DEVEX WORLD 2018
Devex World 2018 is a key event on the global development calendar. Leaders, experts, and practitioners from across the humanitarian, global health, sustainability, and development community will be there. To consider your own attendance, we are delighted to share with you the just-published agenda.
CAIDP members attending Devex World 2018 can benefit from a members discount - contact Nicole Leguerrier for information
Attendance is limited, so if you are considering your participation we recommend learning more and reserving your place now.
WHAT IS DEVEX WORLD?
Devex World is our flagship conference. It’s a unique and important event on the global development calendar in that it brings together a truly diverse set of actors from the worlds of government, business, technology, finance, NGOs, and more. We focus on the future of global development, how the industry is changing, and how the world’s most innovative practitioners and enterprises are changing the way global development work gets done.
The event attracts 1,000 professionals. It’s a mix of big name leaders you know and people you’ve never heard of but are doing some of the most fascinating and innovative work in the world. There’s incredible diversity which helps us connect the dots for all participants about what’s really happening in global development. Among our attendees and speakers are Malcolm Gladwell, the head of the World Health Organization, the First Lady of Afghanistan, Facebook’s Africa policy director, a Daily Show writer, two of President Trump’s top foreign aid appointees, Rwanda’s former health minister, billionaire philanthropists, the founder of Teach for All, and a financial inclusion startup that just raised $50 million and hired away Uber’s chief data scientist. You get the idea.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
It’s an intense day of programming and networking. One minute you’re listening to the co-founder of WeWork describe how the very nature of employment is being fundamentally transformed, and the next you’re rubbing shoulders with the CEO of a revolutionary social enterprise right in your sector but that you never heard of. There’s also live music, inspirational multimedia, and a tech zone where you can touch and feel the most cutting-edge products for our sector. To cap it off there’s a roof deck reception celebrating this moment of women’s leadership in global development and then an afterparty where you can dance off the day.
Think tech conference. Jeans abound, ties don’t. Basically it’s smart people dressed smartly.
WHEN AND WHERE?
This full day event is on Tuesday, June 12 - just three weeks from now. It’s held in Washington, DC at the Mead Center for the American Theater. The venue is a glass enclosed ensemble of separate theaters connected by open spaces and terraces. People come from around the world for this event and I hope to see many of you there too!