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SCRA Biennial Conferences draw together SCRA and other community members from around the world to engage in stimulating conversations about recent developments in community research and action.
SCRA Biennial Conferences draw together SCRA and other community members from around the world to engage in stimulating conversations about recent developments in community research and action. These conferences provide attendees with a special opportunity to exchange ideas and resources, forge new collaborations, re-connect with old friends, and deepen one's knowledge and skills in topics of particular interest.
The first Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action was held in 1987 on the campus of the University of South Carolina. It has been held on alternate years (odd-numbered) since then.
Programs from all biennials are available for download at the bottom of this page. Evaluations of past biennials can be found at Planning a Biennial. Session notes, videos, and other materials from previous biennials can be found in the Past Biennials section.
|Site and Year of Conference||Host||Attendance|
|1st Columbia, SC (1987)||University of South Carolina||275|
|2nd East Lansing, MI (1989)||Michigan State University||324|
|3rd Tempe, AZ (1991)||Arizona State University||233|
|4th Williamsburg, VA (1993)||William and Mary College||515|
|5th Chicago, IL (1995)||University of Illinois at Chicago||620|
|6th Columbia, SC (1997)||University of South Carolina||521|
|7th New Haven, CT (1999)||Yale University||590|
|9th Las Vegas, NM (2003)||New Mexico Highlands University||472|
|10th Champaign, IL (2005)||University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana||596|
|11th La Verne, CA (2007)||University of La Verne|
|12th Montclair, NJ (2009)||Montclair State University||514|
|13th Chicago, IL (2011)||
Adler School of Professional Psychology
|14th Miami, FL (2013)||University of Miami|
|15th Lowell, MA (2015)||University of Massachusetts, Lowell|
Source: Evaluation reports of the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 14th Biennials.