Archive for Conferences

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

Interested in attending or presenting at the world’s largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference? Well the 15th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale is happening on April 14-15, 2018!

This event annually convenes 2,000 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

There is a highly reduced registration rate (40% lower than the regular rate) during October, so don’t miss this opportunity to register now!

Abstracts are currently being accepted from professionals and students for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. October 15 is the final abstract deadline for submitting a research or program abstract.

The conference has 300 confirmed speakers to date – see them all here.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 14-15, 2018 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
15th annual conference

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Notable Conferences & Upcoming Events

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We wanted to make sure that you knew about these interesting conferences and events happening soon. They are all great opportunities for learning and networking. Please see the links and descriptions below. To those students interested, please apply for conference funding soon!


March 9-11, Confluence Philanthropy – Cambridge, MA


Confluence Philanthropy’s Annual Practitioners’ Gathering is a three-day conference for current members of the Practitioners’ and Advisors programs, prospective members, and invited guests. Confluence Practitioners are grantmakers practicing mission-aligned investing, also known as impact-investing. Advisors Members represent the top investment managers and advisors in impact-investing today. Attendees are committed to building the field through strategic thinking and collaboration. It is not intended to serve as a marketplace for impact-investing. Sessions are led by funder-practitioners, investment experts, and other thought leaders.


March 14, Women Effect Gathering – Boston, MA


Women Effect are co-hosting several events for members and prospective members.


March 23, RSF Community Reception – Washington, DC


You’re invited to join RSF for a fun and engaging evening in Washington, DC. Meet RSF staff, investors, borrowers, and others in the community while enjoying local fare and drinks at Union Kitchen: Ivy City. The reception follows a quarterly RSF Pricing Meeting. These meetings are an opportunity for representatives of all three stakeholders in the RSF Social Investment Fund—investors, borrowers, and RSF staff—to meet each other, discuss their needs and goals, and make recommendations for RSF’s next quarter interest rates. This will be a perfect opportunity to engage with our wider community.


March 30 – April 1, National Food Hub Conference – Atlanta, GA


This year the theme for the conference is “Maintaining Values While Building Value.”

Conference tracks include:

  • Mitigating Risk
  • Money: Financing and Finances
  • Maintaining Values
  • Growth and Efficiencies
  • Cutting Edge Hub Models
  • Core Hub Functions
  • Value Chain Facilitation / Value Chain Coordination


April 14-17, SVN Spring Conference – San Diego, CA


For 29-years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs and impact investors have convened at SVN conferences to have real conversations with values-aligned peers. Our unique conference experience creates a space where the true challenges of leading a mission-driven organization can be addressed, and where long-time SVN members and first-time attendees find the people, resources and ideas they need to succeed and grow.


April 14-17, True Cost of American Food – San Francisco, CA


This conference will bring together up to 700 leaders and interested citizens to address one of the most critical barriers currently preventing sustainable food systems becoming mainstream – the failure to recognize the true costs of producing food in different ways.


April 22: GWC Peace Conference – Huntington Beach, CA


The 2016 Peace Conference is a shared inquiry into a way of life that embodies underlying human values of compassion, care, generosity, and trust. Amid global challenges of the 21st century, the conference advocates that everyday people can redefine the narrative and recognize their vital role in shaping our world– simply by “being the change they wish to see” to create communities that are just, compassionate, and sustainable.


May 10-12: Mission Investors Exchange Conference – Baltimore, MD


The conference will be headlined by leading foundation presidents and CEOs, including Patrick McCarthy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Darren Walker of Ford Foundation, Clara Miller of Heron, Rip Rapson of  The Kresge Foundation, and Julia Stasch of The MacArthur Foundation. Seizing the Momentum is a call to action for the impact investing community to take advantage of the latest investment opportunities and innovations that can make real progress in solving intractable problems.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

IEM Practicum Symposium – Spring 2015



MIIS International Education Management

Cordially Invites You to Our

IEM Practicum

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Please join us for a series of presentations
by our graduating IEM students on their practicum experiences.

There are two (2) sessions – please attend as you like!
See attached document for list of topics and presenters.

Session 1:  10am-12pm, McGowan 102
Session 2: 4pm-6pm, McGowan 100

or join us online at

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Making Hay: The Future of U.S. Competitiveness in the Age of Globalization

San Jose, CA – April 30th, 2015


“Join us for lunch and a one-of-a-kind, fast-paced, multi-media seminar on the history of global trade that will guide you though the seven decades-long odyssey that has come to be known as ‘globalization’. ‘Making Hay’ presents the convergence of historical events and undeniable factors that drove the U.S. to become a ‘Consumption Society’.

