Engaged Scholarship. Southern Hospitality. The University of Alabama invites engaged scholars throughout the world to the 13th annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference, September 30 – October 3, 2012. Our conference theme challenges students, faculty and communities to PARTNER. INSPIRE. CHANGE. to build a stronger, more prosperous, and just society. The conference venue will be the Bryant Conference Center on the historic campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.