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2016 Innovation Partners:

Cargrill PATH Pfizer RTI

2016 Changemakers:

Global Impact Grant Thornton Premise Tableau Thomson Reuters


The first global development event of its kind, Devex World is a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions with one focus: you. Take your pick from over 30 workshops, expert interactives, multimedia & hands-on experiences, and main stage conversations with leaders driving this future.

Don’t press the snooze button. Devex World’s progressive panels will wake you up with a cascade of bold thinkers driving a new era in global development. Expect fresh insights and first-hand accounts around groundbreaking technology, new partnership models, an evolving development-humanitarian dynamic, and how key institutions are adapting to the future that is upon us.

How can we examine an array of cross-cutting issues and critical sectors in one day? By bringing you the most inspiring TED-style presenters for rapid-fire explorations of the most important topics of our time - from Zika, to tracking illegal fisheries, to the future of refugee camps, to innovating impact evaluations and so much more.

Get ready to meditate. We’ll do it together and better understand what role mindfulness might play in your organization. And there’s rapid-prototyping, a skill every development professional must know. Think you know how to solve sticky situations? Join our governance role-play and see what it’s like to sit in a world leader’s chair. Devex World is your opportunity to learn new skills and -- more importantly -- unlock new ideas and approaches to your work.

Meet, mingle and collaborate with the biggest players in international development. The doers, the thinkers, the influencers - they’ll all be here. Connect and see what new doors might open. (Oh, and you’re not alone: our event app will help you to meet the right stakeholders based upon your role, region and technical expertise.)

Get a glimpse of the future in our hands-on learning lab. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to experience the new and revolutionary technologies and products that are quickly changing global development. Think virtual reality, humanitarian drones, telepresence robots, and high-tech refugee tents -- you’ll touch and understand the nexus of technology and global development.

Our Innovation Partners are some of the most important institutions shaping the global development community, and you’ll get to know them up-close. Add your organization to Cargill’s partner map, experiment with new technologies from RTI, get a handle on PATH’s latest global health tools, and see what Pfizer has in store for achieving the SDGs.


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See you in Washington, D.C. on June 12th 2018

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