Campus-Community Connections
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Conference Registration is Open!
Explore travel options, networking opportunities, hotel accommodations and more. Register by January 31, 2024 to secure the early bird rate. The conference will be 3-full days, ending Friday at 4:00pm. Click here to register.
Why Attend The Conference?
Pro tips from the pros are part of the experience as hundreds of town-and-gown professionals gather, from city officials and municipal managers, to community relations, public safety and student affairs experts in higher education. See what other colleagues are saying about the value of attending the conference.
From Turmoil to Triumph: Crisis Communications Tactics for Town & Gown
Whenever you’re dealing with a hot-button issue, your news can easily go viral in moments. Since it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one, managing the message and managing the strategy is a necessary skill set for city and university administrators. Register today.
Call for Conference Proposals
The conference program tracks are designed to encourage presentations that will inform and inspire the future of our communities through classroom and mobile sessions, and will allow for a broad range of discussions to address society’s grand challenges – on our campuses, in our towns, or around the world. To see the conference tracks and submission details, click here.
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The UKTGA 2023 Virtual Annual Conference
This virtual full-day conference provided a platform for insightful discussions, with a particular focus on fostering effective partnerships between local authorities and university cities. 
Interventions to Foster Community Relationships
Key components of positive community engagement include institutional, faculty and course-level links, writes Tom Williamson. He offers a road map for embedding universities in their local area and regional economy.
Nokia Plans to Be a Good Neighbor
The executives at Nokia insist New Brunswick is the perfect place relocate 1,000 researchers. In return, Nokia Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Nishant Batra said the company will work hard to be a good neighbor.
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