North American Tibetan University Students’ Conference

The Office of Tibet is organizing a North American Tibetan University Students’
Conference in New York from October 13 – 15 this year to coincide with the visit of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the city. The conference is also opened to those who
recently (May/June this year)graduated from the college/university.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the gathering on the concluding day of the
Conference i.e. October 15, 2007.

Conference Objectives and themes:

The Conference seeks to bring together Tibetan university students in North America
(the United States and Canada) with the goal of providing a forum which aims to
fulfill the following purposes:

1) Lay the foundation to develop a Tibetan student
support system
through a strong and community-minded network;
2) Stimulate, in light of educational opportunities
available in North
America, reflection on career planning with long-term
consideration of
the individual and community interests; and
3) Emphasize the importance of an in-depth
understanding of current
realities in Tibet and one’s own responsibility.

The two-and-half-day conference will address four key
1)Developing a meaningful career
2) Becoming a mindful Tibetan
3) Connecting oneself with Tibet
4) Networking amongst theTibetan university students.

The conference will be addressed by prominent Western and Tibetan personalities.
A detail agenda of the conference is attached herewith for more information.

As per our recent studies, currently there are 463 Tibetan students undergoing
undergraduate studies in various colleges and universities in 37 States in the
United States and 5 Provinces in Canada. Apart from these there are over 50 Tibetan
students undergoing graduate studies in the United States and Canada. Of course, the
actual number of undergraduate and graduate students may be certainly more than this.

Conference Venue:
In order to have a productive meeting, the conference will be held at the Garrison
Institute which provides a serene
atmosphere conducive for such gathering.

Travel Information:
The participants are required to make their own travel
arrangements to and from Garrison, New York.

The Garrison Institute is located in the outskirts of
New York City in Garrison town, at a distance of one-hour-fifteen-minutes by metro
north from Grand Central terminal of New York City. There is a train every hour from
Grand Central to Garrison and back.

The nearest air-ports to Garrison are La Guardia Airport and JFKAirport – both
located in New York City. From there, one should go to the Grand Central Terminal
to get the metro north train connection to the Garrison.

Those coming by train will arrive in New York Penn Station, as all the Amtrak trains
from other cities in the United States and Canada end
here. There is sub-way connection between New York Penn Station and Grand Central

Those planning to come by bus will arrive at the Port Authority of NY and NJ. There
is also sub-way connection between the Port Authority and Grant Central Terminal
from where one can take metronorth train to Garrison.

Registration for the Conference:
Since the Garrison Institute can only accommodate around 150 participants, a total
number of conference participants will be restricted to 150. The enrollment for the
conference will be onfirst-come, first-serve basis.

For the 150 participants, the Office of Tibet will arrange free accommodation and
meals at the Garrison Institute from the evening of Friday Oct. 12th through Monday
lunch Oct.15th.

Those who are interested to participate in the conference should fill the attached
Registration Form and submit to the Office of Tibet by September 30, 2007

Tibetan University Students’ Conference
Office of Tibet
241 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
Fax: (212) 779 9245

Since the Office of Tibet recognizes this conference as an important step to develop
a network of Tibetans in higher education, we would like to request the parents to
encourage their children to participate in the conference. The success of the
conference will depend partially on the participation and active support of parents
and students.

We look forward for a favorable response to this
Conference call.

Tsewang Phuntso

Tsewang Phuntso
Liaison Officer - Latin America
241 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213 5010 extn. 11

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How to Register:
-Contact Tsewang Phuntso ( and ask for information regarding

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