Imagining America Conference 2014

Register for the 2014 National Conference.

Organizing. Culture. Change.

October 9-11, 2014

Hosted by Emory University, with support from Kennesaw State University, Alternate ROOTS,
and Auburn University.

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed.  Click here to read the call for participation.


IA’s annual national conference is a site of collaboration, active dialogue, and problem solving around national issues. Each conference explores political, social, cultural, and physical contexts particular to the host city that inform local engagement initiatives, and reflect the national agenda that IA’s board and membership have defined in any given year.

IA conferences attract college presidents, administrators, professors, students, and community stakeholders. Topics are discussed at various levels of scale ranging from the course to campus-wide initiatives and beyond, and from local organizing to national policy and international exchange. Interactive session formats take place on-campus and at metropolitan and rural off-campus sites of campus-community collaborations.

For documentation of previous conferences, see the Events Archive.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.