This seminar traces the process of global trade and globalization, as well as its impact on U.S. manufacturing and service industries. A careful examination of the past six decades reveals that global trade has had both positive and negative impacts on the U.S. economy, creating jobs in some areas while losing them in others.

‘Making Hay’ is presented by Dan Gardner, President and co-founder of Trade Facilitators, Inc. (TFI). An author of four books on global trade, Dan Gardner’s ‘Making Hay’ is one of the most interesting and entertaining seminars ever presented on global trade and should be a necessary requirement for professionals and students alike to experience.

The seminar concludes with a series of suggestions and interactive Q&A on how the U.S. can compete more effectively in the Age of Globalization.” – retrieved from flyer


3 Flames Restaurant & Banquet

1547 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

WHEN: April 30th, 2015; 11:30am; – Lunch: Noon-12:30pm; Conference: 12:30-2:30pm

Online Registration: $55 (including lunch) ; Deadline: April 29th, 5:00pm

@Door: $10 surcharge

Visit: for more information, Registration, & sponsorship opportunities!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

Dear Colleagues,
You and your students and colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming 12th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on March 28-29, 2015. We are also currently accepting social enterprise abstracts for presentation, as well as applications for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize.
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by January 20th to secure the lowest registration rate:
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.  Present your early-stage idea, program, or organization to the audience, and then receive guidance, advice, and mentoring from an expert panel. The GHIC Innovation Prize offers two cash awards in the amounts of $10,000 and $5,000 to the two best social enterprise pitches.
Conference Schedule: Engage with 300 speakers in lectures, panels, workshops, and mentoring sessions. See the complete list of conference speakers as well as the conference schedule

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

When: March 2-4, 2015

Where: San Francisco

What: The Second Annual Summit on Improvement in Education

Who:  attendees come from across all aspects of the education field, from kindergarten to higher ed, practitioners to policymakers, funders to researchers.

For more information:

Questions? Contact 877-842-3110 or


Monday, August 4th, 2014

Courage Under Fire: An Intimate Look at UN Peacekeeping

UNA-USA – Nationwide conference call on Wednesday, August 6 at 2 p.m. ET


Ken Payumo
Chief of the Peacekeeping Operations Support Section for the Department of Safety and Security, United Nations

Wednesday, August 6, 2 p.m. ET

U.S./Canada Dial-in: 866-454-4208
Passcode: 8136862

Please RSVP via email to

What do you do when you are up against a government trying to harm its own people? As men with guns tried to enter the UN camp in Bor, South Sudan, Ken Payumo, a civilian officer in charge, stood up to the South Sudanese military when 12,000 refugees fled to the UN base for safety. His brave actions are thought to have saved thousands of lives.

Join us for a conversation with Mr. Payumo, who will provide a closer look at the day-to-day challenges of UN peacekeeping and give an update on the current crisis in South Sudan.

About our speaker:

Ken Payumo is currently the Chief of the Peacekeeping Operations Support Section for the Department of Safety and Security. This section is responsible for overseeing the security of all UN peacekeeping missions. Having more than 14 years of experience in the United Nations, Mr. Payumo’s UN service includes that of Legal and Policy Advisor, United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET); Political Officer, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)/Asia Middle East Division (AMED); Mission Management Officer (DPKO Police Division), and most recently Head of Office for Unity and later Jonglei states, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Prior to the UN, Mr. Payumo had served as a police officer in the New York City Police Department. Mr. Payumo is a citizen of the United States of America and was born in New York City.

-Text taken directly from e-mail from UNA-USA Membership



Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Conference at Georgetown: Managing Diversity in Divided Societies

Georgetown University Conflict Resolution Program will host a conference on Divided Societies from January 30-31, 2014. In a globalized world with increased migration and mobility, diversity has become a central issue in society and government. Differences in race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, and sexuality have both enriched societies and fueled tensions. In this light, conflict-affected communities encounter unique challenges to the implementation and realization of diversity. However, they also offer valuable perspectives and practices that can serve as model for other societies. We have yet to determine under which conditions diversity can be best utilized for the well-being of society rather than constituting a dividing force. Approaches by government have varied significantly between a laissez-faire policy and formal intervention utilized to foster multiculturalism or assimilation. Civil society groups have similarly struggled to bridge divides while recognizing differences.

Papers will be presented from a diverse group of scholars, artists and practitioners. Keynote Speaker will be Senior Vice President of Search for Common Ground Susan Collin Marks. Click here for more information on guest speakers, registration and location.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Call for Papers: Notre Dame Student Peace Conference 2014, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

kroc conferenceThe 2014 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces “Building Peace: Integrating Two Decades of Progress,” scheduled for March 28–29, 2014, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The conference committee seeks submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for paper or poster presentations, workshops, panel or roundtable discussions, media displays or artwork, and other innovative presentations of research that explore this theme.

