DEVEX WORLD 2016

The global development event of the year.

June 14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

Get Tickets

COUNTDOWN TO DEVEX WORLD:

CONVERGE. EXCHANGE. INSPIRE.

Innovation Partners:

Cargrill Pfizer PATH

Changemakers:

Global Impact Grant Thornton Premise Thomson Reuters

MORE THAN A CONFERENCE, IT’S A BREATH OF FRESH INSIGHT.

Thinkers & doers, changemakers & expert practitioners will converge by the hundreds at The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC on June 14, 2016. The first global development event of its kind, Devex World is a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions with one focus: you.

We enter a future where new models reign. No sector, no function, no professional can afford to miss the data revolution or arrive late to innovations transforming lives at scale. This more global, dynamic, competitive ecosystem is brimming with possibility.

Devex World is not just about understanding this future. It’s about charting it for you, your organization, and the world. Tickets are limited - reserve your place now.

Changing the world?
We're calling your name.

IT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Here’s a chance to lift your gaze and see what’s coming. What you and your organization might, no must, do differently. Swim across five streams essential for every development professional. And take your pick from 30 workshops, expert interactives, multimedia & hands-on experiences, and main stage conversations with leaders driving this future.

Impact, results, proven successes: essential to set your work apart. Our “Data Revolution” path will explore how data is fundamentally transforming M&E, and doing so much more: revolutionizing interventions in every sector and changing the way all projects are designed.
Don’t "communicate" at me. Tell me a story. It’s a way of thinking about advocacy that’s fit for this era of social media conversation. And the potential - including to build a movement around your mission - is real. Hear from those at the vanguard of a whole new way of communicating.
Financial innovation isn’t just for Wall Street. It’s driving a whole new way of doing development that’s reaching the poorest. Gain a new level of fluency in the language of social enterprise, impact investing, and blended finance, and translate the latest thinking into opportunities in your own work.
It’s the most overused word: innovation. But scale adds a new dimension that changes the whole idea. Delivering real, measurable change to people in need today by the millions is no buzzword - it’s the future of global development. We’ll uncover - together - the opportunities for your mission.
The intersection of business and global development is rich terrain. We’ll mine it together. New business models and new imperatives around climate, health, and supply chains are converging. Creating real business opportunities and lasting change - a transformation for our world and the way all of us work everyday.

SOME OF THE LUMINARIES YOU'LL HEAR FROM


Steve Davis

As president and CEO of PATH, Steve Davis combines his extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale. He oversees PATH’s work of driving transformative global health innovation to save and improve lives.

Steve Davis

Steve Davis

President & CEO, PATH


Helene Gayle

Dr. Gayle leads McKinsey & Company’s global non-profit to solve the world’s most critical and challenging social issues. She is an expert on global development, having been CEO at CARE USA and spending years at the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Helene Gayle

Helene Gayle

CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative


Raymond Guthrie

As a Principal on the Innovation Investment team at the Skoll Foundation, Raymond U. Guthrie develops and structures investments to scale the proven innovative approaches of Skoll social entrepreneurs, in order to accelerate impact on the world’s most pressing problems.

Raymond Guthrie

Raymond Guthrie

Senior Partner, Global Innovation Fund


Sandhya Hegde

As General Partner at Khosla Impact, Sandhya leads impact-tech investments across India and Africa. An engineer and entrepreneur at heart, Sandhya uses her expertise investing in energy, education and financial service technologies to assist high-impact entrepreneurs. She was also named a top investor under 40 in India.

Sandhya Hedge

Sandhya Hedge

General Partner, Khosla Impact


Kevin Martin

Kevin oversees, Facebook’s free Internet access program, Internet.org. Prior to Facebook, Kevin was Chairman at the FCC, helping pioneer adoption of a policy statement on net neutrality leading to the 2010 Open Internet Order.

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

VP Mobile and Global Access, Facebook


Patrick Meier

As Founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network, Patrick expertly advises global organizations on the use of aerial robots to solve humanitarian challenges. He has led disaster recovery missions using aerial robotics in over 12 countries and is a global thought leader and expert in digital humanitarian technology and innovation.

