5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2015

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Invitation & Call for Abstracts for Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University, October 24, 2015

5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2015
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Organized by: Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Co-Organizers: Yale University,  Yale UNICEF,  Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Rights & Sight for Children (RSC)
www.distressedchildren.org

On behalf of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), we cordially invite you, your family, and friends to take part in the 2015 International Conference on Child Rights & Sight, taking place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  Join us for a day of engaging and informative presentations followed by a relaxing evening of networking. 

About the 2015 International Conference on Child Rights & Sight:
Following four successful conferences at Yale, this October DCI will once again bring together leaders from the fields of child rights, global health, international development, and blindness prevention to address the pressing challenges faced by the world’s children. Concerned citizens from the Yale community, across the United States, and around the world will join us to learn, network, and share their contributions.

Conference on Child Rights & Sight Objectives:
1.  Assemble experts and leaders from the fields of child rights, global health, international development, social entrepreneurship, and youth development to discuss current  issues affecting children in the 21st century and promote awareness about these critical issues affecting children locally, nationally, and internationally.
2. Provide a platform for local, national & international participants to showcase achievements & share lessons from their experience working against child poverty, child labor & treatable blindness
3. Build a stronger international network & forge new partnerships among like-minded individuals, researchers, campaigners, policymakers & organizations.
4. Feature youth as attendees, volunteers & honorees. Encourage young people to take leadership in humanitarian causes.

Join Us!
The children of the world need your support!  Attend the Conference on Child Rights & Sight to discover how you can get involved and help create a better world. Please join us at Yale this October, and together we will provide a powerful voice of opposition to child labor, hunger, poverty and blindness.

Our call for abstracts and other important information about the conference can be found at the bottom of this email.  The deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2015Visit our website to learn more, register, submit your abstract or discover other opportunities at the conference.
Thank you very much for your support.

Sincerely yours,

Brian DeBroff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
President, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale University, USA

Click to view our conference welcome video!

Conference Information
Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 am  to­ 7:00 pm
Location: The Anlyan Center (TAC), Auditorium, Yale University,  300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT

Conference Fees*:
Before July 30 (Early Bird): $30 for attendees, $10 for students
After July 30:  $50 for attendees, $25 for students

*Networking Reception is included in registration fee.

Register: click here to register for the conference

Submit an Abstract
Are you interested in presenting your work at the conference?  We encourage you to submit your abstract on any of the following topics for oral or poster presentation:

  • Child Labor & Poverty
  • Child Rights & Policy
  • Child Trafficking
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Skill Development & Economic Empowerment
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Community Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Blindness Prevention
  • Student Leadership & Volunteerism

Please submit your abstract and short narrative biography using our online form.  Abstracts must not exceed 300 words, and the accompanying narrative biography must not exceed 250 words.

Awards Application
At the conference, DCI will give various awards to youth and adults who are making exceptional contributions to community service and humanitarian work. Click here to see our awards and apply.

Deadlines and Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015
Registration Deadline (at reduced rate): July 31, 2015
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: August 15, 2015 (or sooner)
Registration Cancellations Deadline: August 30, 2015 (11:59 PM)
Media Registration Deadline: September 30, 2015
All Award Applications/Nominations: September 13, 2015

Contacts:
5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2015
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
195 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
E-mail: confe...@distressedchildren.org
E-mail: d...@distressedchildren.org
www.distressedchildren.org

If you would like more information regarding opportunities at the 2015 International Conference for Child Rights & Sight or have any questions, please contact Ian Burzynski ( confe...@distressedchildren.org), or call us at 1-203-272-3869Also see the attached flyer.

ABOUT DCI:
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) is a USA-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit international child rights organization established in 2003 at Yale University. DCI's mission is to protect the rights of children, stop child labor, and help families in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty through education, healthcare, and income generating opportunities.  In keeping with its motto of  “Children Helping Children”, DCI engages American youth in its activities and connects them to less fortunate children in other countries. To learn more about DCI and the Conference, please visit www.distressedchildren.org

 

 

 

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