2013-2014 Convocations Schedule

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

You are invited to participate in the convocation program in a variety of ways:

  • The best way is to personally attend the weekly convocations and ask a question of the speaker.
  • If you are unable to attend in person, convocations are streamed live and available for on-demand viewing afterward by tuning in here.  (Please note that there may be occasions when the speaker does not allow us to do this.)
  • Recordings of past convocations have been archived here.  Videos of many past convocations are also in the Gould Library collection.
  • Carleton students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit suggestions for future convocation speakers with this online form.


Sep 21

Convocation: Patty Webster

President of Amazon Promise brings medical aid and health education to the poorest and most remote communities of Peru.

Friday, September 21st, 2012
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Patty Webster Convocation

The president of Amazon Promise, Patty Webster has devoted her life to bringing medical aid and health education to the poorest and most remote communities of Peru.  Since 1993, she has brought medical and non-medical volunteers to the Peruvian Amazon Basin, bringing essential healthcare to over 55,000 people.  Named a CNN Hero for her work, she oversees Amazon Promise‚Äôs strategic operations and program development, managing all trip and volunteer logistics with the one goal of bringing sustainable health to Peru.  Raised in a family that emphasized volunteerism, Webster founded Amazon Promise to encourage global citizenship and to promote a healthful blend of traditional and Western medicine.  Today, she is an expert on cultural preservation, and provides insight into the resourcefulness, self-reliance, and vision one must have to create a life of meaningful service.

Sponsored by College Relations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308