National Campus Compact has announced the Opening Keynote Speaker for the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference!
Here’s all the latest information:
Accelerating Change: Engagement for Impact
March 21-23, 2016
Featuring Opening Keynote Speaker
Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy
at Harvard University
Bestselling Author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
We are pleased to announce that bestselling author Robert Putnam will deliver the opening keynote address Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. In his remarks, Putnam will discuss his new book of the same name, which is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap and why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.
From Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
“It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in-a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was.”
Rates increase $100 on October 1, 2015.
Learn more about the conference program, venue, and how to register by visiting the conference website at conference.compact.org.