2016 Global Symposium – Agenda

October 24

Welcome Dinner

October 25

Objective: Understanding the progress and framing the future direction of the movement

11:00 – 12:30 Opening, welcome & Indigenous ceremony
12:30 – 13:30 Networking and lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Framing and context setting – remarks by Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice, McGill University and President, The Samuel Family Foundation
15:00 – 16:00 Exploring the movement – social connectedness, its applications and movement building
16:00 – 17:00 Social Connectedness and movement building – remarks by Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman, Special Olympics International
19:00 – 21:30 “An Evening of Creativity and Artistic Reflections on Belonging”

October 26

Objective: Exploring new lenses in addressing human connection and applying them to global development challenges

9:00 – 12:15 New lenses and new language for social connectedness – exploring Indigenous models in a global context
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Discussion
13:15 – 17:00 From Research to Practice: panel discussion and workshops on global challenges in poverty, education and sustainable communities
19:30 – 20:30 Town Hall: exploring social connectedness in current affairs” moderated by Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, The Economist

October 27

Objective: Tackling applied issues in social connectedness, furthering partner and community initiatives

9:00 – 12:00 Collaboration Jams: Tackling Partner Challenges in Social Connectedness
12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Applying the principles of connectedness to scale, policy and community driven change
14:00 – 15:00 Distinguished Closing Panel on principle themes and the future of the movement

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Objectives
Key Themes
Outcomes

 

Our Journey
Collaboration Jams
Agenda

 

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