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 UCDVO Annual Conference

The 2017 conference 'Development Education and Pathways to Change' included keynote speaker Professor Vanessa Andreotti, Storytelling with Will St Leger, Julia Canney and Karen Gearon, Graphic Harvesting from Eimear McNally, spoken word from Alan Hayes and a choice of workshops. An amazing day of conversation, listening, creativity and laughs.

View Actions for Activism, a showcase of work done by Students, Staff and Alumni of UCD in the name of change - as seen at the UCDVO Conference.

You can view the UCDVO Annual Conference Programme with details on speakers workshops and lots more.

View photographs taken on the day by Matthew Rose-Nel MRN Photography.

The UCDVO Annual Conference is funded by the Concern Worldwide Development Education Grants Scheme. Themes from previous years include (i) Perspectives on International Volunteering in Education (ii) Volunteering for Sustainable Development and (iii) International Volunteering, Where Can it Take You?

Details for the 2018 UCDVO Conference will be announced in November 2018.

The UCDVO Annual Conference is kindly supported by Comhlámh and funded by the Concern Development Education (DE) Grants Scheme.


UCDVO Annual Conference 2016

International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You?

UCDVO's Annual Conference was held on Saturday 26th November 10.00 - 17.00 in the UCD Global Lounge, Belfield. The title of this year's conference International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You? focused on the impact of international volunteering on personal and professional lives, as well as highlighting tangible opportunities for students, graduates and returned volunteers to pursue further studies and career paths in the development sector. The conference featured guest-speakers, workshops, an "opportunity market-place", and a story-telling session with returned volunteers who are now working in international development.

A photographic exhibition titled "Our Goals are Global Goals" was also showcased at the event to highlight the role of volunteering in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Read our UCDVO Conference Booklet for information on speakers and details on our Opportunity Marketplace.


View our 2016 Conference Video