Friday, March 19, 2010

Bridging the Gap 2010

Engineer's Without Borders Bridging the Gap 2010 conference is happening on March 27. The conference is a chance for passionate students and professionals to explore how local actions impact extreme poverty. This year's conference will be held at the Life Sciences Institute on the University of British Columbia Campus.

With the theme "Local Action to Global Impact: Vision, Action, Voice" professional and student delegates will examine the influence of our choices at home, on the development field, in parliament and in boardrooms. The attendees will have a full day of discussion, debate, collaboration and learning, with workshops and sessions led by an engaging line-up of speakers. The conference will close with a keynote address from Dr. Hans Rosling, professor of International Health in Stockholm, Sweden, co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières in Sweden and Director of Gapminder Foundation.

To learn more about the conference, visit bridgingthegap.ewb.ca.

If you haven't seen Hans Rosling's TED talk, it is definitely worth watching.

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