Join us for webinars, presentations, film screenings, and training courses held throughout the year! Virtual events are an easy and accessible way for you to learn more about population issues, connect with Population Connection staff, and meet others interested in working together for a more sustainable future for our planet.

Please contact us at engage@popconnect.org if you have any additional thoughts or feedback for future events—we love hearing from you!

Upcoming Events

World Population Day

Pronatalism and Rapid Population Growth: Challenging the Social Pressures to Have Children

In this presentation, Executive Director of Population Balance Nandita Bajaj will discuss her work on one of the main drivers of unsustainable population growth: pronatalism. Pronatalism encourages people to have large families for the sake of governmental interests such as the economy and national security. This preference for population growth is most often perpetrated by politicians, economists, and religious leaders.

In addition to undermining reproductive, social, and ecological justice, pronatalist beliefs, combined with a human-supremacist worldview, fuel denialism about the real effect of population pressures. This prevents healthy and urgently needed dialogue and action around climate change, biodiversity loss, empowerment and equality of girls and women, and a multitude of other emerging crises we face.

*The views expressed in this presentation and complimentary slides belong to the speaker and do not necessarily represent the mission of our organization.*

Date: Wednesday, July 13th
Time: 2pm ET/11am PT

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Celebrating Biodiversity

Trivia Night

We’re excited to be collaborating with our partners at the Center for Biological Diversity for our second annual Biodiversity Trivia Night! If you’re a nature lover, clean energy enthusiast, or family planning fanatic this trivia night is for you! Question topics will range from green technology, reproductive health services, and of course biological diversity!

Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 7pm ET/4pm PT

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Page Turners Book Club

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Our current economic system calling for growth has pushed us to environmental breaking points. In Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Oxford academic Kate Raworth proposes a new way of thinking, where natural resource availability is more carefully considered.

With her “doughnut compass” model, Raworth offers an economic roadmap for global development, corporate strategies, and policy initiatives, redefining what economic success looks like in the 21st century.

Date: Wednesday, August 10th
Time: 4pm ET/1pm PT

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In Case You Missed Us...

World Environment Day

Only One Earth: Creating Lasting Solutions for Human & Planetary Well-being

During the talk, we were joined by Senior Analyst Hannah Evans, and Transition Earth‘s Project Associate, Joshua Mirondo.

Their presentation discussed the PHE approach to addressing climate change. In addition, Joshua provided a regional perspective on the challenges of reproductive health and justice in Uganda.

 

Recordings and Presentation Slides Available Here!

Demography Series

Global Solutions for a Sustainable Future

 

From March to June we met for monthly sessions to explore the key pillars of demography. We started out by learning the foundations, took an in-depth look at the environmental impacts of rapid population growth, discussed how societies can harness the demographic dividend for socio-economic advancements, and reviewed the importance of women’s empowerment to create a more sustainable future for all.

 

Recordings and Presentation Slides Available Here!

2021 Event Archive

Fall Events

During the Fall, we connected with professors from the University of Calabar and the University of Michigan to discuss their research in the fields of ecological stability, sustainable development, and climate justice. In addition, we hosted our Senior Leadership Team to share our biggest accomplishments of 2021.

2021 Fall Events

Summer Series

We had a jam-packed summer hosting monthly speaking engagements and an encore screening of the hard-hitting documentary 8 Billion Angels. Organizations featured in our Summer Series include Project Drawdown, World Wildlife Fund, Earth Overshoot, Reproductive Health Uganda, and Transition Earth.

2021 Summer Series

Book Club Meetings

In 2021 we started our “Page Turners” Book Club, excited to have a new way to connect with our members and supporters on the latest publications that discuss population dynamics, sustainable development, and environmental issues. Every two months, we hosted one-hour discussions on books chosen by our audience. Publications include The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann and The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Page Turners Book Club

Earth Day Passport Series

We celebrated this year’s Earth Day all month long, hosting speakers from organizations around the world to discuss family planning services and reproductive rights in their communities. We wrapped up presentations with an on-demand screening of the new documentary, 2040, followed by a discussion of the film on Earth Day!

2021 Earth Day

2020 Event Archive

2020 Fall Speaker Series

We wrapped up 2020 virtual events on a high note with our Fall Speaker Series! We were fortunate enough to showcase some of our incredible international partnerships as well as highlight how our Population Education and Action Fund programs have transitioned during this unprecedented year. We hope you enjoy these interesting and informative conversations!

2020 Fall Speaker Series

2020 Population + Climate Change Course

An introduction to population studies, this month-long course is particularly useful for anyone interested in volunteering with Population Connection in the future. Presented by our Communications Manager Hannah Evans, the weekly sessions take a deeper look at how population dynamics relate to global issues such as poverty, sustainable development, access to health care, climate change, and the health of our planet.

Population and Climate Change Course

2020 Summer Speaker Series

Our incredible international partners were showcased during our 2020 Summer Speaker Series. We hosted experts from WINGS Guatemala and Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) to learn how their work has shifted during the COVID-19 crisis. We also co-hosted a presentation with our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund for an update on the state of reproductive rights advocacy during 2020’s election season.

2020 Summer Series

2020 Earth Day Challenge

Leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we held a virtual Earth Day challenge consisting of daily actions individuals could partake in to reduce their environmental impact. Two of the challenges included tuning in to presentations hosted by our President John Segar and Communications Manager Hannah Evans.

2020 Earth Day