During the weekend of November 12th, core members Chris Paiji and Catherine Lu attended the annual Team HBV Collegiate Chapters Conference held at Harvard University! Representatives from over 12 collegiate chapters were given the opportunity to meet and collaborate to promote Hep. B outreach and future eradication.
- Eric Lu, one of the creators of the Jubilee Project, spoke on how social media can be used advance any cause, as noted by the works of Jubilee Project over the years. Check out their YouTube channel yourself for more info and inspiration.
- Alicia Arnold, who has experience with promoting big-name organizations such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Major League Baseball, gave a presentation entitled “Capturing Seed Ideas.” It was a very helpful way to organize ideas and brainstorm how to get a message in the view of many people. Check out her new book: “Creatively Ever After: A Path to Innovation.”
- Representatives from Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Fudan University (located in Shanghai), UCLA and Stanford gave great powerpoint presentations on successful programming in the past year, ranging from educational programs to large-scale talent shows.
- Advisor board members Francis Deng, Amanda Wong and Phillip So hosted workshops that will be of much use for all chapters moving forward.
- Each collaborating team gave its Intercollegiate Outreach Program presentations on the final day of the conference. A roundtable discussion was held subsequently to organize Team HBV’s plans to affect public policy through social media.
- The conference ended with Stanford Team HBV winning the “Project of the Year” award for the second year in a row! Congrats to the 2010-11 frosh interns who developed the idea of the Screening Initiative Program, an incentive-based program to promote the free screening at Vaden Health Center.
Stanford Team HBV thanks both the Advisory Board and Harvard Team HBV for putting together such an awesome and educational weekend!