DEVEX WORLD 2016

The global development event of the year.

June 14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

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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

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Helene Gayle

CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative


Helene Gayle

CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative

Helene D. Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. Previously, she was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian, and health issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Dr. Gayle serves on public company and non-profit boards including: The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the New America Foundation, the ONE Campaign, and the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. She has received 13 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.

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David Soloff

CEO and co-founder, Premise


David Soloff

CEO and co-founder, Premise

David Soloff is CEO and co-founder of Premise, a data and analytics company political and social developments in real-time. Using mobile software, Premise generates insights derived from data collected by its network of more than 25,000 people in nearly 40 countries. Based in San Francisco, the company serves some of the world’s largest international development, government and financial institutions.

David has nearly two decades of experience in capital markets, data infrastructure and tech startups, running the gamut from quant modeling to corporate strategy. He serves on the advisory board of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences, where he was appointed by Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and is also a Venture Partner with Bowery Capital, an early stage venture fund.

David holds a PhD (ABD) from Berkeley, where he was a Javits and Pritchett Fellow pursuing the study of social, economic and linguistic history of the Greek and Roman world. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia, graduating magna cum laude in Near Eastern Linguistics.

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Dr. Ellen Stofan

NASA Chief Scientist


Dr. Ellen Stofan

NASA Chief Scientist

Dr. Ellen Stofan was appointed NASA chief scientist on August 25, 2013, servingas principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

Prior to her appointment, Stofan was vice president of Proxemy Research in Laytonsville, Md., and honorary professor in the department of Earth sciences at University College London in England. Her research has focused on the geology of Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon Titan, and Earth. Stofan is an associate member of the Cassini Mission to Saturn Radar Team and a co-investigator on the Mars Express Mission's MARSIS sounder. She also was principal investigator on the Titan Mare Explorer, a proposed mission to send a floating lander to a sea on Titan.

Her appointment as chief scientist marks a return to NASA for Dr. Stofan. From 1991 through 2000, she held a number of senior scientist positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., including chief scientist for NASA's New Millennium Program, deputy project scientist for the Magellan Mission to Venus, and experiment scientist for SIR-C, an instrument that provided radar images of Earth on two shuttle flights in 1994.

Stofan holds master and doctorate degrees in geological sciences from Brown University in Providence, R.I., and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. She has received many awards and honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Stofan has authored and published numerous professional papers, books and book chapters, and has chaired committees including the National Research Council Inner Planets Panel for the recent Planetary Science Decadal Survey and the Venus Exploration Analysis Group.

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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.
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DEVEX WORLD 2016

The Mead Center for American Theater

June 14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

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