Lynn University to host the Millennium Campus Network's 2014 Conference
Published Jun. 11, 2014
Thousands of students will be on the campus of Lynn University in October for the Millennium Campus Conference. The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a Boston-based national non-profit that helps to make university student organizations committed to global development more effective and sustainable.
The conference brings students together to form innovative partnerships, work at fighting extreme poverty and discuss perspectives on the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.
The conference will also celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, a day to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. Students will discuss, highlight and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls all over the world.
The conference is $30 for Lynn students and $60 for all other universities. However, some events will be open and free to all Lynn students, including:
- "Change the World" fair and food trucks
- Keynote speakers
- Nightly activities and social events
MCN Executive Director Sam Vaghar says he is proud to bring the Millennium Campus Conference to Florida for the first time.
“I've had the chance to speak at Lynn University’s commencement and at J-Term with Lynn students and community members,” said Vaghar. “At every occasion, I've personally been blown away by the dynamism and passion of this community. It is a clear fit for the Millennium Campus Network and we are so proud to team up this fall."
Each Millennium Campus Conference features more than 50 speakers and facilitators from across the globe.
This year’s speakers include:
- Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and columnist for The New York Times
- Kristin Davis, actress and global ambassador to Oxfam International
- Dr. Paul Farmer, founder, Partners in Health
- Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO, U.S. fund for UNICEF
- Sakena Yacoobi, founder, Afghan Institute of Learning
The complete speaker list is available on the conference web site.