NINth Annual Conference

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world's poorest 80%. Together we are creating a better future.

The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities-in-need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always invited to join us.

Learn. Engage. Build Community.


2015 Conference:

Making Connections: The Past, Present, and Future of Design

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Venue: Michigan Tech, Dow Building
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This event is open to the public.

Special thanks to the Michigan Tech Graduate School, Sustainable Futures Institute, and Van Pelt and Opie Library for their support.




Panel: How Does Change Happen? Cases in Technology and Design

Moderator: Kari Henquinet, Director Peace Corps Master's International Program

Sarah Fayen Scarlett, Assistant Professor of History

Laura Walikainen Rouleau, Instructor, Social Sciences

Steve Walton, Assistant Professor of History


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Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

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Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

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