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May 19: UXPA Boston User Experience Conference

The Boston Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a community for people with interests in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields. UXPA Boston is a regional chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). The Boston UXPA Conference will be packed with inspirational speakers and will give the opportunity to network within the design community. For more information about the detailed program schedule click here

May 22-25: Sustainable Brands Detroit '17 

The Sustainable Brands Detroit Conference: Redefining the Good Life will include four days of conversation and insight from thought leaders and practitioners working towards a sustainable future. SB'17 Detroit aims to start a 3-year global conversation about how we can deliver a flourishing future by rethinking what the 'Good Life' means for a healthy individual, family, community, city, country and planet. For more information or to register click here.

Jun 12-14: Deshpande Symposium, Lowell, MA  

Join colleagues in academia for the Annual Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Co-founded by the Deshpande Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2012, this annual conference brings together academics, policy planners and practitioners to discuss best practices in integrating entrepreneurship throughout their college and university communities. We are proud to be a continued supporter of this event and our Associate Director Emily Weiner will be on a panel about Institutional Approaches to Changemaking & Social Innovation with fellow Ashoka U Changemaker Campus on June 13 at 11:15am. Register here by June 7. 

Jun 14-16: Discovering Flourishing Enterprise, Cleveland, OH

Join leaders, change agents and entrepreneurs from the business, academic, nonprofit and government sectors who share a common goal of achieving great performance, engaging people and doing well. A highlight of the Fourth Global Forum will be the awarding of the inaugural 17 Flourish Prizes. These prizes showcase profitable business innovations that are helping achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To inspire creativity and authenticity, the Global Forum will take place in a multi-sensory environment influenced by the transformative power of art, music and nature. The Global Forum will be held in Case Western Reserve's new Tinkham Veale University Center. Register here by June 14.

Volunteer Opportunity to Help Women Inmates with their Business Plans 

Venturing out is seeking Babson student volunteers to perform research for female inmate students who are currently developing their business plan ideas. Research will help students learn how to assess competition, price their services, keep overhead low, negotiate effectively, and hire the right people. Venturing Out is an organization that empowers inmates to use entrepreneurial skills to create complete business plans that will help them launch small, practical businesses once they have finished serving their prison sentence. This entrepreneurial education program helps to reduce the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend. For more information contact Judy Armell via email: