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Jim Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement
Beverly Steele
Staff Assistant, Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement


CICEP members gather in person twice yearly—once in the summer and once in November, as part of the APLU Annual Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

CICEP Summer Meeting 2017

June 25-28, 2017
San Diego, CA
Hosted by the University of California, San Diego

Registration now open!
Click here to learn more about the 2017 CICEP Summer Meeting and register today!

Book your hotel room today! A discounted block of hotel rooms has been secured at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. The room block closes after June 5!

Our block is currently sold out for the night of June 27. We are working to add additional rooms to our block for that night. To make a reservation that includes June 27, please call the hotel directly. Please note that until more rooms are added to the block, the nightly rate for June 27 will be at the hotel’s regular rate, not the discounted block rate.

Room rate: $219 per night, excluding resort fee
Reserve your room online:
Reserve your room by phone: (855) 830-0340, reference the CICEP Summer Meeting 2017 Block

To book a hotel room that includes dates pre-June 24 and post-June 28, you must call the hotel directly. The online reservation tool will not allow you to book outside of the meeting dates.

 A special thank you to our 2017 CICEP Summer Meeting sponsors!

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Planning is underway for next year's CICEP Summer Meeting! Please email us at if you are interested in helping with planning.

CICEP at the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting

November 12-14, 2017
Washington, DC

Planning is underway for CICEP at the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting! Please email us at if you are interested in helping with planning.

  • CEO at the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting
  • CEO-CICEP Joint Summer Meeting 2016

    July 10-13, 2016
    UIC Student Center East
    750 S Halsted St
    Chicago, IL

    Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

     A special thank you to our 2016 CICEP-CEO Joint Summer Meeting sponsors!

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    Special thanks to 1871 for hosting our July 10th  reception:
  • CICEP at the 2015 APLU Annual Meeting

    November 15-17, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    JW Marriott Indianapolis

    View the 2015 Annual Meeting Program

  • CICEP Summer Meeting 2015

    featuring the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Summit

    Be the ecosystem you wish to see.

    May 31 – June 3, 2015
    Duke Energy Hall at Hunt Library
    North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

    A special thank you to the sponsors of the CICEP Summer Meeting 2015!

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    Welcome Reception Sponsor


    Chancellor's Reception Sponsor


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Featured Project & Initiative

Photo Courtesy of Texas A&M University
Economic Development & Engagement
APLU believes public and land-grant universities should dramatically expand engagement efforts with partners in the communities they serve—members of the public, community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, and others.

Featured Project & Initiative

Clemson University
Economic Development & Engagement
Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), APLU, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) created an Expert Educator Team (EET) to identify how colleges and universities can modify curricula to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities workers will need for jobs.

Featured Project & Initiative

Economic Development & Engagement
The designation and awards go to APLU member universities that demonstrate excellence and leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and initiatives that support regional economic development.