IEEE Smart Village in Denver – Sunday, July 26 Ambassador Workshop

Do you have a heart for humanitarian work and would like to apply your skills to international development efforts? IEEE Smart Village will be hosting a workshop in Denver, Colorado on July 26 to introduce to young engineers how to become IEEE Smart Village volunteer Ambassadors.

The IEEE Smart Village volunteer Ambassador program provides modest funding in support of international travel and in-country expenses similar to a Fulbright travel grant. Co-supported by an in-country Smart Village non-government organization (NGO); assignments span from one to six months depending on the country and NGO partner needs.

Other volunteer opportunities to further the mission of the initiative by representation of Smart Village within the home country are also possible.

Come and learn about our transformative process creating immediate, life-changing impact to the world’s most remote, energy deprived populations.

For more information and to register, please contact Ms. Niru Prakash Kumar at nirupama.pkumar@yahoo.com.

IEEE SMART VILLAGE ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP AGENDA FOCUSED ON ITS MISSION TO BUILD TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY IN OFF-GRID COMMUNITIES

WHAT: IEEE Smart Village Ambassador and Entrepreneur Development

WHEN: July 26 2015, 8:00AM – 4:00PM

WHERE: IEEE Global Classroom, Posner Center For International Development, Denver, Colo.

COST: Admission to the workshop is free. Seating is limited so important that you RSVP and confirm your attendance.

SUPPORT: Because IEEE Smart Village and the Posner Center for International Development are non-profit (501 (c) (3) organizations they do not sponsor travel expenses. No funding is provided to speakers or attendees to the workshop.

IEEE Smart Village is pleased to announce the IEEE Smart Village Ambassador and Entrepreneur Development Workshop will be held at the new IEEE Smart Village Global Classroom at the Posner Center for International Development (a short distance from the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, the site of the 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting) in Denver, Colo.

All interested parties, especially college students and young professionals, are invited to attend this free workshop to learn how IEEE Smart Village is initiating world change and supporting IEEE’s passion to advance technology for humanity in the developing world.

IEEE SMART VILLAGE

OUR VISION: To bring basic electrical and educational services to more than 50 million people by 2025.

OUR MISSION: IEEE Smart Village empowers off-grid communities through education and the creation of sustainable, affordable, locally owned entrepreneurial energy businesses.

The initiative relies on dedicated volunteers, practicing engineers, educators, business managers, doctors and other stakeholders, all tackling global poverty with a unique entrepreneurial approach.

Learn how to join this global humanitarian effort and gain insight into our transformative process creating immediate, life-changing impact to the world’s most remote, energy deprived populations.

Please note transportation will be provided between the Sheraton Hotel and the Posner Center. For more information and to register, please contact Ms. Niru Prakash Kumar at nirupama.pkumar@yahoo.com.

ABOUT THE IEEE GLOBAL CLASSROOM:

The IEEE Global classroom is located at the Posner Center for International Development, a new collaborative of 130 for-profit and nonprofit organizations pursuing lasting solutions to poverty, human capacity building, and integrated approaches to development challenges.  The Posner Center opened recently and is the first development collaborative of its sort in North America.  The City of Denver and many nonprofits (principally, iDE) renovated an 1872 horse barn once used to pull Denver’s first trolley system.  Now the horse stalls are home to scores of development organizations from fifteen different sectors of professional work in 106 countries. It is located 2-miles from the PES GM conference site.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 Schedule Overview:

IEEE Smart Village Ambassador and Entrepreneur Development

Location: IEEE Global Classroom, Posner Center For International Development

  • 8:00 A – 8:45A

Speaker: Ray Larsen, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

IEEE Smart Village Mission, Vision and Business Model

  • 8:45 A – 10:45 A

Speaker: Dan Wessner, Posner Center for International Development & Regis University

Integrative Approaches to Development Practices via the IEEE Global Classroom

  • 11:00 A – 12:00 P

Speaker: Henry Louie, Seattle University

Collaboration of University and Nonprofit through IEEE Smart Villages

  • 1:00 P – 1:30 P

Speaker: Niru Prakash Kumar, NextEra Energy Resources – DG

Benefits of being a Smart Village Ambassador

  • 1:30 P – 2:45 P

Speaker: Robin Podmore, Incremental Systems

Opportunities for Smart Village Ambassadors

  • 3:00 P – 4:00 P

Speaker: Peter Dauenhauer, Strathclyde University

Post Graduate Research and IEEE Smart Village

All participants in the workshop are also invited to return to the Posner Center the next day, Monday evening, for a reception being presented by IEEE Smart Village.

Monday, July 27, 2015, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

IEEE Smart Village reception

Location: Posner Center For International Development

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

The workshop is part of co-located events at the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s General Meeting, from July 26 through 30 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. Admission to IEEE Smart Village’s sessions and events taking place during the IEEE PES General Meeting require separate registration. Learn more at www.pes-gm.org/2015.