The Office for Public Engagement hosts various symposia focused on key issues related to public engagement.
- Strengthening the University of Minnesota as an Engaged University: Community Perspectives (April 2012)
- The Research University of the 21st Century: The Role of Public Engagement (April 2010)
- Meeting the Standards of Scientific Inquiry in Community-Engaged Research (March 2009)
- Unpacking the Complexities of Civic Engagement (January 2009)