International Development Week
Conference 2018

Saturday, February 10th at 9 AM - 5 PM

Henry Angus Building

Hosted by International Development Week Conference 2018 Committee


Coinciding with IDW proper, the International Development Week Conference hosted in Vancouver on Saturday, February 10, 2018, will be a jam-packed day of dialogue and participation that will connect and engage youth with community leaders and global changemakers. IDW Conference 2018 will engage the broader community in a conversation about Canada’s role and contribution in humanitarianism, while showcasing local and global initiatives around the country. Additionally, it will also be a platform for youth to network with other passionate youth and industry changemakers, and to get involved in projects and tackling issues they are passionate about. A diverse panel of speakers and experts will engage and impact youth, community leaders, local changemakers, and scholars in a global conversation about gender equality. Delegates can participate in a collective learning experience about gender equality, while discovering ways and opportunities to take action for positive change. Through networking with changemakers at the event, and discovering new opportunities to engage in community-based research, collaborations, and project initiatives, delegates can further their engagement and learning well beyond the conference itself. Keynotes: »Rumana Monzur »Paulina Cameron Presenters: ◦ Dr. Lorena Fuentes & Dr. Tara Cookson Presentation: Telling Women's Stories to Craft a More Just World ◦ Marianne Vidler Presentation: Reducing Inequities by Improving Maternal Health From the Grassroots ◦ Phebe Ferrer & Verna Yam Presentation: Indigenous Women in Sustainable Development ◦ Maria Gyongyossy-Issa Presentation: Science, Sex and Solutions (to local and global problems) ◦ Maureen Fitzgerald Presentation: A Manifesto for Positive Change in a World Run by Men Panelists: ‣Jake Stitka - Next Gen Men ‣Siwan Anderson - Vancouver School of Economics, UBC ‣Tasha Henderson - Women Transforming Cities More speakers to be announced - stay tuned! Learn more on the BCCIC website here: https://bccic.ca/international-development-week-conference/ Purchase your admission here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-development-week-conference-2018-tickets-41711362809 Please contact idwconference@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries. We are incredibly thankful to our sponsors for their support in making this conference possible: • The BC Council for International Cooperation • The Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia • The Simon Fraser University School of International Studies • The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement at the University of British Columbia • The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development • The University of British Columbia Global Lounge