Utah Valley Global Health Group

A blog about global health for those living in Utah Valley and their friends.

BYU Self Reliance Conference

Posted by chads on November 6, 2007

Brigham Young University is sponsoring their tenth annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference this Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9. According to their website,

The annual Economic Self-Reliance (ESR) Conference is the major collaboration and exchange venue for members and potential members of the ESR Network. The conference size is limited and networking time scheduled to ensure intimate networking opportunities for everyone involved.

A change from previous conferences held in the Spring, the ESR Conference this year will be held 8-9 November 2007.

This conference provides a great opportunity to listen, discuss, and network with other practitioners, researchers, and sponsors who are working to help families domestically and around the globe to become economically self-reliant. Along with other sessions, the conference will include the following:

  • Introduction to Economic Development and Economic Self-Reliance
  • Education for Economic Self-Reliance
  • Microfranchising Innovations & Implementation
  • Domestic Approaches to Poverty
  • Self-Reliance for Utah Single Mothers
  • Microcredit Innovations
  • ESR and Utah Families
  • Action Fair
  • Social Innovator of the Year Banquet

While the entire conference seems like it would be at least indirectly related to global health, there are several discussion topics of particular interest:

Thursday, 10:30am:
Microfranchising in the Health Industry: Gramm Macmillan, Ellen Vor de Bruegge

Thursday, 11:20am:
Effective Citizen Lobbyists: Claralyn Hill, David Kay, Scott Lechman, Jini Robi

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