We welcome proposals that explore, but are not limited to, topics such as: peace negotiations, international policy, nuclear disarmament, the Internet, social media, revolution, terrorism, Islamophobia, racial equality, cultural understanding, women’s human rights, crisis and disaster response, the rise of social enterprise, and other highlights of the recent period. Exploring these topics in specific historical context will allow us to facilitate discussion on themes and connections that can inform our work as the world’s future peacebuilders.

Interested students should submit an abstract or description of their project (no more than 500 words) and a short biography summarizing their academic interests and background (no more than 250 words). Please submit proposals on this page or via the conference website. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 27, 2014.

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is an annual student conference organized by students for students to provide space for dialogue on important issues related to peacebuilding, global issues, and social justice. Questions may be directed to the organizers at Click here for other information.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

CONFERENCE: Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society

justiceAHDA’s (The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability) Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, will hold its second annual conference in New York City, December 5-7, 2013. The conference seeks to consider questions relating to historical dialogue, with particular focus given to the following themes: sharing sacred spaces; perpetrators as victims; and historical dialogue as part of conflict resolution. For further details, visit the website. This is not a call for papers. You can register for the conference and participate from December 6-7, 2013.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

RSC International Conference 2014 – Refugee voices, Oxford


The Refugee Studies Centre’s international conference, 24-25 March 2014, will explore the voices and aesthetic expressions of those dispossessed, displaced and marginalised by the pre-eminence of the nation state. The Conference will bring together scholars from across the social sciences as well as researchers in cultural studies, literature and the humanities, to look beyond the nation state and international relations in order to give new attention to the voices and aspirations of refugees, stateless persons and other forced migrants themselves.

Call for Papers: Among the themes to be explored are historical and cultural sources and meanings of flight, exile and forced migration, as well as the significance of encampment, enclosures and forced settlement. Conference papers are sought which recognise and investigate unheard voices of forced migrants who exhibit adaptability, resilience and resistance in the ‘grey zones’ and borderlands between states and state bureaucracies.

Deadline extended: Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 30 November 2013. Authors of abstracts which are selected to proceed to full papers will have until 28 February 2014 to submit their final drafts. The conference organisers intend to edit and publish a selection of papers in special issues of leading journals. An interest in having a paper published should be indicated at the time of submission of the abstract. Other initiatives to share the outcomes of the conference papers and events with those whose voices have been sought will also be developed. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

CODEPINK event: Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance Washington DC, November 16-17, 2013

dronesThe peace group CODEPINK, progressive think-tank Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, and National Lawyers Guild (Georgetown Chapter) are hosting a second drone summit titled “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance” in Washington, DC.

We are bringing together drone survivors and families of victims from Pakistan and Yemen, human rights advocates, lawyers, authors, social media experts, technology experts, artists and musicians, and grassroots activists for an International Drone Summit.

The event will be hosted on November 16-17 from 9am – 6:30pm (Saturday) and 9am – 4:30pm (Sunday) at the Georgetown Law Center, Hart Auditorium, Washington, D.C. Click here for more information and registration.

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Center for Conflict Studies 2013 Conference on November 14-16, 2013

CCSSave the date for the upcoming 2013 Annual Conference from the Center for Conflict Studies. Meet interesting practioners and scholars and support Prof. Iyer and MIIS students at panels during November 14-16, 2013.


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Call for Essays “Many Languages One World” UN Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

Submit an essay (2000 words or less) exploring how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural, and national context. Entries must be in one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations that is not the entrant’s mother tongue or language of instruction. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Essay Submission Deadline: February 21, 2014.

Winners will be invited to New York for an International AcademicImpact Youth Forum, June 25-29, 2014. They will present their work in a Conference at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27, 2014. Airfare, room and board provided. For application process, please click here.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Invitation to Q&A session with General Palomeros, hosted by Atlantic Community


The German think tank is inviting students to take part in a Q&A session with General Jean-Paul Palomeros, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. This Q&A series help students to further their opinions and add a decision maker’s perspective to their studies. Learn more about the Q&A and watch an exclusive video statement from General Palomeros about the role of the Allied Command Transformation here. You can join for free, network with your peers and submit op-eds on any international relations issue that is of importance to both the United States and Europe.

