UNCG 2023 Conference
Collaborative Governance in Action: On the Ground in Virginia
October 26 - 28, 2023 in Charlottesville, VA
Hosted by the University of Virginia's Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN)
Register today via Eventbrite (registration closes September 25, 2023)
UNCG will be meeting in-person this year on October 26 - 28, 2023, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The UNCG Conference will bring UNCG members and friends together to explore on-the-ground examples of how collaborative governance approaches are being applied in Virginia. We will spend time visiting the sites of some of these projects and engaging in discussions with participants. We anticipate that the examples and our location will also present the opportunity for attendees to engage in lively discussion about how collaborative governance fits in with democratic practices and what challenges it poses.
Attendees will also showcase their own work through Lightning Talks and Concurrent Sessions.
In addition, as an aspect of alternative educational offerings during the conference, there will be behind-the-scenes field trips about collaborative governance initiatives involving the descendants of enslaved laborers at UVA and also at James Madison’s Montpelier, among other local offerings for exploration.
The UNCG Conference is open to all people interested in collaborative governance and connections to a college or university. UNCG has student and working professional memberships. Members receive a discount on conference registration fees. Pay your annual dues or join UNCG here.
We have reserved room blocks at 3 different hotels. Conference attendees make their own lodging arrangements. Please make your reservations by September 26, 2023. Lodging rates increase on Friday nights at this time in October in Charlottesville.
- English Inn in Charlottesville - average rate of $154/night (call and reserve room under UNCG)
- Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello - average rate of $150/night (use this link to reserve: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ZF55B7)
- Days Inn by Wyndham Charlottesville/University Area - average rate of $125/night
Schedule Overview (schedule may change)
Thursday, October 26
1:00pm - 2:30pm - UNCG Steering Committee lunch and meeting (Steering Committee members only)
2:30pm - 6:00pm - Field Trip to Montpelier (transportation provided; tour begins at 3:30)
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Welcome dinner (Kardinal Hall)
Friday, October 27 (Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia)
9:00am - 4:30pm - Lightning Talks, Presentations, visit to Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, and focus on Research & Teaching Retreat Outcomes
Dinner on own (stay tuned for options)
Saturday, October 28 (Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia)
8:30am - 1:30pm - Annual UNCG Business Meeting and Breakfast, Lightning Talks, Concurrent Sessions, Lunch and Conference Closing
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