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

Education and Empowerment: How One School in Kenya is Helping Maasai Girls Find their Voice

Founded nearly a decade ago, Nasaruni Academy provides life-changing education opportunities for disadvantaged Maasai girls in rural Kenya. Nasaruni hosts a positive and safe environment where students learn life skills such as self-empowerment. With the option to go to school, young girls can dream about—and actively seek—their own futures. As a result, Nasaruni girls learn to be independent, lowering their risk of being married off and delaying childbirth. With the support of our donors, we’ve been able to serve as a partner to Nasaruni, helping provide scholarship opportunities and job training for local women.

We invite you to join us for a talk with Michelle Cude, Executive Director and USA Chairman. During her presentation, Michelle will take a deeper dive into Nasaruni’s programs, highlights from their latest graduating class, and an overview of their new school building!

Date: Friday, December 9th
Time: 2pm ET/11am PT

Register Here

In Case You Missed Us...

Leading up to the 8 billion milestone, we hosted a number of events where we discussed how our growing population hampers progress toward environmental preservation, climate change efforts, and poverty alleviation.

We heard from community organizers in Uganda, youth activists in Nepal, and PopConnect staff based across the country to learn how the 8 billion milestone impacts the urgency of our work.

Recordings of All Presentations Available Here

Event Archive

2022 Events

All Events

We’ve had a full year of virtual events, hosting experts in the fields of conservation, population issues, sustainable development, and women’s empowerment.

All 2022 Virtual Events

Demography Series

This spring we hosted our virtual demography series! Hannah Evans, our Senior Analyst, hosted educational sessions once a month from March to June that explored the various ways in which human population trends and dynamics affect global sustainable development and environmental change.

Demography Series

Page Turners Book Club

Just last year we started our “Page Turners” Book Club, eager to have a new platform to connect with our supporters on publications related to our work. Since then, we’ve hosted several meetings to discuss books chosen by book club participants. Topics discussed during meetings include population issues, demographic trends, sustainable development, and climate change.

 

Page Turners Book Club

Earth Day Celebration

We had another memorable year celebrating Earth Day with our passionate supporters! Festivities included an on-demand screening and panel discussion of the film, The Singing Planet. In addition, we heard from our partners at Lemur Love and held the third session of our new Demography Series.

 

Earth Day 2022

2021 Events

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 Events

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