2012 Third Goal Expo: Building Global Communities
Date: Sunday, July 1
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This event is free and open to the public.
You can also register at the door. See you there!
Schedule of Activities
1:30 pm – Registration begins
After registration, guests are invited to visit the Around the World exhibits or view the continuously streaming videos from Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association.
2:00 – 2:30: Formal Program
- Peace Corps: Eileen Conoboy (Mali 1995-1997), Director, Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services
- National Peace Corps Association: Kevin Quigley (Thailand 1976-1979), President
- Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers: Liz Ward (Costa Rica 1997-1999), President
2:40 – 3:30: Break-out session: Engaging Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the Classroom
The Third Goal of the Peace Corps is to educate people in the United States about the countries and cultures in which volunteers have served. In this session, you’ll hear about free resources that support educators, returned Peace Corps volunteers and others to bring the world back home to classrooms and communities. Learn how you can tap into Speakers Match and Coverdell World Wise Schools materials, connect with serving and returned volunteers and more!
Facilitator: Anne Baker (Fiji 1985-1987), Vice President, National Peace Corps Association
- Sara Damon, Geography Teacher, Sillwater Junior High School
- Emma Stensvaag (Mozambique 2008-2010), Coordinator of Youth and Children’s Ministries
- Amanda MacGurn (Romania 2009-2011), Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
2:40 – 3:30: RPCV Brainstorming: Elevate the Third Goal
RPCVs are invited to participate in this discussion forum led by Peace Corps staff to brainstorm ideas and best practices to further promote and elevate the Third Goal. Here’s your chance to share your thoughts on what you do and what you need to “bring the world back home.”
Facilitator: Eileen Conoboy (Mali 1995-1997), Director, Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services
3:45 – 5:00: Storytelling exhibition
We invite you to share your inspirational “life lessons” that came out of Peace Corps:
- (Returned) Peace Corps Volunteers – what inspired you to serve? What made you realize why you are/were there?
- Family members – how has a Peace Corps Volunteer inspired you?
- Educators – what have you and your students learned from Peace Corps Volunteers?
- Applicants – what inspired you to apply?
Please indicate your interest in sharing your 2-5 minute story with your registration online by Wednesday, June 27 or at the Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers exhibit table at Peace Corps Connect – Minneapolis starting Friday, June 29. Read instructions for storytellers
Throughout the Event
2:00 – 5:00: Around the World Exhibits
Visit each table in the Around the World exhibits to learn more about the Peace Corps experience and the countries served by volunteers. In addition to the exhibits listed below, you may also visit the exhibits for NPCA’s Peace Corps Connect – Minneapolis. View full list of exhibitors
- Peace Corps Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services
- Peace Corps Regional Recruitment Office
- National Peace Corps Association
- Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
- Around the World Displays (Sign up here do do an Around the World Exhibit!):
- Bulgaria – Andrea Kruse 2008-2010
- Cameroon/Guinea – Olson Derik 2004-2007
- Guyana – Louise Stenberg
- Honduras – Nate Haugen 2006-2008
- Kenya – Gary Bank 1995-1997
- Kyrgyzstan – Jennifer Nelson 2004-2006
- Minnesota RPCVs Toastmasters
- Mozambique – Emma Stensvaag 2008-2010
- Paraguay – Kriste Ericsson 1987-1988
- Tanzania – Patrick Tschida 1981-1983
- Zambia – Benjamin Frigo-Vas 2011-2012