CU Expo 2011 will showcase the exemplars in community-university partnerships worldwide, and explore and introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities. The conference is expected to draw over 800 people from Canada and around the world who are passionate about the power of community-university partnerships as a vehicle for social change. Students, community leaders, researchers, educators, funders, policy makers and others invested in community-building will be in attendance. CU Expo 2011 is hosted by the communities of the Region of Waterloo with the Kitchener-based Centre for Community Based Research as the lead organization. CIGI is a sponsor of this conference and will host a meeting on Thursday, May 12 from 2pm to 5pm. Presentations include research papers by CU Expo delegates as well as a presentation by CIGI on its programs. Agenda 2:00-3:30-- CIGI presents in 3 segments: 1. Overview of CIGI 2. Overview of Africa Initative 3. BSIA students present learnings from Bretton Woods INET conference, • 3:30-4:00 – 30 minute break Health Break • 4:00-5:30 – CU Expo workshop #263 – Science Shops: "Advanced Reflections on Changing Environments". Speakers TBA.