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Taiwan-America Student Conference

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Taiwan-America Student Conference

Early application deadline: 31 January (no fee); $10 fee until 28 February; $20 fee until 16 March
Program dates: 14 July–4 August

Taiwan America Student Conference (TASC) is a unique student-run program that brings together thirty outstanding university students of a variety of fields from across Taiwan and the U.S. for a three-week intensive leadership conference in Taiwan, aiming to develop strong connections between students of Taiwan and the U.S. in order to promote mutual concern and understanding across cultural and national boundaries.

During this program, delegates will travel around Taiwan and engage in a variety of activities aimed at fulfilling these goals, including the following:

—Excursions to important cultural and historical locations
—Lectures and networking opportunities with prominent figures from a variety of fields such as professors, entrepreneurs, politicians, and more
—Roundtable groups, composed of eight students (4 from the U.S., 4 from Taiwan), and a final forum aimed at facilitating dialogue and increasing students’ understanding of a particular subject of interest to them.

These activities and much more will help the students involved to learn more about the respective countries, gain international and practical experience, develop strong friendships, and join a lasting community between participants, all of which will help students to grow professionally, academically, and personally, and make TASC an altogether unique, fun, and life-changing experience.

Undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates of any major are welcome to apply. Be sure to check the web site for more info.

Leadership Conference

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Leadership Conference

The BYU Student Alumni Association invites students from the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies to attend the student leadership conference, The Summit, 27–28 January. This conference will feature influential alumni speakers, dinner, and entertainment.

Students may register at summit.byu.edu. One-day tickets range from $10 to $20 and two-day tickets are $25. However, students receive a 50 percent discount by using the promo code: skymiles. The code is available through 25 January. Students from the college having the highest ratio of registrations will receive priority seating.

Women Have a Voice

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Women Have a Voice

A Workshop on How to Write for the Popular Press

Friday, 30 September, 1:00–4:00 p.m., UVU
Friday, 28 October, 1:00–4:00 p.m., BYU

BYU, UVU, and the WomanStats Project have teamed up to present a two-part empowering writing event. Participants will gather first at UVU for instruction on how to write op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, and to learn why girls and women should publicly express their opinions (e.g., to influence policy; most writers on online popular journals are male).

Participants then have one month to draft a piece and will return in October at BYU to receive feedback from professional writers waiting to meet them!

Women and girls across Utah, regardless of age, educational status, or political views are welcome to attend this free event. A few pieces will be selected for publication on local blogs, and the remaining participants are free to submit their pieces to any news outlet they choose.

Identify your voice, hear dynamic speakers, work with writing coaches, craft a piece of writing that you may later publish, and eat refreshments.

Address questions to natalie_romeri-lewis@byu.edu.

RSVP links: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/ (first listed event) or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-have-a-voice-a-workshop-on-how-to-write-for-the-popular-press-tickets-26874549501

Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy

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Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy

European Horizons, a Yale-based think tank, is looking for students from across the United States and Europe to apply for the Youth Summit on the Transatlantic Digital Economy (DEYS) at the Collège d’Europe in Bruges, Belgium, 20–22 November 2016.

We are seeking students who have interests in technology, specifically the digital economy, and in international relations, specifically in transatlantic relations.

The application deadline for students who attend university in the United States is 22 September 2016 at 23:59 EST. The application deadline for students who attend university in Europe is 13 October 2016 at 23:59 GMT. For more information, please visit our our web site.

GIVE Salt Lake

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GIVE Salt Lake

Tuesday, 13 October
3:30–5:00 p.m.
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.