First Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy:  Health Care Abroad

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On April 1, 2011, the World Affairs Council of Maine will be hosting its first Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy:  “Mainers Engaged in Health Care Development Abroad” at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Our goals include increasing public awareness in Maine of the citizen diplomacy movement within the health care sector, building the capacity of Maine’s international health care organizations to become more globally engaged, and strengthening cooperation among these organizations.
 
The keynote speaker at lunch that day will be Mary Jean Eisenhower, President and CEO of People to People International, and granddaughter of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 
                                 
Specific details of the day’s events are in the invitation below.  We are inviting those who attend to also participate in the international expo by having an exhibit table to promote their work (brochures, volunteer information, etc.).  More information on the expo is below.
 
Please feel free to forward this information to those members/participants in the Maine Friends of Haiti organization who would be interested in this event.  We are looking forward to an exciting day.
 
Sincerely,
 
MJ Hurley
World Affairs Council of Maine
 

Join Us on April 1st! 

Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy:

Mainers Engaged in Health Care

Development Abroad 

Mark your calendar!
April 1, 2011
7:30 - 1:30

Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine


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Increase public awareness of citizen diplomacy

Build capacity

Network

Promote your organization

Join the international expo


Mary Jean Eisenhower, Keynote Speaker

 

The World Affairs Council of Maine,

in partnership with the University of New England,

is pleased to present a  

 

Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy: 

Mainers Engaged in Health Care  

Development Abroad 

 

April 1, 2011 

 

7:30AM to 1:30PM

 

at the Holiday Inn By the Bay

Portland, Maine 

 

with

Mary Jean Eisenhower,

President of People to People International 

 Keynote Speaker

 

Registration Fee:  $45  World Affairs Council members and students

                          $60  Non-members

 

Exhibit Table:      $25 

 

Click here to register.  

 

A limited number of full scholarships are available to students. Please e-mail Amy Holland at aholland@wacmaine.org for more information.  

Please click here if you would like to sponsor a student to attend the summit. 

 

Summit Schedule (Subject to Change)

 

7:30-8:00     Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30     Welcome Remarks 

8:30-9:45     Session 1  "Working Globally, Building Capacity Locally"

9:45-10:00   Break

10:00-11:15 Session 2  "Profiles of Maine's Global Health Care Leadership" 

11:15-11:45 Networking and Exhibits/Expo

11:45-1:30   Citizen Diplomacy Lunch

                           Keynote Speaker: Mary Jean Eisenhower

                              President, People to People International

 

Summit Goals:

 

1. To increase public awareness in Maine of the citizen diplomacy movement within the health care sector.

 

2. To build the capacity of Maine's international health care organizations to become more globally engaged.

 

3. To strengthen cooperation among these organizations. 

 

Target Audience:

Members of the health care, nonprofit, business, academic, local government, civic, religious, and international exchange communities, and the media, will come together at the summit to promote citizen diplomacy and its importance in our global interdependent world.  College/university students interested in health care and international development are particularly encouraged to attend.

 

International Expo:

 

Attending organizations have the opportunity to rent exhibit tables ($25) for promoting their organizations, networking with other attendees and displaying/selling their promotional items in our exposition.  Please click here to register and reserve your table

 

 

 

This Summit on Citizen Diplomacy has been initiated through a seed grant from the National Council for International Visitors as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration.


Click here to become a member of the World Affairs Council of Maine.

 

World Affairs Council of Maine

University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue

Portland, Maine 04103
207.221.4386
www.wacmaine.org

For more information about the Summit on Citizen Diplomacy or any programs of the World Affairs Council of Maine, please contact Amy Holland at 207.221.4386 or aholland@wacmaine.org.