The Campus Compact community had expected to gather in Seattle this spring to exchange ideas and build networks to advance the realization of a shared vision of full-participation communities and a full-participation country. While the spread of the coronavirus in the United States has forced us to remain physically separated from each other, it has also reminded us of our profound and inevitable interdependence—and thus the necessity of our work.
The Compact20 Virtual Gathering will offer a compact, online-only conference over three days—providing free, accessible opportunities for learning, networking, and pursuing our ongoing commitments. Throughout, we will emphasize key questions facing us now, exploring topics such as online community-engaged learning, civic digital literacy, place-based justice, civic learning ecosystems, student voting participation, and more.
In the face of crisis, our best hope is coming together with others based on shared values and commitments.