OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome nearly 500 guests to Downtown Omaha for the 17th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference.
Pre-conference events begin Sunday, Oct. 9. The conference runs from Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the CenturyLink Center.
Attendees representing higher education institutions in 37 states and five countries will discuss how universities can build strong partnerships in the communities that they serve. Conference sessions include a wide range of topics, covering everything from food insecurity to STEM mentorship programs.
The conference complements UNO’s metropolitan university mission: a dedication to engaged leadership and service within the greater Omaha area to improve people’s lives.
The second day of the conference - Wednesday, Oct. 12 - includes a recognition ceremony for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award winners and finalist presentations for the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. During this time, the UNO STEM Leadership Team’s citywide STEM Learning Ecosystem will be honored as an Exemplary Project. These awards recognize colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.
While all conference sessions will take place in the CenturyLink Center, guests will also be able to explore Omaha, touring the UNO campus, Glacier Creek Preserve, the Omaha Riverfront and Downtown Omaha highlights such as TD Ameritrade Park.
Event registration remains open. Learn more.
- Registered guests represent 37 states and five countries (Paraguay, England, Canada, Nigeria, and South Africa).
Total registered guests: 479.
Guests represent 94 colleges/universities and 27 community organizations.
For media requests, please contact:
Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.