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

Guest Speaker Event

Dispelling Demographic Delusions with Dr. Jane O’Sullivan

Recently, the UN has been revising the peak world population downward despite revising recent growth upward. Other demographic groups project even lower peaks. All have been overestimating fertility decline and underestimating population growth so far this century. The delusion that the peak is already baked into the pie downplays the need for greater family planning efforts. Over-optimistic projections are in danger of becoming self-defeating prophesies, as complacency leads to even greater population overshoot.

Featured in our December 2023 Population Connection issue, Dr. Jane O’Sullivan is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, an Executive Member of Sustainable Population Australia, and a Co-convener of The Overpopulation Project.

Date: Thursday, February 22nd
Time: 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT

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Global Partner Series

Marking International Women’s Day with Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescents Initiative

We’re marking International Women’s Day with Melvine Ouyo, Founder of Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescent Initiative (HKSAI). During the event, we’ll learn about HKSAI’s mission to promote access to education and enhance the social and economic empowerment of vulnerable girls and women in Kenya’s informal settings. Through our partnership, we help support HKSAI’s Hope through Education Empowerment Program, a transformative initiative aimed at elevating enrollment, retention, and graduation rates in higher education institutions for women residing in the slums of Kenya. The program specifically targets young mothers and adolescent girls, ensuring they do not miss out on the opportunity for a high school or tertiary education.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th
Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

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In Case You Missed It...

All 2023 Events

Join us throughout the year for virtual events! We’ve hosted inspiring presentations with Global Partners, engaging discussions at our book club, and webinars with Population Connection staff, including our CEO, John Seager!

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Global Partners Series

Since 2016, we’ve made grants or donations to small-to-medium sized organizations working on the ground in their communities to remove barriers to girls’ education, increase access to public health and family planning services, and conserve wildlife. We were able to expand this program in 2022 and are excited to showcase our amazing partners!

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Earth Day Celebration

We celebrated Earth Day all month long! We heard from President and CEO John Seager and Dr. Gladys Zikusoka-Kalema, Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, our earliest Global Partner. We welcome you to explore additional ways to engage in our work along with our educational resources!

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Event Archive

2022 Events

All 2022 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

8 Billion Mini Series

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.

8 Billion Mini Series

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