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    Innovation Lecture: Evening with Michael Jager, Natalie Jeremijenko, and William Kamkwamba

    When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Where: Norwich University, Plumley Armory in Northfield, VT

    Norwich University will present three internationally-known innovators from the fields of creative design, technological design, and design for social good, for a Todd Lecture Series panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in Plumley Armory. 

    Also in Plumley Armory, a “Making Innovation Showcase” will feature a curated exhibition of student academic and creative research that is the culmination of a yearlong focus on innovation at 6:00 p.m.

    The Todd Lecture Series panel discussion, “To Act As Well As To Think: Leadership, Innovation, and the Creative Impulse,” an evening with Michael Jager, Natalie Jeremijenko, and William Kamkwamba, with moderator Jonathan Speed, a 2014 graduate of Norwich’s College of Graduate & Continuing Studies, will immediately follow the showcase.

    The Making Innovation Symposium is the culminating event of a series of experiential learning exercises focused on the themes of leadership and innovation. Throughout the year, six co-curricular NU IDEA Design Challenges engaged nearly 100 students to creatively solve real world problems with their peers. The innovation challenges further Norwich’s goal of creating a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative thinking on campus.

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

    Vermonters' Ball

    When: Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Where: Hilton Burlington in Burlington, VT

    Formalwear with Vermont flair--get out your best Vermont black tie attire and join us at the Hilton Burlington on May 6, 2017 from 8- 11 p.m. 

    The evening includes music, dancing, a silent auction to benefit Spectrum, a local non-profit organization, light fare, cash bar, and prizes.

    Make this a professional networking event or a social event--its a great evening and a great cause!

    Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

    About VYP: Vermont Young Professionals (VYP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing individuals networks, connections and providing professional development opportunities to make an impact on members careers. We co-host and help spread the word about networking and educational events focused on engaging Vermont's young adults and providing resources to retain their talent across our state. Founded in 2009, VYP has more than 500 members across the state of Vermont. We also provide professional opportunities and information online, strengthening the next generation of Vermonters who will inherit and lead the state. VYP is a 100% volunteer organization, and is entirely funded by donations from its sponsors.

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