Tuesday, 13 October
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
The upcoming GIVE Salt Lake conference is designed as a two-day, cross-sector convening focused on effective philanthropy and collaboration. The conference will bring together individual donors, corporate philanthropy professionals, and nonprofits to discuss innovations in outcomes measurement and technology usage, cross-sector collaboration, social entrepreneurship, skills-based volunteerism, and giving and corporate engagement. Several breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the event to dig more deeply into these topics and provide a forum for solutions development.
Cotopaxi is spearheading the ninety-minute workshop on skills-based volunteerism. They would like to conduct a design thinking workshop around the Refugee Coding initiative they are currently piloting in partnership with the Refugee Services Office and the Bhutanese community. The design thinking workshop would include about forty participants and focus on bringing together companies to sustainably scale the coding project. The workshop’s outcome will be an implementation plan that provides companies wishing to engage their employees in skills-based volunteerism with an action-oriented toolkit. It will respond to the needs of the refugee community and the Refugee Services team so that the program can be feasible and self-sustaining.
CELEBRATING 160 YEARS: “Icelanders and their connection to Utah and the West”
9–13 September 2015
Commemorating the first Icelandic settlers in North America who arrived in Spanish Fork, Utah September 1855. The conference will celebrate the Icelanders who immigrated and settled in Utah and the West. The $39 registration fee will cover the cost of the conference and banquet.
Conference web site http://ce.byu.edu/cw/icelander/
“New Horizons in Canadian Studies”
The Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will be held at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas (http://www.tuscanylv.com), an intimate and welcoming resort within easy walking distance of the Strip.
Our conference theme this year is “New Directions in Canadian Studies” and will feature a panel taking stock of the state of the field in different parts of the world. We are fortunate in having several leading literary figures from the Province of Quebec speaking in plenary sessions at the meeting. Also featured will be a panel on the Canadian federal election that will be held 19 October.
The keynote speaker for this conference will be Kevin Page, Read More…
Conference dates: 24–28 February 2015
The Wheatley Institution is beginning its publicity efforts for next year’s Wheatley International Affairs Conference (WIAC) on the “Middle East: Power, Politics, & Prospects for Peace.”
BYU students must enroll in the WIAC Prep Course (PLSC 379R Section 4) to register for the conference. The course will be taught by Fred Axelgard, senior fellow in international affairs at the Wheatley Institution.
An information session will be held on Friday, 5 December at noon in 238 HRCB.
Learn more at wiac.byu.edu.
Conference dates: Wednesday, 6-Saturday–9 May 2015
Abstract deadline: Saturday, 20 December 2014
The International Conference on the Nabataean Culture will be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The conference aims to promote and encourage new dimensions on the aspects of the Nabataean Culture and to shed light on the results of the field activities carried out in the Nabataean sites in Jordan.
Learn more on the web site.