On 24th and 25th August 2023, we held our 26th International Service-Learning Conference in Buenos Aires in the context of the 20th International Service-Learning Week. Over 480 people from 20 countries attended the free event, which took place at the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA, in its acronym in Spanish) to share their SL projects and experiences with colleagues, students, educators and the general public. In addition, on Wednesday 23rd, the VI Service-Learning Researchers' Symposium was held at the lecture hall of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA, in its acronym in Spanish). Authorities and researchers presented their work concerning service-learning projects, their implementation, development and outcome.
This year, the Conference centred on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a global call to end poverty and protect the planet. Each participant could discuss the importance of each goal and exchange experiences with colleagues from different regions worldwide through a panel discussion and spaces specially prepared for that purpose.