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Save the Date: PBJN Summer Institute 2019 Augsburg University July 10th-July 12th


Register for the Place-Based Summer Institute 
Registration is now open for the 2019 PBJN Summer InstituteWe welcome you to join our 20 member schools to learn about best practices and lessons learned in place-based community engagement. 

This year, hosted by Augsburg University, the PBJN Summer Institute will open at 3pm on Wednesday, July 10th and close at 1pm on Friday, July 12th, 2019. 

We encourage each campus to bring a team of 4 to 5 people in diverse roles who are currently involved in your place-based community engagement efforts. Your team may include staff, community partners, faculty, community leaders or others. Please share this link with individuals on your team to register themselves:

Registration for individuals affiliated with a member institution is $50 per person. General (non-member) $125 per person. (please register as "General Public" unless you have an e-mail address)               

The next Place-Based Justice Network Summer Institute will tentatively occur in Minneapolis at Augsburg College from June 5 – June 7, 2019. Registration info will be avalable soon, with questions contact Erin Burrows.


Open Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Full proposal guidelines:


We seek proposals for breakout sessions that center dialogue and interactivity on topics related to place-based community engagement initiatives and their planning, development, programs, evaluation and impact. Anyone connected to the work of community-engagement and place-based justice may submit a proposal. This includes staff, faculty, community partners, community members, and students. Collaborative proposals are welcome and encouraged.

Please note that accepted proposals will be part of your campus team. Teams are limited to 4-5 people. Please communicate with your campus team lead about your intentions to apply for leading a break out session. If you don't know your campus team lead, please me via e-mail at

Read more in the Open Call for Proposals Guidelines


Housing Information

On-Campus Options 

Single and double occupancy rooms are available in Anderson Residence Hall, an air-conditioned dorm, with check in on Wednesday, July 10, and check out on Friday, July 12. Single occupancy rooms are $142 and double occupancy rooms are $125. Prices are inclusive of both nights.

You must have a roommate already identified in order to select a double occupancy room. Please indicate the name of your roommate in the form provided.

Register for on-campus housing by visiting

Off-Campus Options

Off-campus accommodations are available at the nearby (walkable) Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown (1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454, (612) 333-4646). Institute attendees may receive a discount by indicating they are staying because of an event at Augsburg University.

Other hotels within public transit distance include:

  • Graduate Minneapolis (615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 379-8888)
  • Days Hotel (2407 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 623-3999)
  • Aloft Minneapolis (900 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415, (612) 455-8400)




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