A Global to Local Exchange

Every year at the National Service-Learning Conference®, we convene youth and adult leaders from the field to create a space to advance their work through the exchange of ideas and mutual support. At #SLC16, this pursuit will be realized at events which bookend the conference schedule: a World Education Forum and the Day of Service.

World Education Forum


Discover how service-learning is implemented from continent to continent at the World Education Forum on Wednesday, March 30 — a collection of keynote addresses and special preconference sessions designed to cultivate worldwide conversation and collaboration. Participants will select three breakout sessions to attend, each with a unique focus. Hear from innovative youth leaders working internationally to address our world’s most urgent global challenges. Primary presenters at the World Education Forum hail from diverse countries – from Jordan to Russia – but are united by a common passion for education, service, service-learning, and youth leadership.

Day of Service


For over twenty-five years, the conference has culminated in a Day of Service — a day for participants to give back to community by supporting local nonprofits through service and volunteerism. On Saturday, April 2, hundreds of volunteers will give back to the communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul through direct service by engaging in projects that address real community needs. Located at various sites across the region, the Day of Service increases the visibility of vital issues while providing a fun, educational experience that is beneficial to participants as well as the Twin Cities community. The Day of Service is proudly sponsored by the Shinnyo-en Foundation.

Full and partial admission options are available. Register at www.servicelearningconference.org to put your passion into practice.