Walden University Hosts Conference on Social Change, July 19–20, 2007

Minneapolis—March 15, 2007—National and local social change leaders, doctoral students, faculty and alumni will converge in Minneapolis for the third annual Conference on Social Change hosted by Walden University, an accredited online institution. This year’s theme is “Sustainability and Social Change: Uncommon Vision for the Common Good.”

What: The conference will feature workshops, lectures, documentary films, art performances and other presentations on issues of social change that improve the human condition and help people, groups, organizations, cultures and society progress toward a more positive future.

Walden University 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. The goal of this year’s conference is to explore the human side of the sustainability equation: How does the social change work that we do achieve a healthy interdependence with the natural world in order to ensure a positive future for all? 

For more information about the conference, go to www.WaldenU.edu/conference.

When: July 19 and 20, 2007

Where: The conference will take place on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Keynote Speaker: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 
                              Author and Environmental Activist
                              “Our Environmental Destiny.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 125 Waterkeeper organizations across the nation.

Registration: The Conference on Social Change is open to the public. The registration fee is $75. To register, email scconference@waldenu.edu

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ana M. Sanchez
Director of Public Relations
410-843-8083
ana.sanchez@laureate-inc.com

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT, and bachelor’s completion programs in business. Walden University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest global network of accredited campus-based and online universities.  For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.
 
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org; 1-312-263-0456.

The University of Minnesota is not affiliated in any way with Walden University or the activities conducted by Walden University on the University of Minnesota campus. All classes, lectures, and other offerings for the event are the product of Walden University. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and Walden University is solely that of a licensor and licensee.