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AID Conference At MIT


05/24/2011

Annual Conference of Association for India’s Development (AID) - Celebration and reflection on 20 years of AID

WHAT
The Association for India’s Development (AID) will be hosting its annual conference at the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, during the 2011 Memorial Day weekend. This conference is an annual effort by AID’s volunteers to share ideas, learn from past experiences and plan strategies for future sustainable development efforts with the most marginalized communities in India. This year, the conference holds a special relevance, as 2011 is the 20th year of AID.

WHERE
Kirsch Auditorium: [32-123]; MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

WHO
This year, the conference will have two of the senior staff members from a couple of our grassroots partners in India, as keynote speakers: Praful Chandel, Sr Village Coordinator, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), Chhattisgarh – A rural healthcare organization that runs primary and secondary healthcare programs in 50+ villages in central India.
Himanshu Kumar, Gandhian human rights activist and founder, Vanavasi Chetna Ashram, Chhattisgarh.

The keynote sessions will be streamed live on the conference website (details below). The conference will be attended by AID founder, Ravi Kuchimanchi, Jeevansaathis (full-time volunteers) who lead various grassroots development initiatives in India, and by volunteers from AID chapters throughout the US.

WHEN
Saturday, May 28, 2011 to Sunday, May 29, 2011
For detailed schedule: http://conference.aidindia.org/?q=node/27

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MEDIA COVERAGE AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
Kavita Sukerkar, 617 744 9265
Vikas Mehta, 508 494 6476
Website: http://conference.aidindia.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181449808568965
Twitter: aidboston (http://twitter.com/#!/aidboston)

About AID
AID is a volunteer organization that promotes sustainable and equitable socio-economic development. It comprises of over 1000 volunteers spanning 36 chapters in cities within the US. It supports grassroots organizations in India and development efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, healthcare, livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, climate change, women's empowerment and social justice.



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