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04.11.2016  

INVITATION: VTIS NEW YORK: SLOVENE KNOWLEDGE AROUND THE WORLD

Društvo v tujini izobraženih Slovencev - VTIS (in English: Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad) is organizing an event called "VTIS New York: Slovene Knowledge Around the World". 

The event will feature short presentations of the work of Slovenes who are active at universities, businesses and other organizations in New York and the surrounding states. The goals of the event are to showcase the talent and promote the work of Slovene experts in different fields, to facilitate cooperation and networking among Slovene students, researchers, academics, businesspeople, professionals and other members of the Slovene community in New York, as well as to encourage the strengthening of the links between Slovenia and USA. 

The event will take place on Saturday, 19th November 2016, from 4pm until 6.30pm at NYU, Suite 279, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012. 

4 Slovene researchers and young professionals will be presenting their work in 15-minute long "lightning talks" and answer questions from the audience. They are: 

- Vid Čibej, LLM, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers 

- Dr. Andrej Košmrlj, Assistant Professor, Princeton University 

- Teja Pristavec, Researcher and PhD student, Rutgers University 

- Polona Šafarič Tepeš, Researcher and PhD student, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

The speakers will present their work in English, as we are expecting non-Slovene participants. The presentations will be followed by a networking reception. 

To RSVP, please visit the following page: https://goo.gl/ZAAQKu (in English) or https://goo.gl/i9FlfR (in Slovene). To get more information about the event or the Association in general, please visit our website at http://www.drustvovtis.si / (in Slovene) or contact them at info(at)drustvovtis.si .