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Montréal Massacre Memorial

By melagee on November 15, 2009 - 9:16pm

Dec 5 2009 - 10:00am
Dec 5 2009 - 6:00pm

Montréal Massacre Memorial Event
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter invites you to participate in a day of action to end violence against women.
All day conference open to the public
Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library,
350 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, BC.
All events are free.

Learn and engage through a series of activities:
- Listen to feminist engage with each other in roundtable discussion on key issues on violence against women
- one hour feminsit lectures on violence against women
- all day film festival with discussion
- take a "Walk in her shoes" an interactive learning experience
- check out our feminist installation

Richard Florida is comin' to town

By samanthaorwell on May 13, 2008 - 1:54pm

Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Richard Florida is comin' to town
On May31- June8 UBC in Vancouver will be hosting Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences conference. Most presenters will be of the academic variety and will no doubt be spewing jargon left and right (stuff I personally love), but it is worth a look.

One of the saddest aspects of our society is our level of civic engagement. Time and time again it is the same crazies that come out to the type of lectures that inform our policy. It is so important that citizens are there to represent the peoples' voice. Policy doesn't come from nowhere- there are academics and experts whose research informs political actors. A lot of research is good and a lot of research is bad. But most importantly, a lot of good research is misinterpreted and used as justification for neoliberal policy. Subsequently, bad research and misinterpretation of good research is used to justify policy documents such as Project Civil City that takes a clear 'broken windows theory' approach (a theory that makes lay-sense, but is all correlational with no real proof or statistical evidence that physical maintenance and image of a city afffects crime rates etc).

Learning Annex Wealth Expo feat Donald Trump

By TAW777 on November 16, 2007 - 2:01pm

Dec 1 2007 - 8:00am
Dec 1 2007 - 8:00pm

Considered Business Marketing At Its Finest, Learning Annex Wealth Expo Featuring Keynote Speakers such as Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, George Foreman, David Bach and dozens of Seminars provides Mega Leads for anyone who wants to market their Business and Services to thousands of Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Considered Business Marketing at its finest, Vendors have an opportunity to gain leads with access to an estimated 30,000+ Investors and Entrepreneurs who will attend the Learning Annex Wealth Expo. These consumers are eager to learn about the latest profitable money making opportunities and hear from industry experts, including Donald Trump and other keynote speakers, in an exciting, receptive environment.

The Learning Annex Wealth Expo held in many cities throughout the US and in Canada will be an ideal opportunity for vendors to reach an enormous audience. They can gain visibility, generate leads and make sales in addition to meeting with key media and industry professionals.

GeoWeb 2007: From Mashups to Infrastructure

By Richard Eriksson on May 15, 2007 - 9:39am

Jul 23 2007 - 9:00am
Jul 27 2007 - 5:00pm

From the GeoWeb 2007 website:

GeoWeb 2007’s principal theme, “From Mashups to Infrastructure,” reflects the breadth, the evolution and the growing maturity of the GeoWeb. This theme acknowledges the highly visible consumer applications that helped spawn the GeoWeb while emphasizing that the GeoWeb is increasingly playing a meaningful role in mainstream, mission-critical applications. As such, the GeoWeb is now a key component in critical decision-making across a broad spectrum of market segments and application domains.

See also the workshop schedule and the list of technical presentations.

Association of Internet Researchers Conference

By Richard Eriksson on May 9, 2007 - 10:17am

Oct 17 2007 - 9:00am
Oct 20 2007 - 5:00pm

From the AoIR wiki:

October 17 (Wednesday) is the pre-conference workshop and tour day, the conference itself gets going on the 18th and runs through the 20th (Saturday). We have over 200 papers in over 80 sessions during the three days. Three keynote speakers will inspire and challenge your thinking about the internet. A welcome reception and a Friday evening banquet promise to entertain as well as inform you.

Keynote speakers are Henry Jenkins from MIT and Cory Ondrejka, CTO at Linden Labs, the makers of Second Life.

Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference

By Richard Eriksson on April 17, 2007 - 2:00pm

Nov 9 2007 - 9:00am
Nov 11 2007 - 6:00pm

From the PCOC 2007 Vancouver website:

Our special guest for the conference will be Eric Joisel. Joseph Wu, who is a member of our local origami club, will also be here, as will Robert Lang.

We are planning to offer morning and afternoon workshops on Friday, November 9, and plenty of classes for all levels on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. There will be an informal early-bird recepton on Thursday night (November 8), an official opening reception on Friday night, and a wonderful entertaining banquet on Saturday night.

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