Dr. Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Executive Director, WeRobotics


Debra Messing

In her capacity as Global Health Ambassador for PSI, Debra has visited Zimbabwe and Zambia to advocate for HIV prevention programs. As an Ambassador, she has brought attention to progress being made against the epidemic by advocating for US investments in HIV/AIDS, and meeting with DFID and USAID. She is also a talented actress.

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Global Health Ambassador, PSI


Ben Rhodes

As President Obama's principal communications aide on national security, Ben oversees all communications, speechwriting, and global engagement on national security. He was previously leading Speechwriting at the White House and the Obama campaign.

Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting of National Security Council


Bob Schukai

Bob oversees mobile growth and the central technology innovation function at Thomson Reuters. He is an ambassador for the London Tech City Initiative and a Member of the British Empire for services to British trade / investment and promotion of STEM education.

Bob Schukai

Bob Schukai

Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters


Pam Scott

Pam helps teams and organizations discover and leverage Human-Centered Design (HCD), particularly in the social sector. As the founder of The Curious Company and a member of the Board of Director at IDEO.org, she inspires companies to be more consumer-focused, innovative -- including introducing HCD to the challenge of unintended teen pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pam Scott

Pam Scott

Founder and Board, Curious Company, IDEO


Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith oversees a team of 10,000 professionals at USAID working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote democratic societies globally. In addition to her experience covering military, economic and political affairs in Africa, she has been a driving force behind Presidential initiatives that are advancing USAID’s mission, and now fulfills a vital role in shaping America’s international development policy.

Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith

Administrator, USAID


Megan Smith

As Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan was appointed by President Obama to lead technology policy, data and innovation initiatives for the country. An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Meghan has over 25 years of experience working on innovative projects at Google and PlanetOut, and co-founding the Malala Fund.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Chief Technology Officer, The White House


David Soloff

David leads Premise, a data and analytics company that is measuring economic, political and social developments in real-time using mobile software. David has experience in capital markets, data infrastructure, tech startups, and is on the advisory board of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences.

David Soloff

David Soloff

CEO and co-founder, Premise


Ellen Stofan

Dr. Stofan serves as principal advisor to the NASA Administrator on science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. She most recently was Vice President at Proxemy Research and an honorary professor at University College London.

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Ellen Stofan

Chief Scientist, NASA


Zenia Tata

Zenia leads XPRIZE’s global expansion by designing and launching exciting prizes to address failures in the traditional development sector. She has worked across 20 countries, always at the nexus of technology and social impact, focusing on how to leverage technological innovations for greater good.

Zenia Tata

Zenia Tata

Executive Director, Global Development of XPRIZE


Parminder Vir

Parminder manages all the day-to-day strategic operations to ensure the Foundation continues its mission of empowering African entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, the Foundation continues to make entrepreneurship the primary driver of Africa’s economic growth and social transformation.

Parminder Vir

Parminder Vir

CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation


YOUR DAY IN A NUTSHELL

YOU SHOULD ATTEND

Global Development is a bigger tent than ever, and Devex World covers all of it. Private & public, NGO & corporation, foundation & social enterprise - we’re all in this together. Whether you design, operate, or lead solutions to the world’s toughest problems, Devex World is for you. We won’t put you in a box but if you must know, these are the kinds of professionals you’ll meet:

The voice behind the mission, you craft the narrative, build the brand, and protect the reputation.
You see opportunities for impact all around you and connection points that others have missed. Starting-up or changing from within, it doesn’t matter: it’s all about making something appear from nothing.
People aren’t widgets. You get that more than anyone. Spotting them, cultivating them, building a high-performance team worthy of the challenges your organization means to tackle - that’s what drives you.
Good intentions will only get you so far. And with the unprecedented scale of human crisis around the world, it's nowhere near far enough. You’re not interested in how it was done before; you want to find solutions that match the world we’re in today.
You love technology. Love it. Not just for what it can do but for what it is. That enthusiasm can be more powerful than the technology itself and can lead to solutions - life-saving solutions - no one else saw coming.
People Attending

DEVEX WORLD 2016

The Mead Center for American Theater

June 14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

Register through March 31st for your discounted ticket

Get Tickets