Dec 10, 2013

Oromo: Conference for Emerging Leaders

A conference for academics and professionals interested in discussing the Oromo succession will take place on 21-23 of February, in Atlanta, Georgia. Participation is encouraged.  

Below is a press release from the Oromo Professionals Network:

As a nation, the Oromo people are at historical transition between the gallant and revolutionary generation of the 70s and the rising leaders of the “Qubee Generation,” who are energized to shoulder the responsibility of advancing the Oromo succession.

To carry out this generational inauguration collectively and competently, the time currently calls for a national and international gathering of rising Oromo leaders. Hence, an interactive 3-day conference will bring together emerging leaders from diverse and contemporary fields to critically respond to themes of Oromo history, current community status and the future goals anticipated for emerging Oromo leaders of the future. The objectives of the conference are threefold:

Actively facilitate personal and professional interactions among emerging Oromo leaders;

Develop common understanding on the main issues concerning the Oromo;

Devise practical strategies that effectively coordinate and execute new and ongoing initiatives.

Rising community leaders, advocates and professionals are welcome to apply to the summit as participants or presenters. International attendees are particularly encouraged to apply.

This conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from Friday, February 21st, to Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. The venue will be Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and within walking distance of some of the best attractions in the city, including the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center.

* Registrations for attendance must be submitted before January 5, 2014. For more information, contact us via [email protected] or visit our website: