25th Anniversary Overview

The Netter Center will host events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Please join us, and stay tuned for more details!

During Homecoming, November 4th, we will be hosting a program at the Annenberg Center entitled, From Hollywood to West Philly: Film & Community Storytelling.

Our 25th Anniversary International Conference, Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change, will be held November 16-17, 2017 on Penn's campus.


     View the full conference agenda or the agenda-at-a-glance

  • We have an exciting two-day agenda planned. 

     Register today!

  • There is no conference registration fee. Please complete a separate registration for each individual.

     Hotel Block

  • A hotel block with a group rate is available at the Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street, just a few blocks from the conference venue. Please use the following link: UPENN Netter Center 2017. You can also call the reservations line at 1-888-627-7071 and mention “Netter Center International Conference” in order to receive the special rate. Group rate available until October 16, 2017.  Subject to availability.


Our 25th Anniversary Partnership Festival will take place in West Philadelphia in spring 2018. More details to come! 

Ben Franklin Long

"Nothing is of more importance to the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue. Wise and good men are, in my opinion the strength of a state: much more so than riches or arms, which, under the management of Ignorance and Wickedness, often draw on destruction, instead of providing for the safety of a people."

Benjamin Franklin (1750)