Peace Corps Connect - Partnering for Progress

04 Aug 2017 @ 9:00am MDT
06 Aug 2017 @ 5:00pm MDT
Event Details

Hosted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO), the 2017 Peace Corps Connect conference will celebrate and build upon the great partnerships of the greater Peace Corps community.

This year’s conference, Partnering for Progress: Taking Collaborations to New Heights, will feature a series of breakout sessions and workshops that address the Peace Corps community's role in impacting key U.N. Sustainable Development goals. 

Where

University of Denver 
Sturm Hall
2000 E Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

 

Friday, August 4, 2017 

Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting (AGNAM) 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

This annual leadership summit - specifically for leaders and board members of NPCA affiliate groups - will include informational seminars and workshops designed to share best practices and facilitate networking and collaboration between groups. 

Registration is open to any active members of the leadership or board of an affiliate group. RSVP below.

 

Peace Corps and Rotary Partnership Meeting

1:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

This pre-conference event will bring together both the Peace Corps and Rotary communities. Using the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for partnership between Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps as a framework, the event will focus on how to expand the partnership between Rotary clubs, NPCA Affiliate Groups, and Peace Corps, whether in the U.S. or in Peace Corps countries. The event will also feature successful projects that have already occurred and the many benefits to both organizations and their members by supporting each other's projects.

Click here to be notified when registration opens. 

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 

Peace Corps Connect Conference 

8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

This year's conference - Partnering for Progress: Taking Collaborations to New Heights - will unite leaders from across the community to join discussions on how we can address key U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. A series of workshops and seminars will focus specifically on global health, the environment, economic development, equality and justice, as well as education and youth development. 

 

Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Join the Peace Corps community in celebrating the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award winner, a global leader who was influenced by the Peace Corps and who has gone on to significantly impact his or her host country. Light hors d'oeuvre, beer and wine will be served.

Winner to be announced soon. 

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017 

Peace Corps Connect Conference 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

The second day of the conference will build on the previous day's discussions surrounding global health, the environment, economic development, equality and justice, as well as education and youth development. 

It will also feature the conference's annual Partner Exhibition and the RPCVCO Annual Picnic. More details below. 

 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO) Annual Picnic and Partner Exhibition 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RPCVCO is excited to host their annual summer picnic in conjunction with the Peace Corps Connect conference. Members of the local Peace Corps community - from RPCVs to family to friends to potential Peace Corps applicants - are welcome to join conference attendees to eat good food, catch up with old Peace Corps friends, and make new ones.

For RPCVCO members, please note that this year’s the picnic will be slightly different - it will be more formal and there will be no need to bring a dish to participate. We’ll be providing the food this year!

The picnic will also feature the Conference’s annual Partner Exhibition. Local and national organizations with programs and opportunities for RPCVs will be present to share information for those looking to take the next step in your career, find volunteer opportunities, or connect with like-minded people. 

 

Registration Prices 

Ticket Type Early Bird Rate (through May 31) Regular Rate (June 1 - July 28)
Conference - Full Registration (Saturday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 6: Includes RPCVCO Annual Picnic) $220 $270
Conference - Saturday Registration Only (Aug. 5) $115 $140
Conference - Sunday Registration Only (Aug. 6; Includes RPCVCO Annual Picnic) $115 $140

Registration Instructions

  1. Select your Conference Registration ticket(s) below. 
  2. If one of the discounts (see below) applies to you, click the orange link "Click here to enter your promotional code" beneath the registration chart. Enter in your code. 
  3. If you plan to stay on campus, select your Housing & Dining plan in the next chart. Otherwise, move on to the next step. 
  4. Click "Purchase Tickets" at the bottom of the page.
  5. You will be asked to fill out a brief form for each registrant before submitting payment information.
  6. If you selected to stay in a double room in the dormitory, your confirmation email will contain a form to make a roommate request. 

 

Discounts: 

Recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - 20% discount for RPCVs who returned from service between 2012 and 2017. Use code: 12RPCV17

Seniors - 15% discount for senior citizens. Use code: SENIOR17

Members of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO)15% discount for current members of RPCVCO. Log in to your RPCVCO Member Profile or look for an email from RPCVCO to access your discount code! Not a member yet? Click here to join and get your code

 

Volunteer! 

There will be a number of volunteer positions available during the conference. Depending on the number of hours volunteered, the registration fee is either discounted or free. Interested in learning more? Add your name to the volunteer list. We'll reach out soon with available shifts! 

On-Campus Housing 

Dormitory rooms are available on the University of Denver's campus for Friday, August 4th through Monday, August 7th in Nelson Hall. 

Room reservations must be purchased in 2 or 3 night packages as detailed below. 

