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2020 EPIC-N Conference Hosts

The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement is thrilled to host the 2020 EPIC-Network Conference April 5-7 in Bloomington. When you attend the conference, you will be part of multi-year historic event on campus: the Indiana University Bicentennial! A celebration 200 years in the making, the IU Bicentennial honors the university’s past while looking forward to the innovative teaching, learning, and research initiatives that lie ahead.

Among those future-looking initiatives is the Center for Rural Engagement and its Sustaining Hoosier Communities (SHC) program, which harnesses the EPIC Model for meaningful and transformative university-community engagement across Indiana’s rural communities.

Jane Rogan and Jacob Simpson work for the Center and are leading members of the EPIC-Network. They are the local program hosts for the 2020 EPIC-Network Conference.

Jane Rogan, Sustaining Hoosier Communities Director leads the Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative, connecting communities to IU courses, students, and faculty to address community-identified needs and opportunities.

Jacob Simpson, Resilient Hoosier Communities Liaison supports the center’s work by building relationships with community members who collaborate with IU faculty, students, and staff to foster a more resilient Indiana.

The 2020 EPIC-Network Conference will be an opportunity to learn from the successes of a rural-focused application of the model and the ways you can apply those lessons to collaborations among a variety of communities, large and small.

Jane and Jacob encourage you to register before Friday, December 20 to benefit from the early-bird discount. All of the conference planning team looks forward to learning about innovative approaches, unique partnerships, and new ways to apply the engagement model that attendees can take back to their home cities—and small towns—to build stronger communities for all.

See you in Bloomington!