2023 Gulf-South Summit

Wednesday, April 12th from 10:00am to Friday, April 14th, 2023 5:00pm (ET)

2023 Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

Conference Dates: April 12-14, 2023

ThemeServing our Surroundings: Creating and Sustaining Authentic Community Engagement 

2023 Conference Website

Registration Timeline

  • Early Bird: December 12 - February 13
  • Regular: February 14 - March 17
  • Late: March 18 - March 29

Registration Pricing

Early Registration      (before 2/13) Regular Registration        (2/13 - 3/17) Late Registration              (3/18 - 3/29)
*Conference Attendee (Sponsor Institution) $300 $300 $300
Conference Attendee $350 $425 $475
Student/VISTA $175 $175 $175
Community Partner/     Non-Profit $250 $250 $250
Pre-Conference Workshop (Wednesday, April 13) $80 $80 $80
Exhibitor/Vendor (includes one registration) $500 $500 $500

*Sponsoring Institution Rate - $1,000. Please reach out to Dr. Shannon Brooks if interested in becoming a sponsoring institution (swilder@uga.edu). Deadline for sponsorship: 2/1/2023.

Cancellation Policy:

All requests for registration cancellations and refunds MUST be made in writing and sent to info@gulfsouthsummit.org. A full refund (less $50 cancellation fee) will be issued if cancellation request is received in writing by 5 p.m. EST on 2/15/2023. A 50% refund will be issued if cancellation request is received in writing by 5 p.m. EST on 3/8/2023. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after 3/8/2023 or for no-shows.

*Sponsoring Institutions:

Auburn University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Belmont University

Tulane University

Berea College

University of Arkansas

Birmingham-Southern College

University of Central Arkansas

Georgia Southern University

University of Georgia

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

University of North Florida

Mercer University

University of Houston – Downtown

Sam Houston State University

 University of Southern Mississippi 

Payment Options:

Conference registration can be made by credit card or by check (the preferred method of payment is via credit card transaction). If you are purchasing your registration by check select "Send Me An Invoice "on the payment screen under "How Do You Want To Pay." Please note: you should expect an email invoice to be sent within 48 business hours

Make checks payable to:

University of Georgia - 2023 Gulf-South Summit

Mail to:

Attn: Kay Vaughn

University of Georgia

1242 1/2 S. Lumpkin St.

Athens, GA 30602

2023 Conference Details:

We have several pre-conference opportunities for participants, and an exceptional lineup of plenary speakers. Please visit the Gulf-South Summit website to learn more about this year's speakers, educations sessions, and networking opportunities.

Questions or Concerns? Email: info@gulfsouthsummit.org 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Elements of Successful Grant Writing

This workshop will cover the essential elements of a grant proposal, as well as practical insights on grant identification, the presentation of supporting data, conceptualizing realistic needs, articulating achievable outcomes, and considering how your grant will appeal to different audiences. Additionally, the workshop will engage distinct elements of the grant writing process, such as the introduction and needs statement, goals and objectives, methodology for evaluation, and budget. A full description can be found: HERE

All pre-conference workshops take place on 4/12/22 from 1:30 - 4:30pm and cost $80/person. Registration is limited to 50 participants.