These are opportunities for you to engage with the Mandela Washington Fellows and to build relationships that will strengthen the goal of the Fellowship. For more information, please contact Gary Burniske,

Fellow-Led Academic Session


Purdue, Pfendler Hall, Room 241
767-799 Mitch Daniels Blvd, West Lafayette, IN
Tuesday, July 9

An opportunity to meet the fellows and learn more about their countries in this fellow-led academic session.

Informal Network Gathering


MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 S 6th Street, Lafayette, IN
Wednesday, July 10

Join us for an informal gathering to network with the Fellows and make connections to build lasting personal and business relationships.
(light refreshments will be served)

Fellow-Led Cultural Session


MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 S 6th Street, Lafayette, IN
Wednesday, July 17

An enjoyable evening of music, dance and food representing the culture from their individual countries and a reflection on Nelson Mandela Day..

Poster Presentation Session


The Spot Tavern
409 S 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
Friday, July 19

Appreciate the rustic atmosphere and be ready to enjoy lively music and delicious food, all while engaging with the Fellows as they present their business focus in a poster format. 
(light refreshments will be served)

Final Pitches and Presentations


Purdue, Hall for  Discovery Learning Research
288 Nimitz Drive, West Lafayette, IN
Wednesday & Thursday, July 24-25

This is where it all comes together. Come listen to the Fellows present their final pitches and presentations and enjoy a reception to network and mingle with the Fellows. This will be another opportunity to engage in discussions centering on their individual posters.
(light refreshments will be served)