Development Drinks

Development Drinks 2023

Development Drinks is a monthly gathering hosted by GlobalPDX for people interested in world affairs and international development. This networking opportunity is a chance to connect with local professionals and learn about the work being done from Oregon to better the world. Our monthly social meetups have been going on for years, forming the basis for GlobalPDX's continued community-driven model.

Portland Location Schedule

(Second Thursday of the Month)

Special Events

(Extra opportunities to connect)

Eugene Location Schedule

(Coming Soon!)

Other Upcoming Events:

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WASH Vibrant Village Brown Bag Series

Vibrant Village Foundation is hosting a series of lunch-hour events, tailored for our staff, board and local grant partners. We hope you will join us for these informal learning sessions every 3rd Wednesday.…

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December Development Drinks

Join us for December Development Drinks at Blitz Ladd on December 15th! Challenge your fellow international development enthusiasts to a game of ping pong, discuss world events, or show off your…

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Devex Global Development Career Forum (not hosted by GlobalPDX)

Registration is open now. Now on its ninth year, the Devex Global Development Career Forum will once again bring together global development professionals with recruiters from over 70 of the…

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Elevating Impact Summit – GlobalPDX Launch – Feb 13th

How will social innovation shape industries and technologies of the future? How do you measure impact internationally? What conditions are required to shift mindsets? On Feb. 13, the Elevating Impact…

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Development Drinks Ping Pong Social

Join renewable energy professionals and those passionate about international development for a night of fun! Development Drinks is a monthly Portland event to bring the international development community together to…

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Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking (not hosted by GlobalPDX)

Urban and Regional Planning Professor Miraftab Faranak from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will be at Portland State University on Thursday, February 23 to give a talk, titled Global…

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Renewable Energy Innovation in Developing Markets (not hosted by GlobalPDX)

Join the Technology Association of Oregon and Green Empowerment on Monday, March 6 at PopArt to hear from Yossi Abramovitz how Gigawatt Global is developing utility-scale solar projects in emerging…

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Women Rise: Empowering Women through Legal Rights and Economic Opportunity (not hosted by GlobalPDX)

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Global Washington will host a panel discussion in Seattle focused on the legal rights and economic opportunity for women in developing countries.  The panel…

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