December 6, 2012
Port Facilities/Cruise Terminal at Bell Harbor Conference Center
The diverse and ambitious agenda will excite law students keen to learn more about the role of law in advancing international development. Here’s a sampling of agenda highlights. Visit the conference website for more details.
The morning Keynote will be delivered by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director and Founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, which has served over 9 million Afghans by providing education and health services to women and children.
Opening Plenary: “Redefining Development—From silos to collective impact”: The changing environment of international development, highlighting best examples in partnerships, innovations, and collaborations.
Evidence of Impact: Increasingly, donors and social impact investors are interested in funding programs with demonstrated impact. Demonstrating impact and adapting programs accordingly, however, can be a challenge. A multi-sectoral panel of speakers representing donor, academic, non-profit, and other communities, will address questions and challenges.
Engaging Diasporas: Washington is a cosmopolitan state with a large population of immigrants and expatriates from all over the world. Many of them are active in supporting development efforts back home. Residents of Washington who are involved in development activities in their countries of origin will discuss their experiences.
Beyond CSR: How corporations are paving the way to innovation through social intrapreneurship.
Small Concurrent Sessions: “The Doctor is In.” In these interactive, shorter sessions, attendees will gather in smaller groups to meet with experts and discuss questions related to their expertise and experience working in the nonprofit sector and/or global development. “The Doctor Is In” sessions do not include formal presentations. Rather, they focus entirely on exploring topics related to the presenter’s expertise.