This working conference from October 1-4, 2015 in Portland, OR explored the question:

What is possible when the public and journalists engage to support communities to thrive?

Our intent is to illuminate, inform, and support community information health that contributes to thriving, inclusive communities by learning about processes that grow it, creating products that support it, catalyzing a community of practice dedicated to it, and identifying actions to amplify it.

Experiencing Engagement from SOJC Agora Journalism Center on Vimeo.

Every activity during the conference models a practice that can be used for community engagement. Additionally, we’ll be employing an evaluation practice called Developmental Evaluation, which supports innovation, adaptation, and systems change. We see it as a promising approach to understand the impact of community engagement work.

Who Attended?

Journalists, community activists, students, educators, researchers, funders, artists, social entrepreneurs, librarians, technologists, and other pioneers in engagement.

Hosted by Journalism That Matters and UO SOJC’s Agora Journalism Center.

About the conference hosts, partners, sponsors and donors

About the conference participants

Attendees on Twitter


Conference Location

The conference was located in the UO’s George S. Turnbull Portland Center, located in the historic White Stag Block of the city’s Old Town.

70 NW Couch St.,
Portland, Oregon
Tel: (503) 412-3662


Experience Engagement on Medium

Experience Engagement