Thursday, May 30, 2019
8:15 AM – 7:00 PM
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Join your international development current and future colleagues, competitors, funders, partners, and others for a day of discussion, debate, information exchange, and networking. Attendees will include development professionals representing NGOs, for profit international development companies, contractors, the private sector, consulting firms, universities, think tanks, government agencies, multilateral institutions, and much more. We expect more than 800 people to attend, representing all sectors and coming to share information and network. We will have keynote addresses, breakout sessions, an exhibit hall, and plenty of networking time!
Our morning general session will include a Keynote Address by Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President for the Humanitarian & Development Sector at Mastercard, and a Fireside Chat with Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator, USAID. We will have concurrent morning and afternoon breakout sessions: Working Together, Beyond Ted Talks – Communication to Drive Action, Private Sector Engagement in Development, Refugees, Financial Inclusion and the Fight Against Marginalization, and Global Education Policy. During lunch, we will announce our 2019 Rice Award Winner, and have a Writers Panel, with authors of recent books related to international development. And, we will then end the day with a Closing Plenary, moderated by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson on the topic of Development Disrupted. Throughout the day our Exhibit Hall will be open, as well as an Innovation Gallery, showcasing finalists in our Innovation Competition. All attendees, speakers, and exhibitors are welcome to join us at a Reception at the end of the day.
Register now to save your spot and plan to join us for a day of thoughtful and provocative exchange.
- Learn more about our Agenda
- Learn more about our Morning General Session
- Learn more about our Breakout Sessions
- Learn more about ourLightning Talk Contest
- Learn more about our Innovation Competition
- Learn more about our Writers Panel
- Learn more about our Closing Plenary Session