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ACGC Gala Evening with Wade Davis - Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
Friday, September 23, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (MDT)
ACGC Gala Evening with Wade Davis
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University of Calgary - Rozsa Centre - 6:00PM - 10:00 PM
ACGC is thrilled to announce that Wade Davis will be delivering the keynote address entitled `Why Ancient Wisdom Matters`in the Modern World.`
Wade Davis is the National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, named as one of the Explorers for the Millennium. He has been described as "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity."
Within the framework of international development and cooperation, Dr. Davis will be exploring the importance of incorporating indigenous knowledges and traditional wisdom into improving development practices and the subsequent results. Within current contexts, Dr. Davis will also touch on the interconnectedness of indigenous rights, environmental care, human rights, international development and other aspects of social justice.
In addition to the keynote address, the Friday evening program will celebrate the international development sector in Alberta, by showcasing many of ACGC's member organizations and their amazing commitment to international development during a wine and cheese reception.
The program will also include speakers who will share their uniquely Albertan perspectives on development, current realities, and ways to incorpôrate local knowledges to make us all better gloabl citizens.
There will be a reception held from 6:00PM until 7:30PM, where representatives from Alberta-based international development non-governmental organizations will be present to meet and discuss their work with members of the general public. This reception will be a fantastic opportunity to become better acquainted with the Albertan international development sector, network with specialists working directly in the field, and find ways to become more involved in this tremendous work.
To learn more about Wade Davis, please click here!
Or, click here to view one of Wade Davis' TED Talk presentations.
ACGC will be hosting this gala event on the University of Calgary Campus at the Rozsa Centre (Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall) on September 23, 2011 between 6:00PM - 10:00PM. Tickets are $30 and include refreshments. There will be a cash bar.
Tickets are available from:
U OF C CAMPUS - Ticket Office, Students Building
ACGC OFFICE - 780.988.0200 - #205, 10816A 82 Ave - Edmonton, AB
Please keep proof of your purchase! At the door, ACGC staff will distribute hard copies of each ticket purchased over eventbrite - these tickets allow you to enter for door prizes.
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Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)
The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation