Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 YPIC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 10
Bocoup Loft, 319 A Street 2nd Floor, South Boston
5 minute walk from South Station
Pizza will be provided!

Join the YPIC Leadership Committee for a review of the past year's programs and a discussion of upcoming events -- hear how you can get involved with the committee, planning events, or working on a newsletter! All are welcome, and pizza will be provided.

Directions: Walk towards to back of the building (at corner of Congress and A Street), through the door and take the old school industrial elevator to the second floor.

Spring Fair Trade Panel YPIC and Fair Trade Boston welcomed the community to learn about how businesses local to the Boston area have implemented fair trade procurement practices into how they define their business. YPIC hosted two small local clothing companies and some local proponents of the Boston fair trade network to provide a number of perspectives into how we all benefit from the goals of fair trade.

Holiday Fete
This winter celebration was cosponsored by YPIC and hosted by Boston International. This social featured live jazz and dancing to raise money for local non-profits.

Fall Environmental Forum
YPIC welcomed local experts in the fields of environmental science, and innovation to foster a discussion about the state of world environmental affairs leading into the world meeting in Copenhagen . Our interactive discussion concluded with a detailed assessment of how each of us can actively participate in the movement.

Summer Art Show

YPIC presented an Evening of International Art and Wine, at which the works of domestic and international artists were displayed on canvas in the foyer of the Hult International Business School in Cambridge. The evening was highlighted by presentations by many of the artists with art on display, during which we were able to learn about the many influences which motivated their works.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why you should buy a ticket to Friday's Consuls Ball...

I asked some of my fellow YPIC board members to tell me why they loved last year's ball, and here's what they said:

"It was a good time. It's usually a pretty nice night to be out in Boston, and it was fun to meet so many interesting people. The highlight of my evening though was the band. I remember all of us at the end of the night talking with them to try to convince them to play on, since we were having such a good time dancing."
-Austin W.

“I’ve never danced with so many diplomats! It was a great event!“
-Nate T.

"I love the opportunity to participate in an event that I otherwise could not have attended! I'm so glad that UNAGB invites young professionals to attend the dessert and dancing portion. Chatting with the diplomats was incredibly interesting. I'm looking forward to this year!"
-Alessandra C.

We hope this is convincing! See you there.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

YPIC's Dessert and Dancing at UNA-GB's Consuls Ball

Please join the Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC) for an evening of Dessert and Dancing at UNA-GB's annual Consuls Ball.

We are delighted to invite you to this wonderful evening. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here.

Also, we invite you to continue the evening with us following the ball at M Bar on Boylston Street, which is located at the Mandarin Oriental.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Boston International’s Second Annual Holiday Fete — Thursday, December 10

The YPIC team is sponsoring an event organized by the Boston International group, and we are excited to begin the Holiday season with a social event where we can all gather and discuss the year's events. We are all hoping that there will be dancing involved.

Here is from the Boston International website:

You and your friends are cordially invited to the second annual Boston International Holiday Fete! This year, we are taking over the two floors of Boston’s elegant Old State House. Mingle with other young professionals, graduate students, and diplomats as you enjoy an open bar featuring champagne & cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the historic spot that once housed figures such as Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

A live jazz performance will complete the festive atmosphere.

Last year’s Fete attracted a sellout crowd of over 200 members — for pictures and more, click here.

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Old State House
Corner of State St. and Washington St., Boston

$49 per person includes open bar with champagne & cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Cocktail attire requested

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009 UN Environmental Forum - Reflection

It was a timely conversation for the topics discussed, and a welcome one at that for the young people of Boston judging by the eagerness of the participants. The many complicated matters affecting the environments on earth aren't felt tangibly enough if we were to use the amount of action and the level of priority given to speedy and efficient advancement of green initiatives around the world.

On October 24, 2009, the Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC), a volunteer arm of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB), held an event to raise the awareness within the community of environmental goals, and barriers to change around the world. The forum titled "Is Green a Mirage?, Growing Global Environmental Policy", brought together a classroom of young professionals and students from around the Boston area to discuss the varying perspectives of the many issues at play. The forum was paneled by a diverse pair of local experts Dr. Hitendra Patel, and Dr. Anamarija Frankic. Dr. Hitendra Patel is the Founder and Managing Director of the IXL Center, and a Professor of innovation and strategy at Hult International Business School, where the forum was hosted. Dr. Anamarija Frankic is a Professor of Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a vibrant local voice for action.

The forum began by framing the history of global discussions, and environmental hot topics like climate change, clean water, and waste management. This YPIC event was scoped to begin at a high level in order to ensure that participants well versed, and those less familiar with the subject matter were brought to a level of understanding which would allow everyone to add a perspective. The real benefit of this event was derived from the diversity of perspectives which contributed to the discussion. From PhD students in the field of environmental science, to accountants, all perspectives contributed to the discussion. The forum went on to distill a listing of action items to be implemented by each of the participants in their local neighborhoods. The Boston YPIC team plans to track the progress of these action items over the next year.