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GlobalPDX Conference

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

GlobalPDX Conference 2018

November 2, 2018
9 AM – 6 PM
Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union

About GlobalPDX

GlobalPDX is the hub for Oregon’s international development community. Together, our members serve families and communities in more than 100 countries through programs that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end all forms of poverty while protecting the planet. We work to strengthen and magnify the community’s collective impact in this regard.

About the conference

Conference Website: http://globalpdx.org/globalpdx-conference-2018/

Last year, we hosted our first ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ conference in 2017, in response to the demand from our members for a forum in which they can engage with others in Oregon with similar interests. The conference focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and took broad strokes on topics such as innovative financing models, inclusive development, working cross-sectorally, and advances in technology that support monitoring and evaluation activities, to name a few.

To follow up on this successful conference, GlobalPDX is hosting another conference to meet the needs of the international development community in Oregon and beyond. This year, GlobalPDX is hosting a full-day conference on Friday, November 2nd at the Smith Memorial Student Union in downtown Portland.  The conference will focus on the humanitarian, development, and peace Nexus (the Triple Nexus) building on the growing recognition that humanitarian, development, and peace building efforts are complementary and need to reinforce each other, to respond to volatile situations around the world. 2016 has seen an increase in violent conflicts – the highest recorded in 30 years. Humanitarian and development actions converge around the need to prevent, prepare for and respond to crises, especially for the most vulnerable and at-risk populations. How do we build resilience, reduce vulnerability, how can organizations work together more cohesively towards achieving the SDGs and how do we operationalize this.

The conference will offer opportunities to learn, network, collaborate and exhibit amongst development professionals from across Oregon. It will consist of multiple networking opportunities (including an evening reception and poster session), workshops, panel discussions, facilitated knowledge sharing and a forum focused on fostering partnership and collaboration. We anticipate an audience of approximately 200 people representing both the public and private sectors, academia and government.

Conference participants are thought-leaders in the field of international development representing organizations that work in multiple countries around the world, practitioners who spend time in the field, researchers seeking solutions to global challenges grounded in science, funders interested in investing for impact, and students from various universities interested in global development.

This is the link to register: https://whova.com/portal/registration/globa_201811/

Social Media: 

We would appreciate it if you can help promote the GlobalPDX Conference through social media. Below you will find sample verbiage to use for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin. You can use #GlobalPDX2018 in your promotions and follow us on Twitter @pdx_global, Facebook @GlobalPDX, and Instagram @global_pdx

  • Register now for the GlobalPDX Conference 2018! Students at OHSU and PSU get a discounted rate! Check out the full program & get all the details at http://globalpdx.org/globalpdx-conference-2018/
  • Do you care about global development? Do you want to learn more about international development work and meet professionals working in the field? #GlobalPDX2018 Start your international career here and register now for the GlobalPDX Conference – http://globalpdx.org/globalpdx-conference-2018/

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions and feel free to forward this e-mail to any school or department that might have faculty or students interested.

On behalf of the SPH and GlobalPDX, thank you so much for your support and getting the word out! Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

GlobalPDX | www.globalpdx.org | info@globalpdx.org


November 2, 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


PSU Smith Memorial Union
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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