Past Conferences

Every October CUMU members come together to share best practices from their respective campuses and discuss the issues facing our unique institutions. With over 15 national conferences successfully hosted, it’s rewarding to re-visit the conferences of the past.


2016 Conference                                                       

Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities                                               
October 23-25, 2016, Washington, DC
Hosted by: CUMU Headquarters

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2015 Conference                                                       

Love of Place: The Metropolitan University Advantage                                               
October 11-13, 2015, Omaha, Nebraska
Hosted by: University of Nebraska at Omaha

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2014 Conference                                                       

Universities as Anchor Institutions: Driving Change                                                                           
October 5-7, 2014, Syracuse, NY
Hosted by: Syracuse University

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2013 program cover2013 Conference

Transforming and Sustaining Communities Through Partnerships
October 27-29, 2013, Louisville, Kentucky
Hosted by: The University of Louisville
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2012 program cover2012 Conference

Working Together Works: Partnering for Progress
October 13-16, 2012, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Hosted by: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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2011 program cover2011 Conference

Creating Tomorrow's Future Today
October 9-11, 2011, Indianapolis, Indiana
Hosted by: Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis
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2010 Conference

Aligning the Metropolitan University with Business, Government and the Nonprofit Sectors
October 24-26, 2010, Fresno, California
Hosted by:  California State University, Fresno
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2009 program cover2009 Conference

Building Community Resiliency: The Role of University Leadership
October 11-13, 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hosted by:  Widener University
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2008 program cover2008 Conference

The Metropolitan University of the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Regional Stewardship
October 18-21, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hosted by:  Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati
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2007 program cover2007 Conference

Community Engagement and Metropolitan Universities
October 20-23, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland
Hosted by:  Towson University
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