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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.

BYU  Iceland  Conference

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BYU Iceland Conference

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/

23rd Biennial Conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States

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23rd Biennial Conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States

“New Horizons in Canadian Studies”
14–17 October

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…