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May 27-30, 2011 @ Eden Nature Park and Resort Toril, Davao City

welcome messages, page 1 the OC, page 4 about AIESEC, page 5 about DevCon 2011: Blazing New Trails, page 6 agenda, page 7 events, page 10 what to bring, page 11 house rules, page 12 fees and penalties, page 13 way to Eden, page 14 post-tour, page 15 contacts, page 17

Joan Florentino
Member Committee President AIESEC in the Philippines 2011-2012

"There is no shame in wanting to change the world, no prejudice in pure service, and no excuse in not knowing any better." J. Florentino, 2011 To my dearest members; Welcome to the first national conference of AIESEC in the Philippines. The Development Conference has always served as an ice breaker for many new officers and leaders who, for the past months, have been focused mostly on their Local Committees and its individual plans. For many, the Development Conference is their first taste of shared planning with other LC's, their first opportunity to come across best and good case practices, and their first taste of legislation. The conference has also always been the venue to officially bid farewell to the previous term and celebrate as we welcome the new year. Term 2011-2012 has realized that the conference has more to offer than the usuals and, this year, this potential will have the opportunity to see the light of day. DevCon 2011-2012 will bring many changes to AIESEC in the Philippines and the subsequent conferences thereafter. The Member Committee have all worked tirelessly to ensure a healthy, relevant, inspirational, and memorable conference. Just the same, AIESEC Ateneo de Davao University has also challenged themselves to provide the delegates the best of Davao. It is with great honor and pride that I welcome the national plenary to a new and promising term. AIESEC in the Philippines 2011-2012 opens today with 637 members and 7 recognized local committees. After months or weeks (for some) of planning and preparation, the inevitable has arrived. It is time to test ourselves, our abilities, and our commitment. We now take the first step on this long but enjoyable hike. As we hold onto each other's hands, I ask you to allow yourselves to be guided by those who have been chosen to navigate our journey. With much humility, I ask for your trust that, no matter how it may seem along the way, the Member Committee will never allow the country to lose its way.

Nearly a month ago our country set to outdo itself by over 400% when 6 of our entities came together during the National Transition Camp and challenged themselves to achieve 2050 exchanges by the end of our terms. It is with this number that the Member Committee will adjust its capacity, ability, and efforts in order to service and guide you to achieving this. For it is without question that your victory is our only measure of success. There will be many tears shed in the next 12 months. Anger, frustration, and misunderstanding will not be a stranger to any of us. Helplessness and vulnerability will come knocking on our doors. But it is only through these that we realize the power of working together as one. For only as a unit will we learn to heal anger, nurse frustrations, and mend misunderstandings. Only in a conscious effort to be one will we have others to lean on in times of helplessness and vulnerability. Only by working together as a country will we ever achieve anything. AIESEC is a community that operates to sustain the well-being of its members and to matter to the world. For 43 years this organization has spoken widely about the impact it would like to create. Yes, throughout the years there have been moments of great impact and moments of underperformance. I believe that, as we come into our 44th year, we are blessed with the gift of circumstance. For it is in this year that all things seem to fall into the right place. Exchange, once again, has been included in many AIESECer's career path, departments have learned to work in synergy, strong and competent leaders are becoming abundant, and the Member Committee is committed to fulfilling its promises to their people. Added to this are the current trend of international partnerships, a growing culture of conference attendance and conference quality (both for national and international), and the new AIESEC Experience which is coupled with AIESEC 2015. The year is very promising but promises will only go so far. My greatest wish for this country is for the flames to never wane but, instead, ignite with greater strength each day. And so I leave you all with one thought, once it becomes difficult, will you revert to what's easy?

