Are you passionate about international development? Maybe you’re a cynic and enjoy debating the impossibility of ending poverty. Or perhaps you’re well established in the field and would like to network and discuss challenging issues with others?
If any of those apply, then there’s no where else you should be this Saturday March 14th except at Vancouver’s Premier International Development Conference: Bridging the Gap 2009.
Presented by Engineers Without Borders, this year’s Bridging The Gap conference will explore the roles of individuals, corporations, NGOs, and government, and how their collaborative actions impact extreme poverty. With the theme “Collaborating for Human Development – The hidden power of our choices,” professional and student delegates will examine the influence of our actions at home, in the development field, in parliament, and in boardrooms.
The day will be full of discussion, debate, collaboration, and learning, with workshops and sessions led by an engaging line-up of speakers. Parker Mitchell, co-founder of EWB, will discuss Canada’s role in development for the opening keynote, while the closing keynote will be given by Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize as president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in 1999.
Join 300 passionate students, professionals, and forward-looking Canadians in tackling the greatest challenge of our time.
Tickets are available online at http://bridgingthegap.ewb.ca/ and selling fast!