12th Americas Regional Meeting

12th Americas Regional Meeting

27-29 September 2023, hybrid, hosted by RCE Greater Atlanta

(Photo credit: Rob Felt)

The 12th Americas Regional Meeting will be held in a hybrid format from 27-29 September 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Atlanta under the theme 'Youth Engagement – Empowering Our Youth to Be Changemakers'. This meeting is intended to be an in-person meeting, with provisions made for a virtual option for those unable to travel to Atlanta.

Youth are the future; RCE Greater Atlanta has made youth engagement a priority since its inception. College students and young professionals from Metro Atlanta and North Georgia have formed a strong network of changemakers who engage in multiple initiatives. Students from multiple institutions share leadership and collaborate to develop and implement programs and projects with community partners. This network of engaged youth brings energy, action, and results to community projects, with their positive impact being felt by the communities they serve. In return, participating youth develop valuable skills in community-building, communication, and project management.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for RCEs in the region to showcase youth engagement and youth network activity, building on the already engaged coalition of youth across RCEs in the Americas. In addition, we will follow-up on previous conversations and actions agreed upon at the 2022 meeting related to the RCE Americas governance structure.


Date/Time: 27-29 September 2023

Location: Hybrid
In-person: Georgia Institute of Technology, North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332 USA.
*Please note in-person attendance is limited to RCE members in the Americas region.

Programme: Final programme

Note: The following morning sessions are open for members of the public to attend online - please register using the link below. Please note, this program is subject to change.

  • 27 September, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • 28 September, 8:30am-12:00pm
  • 29 September, 10:00am-12:15pm



Please register through the online registration form.


For in-person participation:
8 September 2023, 23:59 (EST) **Registrations are now closed**
*For details on in-person attendance, please read through the Guidelines for In-Person Participation before registering.
*To apply for Case Study Presentations, please see further details below. 

For online participation:
13 September 2023, 23:59 (EST) **Registrations are now closed**



RCE Case Study Presentations
(Deadline for applications: 25 August 2023, 23:59 (EST)) **Applications are now closed**

Case study presentations will take place during the meeting in the following sessions (please refer to the tentative programme):  

  • Day 1 (27 September), 9:40am-11:00am (EST)  
  • Day 2 (28 September), 8:50am-9:30am (EST) and 11:00am-12:00pm (EST)

The overall theme will be 'Youth Engagement – Empowering Our Youth to be Changemakers'.

Please see Instructions: Application for Case Study Presentation for details. To apply for a case study presentation, participants are required to:

*In case you experience any technical difficulties submitting your RCE Project through the RCE Portal, please contact the Global RCE Service Centre (rceconference@unu.edu).

*Please note RCE Case Study Presentations are only limited to RCE members in the Americas region. 

Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 5 minutes Q&A (if time permits).

The organisers will contact applicants regarding the outcome of their application around early September 2023 by email. Speakers will be asked to prepare a presentation once the RCE project is accepted.


RCE Greater Atlanta (kchatfield@gatech.edu)