Announcing This Year's Get Engaged Conference
The 2021 Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference
The eighth annual Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference brought together undergraduate students to strengthen a global network of leaders and innovators who work with community partners to develop solutions to local and global challenges. The conference exposed students to a wide range of ideas and experiences to help them lead community-based projects more effectively. The Get Engaged conference is a venue for sharing experiences, learning new skills, honing leadership styles, and networking with international peers.
Global Engagement Fellows
Selected fellows have developed and sustained a civic engagement project and demonstrated leadership skills and a desire and aptitude for working with others. Fellows may apply for a microgrant of up to $750.
Global Fellows Program Coordinator
American University of Central Asia / CCE
As a coordinator for the Global Fellows Program, I aim to help global fellows realize their full potential by assigning them and helping them with different motivational tasks that will inspire them to be as active as possible. I support fellows as they create and implement their own Civic Engagement Projects to help engage students across the network and make an impact in their home institutions and communities.
Last Year's Get Engaged Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference
More about the Virtual Conference
In 2020, conference participants came from Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences (AQB) (East Jerusalem), American University of Bulgaria (AUBG), American University of Central Asia (AUCA) (Kyrgyzstan), Ashesi University (Ghana), Bard College Annandale (United States), Bard College Berlin (BCB) (Germany), Central European University (CEU) (Hungary), European Humanities University (EHU) (Lithuania), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College) (Russia), and Fulbright University of Vietnam (FUV).
Organized by the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Community Engagement Office and the Bard-CEU Study Abroad Program at Central European University, the conference adapted to the current COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual platform while continuing to cultivate a new generation of globally engaged citizens that are at the heart of the new Open Society University Network. The conference focused on strengthening the growing network of student social innovators who use the liberal arts as a creative tool to address local, national, and global challenges.
Not a traditional academic conference
The Get Engaged Conference brings together students from across the Bard International Network to develop community leadership skills and collaborate on solutions to local and global challenges.
Workshops focus on: Leadership, Public Speaking, Networking, Social Media, Community Partnerships, Innovation and Creativity, Fundraising and Grant Writing, and Emotional Intelligence.
A special thank you to our conference supporters:
Andrew Gagarin Trust
Bard College Center for Civic Engagement Board of Advisors
Bard College Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
Central European University Community Engagement Office
Central European University Bard-CEU Study Abroad Program
Kellner Family Foundation
Open Society University Network
Get Engaged 2021 by the Numbers
Get Engaged 2019
See what happened at Get Engaged 2019.