Lianna Patricia Foronda


Organizing Committee President National Development Conference 2011

My AIESEC career is not as flowery or as flamboyant as others that you know. Yes, I have been around AIESEC for quite some time now. In fact, I had my ACAMP way back August of 2009, and now it's already May of 2011. I am going to graduate this coming March 2012 and I just can't have my AIESEC career end without doing something relevant, both to myself, and to the global community. So when the opportunity as an OCP was offered to me, I immediately grabbed the chance. Many say that the task of an OCP is no joke. It requires a lot of patience, effort, and time. But I disregarded these all and challenged myself to make this event successful. This year, DevCon 2011 will take AIESEC to "Blazing New Trails", expanding to greater opportunities, unimaginable heights, farther milestones, and a more intense AIESEC experience to everyone. DevCon 2011 will serve as a platform for the greatest and youngest agents of positive change of the Philippines to discuss matters on how to achieve a world that recognizes the peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential. My OC and I have made sure that all of this will be delivered with top quality that only AIESEC deserves.
It is not easy to organize a national conference; it is not easy to deliver what everyone's wants and needs are and to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Sleepless nights despite our summer classes' exams the following day, countless cups of coffee ingested to meet the deadlines, innumerable times presenting the partnership proposal, and many more were met by the OC head on during the approximately 3 months of preparation. And now, on this fateful 27nd day of May, 2011, there is nothing more to do, but meet DevCon 2011 in the flesh. So in behalf of AIESEC Davao LC and my really talented OC team, I gladly welcome you to DevCon 2011: Blazing New Trails!

OCVP for Business Operations

OCVP for Treasury

OC Staff

OC Staff

OC Chair

OCVP for Delegation Management & Servicing

OCVP for Venue Management & Logistics

OCVP for Archive Management

OC Staff
OCVP for Publicity & Promotions

OC President

AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. It is the largest student-run organization in the world as recognized by the United Nations. AIESEC in the Philippines is registered as NGO in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Present in 110 countries and 1700 universities with over 4000 global partners and supporters. AIESEC provides its members with an integrated development experience, comprised of leadership opportunities, international internships and participation in a global learning environment. We constantly strive towards our vision of Peace and Fulfillment of Humankinds Potential through our international platforms which enables young people to explore and develop their leadership potential for them to have a positive impact in the society. AIESEC Philippines was established in 1968 with the University of the Philippines being the first local committee. Today, Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, De La Salle Lipa University, Miriam College, and University of Asia and the Pacific have joined AIESEC Philippines.

The National Development Conference, also known as DevCon, is the first among the five national conferences of AIESEC in the country. It is to be held for the purposes of year planning of the AIESEC universities in the Philippines, exchange development and alignment of supporting systems, training officers of AIESEC and discharging of the Member Committee of the previous fiscal year. DevCon 2011: Blazing New Trails brings together the newly elected executive teams and other AIESEC leaders to venture out beyond their comfort zone and tap into the prime of their potentials as another promising AIESEC year awaits. Its a hike to new heights! And to be able to reach the top of the terrain entails preparation and being in action, thats what DevCon will gear you up.

Dont go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment. Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf. Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

ANDO BUENAYRE SIRAIT


DevCon 2011 Chair

CHRISTOPHER ARONSON
MCVP for Incoming Exchange

WALLIS CHAN
MCVP for Business Development

JACKIE CRISOSTOMO
MCVP for External Relations

JOCEL DILAG
MCVP for LC Development

JOAN FLORENTINO
MC President

ZIM KHO
MCVP for Outgoing Exchange

APRIL ONG VAO


MCVP for Projects

SILVIA OPREA
MCVP for Communications

JUDD VITENTE
MCVP for Talent Management

AIESEC Binibini
What better way to kick off DevCon than with a bang! Continuing an AIESEC tradition worldwide, Binibini will showcase the lesser known talents of AIESECers that they are willing to flaunt. Be entertained and amazed by the contestants antics that are both unpredictable and unexpected. You dont want to miss this.

Socials Night
Expect a fresh bundle of extraordinary and unforgettable activities. Its all about making friends and having fun!

