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GlobalPDX Annual Conference | October 24, 2019 | Portland State University

This year's theme

Local to Global: Sustainable Solutions for a Changing World

About Our Event

We are delighted to grow and expand our community at this, our third annual GlobalPDX Conference! This year's conference will take place at the Smith Memorial Student Union on October 24th. In 2018, nearly 160 people from across Oregon attended the conference representing a wide range of non-profits, businesses and universities. This year, we hope to broaden our presence in Portland by hosting the most dynamic speakers, innovative sponsors, and engaged attendees! 2019's conference will be a full day of networking opportunities, workshops, panel discussions, and plenary sessions which are designed to help us all expand our understanding of how local actors can have positive global impacts.

Reviews from Last Year's Conference


Tickets are discounted for GlobalPDX Members, so be sure to check out our membership options if you haven't already! (Tickets are also discounted for students.)

Conference Program

The GlobalPDX Conference 2019 is a full-day conference (9am - 6pm), with lunch, snacks, and beverages included. Our mission is to bring the most influential presenters across multiple fields to do keynote presentations, lead break out sessions, and answer questions ranging from individual queries to industry-wide standards and practices.

View our full program here!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Our conference offers opportunities to learn, network, collaborate and exhibit amongst development professionals from across Oregon. It will consist of multiple networking opportunities (including an evening reception and poster session), workshops, panel discussions, facilitated knowledge sharing and a forum focused on fostering partnership and collaboration.

Support towards this conference will be of significant importance to Oregon’s development community and will contribute to elevating the impact we can each have on poverty alleviation around the world while protecting the planet. Conference sponsors will benefit from visibility and access to conference events. We anticipate an audience of approximately 200 people representing both the public and private sectors, academia and government. Conference participants are thought-leaders in the field of international development representing organizations that work in multiple countries around the world, practitioners who spend time in the field, researchers seeking solutions to global challenges grounded in science, and funders interested in investing for impact.

To register your sponsorship for the GlobalPDX International Development Conference, please provide the information requested on the online form, plus your logo to [email protected].  Upon receipt, instructions will be provided on how to submit payments.

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We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Portland State University, who is hosting our 2019 conference at Smith Memorial Student Union, located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201.

The area is served by multiple bus and Max lines. For details on how to get to the conference using public transit, visit TriMet. There are bike racks and street parking nearby. PSU's visitor parking information can be found here.

Main Sponsors 2019

Supporting Sponsors 2019

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