenda


9:00 AM Conference Welcome by MSU President, Clif Smart
9:15 AM Panel Session: Social Change: Our Local Story
10:00 AM Breakout Session Option I:  Collaboration to Action: Civic Engagement That Has Impact
10:00 AM Breakout Session Option II:  Deliberative Dialogue
11:30 AM Luncheon & Keynote: Christopher Phillips, ASK NOT: The Pursuit of Happiness & Democratic Citizenship
1:00 PM MSU Faculty/Student Showcase on Citizenship & Service Learning


For questions or to register by phone please call the MSU Office of Public Affairs Support at 417-836-8832.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (including MSU students and employees).



Upon registration you will receive an official confirmation email within 3 days.  A parking permit, map and directions will be emailed at least one week prior to the conference.  If you did not provide an email during registration, please call Stacey Trewatha-Bach at 836-8832 for a permit to be mailed to you.  Missouri State University employees and students will not receive a parking permit.  Permits will be valid for both the south and north parking garages.  Shuttles are available to take you directly to the Plaster Student Union (PSU). Missouri State Visitor's Guide.    

Missouri State University Conference Sponsors

  • Missouri Campus Compact
  • Student Development & Public Affairs
  • Center for Community Engagement
  • EJournal of Public Affairs
  • Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Office of Public Affairs Support


Call MSU's Office of Public Affairs Support at 417-836-8832 or email us at