Single Room Packages:

  • 3 Nights (Check-In Friday, Aug. 4, Check-Out Monday, Aug. 7)
  • 2 Nights (Check-In Friday, Aug. 4, Check-Out Sunday, Aug. 6) 

Double Room Packages: 

Please note: Double Rooms contain 2 single beds. By selecting a Double Room Package, you are reserving one of the beds in a double room. If you wish to room with a friend, spouse, etc. you will each need to purchase a Double Room Package. Your confirmation email will contain a Roommate Request Form to fill out so you can be assigned to the same room. If you do not have a preferred roommate, you will be assigned one. 

  • 3 Nights (Check-In Friday, Aug. 4, Check-Out Monday, Aug. 7)
  • 2 Nights (Check-In Friday, Aug. 4, Check-Out Sunday, Aug. 6) 

 

All rooms include a bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet, and a linen packet (which includes a pillow, bedsheets and towel). 

Rooms are arranged in suites with a shared common room and bathroom between 4-6 suitemates. 

If you require an ADA accessible room, please contact events@peacecorpsconnect.org. 

 

On-Campus Dining

For your convenience, you can purchase a pre-paid Meal Card to use in the dining halls. If you are staying at the dorms, please purchase one of the Overnight Meal Card plans. If you are staying elsewhere in Denver, please purchase the Commuter Meal Card.

Meal Card options include:

  • Overnight Meal Card: includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday (lunch on Sunday is included in conference registration as part of the RPCVCO Picnic) 
  • Commuter Meal Card: includes lunch on Saturday (lunch on Sunday is included in conference registration as part of the RPCVCO Picnic) 

Please note that breakfast will not be available in the dining hall on Monday, August 7th. However, there are many nearby local breakfast options. 

 

Off-Campus Housing

If you prefer to stay off-campus, the University of Denver has a list of nearby recommended hotels, including some that offer discounts if the hotel guest is attending an event at the university. In most cases, hotels will be most accessible if driving a car. 

 

Off-Campus Dining

For those who prefer to eat off campus, there are a number of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more within walking distance of the University of Denver.

Air Travel:

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the closest airport to the University of Denver.  Please read the University of Denver's guide for detailed information on how to reach the campus from the airport.

Further information about public transportation in Denver via the Regional Transportation District (RTD) can be found here.

United by the theme - Partnering for Progress: Taking Collaborations to New Heights - conference breakout sessions will address five main topics:

  1. Global Health: ensuring healthy lives for all ages worldwide
  2. Environment: protecting our planet and building resilient communities
  3. Economic Development: achieve sustained and inclusive economic growth
  4. Equality and Justice: promoting equality and empowerment of marginalized populations
  5. Education and Youth Development: enhancing opportunities to positively impact communities

The second day of the conference will feature our partner exhibition, in conjunction with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO)'s annual picnic. Meet with Peace Corps community partners, employers, universities, and others with programs and opportunities for RPCVs.    

The exhibition will take place outdoors on the Campus Green. 

Details: 

Sunday, August 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor? Learn more and register here


Meet our 2017 Exhibitors!

Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA at Colorado State University

The purpose of the GSSE MBA is to prepare our students to design, build, and manage entrepreneurial ventures that impact social and environmental challenges. Our key differentiator is the fully integrated venture creation process. Students form teams and design ventures throughout multiple courses and all three semesters, including a 40-60 day summer practicum. It is a cohort-based program with 25-30 students from very diverse backgrounds and experiences.

 

 

Conference Registration

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting (Pre-Conference, Friday, Aug. 4) 28 Jul 2017 Free
Conference - Full Registration (Saturday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 6: Includes RPCVCO Annual Picnic) 28 Jul 2017 $220.00
Conference - Saturday Registration Only (Aug. 5) 28 Jul 2017 $115.00
Conference - Sunday Registration Only (Aug. 6; Includes RPCVCO Annual Picnic) 28 Jul 2017 $115.00
Click here to enter your promotional code
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Single Room (3 Nights) - Check-In Friday 8/4 , Check-Out Monday 8/7 07 Aug 2017 $175.00
Single Room (2 Nights) - Check-In Friday 8/4 , Check-out Sunday 8/6 07 Aug 2017 $120.00
Double Room (3 Nights) - Check-in Friday 8/4 , Check-out Monday 8/7 07 Aug 2017 $120.00
Double Room (2 Nights) - Check-in Friday 8/4, Check-out Sunday 8/6 07 Aug 2017 $85.00
Overnight Meal Plan 07 Aug 2017 $40.00
Commuter Meal Plan 07 Aug 2017 $16.00

04 Aug 2017 @ 9:00am MDT
06 Aug 2017 @ 5:00pm MDT

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