Questions should be submitted to the editorial team via email to by Sunday, October 27, 2013. is an award winning foreign policy think tank based in Berlin, Germany with over 7,500 members worldwide. Atlantic Community seeks to encourage open and democratic dialogue on the policy challenges facing Europe and North America, giving a voice both to the seasoned and new generation of thinkers. It is a project by the German non-partisan, non-profit NGO Atlantische Initiative e.V.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

3rd Annual African Alliance for Peace Summit, Rwanda, 16-19 February 2014

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The African Alliance for Peace (AAP) is one of the largest peace initiatives on the continent. Growing out of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace (GAMIP), it includes members from Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cameroon, and continues to grow.

Its vision is to support the creation of a culture of peace and nonviolence in all African countries, including calling for structures in government and civil society to support a culture of peace. The third AAP Summit is for all peacebuilders in Africa and friends of peace globally. During the Summit we hope to enhance our understanding of peace education, develop new skills and approaches to educating our communities for peace and develop meaningful networks for peace in Africa.


Kigali, Rwanda 10-15 February 2014

The pre-summit training is for peace workers in Africa to enhance their skills in peacebuilding. The training will equip participants in the alternatives to violence program, nonviolent communication, conflict resolution and peace education.

The Summit costs $300 and Pre-summit training $350. Limited scholarships and partial-scholarships are available. Registration closes on December 16th, 2013. For more details about the 3rd AAP Summit, contact Jean de Dieu Basabose at (+250) 0788403868 or (+250) 0788686324 or

The summit will be hosted by Shalom Educating for Peace Rwanda with the support of the following: International Alert Rwanda, Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace, World Vision Rwanda , ALARM, GPPAC East Africa, MCC Rwanda and Burundi, Young Peacebuilders Initiative, International Centre on Nonviolence, Labenevolencija, Mercy Ministries International/Great Lakes, ADRA Rwanda, Search for Common Ground Rwanda, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, International Centre of Nonviolence, Teachers Without Boarders, and the Rwandan National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, amongst others. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

International Summer School in Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014

Plan your summer 2014 and travel to the UK to attend the International Summer School in Forced Migration, hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford. The event runs from July 7 to 25.


The summer school offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Now in its 25th year, the three-week course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning. A first degree as a minimum and proficiency in the English language is required. Click here for the online application form.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Corruption Conference in New York City, November 21 and 22

imagesThe Center for Public Scholarship is going to present the 30th Social Research conference, “Corruption,” on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, 2013, at The New School in New York City. Event schedule is available here.

Signs of corruption and the damage it causes are painfully evident in political and corporate life everywhere. Policy makers, historians, lawyers, and scholars will discuss the many systems undermined by corruption and the transparency and accountability protocols that could serve to reduce corruption, if not eliminate it. Specifically, the conference will examine both U.S. and global aspects of the problem of corruption, including social and historical dimensions of corruption, the systems most at risk of corruption (governments, business, labor, and markets), and possibilities for reform. For information on ticket prices, publications, and keynote speakers, click here.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Call for Applications: Ashoka ChangemakerXchange

imagesThe Ashoka ChangemakerXchange is a platform for collaboration among the world’s most inspiring young social entrepreneurs. In 2012 40 youth from Europe and Turkey got the chance to come together in Istanbul and Berlin to share experiences, exchange ideas and develop new social innovations. ChangemakerXchange 2013 is on it’s way – stay tuned!

The application deadline for the next changemakerXchange conference, taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, is Sunday, September 22 2013. Final participants will be chosen and notified latest by Monday, September 30 2013.

images45Selection Criteria: – you are between 18-28 years old – you lead, co-lead, founded or co-founded your own social venture which is up and running – you speak English well enough to understand presentations in English and participate in discussions – you are interested in meeting other European, Turkish and North African young social entrepreneurs – you are willing to start collaborations with other young social entrepreneurs from different countries Country restrictions | Please note: For the changemakerXchange summit in Istanbul we can, unfortunately, only accept applications from people living (or being born) in Europe, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco – more countries will be added for the next summits.


Friday, September 20th, 2013

Call for Applications, American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford


The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a student run initiative at Stanford University. It is currently calling for application for its 2014 Summit in April. During the summit, workshops will allow for engaging leaders from the MENA region and network with other fellows. In addition, delegates will finish the summit with TED-talk style presentation to enhance their own public speaking skills and share their ideas. These presentation will be available online.

AMENDS offers a unique opportunity to interact, collaborate, and form personal relationships with fellow youth leaders from across the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States, while exchanging ideas and implementing initiatives that work towards a better future. AMENDS has three main components: networking, summit, and the AMENDS Talks. The AMENDS initiative requires commitment and dedication that goes beyond the conference. Click here for application procedures, potential financial assistance and contact information.