2024 Gulf-South Summit

Monday, April 15th from 7:00am to Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 5:00pm (CT)

2024 Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference

Conference Dates: April 15-17, 2024

Theme: Bridging the Gap Between Personal and Social Responsibility Through Knowledge, Engagement, and Action

2024 Conference Website

Registration Timeline

  • Early Bird: December 11 - February 12
  • Regular: February 13 - March 18
  • Late: March 19 - 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) $350 $350 $350
Conference Attendee $400 $475 $525
Student/VISTA $175 $175 $175
Community Partner/     Non-Profit $300 $300 $300
Pre-Conference Workshop (Wednesday, April 13) $125 $125 $125
Exhibitor/Vendor (includes one registration) $750 $750 $750

*Sponsoring Institution Rate - $1,000. Please reach out to Dr. Jocelyn Vickers if interested in becoming a sponsoring institution (jvickers@auburn.edu). Deadline for sponsorship: 2/2/2024.

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. CST on 2/16/2024. A 50% refund will be issued if cancellation request is received in writing by 5 p.m. CST on 3/8/2024. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after 3/8/2024 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:

Auburn University - 2024 Gulf-South Summit

Mail to:

Attn: Hope Stockton

Auburn University - OPCE

301 O D Smith Hall

135 S. College St.

Auburn, AL 36849

2024 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 

Conference Attendee (Sponsor Institution)

Individuals, eg. faculty, staff, administrators affiliated with a sponsoring or member institution. 

Conference Attendee (Regular Registration)
General registration for non-sponsor individuals. Registration rates are for individuals registered on or before March 18, 2024.
Student Rate

Registration rate for student/VISTA registrants. 

Community Partners & Non-Profit Organizations

Registration rate for community partner and non-profit registrants. 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Collaborating with Local Governments to Address Critical Community Issues
How can you work effectively with local governments to develop your passion project in a way that meets community needs? How can you ensure positive outcomes and foster positive relationships? How do you navigate uncomfortable issues or avoid pitfalls in a way that creates a positive experience for the community, your students, local leadership and YOU. The three esteemed local mayors participating in this panel discussion are eager to discuss projects they’ve supported that involve university students and faculty. The mayors of Auburn, Opelika and LaFayette will get down to the nitty gritty, sharing the success stories as well as...
Pre-Conference Workshop - Embark on a Journey of Health and Community: Join Us for a Special Preconference Tour!
You are invited for a unique preconference experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Auburn University's commitment to addressing health disparities in rural Alabama is taking a groundbreaking step with the Rural Health Initiative. We invite you to be a part of this transformative journey as we introduce you to the heart of this initiative—the Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center. Why Should You Join? Our collaborative efforts with the City of LaFayette, Alabama, and the Chambers County Commission have resulted in the establishment of a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of the community. We're not...
Pre-Conference Workshop - Community, Compassion, & Connection: Implementing an inclusive community model
This workshop will teach participants about a dynamic culturally responsive community inclusion model. This model engages subgroups across university, faith-based institutions, and community groups to address identified community needs. Social isolation is a pervasive problem for individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges that result in moderate to severe limitations with communication and cognition and their families. This health and wellness day program provides a place and purpose for an isolated and vulnerable population while modeling empathy, connection, and enhanced communication skills for college students that will result in increased social responsibility within their communities. Participants will learn about the community-in-community...
Pre-Conference Workshop: Fighting Food Insecurity one fork at a time.
Join Campus Kitchen at Auburn University for an immersive pre-conference session that goes beyond traditional discussions. Delve into the heart of our mission and experience firsthand the impactful work we are doing to combat food waste and hunger in Auburn's community and Lee County. Session Highlights: 1. Insider Insights: Get an exclusive look into the inner workings of Campus Kitchen, our journey, and the challenges we've overcome. 2. Live Packaging Shift: Roll up your sleeves and actively participate in one of our packaging shifts. Engage in the process of transforming recovered excess food into nutritious meals for those in need....
Exhibitor/Vendor Registration

Exhibitor/Vendor Registration. Includes 1 complimentary registration. Download the Vendor/Exhibitor Form for more information.