2012 NER Conference Email from Rosemary Powers

posted Aug 24, 2012, 9:33 AM by webmaster@ewb-northeast.org

Dear EWB-USA Northeast Region Member,


Registration for the 2012 Northeast Region Conference (formerly known as Workshop), November 16-18th, 2012, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, is now OPEN!


We hope you are excited about the hands-on conference sessions and state of EWB-USA address from Executive Director, Cathy Leslie. General sessions will be conducted by highly accomplished professionals, specialized in topics such as social marketing, economics, international development, and project sustainability and breakout sessions will be catered to your suggestions.



As we continue to build our agenda for the conference, we are seeking student and professional members and chapters to present on the topic of their choice. We anticipate an even greater attendance than last year so there is significant flexibility in the topics and session tracks we can offer. Feel free to get creative and take inspiration from a presentation you have enjoyed and submit your suggestions here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Julie at pastpresident@ewb-northeast.org.



Early Registration:  August 20 – September 20, 2012

($75 students / $90 professional members / $100 professional non-members) 


Regular Registration: September 21 – October 28, 2012

($100 students / $125 professional members / $160 professional non-members)


Late Registration:  October 29 – November 15, 2012

($125 students / $155 professional members / $175 professional non-members) 


To register, please go to http://www.regonline.com/northeastconference.



We are pleased to offer discounted rates at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.  

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

1800 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA, USA 19103

Phone: (215) - 561 – 7500



Room Rates Available Until October 17, 2012:

Single Rate:  $139/night

Double Rate:  $139/night


Each guest will receive trolley tokens for roundtrips to the university from the hotel. Please use the block code 'ENGI11162012' to the access discounted rates online. Telephone reservations can be made by calling 617-806-4653 and requesting the Engineers Without Borders group rate. Discounted rates available only for November 16th and 17th and guests have until October 17, 2012 to reserve their room.


For other lodging options and updates on hotels information please visit here.


First Aid & CPR/AED Certification

We are pleased to announce conference attendees will have the opportunity to become certified in CPR/AED (course offered on Friday from 6-9pm) and/or First Aid (course offered on Sunday from 9-12pm). Cost is $55 for one session or $80 for both sessions and you must enroll when registering for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at pastpresident@ewb-northeast.org.


Chapter Presentations

Project presentations are a great way to share your EWB-USA project successes and lessons learned, develop presentation skills, and familiarize new members with what we do. If your group is interested in presenting at the conference, please complete this form.


Poster & Photo Competition

Have a really successful project your chapter would like to showcase? Chapters in the Northeast Region are invited to submit project posters and photos that showcase their best projects. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three posters. Submission requirements will be available here. The poster and photo submission deadline is on October 15, 2012 and the winner will be announced at the conference.



Scholarships will be available to members of the EWB-USA Northeast Region. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide a portion of registration and travel related fees for student and professional members wishing to attend the Conference. For more information on applying for a scholarship, visit www.ewb-northeast.org.


Join the NER Committee

Nominations for the 2012 Northeast Region Committee will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information!


For up-to-date information on the conference, please visit www.ewb-northeast.org.

For comments or questions on the conference, please contact Nicole Ostrowski at workshop@ewb-northeast.org.


See you in November!




The Northeast Region Committee

Eileen Parra, President, president@ewb-northeast.org

Cassie Thiel, Co-President, vicepresident@ewb-northeast.org

Jeremy Schein, Treasurer, treasurer@ewb-northeast.org

Brian Goodacre, Webmaster, webmaster@ewb-northeast.org

Nicole Ostrowski, Workshop Coordinator, workshop@ewb-northeast.org



Rosemary Powers

Chapter Relations Manager

Serving the North East Region

Email: rosemary.powers@ewb-usa.org