Explore Eden
This years DevCon takes you closer to Mother Nature. Our venues vast area is equipped with challenging obstacles and must-see spots. A 7-pit stop leg has been prepared to test teamwork, patience, and intelligence that we believe every AIESECer possesses.

bank deposit slip parents consent form valid identification card writing materials (notebook, pen) toiletries insect repellant (OFF lotion) first aid kit

WHAT TO WEAR
Day 1: Comfortable clothes (Come as you are. ) Day 2: Semi-Casual (Day) Comfortable clothes* (Night) Day 3: Semi-Casual (Day) Comfortable clothes* (Night) Day 4: Rubber shoes, DevCon Shirt (if you ordered) or Comfortable clothes that you wouldn't mind getting wet or dirty
*preferably for cold weather

flashlight

swimwear (optional)
umbrella/raincoat extra cash

Regarding attire for plenaries and sessions, the dress code is as follows:
Absolutely no slippers allowed. For men, no shorts or sandos. For women, dress conservative.

IDs must be surrendered to the OC-in-charge when leaving the sessions. Failure to come back within an hour will be penalized accordingly. Leaving the conference proper without due notice and authorization from the OC is strictly prohibited. Tardy delegates will be fined accordingly. All costs or fees not covered by the conference fee will be charged to the delegate.

Room assignments will be strictly enforced.


Delegates caught roaming around after lights out (2:00 am) will be fined. No one is allowed to wander in the Mountain Trail. Whoever is caught doing so will be fined. The resort and the DevCon 11 OC will not be responsible for any losses of your valuables. Losses of any resort items or damage to the resorts property will be charged accordingly. Delegates are expected to respect other guests, staff, local residents, and property. The Organizing Committee, along with the resort management, reserves the right to quarantine unruly and/or delinquent delegates.

PENALTIES
No deposit slip No parents consent forms Missed transportation schedule without prior notice Violation of dress code Unexcused tardiness in sessions* Unexcused absence from sessions Continuous disappearance/AWOL** Non-conformance to room assignments Violation of off-limit areas Late registration arrival without prior notice*** P 700 P 100 P 200 P 50/session P 20/session P 50/session P 300 after first warning P 50/night P 100/incident P 300

*Failure to arrive before the first speaker of each session begins is considered late **Third offense means removal of the delegate from the conference proper ***Failure to register before the start of the opening plenary is considered late

CANCELLATION FEES
Registration Shirt Transportation Post tour P 500 P 150 P 300 P 300

*All notifications of cancellation must be done on or before May 25, 2011.

By paying the PhP400 transportation fee (inclusive of food and drinks), you are entitled to a bus ride on May 27 and May 30. May 27 Bus Pick-up Schedules at the Davao International Airport

First trip 9:00 am Second trip 12:00 noon


Those arriving before May 27 are highly encouraged to ride the bus at the airport since public transportation will be very costly.

White Water Rafting at Davao Wildwater Adventure


Inclusive of: Transportation (from Crocodile Park to Rafting area and back) Packed lunch & bottled water Use of Gears & Equipment Raft guide Souvenir shirt Documentation (2 Disc per group of 6)

Ticket to ZIP CITY (Zipline)


ITINERARY 8:00 am 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 12:00 nn 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

Assembly at Crocodile Park Departure Arrival at Put In area, Tamugan Start of Rafting Lunch Arrival at Take Out area, Purok 8, Lacson Departure for Crocodile Park Arrival at Crocodile Park

AVAIL FOR ONLY

Php 2,000.00

++ Tour at the Crocodile Park, Tribu K Mindanawan, and Butterfly House

White Water Rafting Checklist


Rash guard or light weight long-sleeved shirt (wear the most comfortable for you) Sun block Sunglasses or prescription glasses with string or strap (optional) Old Sneakers, neoprene booties, or river shoes (or any footwear that is not easy to come off) Water or energy drink Towel or towels Plastic bag(s) (for wet things such as sneakers) Change of clothes Snack and drink

+ NIGHT TOUR AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE


The OC team is willing to be your TOUR GUIDE to the hottest clubs and bars around the city! Just ask them nicely

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the following OCs:

Trisha Foronda (OC President) +63 922 944 1952 / email: lianna_foronda@yahoo.com Ena Rosaroso (OCVP for Logistics) +63 923 244 8456 / email: enarosaroso@gmail.com Stephen Visitacion (OCVP for Delegation Mgmt.) +63 922 860 0424 / email: stephenvisitacion777@gmail.com