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zooming out for a global view global issues conference

Zooming Out for a Global View Global Issues Conference

2010 Information

And Guidelines

Sponsored by the Office of International Outreach, The European Union Center, The Education Department of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and The Academy for Future International Leaders at Texas A&M University

conference information

Conference Information

Place: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time: 8:00-9:00 am Registration & Poster Session set-up

9:00 Keynote Address

10:00 “Zoom In” Small Group Discussions moderated by AFIL students

11:00 “Zoom In” Group Challenge” Solving Global Issues

11:30 Lunch provided by the Office of International Outreach

12:00 to 12:45 Poster Session

1:00 pm Awards Ceremony and featured student presentations

2:00 Tour of the George Bush Presidential Library

5:00 The Bush Museum closes

Space: Spots will be given to the first 250 students to submit projects

* Note: To be eligible to register, the student(s)

must submit a global project either individually

or in teams of no more than 4 students.

why attend

Why Attend?

Gain Knowledge about Global Issues!

Interact directly with Texas A&M students, professors, and peers from

across Texas.

Excellent way to enhance future scholarship applications.

Opportunity to visit one of the nation’s premier public schools and

learn about Texas A&M traditions.

Opportunity to engage in an issue facing the world today.

Grasp concepts that world leaders are being faced with internationally.

Tour the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

tentative conference events

Tentative Conference Events

Exciting keynote guest speaker

Project Display and Presentation (Poster Session)

Breakout sessions with Texas A&M students on important global


Awards Ceremony

Tour of the Bush Presidential Library and introduction to Texas

A&M traditions

(A more detailed schedule will be provided when finalized.)

project requirements

Project Requirements

Must pertain to a global issue that falls within one of the categories listed on the following slide.

Must include a written component:

Several paragraph summary explaining the project’s relevance to a global issue.

Must include an original visual aid:

Poster Board




*4. Must be mailed according to the “Submitting Project”


global issues categories

Global Issues Categories

Environmental Sustainability

Alternative Resources, Depletion of Resources, Air/ Water Pollution, etc.

Population Growth and Transition

Human Rights, Urbanization vs. Industrialization, etc.

Economic Development

World Banks, Import/Exports, Capitalism vs. Communism, Trade, etc.

Health and Human Development

Pandemics, Child Labor, Human Trafficking, Health Care, etc.

Media and Technology

Privacy Controls, Cyber Attacks, Global Competition, etc.

online resources

Online Resources

For more project ideas visit:

Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

National Intelligence Council


Global Issues website


Globalizing Pre-Service Teachers Educationhttp://illinois.edu/goto/globalizing_education

Showing Rising Powers: The New Global Reality



The Cyber Schoolbus: United Nations


submitting projects

Submitting Projects

Written submission includes 3 parts:

1. Registration Forms (one per student)

2. Project Submission Forms (one per group)

3. Summary of Project

* Those with a multimedia visual aid must submit their presentation along with their written summary.

These forms can be found on the World Room website at:


submitting projects cont d

Submitting Projects Cont’d

All projects must be received by Wednesday, April 21st. Written projects should be printed before they are sent, and multimedia projects should be burned to a disk and must function when received.

Projects must be submitted to:

Global Issues Conference Project SubmissionAnnenberg Presidential Conference CenterOffice of International Outreach

1245 Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-1245

poster session

Poster Session

During the Conference, students will display their projects through a display board (along with any other visual aid that their project includes).

Display Boards:

Science Fair Style

Bullet points and large fonts are better than large paragraphs.

Boards should look neat and professional.

Information should be organized like a newspaper so the flow of

the project is easy to follow.

The title should be big and easy to read from across the room.

A picture speaks a thousand words!

*Recommended to use a tri-fold display board that

unfolds to be approximately 36 inches tall and

46 inches wide.

project judging guidelines

Project Judging Guidelines

The projects will be judged by a panel of qualified Texas A&M students and faculty based on:

Creativity/ Originality

Global Insight

*Relevance to an important Global Issue

Overall Quality

A note on plagiarism:

We take plagiarism seriously. Make sure to give

credit to all resources you use in creating your project.

Any plagiarism found will result in disqualification of the

project and students involved will not be allowed to attend.

judging rubric

Judging Rubric

The 5 Criteria

The project ties to a specific global issue based on the paragraph provided by the author(s).

The project demonstrates creativity and originality.

Quality of data in terms of research and presentation of data.

Quality of project in terms of presentation and organization.

Quality of project in terms of grammar, language use, and neatness.

Each criteria is given a score on a scale from 1-5

All judging takes place before the conference

contact information

Contact Information

For most information and forms, visit:


For questions specifically related to projects or conference events, please direct emails to

AFIL Student Coordinator

Enriqueta “Katie” Perez:


For all other questions relating to the Zooming Out for a Global View Conference, contact International Outreach Program Coordinator

Martha Green: