Agenda

MCC 2012 Agenda

September 14-15, 2012
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Navigate the two day’s of the conference by clicking on the appropriate tab below.

Friday Registration
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration For Friday’s Event

Pick up your conference packet and information for the weekend. Stick around to meet local and international students and non-profits.

Opening Ceremony
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Opening Ceremony

Pick up your conference packet and information for the weekend. Stick around to meet local and international students and non-profits.

Innovation & Networking Session
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Innovation Expo & Networking Session

Before our opening keynote panel session on Friday, view the live demonstrations of some incredible pieces of technology that young adults have created to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Meanwhile, join a networking session that will facilitate the creation of new friendships and partnerships. Meet other students working on all different types of projects or who are in search of a project to apply their passions to. All while enjoying over 500 cupcakes provided by our friends, Zibble.

If you are interested in demonstrating your innovation at this expo, learn more and fill out an application here:
http://www.mcc2012.org/contact/demonstrate-at-the-expo/

Judges:
Dr. William Tiga Tita, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, College of Business, Northeastern University
Jessica Huang, Development Lab Instructor, MIT
Paul Ellingstad, Partnership and Program Development Director, HP Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP
Edwin Guarin, Senior Academic Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Richard Harris, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, Northeastern University

Workshops
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM

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Developing a Pitch

How to Use Social Media Effectively

Community Partnerships

Logic Models and Theories of Change

Advocacy on the College Campus


Sustainable Leadership

Mobilizing a Movement Through Personal Narrative

Keynote Panel Discussion
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Local vs. Global Impact: Challenging Assumptions and Reflecting on Lessons Learned

Description:
We will seek to answer some big, enduring questions student leaders in this space are facing. Why do students travel thousands of miles to make an impact when there is need right on campus/down the street? If we really believe that “local leaders must own and champion solutions,” what role does a college student studying in the US have in tackling global poverty? What are some of the best practices that have been learned locally that can be applied globally, and vice versa? The questions we are posing should be difficult to answer; this will be an honest, open dialogue that challenges assumptions and pushes people to think more critically about why, and how, they are engaging in this work.

Moderator:
David Burstein, Author of Fast Future: How the Millennials are Shaping Our World & Executive Director of Generation18

Panelists:
Maya Cohen, Executive Director, GlobeMed
Daniel Cordon, Director of Transitional Employment, Haley House Bakery Café
Maggie Dunne, President, Lakota Pine Ridge Children’s Enrichment Project Ltd & Grand Prize Winner, Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women
Pape Samb, CEO, Phelps Stokes


For Saturday’s agenda, scroll to the top and click on the Saturday tab written in red.

Saturday Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Registration For Saturday’s Events

Pick up your conference packet and information for the weekend.

Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Breakfast and a Toast

Come grab free coffee and breakfast and get ready for the opening plenary session on Saturday. This breakfast will feature a toast and a few special coinciding events.

Opening Keynote Session
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Opening Keynote Session

During this opening keynote session, expect to hear from some of the conference’s biggest names on a wide variety of messages they wish to present to today’s youth.

Speakers:
Paul O’Brien, Vice-President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
Sam Vaghar, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network
Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs
Paul Ellingstad, Partnership and Program Development Director, HP Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP
Paul Farmer, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Partners in Health
Earl Yates, Associate Director/Volunteer Recruitment and Selection, Peace Corps
Steve Radelet, Chief Economist, USAID

Panels
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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The Impact of Women in Leadership Roles


Environmental Tensions: The Pressures Developing Countries Face Surrounding Climate Change


The Origins of a Social Movement: Online “Click-tivism” vs. the Formation of Deep Community


Roadblocks to Providing Care


Cross-Sector Collaboration

Workshops
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

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Making the Ask: Building Donor Relationships

How to Make a Career of Global Service

Effective Recruiting and Retaining Members

Creating Effective Programming

Need and Opportunity Assessment

Maximizing My Impact in the World

Advocacy in Development

Building Sustainable Projects on the Ground

Organizing an E-Board and Board of Directors

Partnerships and Collaboration

Identifying Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Develop your Entrepreneurial Zone of Genius (EZOG)

Peer Management

Closing Plenary Session
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

During this closing keynote session, expect to hear from some the final set of the conference’s biggest names on a wide variety of messages they wish to present to today’s youth.

Speakers:
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs
Emilia Pires, Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste

About Us

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a non-profit network of university student organizations working to end extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact us!
Millennium Campus Network 2012 - Photo Credit: Ariel DiOrio & Monika Bach