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.
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.
SOME OF THE LUMINARIES YOU'LL HEAR FROM
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.
President & CEO, PATH
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, after serving as the CEO at CARE USA and working at the CDC as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
As a Principal on the Innovation Investment team at the Skoll Foundation, Raymond Guthrie develops and structures investments to scale the proven innovative approaches of Skoll social entrepreneurs to accelerate impact on the world’s most pressing problems.
Principal, Innovation Investments, Skoll Foundation
In her capacity as PSI's Global Goodwill Ambassador, Mandy has visited South Sudan, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago to launch and advocate for PSI programs on child survival, global health, innovative investment models, and gender-based violence. She is also a talented actress and Young Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum.
Actress and Global Ambassador, Population Services International
As President Obama's principal communications aide on national security, Ben oversees all communications, speechwriting, and global engagement on national security. Prior to that, he led Speechwriting at the White House and for the Obama campaign.
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting of National Security Council
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.
Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters
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 and innovative -- including introducing HCD to the challenge of unintended teen pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Founder and Board, Curious Company, IDEO
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.
CEO and co-founder, Premise
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.
Chief Scientist, NASA
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.
Executive Director, Global Development of XPRIZE
Parminder manages all the day-to-day strategic operations for one of Africa's biggest foundations. Under her leadership, The Tony Elumelu Foundation empowers African entrepreneurs as the primary driver of Africa's economic growth and social transformation.
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: