The Big Tent Group of Global Networks has produced two Global Communiqués on issues of community university research and engagement. These statements have proven to be quite useful to draw attention of policy makers and funders at local, national and international levels. The nature of these statements is that they are owned by all those who contribute to them and are in a sense co-owned by any and all of the various networks. The mean of achieving final consensus was done through a video dialogue.
Big Tent III differed from the other two in two ways. First, it focused on the role of CU research partnerships in building sustainable societies. Second, a virtual internet platform was used to generate discussion rather than a video platform that limits participation. Prof Daniella, Tilbury, CA President, was asked to initiative this virtual debate which you can follow by clicking here.