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Braindrops NW Conference
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 22, 2009 - 4:00pm

Loosely based on the TED Talks concept, Braindrops is a student-driven undergraduate symposium that will showcase the work and ideas of 18 PSU and UW students. Opening remarks will be made by Dr. Vivek Shandas on the history and relationship of the Community Development program (PSU) and the Community, Environment and Planning program (UW), including how each relates to larger education and urban planning ideas. Student presentation topics include: Cooperative Living, Urban Redevelopment, International Development Analysis, Affordable Housing, Youth activism and Technology, Food Systems... the list goes on and on! In addition to engaging presentations, attendees will be provided with free lunch and desert, and be given many opportunities to network with their peers.

Presenters are undergraduates at either Portland State University or the University of Washington, mostly from the Community Development program at PSU and the Community, Environment and Planning program at the UW. Attendees will mostly be students, but don't have to be. Braindrops is hosted by the Community Development Student Group at PSU, and students from the Community, Environment and Planning major at the UW.

To both inspire and be inspired by the work of your peers, Braindrops is a forum for professional presentation practice and an opportunity to get feedback on your ideas from your fellow students. We want to give undergraduates a place to tell the world what they are excited about academically and why. Attendees and presenters alike are in for a great networking opportunity, a lot of inspiration, and some after-hours fun.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building, room 2500A
Time:  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, contact: Nevin, or (503) 952-6184.