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Special Events

Our Commission often hosts web meetings and conferences for our members. We invite all APLU members to join us. 

Making it Count: Applying Science to Support Universal Affordable Broadband Adoption
October 27 from Noon-5:00 PM EST
This conference will feature presentations on papers that will inform current deliberations over how to structure, monitor, and evaluate the new suite of internet access and adoption programs made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and other federal funding programs.

Upcoming CECE Conferences 

CECE convenes a conference each summer to bring together its members focused on economic and community engagement. CECE occasionally will meet jointly with other APLU councils and commissions that have shared interests, projects, or priorities. CECE also organizes program tracks for the APLU Annual Meeting, the world's largest convening of public university presidents, provosts, vice-presidents, and their staff, every November. Questions regarding the program? Contact APLU's Milan Ephraim (


2022 CECE-CGA Summer Meeting 
Aug 2-5. 


2021 CECE Sessions at the Virtual Annual Meeting
November 15-17. 

Past CECE Conferences


2021 Virtual CECE Summer Meeting
June 14-16. 
Hosted by CECE Chair Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and The University of Pittsburgh.

2020 CECE Webinar Series
May - Nov. 2020. Monthly Online Meeting
Hosted by Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY) System

2019 CECE at the APLU Annual Meeting
November 10-12, 2019. San Diego, CA

2019 CECE-CoR Summer Meeting
June 16-19, 2019. State College, PA
Hosted by CECE Chair Eric Barron, President, Penn State University

2018 Summer Meeting 
June 25-28. Richmond, VA
Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 CECE at the APLU Annual Meeting
November 11-13, 2018. New Orleans, LA

Featured Project & Initiative

Economic Development & Engagement
The IEP University Designation is earned by institutions demonstrating an institutional, sustainable, and substantive commitment to excellence in economic engagement.

Featured Project & Initiative

Magrath Award Winner
Economic Development & Engagement
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, APLU presents the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award to recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. The program recognizes colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.