The International Development Conference is an annual conference based on a different international issue every year. 


We have explored global health, conflict and education, human trafficking, urban development, and much more.

In March 2017, we ran our 7th annual conference. Now in our 8th year, we hope to once again shed light on a complex global issue and start a conversation.


Now in our 8th year, we will explore global children's rights.


Thank you!

Childhood: Exploring Rights and Resilience was a success! Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, booths, and attendees for taking part in the day! 


What is International Development?


At the University of Waterloo, the International Development is housed in the Faculty of Environment in partnership with St. Paul's University College. 

Find out more on the 'About Us' tab!


Our partners

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Global Health

In 2017, we explored the environmental, biological, and social determinants of global health.

Urban Development

In 2016, we turned on focus to urban development issues in a world of rapid urbanization.