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Saturday, October 8

Dinner Hosting Professional Fellows & IVLP Promoting Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India

Hosting a dinner is an easy and fun way for you to connect with a diverse group of emerging leaders, many of whom will be visiting the U.S. for the first time. Welcoming them to your home for a meal is a great opportunity for you to make friends and keep learning about our world.

As a hospitality dinner host, you provide a home-cooked meal or take your guests to a restaurant; your visitors will provide interesting tales from their home countries, their impressions of America, and everlasting gratitude. Read Hosting FAQS

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Pick up 5-6 pm at Center City hotel (TBD).

“It is my favorite part of our trip to Philadelphia” is the most popular feedback from our international visitors. Yes, they really do want to meet your dog, your kids, and your friends!

We have two exchange programs in town this evening:

Promoting Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship A Project for India
This exchange includes (7) leading science and technology researchers, policymakers, and innovation lab experts from New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow, India, who are invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This program is arranged by American Councils for International Education and Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia. During their exchange we are hoping to connect them to Philadelphians who would like to discuss the roles of government, private enterprises, professional organizations, and universities in fostering entrepreneurship and supporting innovation; meet with advocates and investors involved in recognizing, promoting, and developing science and tech startups; discuss how innovations are adopted and diffused into diverse sectors and specifically in medicine; assess the role of higher education in advancing technologies and empowering young people, especially women and minorities, in tech fields; and to share experiences with a variety of U.S. entrepreneurs and innovators addressing technological and social challenges in nontraditional sectors or less economically vibrant regions. Hindi speakers are welcome, but not required.

Professional Fellows (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal)
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as building lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. Our PFP participants are experts in policing, import/export, security, health, social services, special education, digital literacy, and democracy. They will be partnered with non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices in Philadelphia for 3-weeks for an individually tailored professional development experience.

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