Achieving the SDGs Conference | November 17, 2017 | Portland State University

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About the Achieving the SDGs Conference - November 17 @ PSU

In response to our members’ requests, GlobalPDX hosted a half conference at Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering on Friday, November 17, that focused on what it will take to achieve the SDGs.

Nearly 160 people from across Oregon attended the conference representing a wide range of non-profits, businesses and universities.  Participants engaged in multiple networking opportunities, workshops, panel discussions, and plenary sessions.

Below you will find some of the presentations given by our speakers, as well as links to pictures and a participant list.

Conference Presentations

We've asked our speakers who gave PowerPoint presentations to share them with us as a lasting resource.  We ask that you respect the work of the speakers and should you like to reference information in their presentation or have questions, please contact them directly.

Laura Koch - Getting on the Road to Better M&E

Trina Jones - Planetary Health

Joe Needoba - Planetary Health

Martha Newsome - Opening Plenary

Richard White - Sustainable Community Development Principles, Handout



Thanks to Boone Bergsma from WeThinkItMatters for capturing the conference in photos.  Click on the image below to access the photo album.

Continuing the Conversation

The conference is just the beginning of our conversations on the topics covered at the conference. We plan to keep it going by hosting monthly events on each topic.  Below is a tentative schedule, sign up for our newsletter or check out the events calendar to learn about specific details, locations and times for events.

January - Theory and Practice of Global Development

February - Monitoring and Evaluation

March - Community Development

April - Working Cross-Sectorally

May - Planetary Health

June - Foreign Aid

July - Ensuring all are a focus of development efforts

Conference Program

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Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Maseeh College of Engineering at Portland State University.  It is located at 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 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.  The school has bike racks and street parking nearby.  Classes will be in session during our conference.  There is a public parking garage immediately before the Engineering Building and others available across campus.  PSU's visitor parking information can be found here.

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to all of our conference sponsors!