Ottawa University to host development week

January 20, 2018 by  

The International Development Week (IDW) will return early next month to reunite students, faculty and the general public in the pursuit of development growth opportunities.

Organized by students from the university’s Development Students Association, the event is open to all post-secondary students and professors from across all faculties, and from any college or university. The goal is to equip students with the knowledge needed and to inspire them to pursue initiatives that will improve international outcomes in education.

The two-day conference will include presentations from two keynote speakers and the opportunity to participate in 10 different workshop and panel sessions. Conference materials like presentation folders and memo pads are often supplied during this sort of event.

The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Refocusing Development: Alternative Approaches to Intersectional Challenges’. Professionals in the field of International Development will present new trends and solutions to furthering and sustaining growth in experiential learning. Global issues like gender in conflict zones, human rights, and food security will be examined.

The 2018 IDW Conference will be held on February 9 to 10. Tickets cost $35 and will include:

– Admissions to both keynote presentations, two panel sessions and two workshop sessions
– A Friday evening wine and cheese event
– Breakfast and lunch on Saturday
– A formal banquet dinner on Saturday evening, featuring cultural dishes from embassies in Ottawa

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the IDW Conference website.