Uncommon Vision for the Common Good

For leaders and educators interested in creating and applying ideas and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, and organizations.

2006 Conference Schedule (pdf)

2006 Walden University Conference on Social Change
October 20 – 21, 2006
Tremont Plaza Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

Walden University’s Conference on Social Change is for anyone interested in creating and applying ideas and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, and organizations.

Keynote Speaker

Richard C. Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and author of Hope Unraveled: The People’s Retreat and Our Way Back.

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation seeks to help people imagine and act for the public good--to spark fundamental change in American public life so that people can tap their own potential to make a difference and join together to build a common future.

Closing Speaker

Dr. Nir Tsuk, director of the Global Fellowship Program, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with system-changing solutions that address the world’s most urgent social challenges.

Special Guest Speakers

Kevin Klose, president and CEO of National Public Radio (NPR), on the role of media in social change

NPR (National Public Radio), an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming, serves an audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 800 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.

Dr. David Thornburg, Director of Global Operations for the Thornburg Center

The Thornburg Center is one of the oldest groups of consultants, speakers and authors whose primary focus is on education from Kindergarten to twelfth grade, working across the spectrum from small schools to federal governments, with a common theme of enhancing student creativity and the mastery of subjects through the thoughtful use of modern technologies.

Conference Will Include

  • Presentations, Workshops and Panels
    More than 20 opportunities to hear experts speak on social change issues
  • Social Change Expressed Through the Arts
    Four performances interpreting and promoting social change
  • Social Change Via Community Revitalization and Reinvestment
    Walking Tours of Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood
  • Documentary Films
    Feature-length documentary films on pressing social change topics