Peace Corps Connect: Boston 2013
Agenda as of May 28, 2013
(subject to change)
Friday June 28, 2013
The Boston Area RPCVs Sunset Boat Cruise on Boston Harbor has sold out. Please contact BARPCV at email@example.com to be added to the wait list.
Support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. NPCA has added an option during the registration process to add $5 to your registration to support The One Fund Boston. A 100% of these funds will be sent to the organization to support the victims and our host city.
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|8:00 am- 5:00 pm||Exhibits* and Registration|
|9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Peace Corps Iran Association|
|9:00 am – 1:00 pm||NPCA Board of Directors Meeting|
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||Member Group Panel: The Complex, Vivid Life of Today’s Iran: Reflections and Next Steps for Iran RPCVs and PC Friends. Sponsored by Peace Corps Iran Association|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Tentative)|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||Friends of Armenia (Tentative)|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Career Development Workshop: Putting Your Best Foot Forward|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Member Group Panel: Continuing Service including Friends of Tanzania, Friends of the Dominican Republic, Northern California Peace Corps Association and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C.|
|11:00 am – 12:00pm||Friends of the Dominican Republic (Tentative)|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm||LUNCH on your own**|
|1:30 pm – 4:30 pm||RPCV Graduate Research Conference|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Friends of Uganda (Tentative)|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Overseas Service Opportunities after Peace Corps Workshop; Next Step Travel and Peace Corps Response|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Telling your Peace Corps story in creative ways Workshop|
|1:30 pm – 4:30 pm||Group Leaders Forum: The annual opportunity for NPCA group leaders to meet face to face, learn new techniques, and share best practices.|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Friends of Tanzania (Tentative)|
|4:30 pm – 5:30 pm||Poster Sessions|
|4:30 pm – 6:00 pm||Friends of Colombia (Tentative) with Lillian Carter Award Winner, Helene Dudley|
|6:30 pm – 10:00 pm||>Boston Area RPCVs – hosted Sunset Boat Cruise around Boston Harbor**|
Saturday June 29, 2013
Join us for a day packed with presentations by prominent RPCVs, panels regarding Peace Corps issues and networking opportunities, as well as a session with our 2013 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award winner. The day will end with an awards ceremony for our Wofford, Shriver and Ruppe award winners and reception complete with beer, wine, soft drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
|Exhibit Hall Open 8 – 5 pm||Registration Opens at 8:00 am|
|8:30 am – 9:30 am||Plenary Session and NPCA Annual General Meeting|
|9:45 am – 10:45 am||Education and the Peace Corps Workshop|
|9:45 am – 10:45 am||How to Start and Run a Peace Corps Applicant-Mentoring Program in Your Region.|
|9:45 am – 10:45 am||RPCVs in Public Service featuring Senator Harris Wofford, State Senator David Magnani, and Boston Mayoral Candidate, Charlotte Golar Richie|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||NPCA Board of Directors Geographic member-elected representatives “coffee talk”|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Raising your Voice on Human Rights Issues Dr. Mohamud Sheikh Nurein Said and Hauwa Ibrahim
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Career Development Workshop; What’s Your Career Design?|
|12:00 noon – 1:00 pm||LUNCH on your own**|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||The Future of Peacebuilding with Chic Dambach, Liz McClintock, Bob Schlehuber, and Lisa Freeman|
|1:15 pm – 2:15 pm||Peace Corps, NPCA and BARPCVs: Our collaborative efforts to fulfill the Peace Corps mission and support the Peace Corps Community.|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||August District Advocacy Meetings Workshop|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||RPCV Writers and Filmmakers: Moderator Allen Mondell. Panelists: Will Siegel, Rajeev Goyal and Cynthia Phoel. RPCVs will receive practical insight on creative ways to write and produce films about their Peace Corps experience.|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Education and the Peace Corps Workshop|
|2:30 pm – 3:30 pm||RPCVs “Bringing the World Home” through their careers featuring Marco Werman, anchor and senior producer with The World, Tim Prestero, founder of Design that Matters, and Philip Lilienthal, founder and President, Global Camps Africa.
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Overseas Service Opportunities after Peace Corps Workshop|
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Archiving your Peace Corps History Workshop with Archivist Susan McElrath, American University and Christina Fitzpatrick, JFK Library|
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Advocacy Beyond Peace Corps Workshop|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Awards Ceremony for the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award, the Sargent Shriver Award for Humanitarian Service and the Loret Miller Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service.Immediately following the awards ceremony: Reception|
*The Exhibit Hall is open to the public.
**Additional fee. Pre-purchased lunch boxes can be picked up at the registration desk in the lobby during lunch break.
Got some time between sessions? Visit the exhibitors throughout the conference space. You’ll be able to meet with NPCA member groups, RPCV-founded organizations, universities and potential employers.
National Peace Corps Association
Allen Mondell - Media Projects Inc.
Ethiopia Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; Ethiopian Sustainable Food Project
Inside Africa Designs
Peace Corps Iran Association