October 31 - November 3, 2019
The Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona
Starting your own business, helping someone build their own, or making a change requires boldness, courage, and at times, taking a leap of faith. Experience MEDA’s annual Business as a Calling Convention and explore this year’s theme “Taking the Leap” in life, business and international development.
This four-day event will be jam-packed with speakers, plenary sessions, fun events, and plenty of networking opportunities – to leave you challenged, informed, and inspired.
- Hear exciting updates about MEDA’s global work and business as a calling
- Connect with like-minded individuals with a passion for business, faith and alleviating poverty
- Learn from experts about cutting-edge approaches to international economic development
- Experience Tucson’s rich culture and natural beauty
- Be part of a community that is making a difference
Business and Faith
In today’s culture, how does your personal faith shape your role as a businessperson? What does it mean to be faithful in your daily work? And, what are practical ways you can live out your values in the marketplace? These questions are at the heart of MEDA’s Business + Faith seminars and this year’s theme “Taking the Leap” as we explore business as a calling.
What to Expect
Community Building: Explore the intersection of business and faith with like-minded people.
Knowledge Sharing: Learn from the shared experiences of others to access some practical ways you can live out your faith in the workplace.
Inspiration: Gain insights and inspiration from speakers and other attendees to stoke your passion for business + faith.Close
International Economic Development
The MEDA community has one thing in common – a passion for helping entrepreneurs in developing countries build thriving and sustainable businesses and livelihoods. As a leader in international economic development for over 60 years, MEDA staff have partnered with other experts in the field to share new practices and strategies. The International Economic Development stream of programming will explore our expertise in industry leading techniques as well as MEDA project updates.
What to Expect
Project Updates: Meet our clients to hear stories of transformation, success, and exciting updates on MEDA projects in Myanmar, Ukraine and Ethiopia.
Engage With Industry Experts: Learn from our partners about the leading methods and strategies for the greatest impact in international economic development.
MEDA’s Best Practices: Gain knowledge and insights about MEDA’s key areas of expertise: women’s economic empowerment, impact investing, financial services, environmental sustainability, and more!Close
MEDAx Young Professionals
Life is full of amazing opportunities and worthy causes. How will you make your mark? The MEDAx stream of programming is designed for next generation changemakers that want to leverage their faith and values – and use them to make a difference in the world! We have insightful seminars, a pitch competition, and fun interactive events lined up for next generation changemakers, social innovators, and entrepreneurs. Everyone is welcome to join in on these fun-filled events!
What to Expect
Networking: Enjoy quality conversation with hundreds of MEDA supporters, staff, and clients through workshops, meals, tours, and much more!
High-Energy Fun: From jeep rides in the desert to the MEDA Pitch Competition, MEDAx mixes fun and learning for a work-approved getaway.
Professional Growth: Learn how you can grow your skills and expertise to make the world a better place.Close
With three streams of programming there is a place for everyone at MEDA Convention! Join us for discussions and events on Business + Faith, International Economic Development, MEDAx young professional programming and Pitch Competition on Friday November 1st. Choose the seminars that most interest you!