UTSA Civic Engagement Summit


The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Civic Engagement will host its first Civic Engagement Summit to showcase and share the variety of community-engaged activities of UTSA students, faculty and staff. Leaders from San Antonio community-based non-profits are welcome to attend the Summit. It will be held on Monday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UC Denman Ballroom, Main Campus, UTSA. Registration is free and open to the public.

“We have much to celebrate and be proud of having recently obtained the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,” said Brian Halderman, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement. "The Summit is an opportunity for us to share the amazing engagement initiatives of students, faculty and staff with each other and the broader community in hopes that we can continue to generate cross disciplinary collaboration to address critical needs of our community." Additionally the Summit will highlight civic engagement projects that all citizens connect with to build community capacity and re-energize active citizenship.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Guest Speakers include:

  • San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg will discuss the comprehensive planning processing of SA Tomorrow in “SA Tomorrow Starts Today: A Look at a New Comprehensive Plan for the City of San Antonio”
  • Keynote Speaker, Peter Levine, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research & Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University, will present on civic renewal and the advancement of our democracy in “The Promise of Civic Renewal in America”
  • Alberto Altamirano and Dr. Jose Alberto Gomez Isassi, Co-Founders of Cityflag, will present on how to advance the smart cities agenda and citizen engagement in “Civic Tech: The Future of Civic Engagement and Technology Innovation”
  • Hannah Beck, Executive Director of MOVE San Antonio, will present on voter registration, education, mobilization in San Antonio in “Making MOVEs: How VoteBananas are Taking over San Antonio”

Paid short-term parking for the Civic Engagement Summit is available on UTSA’s Main Campus at the Ximenes Avenue Garage, Bauerle Road Garage, Bauerle Road Lot 1, and Resident Lot 2.

The Center for Civic Engagement was created in October 2014 and is dedicated to supporting UTSA’s mission to empower students, faculty, and staff to serve society through community engaged scholarship that enriches learning, promotes civic literacy, and contributes to the study of community needs and resources.

For more information about UTSA’s Civic Engagement Summit or to register, visit www.utsa.edu/cce