Events and Workshops

SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

Thursday, July 29th, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Virtual)


Please join Center for Civic Innovation for a panel discussion with Black-led Community Development Corporations (CDC) on incorporating innovative real estate practices to broaden opportunities, address challenges, create strategies, and design programs to address economic inequalities within Black communities. Panelists include: Cheneé Joseph // HDDC Historic District Development Corporation; Mitch Brown // Resources for Residents and Communities; Leonard Adams // Quest Communities

Where the Money Reside? A Conversation on Relief Programs and Reparations in Atlanta

Thursday, August 5th, 11:00am - 1:00pm (Virtual)

In times of crisis, and well before it, cash payments have been discussed as a tool for creating equity and stability for families. In 2019, Atlanta joined cities across the country in exploring what a universal basic income would look like in the historic Old Fourth Ward through an Economic Security Task Force. We will learn about this program’s potential to be a model for creating direct impact in the lives of individuals, families, communities and our overall society.

Join Center for Civic Innovation as we hear from experts, residents, and leaders, who will explore the history and current programs focused on cash payments for relief and repair in Atlanta-- America’s most economically unequal city.

University Global Coalition 2021 Annual Gathering: Building Connection and Action for the SDGs

Monday, September 27 (7pm - 11pm EDT) and Tuesday, September 28 (9am - 1pm EDT) (Virtual)

Launched in 2019 with the purpose of encouraging collaboration and collective action in higher education to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the University Global Coalition (UGC) recognizes that the two years since its formation have seen monumental shifts. The challenges of the pandemic have shown us the interconnectivity of the SDGs while illuminating and increasing challenges in equity, justice, and accessibility both in higher education and beyond. The UGC seeks to use our 2021 Annual Gathering to empower individuals and universities to act upon the SDGs and connect to others in the field, with a focus on increasing accessibility, rebuilding a more just and equitable world, and growing future generations of leaders. Given the 2021 global milestones of COP26, the UN Food Systems Summit, and the ongoing challenges of accessibility, equity, and justice deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will use these milestones to guide this year’s program, while allowing space for a variety of SDG-related discussions. 

This year’s conference is on two dates at different times to encourage participation from around the world. Each date will feature interactive opening and closing plenaries, topical and SDG-based networking sessions, and presentations in the form of panels, small workshops, or guided conversations. 

The Call for Proposals is open until 6:00 p.m. EDT on 2 July 2021. 

A BETTER TECH: Public Interest Technology Convention and Career Fair

October 14 - 15 (Virtual)

The 2021 NYU Public Interest Technology (PIT) Convention and Career Fair is a virtual hands-on event for professionals, researchers and students interested in creating a better world through technology. It is the first convening of its kind in the US, bringing together the country’s most talented students and leading researchers with organizations and companies that are at the forefront of creating responsible and accountable tech that serves the public interest.

Through hands-on workshops, roundtables, keynotes, fire-presentations, a hackathon, and a virtual career fair, participants will share the latest developments in the PIT field, learn about careers in public interest technology, and connect with professionals working in this area across lots of different sectors and industries.