Compact20 Cancelation

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Compact20, our biennial national conference and all related events, has been canceled. Read more >

What is Compact20?
Compact20 is Campus Compact’s 2020 biennial national conference.
Where is Compact20?
Compact20 will take place in Seattle, WA. The main events will be at the Hyatt Regency Seattle and special events will be held at the University of Washington. There is a light rail connection between the two venues. Read more about the venues by clicking “Plan Your Trip” above or visiting
When should I be in Seattle?
Compact20 begins on Sunday, March 29, with some special events: the Summit of Presidents & Chancellors and the Campus Compact Impact Awards Celebration. The regular conference begins with the keynote at 8:30 AM on Monday, March 30, and runs through 12:30 PM on Wednesday, April 1.
Can I register for Compact20?
Registration is open now through March 22, 2020. You can register by clicking the link in the menu above, or by visiting Be sure to register early—our last conference sold out six weeks in advance!
Do I need to be a Campus Compact member to attend?
No! Anyone is welcome to attend. (But don't be surprised if you find yourself joining soon after.)
How can I edit my registration?
How can I cancel my registration?
Cancel your registration by emailing Lauren at before January 31, 2020, to be refunded the value of your ticket less a $100 cancelation fee. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations after January 31, 2020. However, at any point before the conference, you may transfer your full registration to another person at no cost by contacting Lauren at
How can I register a group?
During registration, you will be able to add multiple guests in one transaction. You will be able to select separate tickets and experiences for each guest. Groups of five or more will be eligible for a discounted rate. All guests registered as part of a group must be from the same institution.
Do I need to sign up for the sessions?
From Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, registered attendees may attend any general session, large breakout session, or small breakout session listed in the conference schedule. Seating at sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend arriving early. Pre-conference sessions, the Campus Compact Impact Awards Celebration, the Summit of Presidents & Chancellors, and community tours all require separate tickets, which are available as part of our normal registration process. If you would like to add to or change an existing reservation, click here.
How do you determine the cost of registration?
We work hard to keep the cost of registration low by pursuing ambitious fundraising goals to subsidize conference costs. We are always looking for sponsors & exhibitors to contribute to help us keep our conference as budget-friendly as possible.
Are scholarships available?
We are currently looking for partners to sponsor student attendance at the conference. In the event that student scholarships become available, we will notify our mailing list. To be sure to receive news about scholarships and more, sign up for our mailing list.
What discounts are available?
Discounted admission is available to all faculty and staff at Campus Compact member institutions. To find out if you are a member, contact your local state or regional Compact or Maria Gregory at Discounted admission is also available for groups of five or more, students, and community partners. Learn more about registration rates at
How can I volunteer at Compact20?
Campus Compact will seek a limited number of volunteers for the Compact20 conference. Volunteers provide valuable support in a number of important roles, such as serving as session proctors and assisting at registration. As a volunteer, you will receive complimentary conference admission and will be able to attend some conference sessions on your assigned day(s). Sessions are fantastic and a great way to learn about campus and community partnership work. You may sign up for multiple days and will receive a t-shirt to wear during your shifts. Conference meals are included but Campus Compact can not cover transportation or lodging costs.
Volunteer opportunities will be opened closer to the date of the conference. Preference will be given to students and national service members.
Where can I stay?
Campus Compact has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Seattle for $199 per night. Find out more about booking by clicking “Plan Your Trip” above or visiting
In the event that rooms at the Hyatt are sold out, we also have a block of rooms available at Residence Inn, 1815 Terry Avenue, Seattle. This hotel is across the street from the Hyatt and is offering rooms at $199/night until March 3. You can make a reservation online.
Where can I find a map of the venue?
You will be able to find a map in the conference program, which will be distributed when you check in, and in the conference app, which will launch in March 2020.
Are meals included?
Your conference registration includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 as well as breakfast on Wednesday, April 1. Snacks will be served periodically throughout the conference.
Can you accommodate my special dietary needs?
We can accommodate many special dietary needs (such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and food allergies). Please be sure to list your dietary needs in your registration. If you would like to edit an existing registration, please click here. Please note that, while we will do our best, we cannot commit to accommodating every dietary restriction.
How can I present a session?
Campus Compact builds its conference agenda by inviting faculty, staff, students, and community partners to submit sessions for inclusion in this process. Our call for proposals deadline was June 30, 2019, and we are no longer accepting suggestions for sessions.
What is the conference code of conduct?
Please read and follow Campus Compact's code of conduct.
How can I find my people?
Various affinity groups often schedule lunch meetings, evening gatherings, dinners, and more around our conference. We’ll keep a running list on the Compact20 website so you can be sure to connect. We will also host affinity group breakfasts for people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.
What is the dress code?
Most Compact20 participants wear comfortable, business-casual attire. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. We aim to keep the temperature comfortable inside the conference spaces, but you may want to bring a sweater or a light jacket.
Will there be wifi?
Yes! We'll provide information about how to connect in lots of places.
Is there a conference app?
Yes! It will be launched in March 2020. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information.
What should I bring?
Compact20 will be a great opportunity for learning and networking. You may want to bring a laptop or a notebook and pen and your business cards.
We want everyone to feel comfortable at Campus Compact events. We provide all reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please review our accessibility page for more detailed information.
Still have questions? If there’s anything we left unanswered, contact us at to speak directly to a member of the Campus Compact team.