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Startup Nation Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Symposium

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Ford Alumni Center, Ballroom
1720 East 13th Eugene, OR

Save the date!

Please join us for TAMID Group's inaugural Start-Up Nation: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Symposium on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the UO Ford Alumni Center.

Lecture by Seth M. Siegel, Discussion led by Dean Sarah Nutter, and Q+A followed by Book Signing
Come get inspired, learn about the Start-Up Nation, and hear how Israel transformed itself from a parched land into a water superpower and how its model can help the U.S. and other countries prevent future water crises.

The main purpose of the event is to educate and enrich students at the University of Oregon and statewide communities on the topic of Israel as a leading start-up nation. The event will provide a platform to demonstrate how innovation can be applied back to our own communities and urge students to be the catalysts of their generation through inspiring further student interdisciplinary interests in the fields of international business, innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, this symposium will showcase the value of having an organization, such as TAMID, on campus to serves as an outlet for undergraduates to seek professional, entrepreneurial, and hands-on learning through an international lens.

Seth M. Siegel
Seth M. Siegel is the author of The New York Times bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World. Siegel is a lawyer, activist, writer, and successful serial entrepreneur. His essays on water and other policy issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia. Siegel is member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

View Siegel's most recent TEDx Talk.

The event will be available via live-stream the day of the event on our chapter's Facebook page.

Please RSVP and register to guarantee seating. Donations of any amount to support our student-led event are deeply appreciated and can be made through the registration link.

Questions or interested in sponsorship? Contact us.

First come, first served paid parking will be available in the Columbia Garage at the following rates Monday through Friday:

  • 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.: $2.00 per hour
  • After 6:00 p.m.: $1.00 per hour
  • Daily maximum: $12.00


    Event Timeline

    • 6:00-6:20 p.m. - Pre-Event Networking, Snacks and Registration in the Ford Alumni Center lobby/foyer
    • 6:30-6:40 p.m. - Event introduction by Edward Maletis Dean Sarah E. Nutter

    • 6:40-6:45 p.m. - Introduction of Seth M. Siegel by Israeli Consulate General Ravit Baer
    • 6:45-7:30 p.m. - Lecture by Seth M. Siegel
    • 7:30-8:00 p.m. - Discussion led by Dean Nutter

    • 8:00-8:30 p.m. - Interactive audience question and answer session
    • 8:30-9:00 p.m. - Post-event networking, book signing, and distribution of attendee gifts (engraved Fifty/Fifty water bottles and customized Gap t-shirts)


Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.