The ABCs of Getting the Most out of Your #CLDE16 Experience
- Attend the 2016 TurboVote Voter Engagement Symposium
Please join TurboVote, our partner colleges and universities, and other nonprofit organizations for an interactive symposium on what it takes to register students to vote. Together, we will learn about specific non-partisan voter registration tactics that have led to massive voter registration successes from coast to coast and collaborate with peers to formulate, compare, and execute ambitious non-partisan voter registration plans. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided, as saving democracy tends to work up quite the appetite! RSVP required and capped at 70 people. You can go back and modify your registration to add this session.
- Become a Mentor / Mentee at the #CLDE16 Meeting
Mentorship is a reciprocal relationship built between two individuals – one possessing knowledge and experience in a particular field who is willing to share and one who has the enthusiasm and awareness of the need to gain such experience and knowledge. Much like our relationships with community partners, a successful relationship is one that is meaningful, reciprocal, sustainable, and equitable. To be a mentor or mentee at the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting, submit your interest here.
- Catalyze your #CLDE experience by attending a Pre-Conference Institute
We are excited to offer a set of pre-conference institutes on Wednesday, June 1st on topics from assessment to political engagement, dialogue and deliberation, and economic as well as one especially for students. When you register for the meeting, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose to participate in one of our pre-conference institutes. You can also modify your existing registration at any point prior to May 31st.
- 9am – 5pm | CLDE Assessment Institute with ETS (encouraging teams): $85 team members / $150 individual
- 10am-4pm | Political Engagement Institute with icitizen (encouraging teams): $85 team members / $150 individual
- 1-4pm | Dialogue and Deliberation Institute (half-day): $75
- 1-4pm | Student Pre-conference Symposium (half-day, students only): No cost
- 1-4pm | ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Institute (EI campuses only): $75
- Donate to the IUPUI Campus Food Bank, Paws Pantry at CLDE 2016
In an effort to give back to the community, we are asking that participants/participating institutions consider making a donation of non-perishable food items and/or monies for the purchase of needed food items to the Paws Pantry at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). We will collect the items at the onsite meeting registration desk. You can indicate your intent to donate when you register! Paw’s Pantry is a food pantry for IUPUI. They are open to all students, faculty, and staff in need of food assistance. Since opening in September of 2013 through January 1st of 2015, Paw’s Pantry has had over 1000 visits and has distributed over 12,500 items.
- Engage with Other Meeting Attendees Online
Take part in a rich social media conversation between attendees, presenters, and ADP/TDC/NASPA staff during the meeting by using the hashtag #CLDE16 on Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram or following the #FacesofCLDE. For all the latest tweets and pictures, be sure to follow our official twitter handles: @ADPaascu, @TDCnational, and @NASPAtweets.
- Follow-up with Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors
We are pleased to recognize the partners that help to make this meeting a success. Ask Big Questions, Campus Vote Project, Circle K International, Eco Promotional Products, Empowrd Apps, ETS, iCitizen, GivePulse, Indiana Campus Compact, Lyon Software, Roadtrip Nation, and Turbovote. We encourage you to visit with our partners at the meeting next week and to check out their informative and engaging programming. Their work provides thought provoking insights into issues such as using mass media tools to engage students and improve student learning outcomes, citizen and voter engagement, institutional impact reporting, experiential learning and identifying and pursuing meaningful work. Go here to learn more.
- Reserve Your Hotel Room by May 25th | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
The CLDE 2016 meeting will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46225). The special conference rate is $175 for a single/double room, $185 for a triple room, and $195 for a quad, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%). To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 25, 2016. You can reserve your room online here. Please Note: You must choose first what type of room you need (single/double, triple, or quad occupancy) and then the link will take you to choose the dates and enter your information.
- See What the Buzz is all About @IUPUI’s Democracy Plaza
Take part in a walking tour of Democracy Plaza (DP) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Established in 2004 by students and staff, Democracy Plaza at IUPUI gives their community a place to write, listen, watch or deliberate with peers on political ideas or issues. Many other campuses have adopted democracy walls as a similar place for such dialogues. During this opportunity, attendees will interact with the questions posed on the chalk boards that makes up DP. This tour will include a history of the project, examples of current issues, and an overview of how IUPUI uses the space for events. Tour is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd as part of the conference; reserve your spot when you register online.
- Take Part in Planning the 2017 CLDE Meeting
Are you prepared to help frame and create space for the important discussions we need to have as a higher education community committed to preparing our students to be informed, engaged and voting agents of democracy? Consider serving on the 2017 CLDE Meeting planning committee. Opportunities to educate and advocate present themselves on our campuses and in our communities, and we believe this is an opportunity to come together as a profession to underscore our commitment to actively creating a more socially just society. Interested applicants should send a current resume and a brief statement of interest to Jen Domagal-Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.