Posts Tagged ‘conference’

Announcing… The EcoDistricts Summit

September 23, 2010 2 comments

The Ecodistricsts Summit

EcoDistricts Summit is a conference in Portland, Oregon on October 25-27th, 2010 built to deepen public understanding of the EcoDistricts Initiative and to connect stakeholders and practitioners involved with pilot programs through annual progress updates and shared lessons in the deployment of integrated district-scale sustainability. Attendees will gain the following:

  • A forum for inspiring and activating conversations about next generation urban sustainability at the district scale
  • Elevate the conversation about neighborhood sustainability best practices and to stay informed about progress of Portlands EcoDistrict Initiative
  • Deepen the conversation about integrated performance assessment, neighborhood leadership, green building, infrastructure, and behavior practices to reduce resource consumption, new sources and structures for project finance, and green neighborhood rating systems
  • Unite urban sustainability practitioners working at this scale.


When |           Tuesday, October 25-27th, 2010 | 8:00-5:00pm

Where |          Portland State University | Smith Center, 3rd Floor, 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

Who |            Planners, architects, engineers, developers, municipalities, businesses, pilot district stakeholders, engaged citizens, and labor

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Join us at the ReVisioning Value Conference next Monday and Tuesday

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Mercy Corps Northwest receives significant, meaningful support from volunteers with skills in various private sector professions, so we are excited to hear from panelists in the “Bringing Human and Financial Capital to Social Change” discussion. It will be interesting to learn of other ways to involve talented, experienced people looking to make an impact.

Please join us at the ReVisioning Value Conference next Monday and Tuesday. Mercy Corps NW members receive 20% off by using the Discount Code: MERCYCORPSNW. You can register online at or call 503.226.2377.

Bringing Human and Financial Capital to Social Change: Encore Innovation
PANEL: Jim Emerman, Executive VP, Civic Ventures; Yvonne Hunt, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Legacy Ventures and past VP of Global Philanthropy for HP; Leslye Louie, National Director, Encore Fellowships Network
Hear about new partnerships that are bringing human capital to the social innovation ecosystem by tapping the talent of boomers who want to move from success to significance by transferring their skills to social ventures. Through uniquely funded fellowships, corporate talent transitions to social purpose organizations through on-site experience that demonstrates the value and transferability of their skills, making a significant contribution to real impact.

ReVisioning Value | ReVV 2010: The Intersection of Purpose and Profit
Presented by Springboard Innovation
April 26-27th in Portland, Oregon

ReVV 2010 will bring together leaders from the varied fields of impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. The one day conference is followed by a day of hands-on workshops and strategic action roundtables designed to help participants apply the ideas offered at the conference to their own organizations and to create real tools and strategies as an outcome.