UC Santa Cruz  April 22-24, 2020


Conference Postponed: COVID-19 Update (March 9, 2020)

Dear All-IN conference participants, colleagues and friends,

We are writing to let you know that we have decided to postpone the All-IN: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice conference, due to the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 disease outbreak.  This decision was reached unanimously by representatives of the co-presenters of the conference at UC Santa Cruz and URBAN at a meeting on March 9th, 2020.  We plan to hold the conference at a future date when conditions allow us to convene without major public health concerns.

This is obviously a difficult and disappointing decision.  For over a year we have been enthusiastically planning for this gathering to share our perspectives and experiences with the exciting resurgence in critical public scholarship.  And we look forward to convening at an appropriate time in the future.   But given the increasing concerns about COVID-19, and the rise in public health recommendations to postpone gatherings and unnecessary travel, we have decided it is best to not gather during this time of heightened risk.

If you already registered for the conference, we are happy to apply your registration to the future conference when it is rescheduled.  We will also provide a full refund of the registration fees to anyone who requests it. Please contact eck@ucsc.edu to request a refund. If you have already booked your hotel room directly, please contact the hotel to cancel. We are in communication with the Paradox Hotel to try to ensure participants have no cancellation fees. 

If you have received scholarship support, we will cancel your hotel and registration costs directly ourselves.  If you have already booked your plane travel, please cancel your flight and be in touch with us about any cancellation costs. 

Our hearts and prayers are with those people and communities most directly impacted by the virus.

Best wishes to all,

All-In Organizing Committee



Join Us!

There is an exciting resurgence in critical public scholarship: a push for universities to reach beyond their academic audiences and build stronger community-university partnerships to jointly tackle pressing social issues. Indeed, the complexity and scale of our social ills require not only inter-disciplinary approaches but recognizing the value of community-based knowledge and its potential contribution to developing solutions to pressing problems.

Be a part of this 3-day national conference that focuses on sharing strategies to expand and deepen collaborative approaches for the truly equitable co-production of knowledge. We will explore the dynamic links between campus-community partnerships, hands-on research, and student-community engagement. Together we can build partnerships for change.


The registration system is now open. See registration page for full details.


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Program Description

Variously known as Research-Practice Partnerships, Community-based Research, Participatory Action Research, or Engaged Scholarship, the field is developing new approaches that share a commitment to creating truly equitable partnerships across all aspects of the research process.

A particularly rich vein in the emergent practice of public scholarship is the involvement of undergraduates. The conference will explore new approaches, such as UC Santa Cruz' model of Community Initiated Student Engaged Research (CISER), in which students are not simply another “public” or audience, but are involved as equal knowledge producers.  CISER magnifies the multiple assets and collective power that diverse students, committed faculty, and community-based practitioners bring to tackling critical current issues such as climate and environmental justice; immigration, racism and xenophobia; the rise of the precarious economy; gentrification and displacement; criminal justice and policing; and the school-to-prison pipeline. CISER and other emerging models not only recognize multiple publics but the importance of integrating these publics in and through research practice.

We will also discuss methods for building institutional support for collaborative research, how to strategically leverage relations with collaborative partners, and how to build cross-sector networks for practitioners, students, and early career scholars. The conference will bring together university scholars, community-based practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, community members and organizations, foundations, organizers, artists, and activists to share stories, strategies, practices, and solutions for building innovative partnerships for critical collaborative research and social change.

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Financial Support Provided By

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