Engineers Without Borders Calgary

Engineers Without Borders Calgary

April 08, 2009 09:00 ET

Despite Recession, Calgary Professionals Still Committed to Global Community

Engineers Without Borders Calgary Chapter Hosts Annual Conference on May 1 and 2

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - In the current economic crisis it's tempting to just focus on preparing for the worst, keeping your job, and otherwise insulating yourself from the recession as much as possible. But some Calgary professionals want to nurture a more global point of view. On May 1 and May 2, they will gather at the Metropolitan Centre for the Engineers Without Borders Calgary Professional Chapter's annual conference to learn how they can influence international community development.

"International development has so many complex issues," says Karen Hincks, conference co-chair, "but there are simple actions we can all do to make a difference even here in downtown Calgary that will be felt in Africa. That's the focus of this year's conference."

The event, which takes place on May 1 and 2, features keynote speaker Dr. Samantha Nutt, named one of Canada's Top 5 Activists and by Time Magazine, and One of 12 Canadians Making A Difference by Maclean's.

Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child Canada, will share her experiences as a medical doctor working with children in some of the world's most violent flashpoints.

The event also includes interactive sessions and presentations designed for individuals new to the concepts of community development as well as those with extensive development experience.

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When: May 1 and May 2, 2009
Where: Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

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