Forum 2014 Agenda

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DRAFT event program as of June 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 10

5:30-7:30 pm - Opening Reception on Capitol Hill (United States Capitol - Room HVC-201)
Join us on Capitol Hill as we kick off InterAction’s 30th Anniversary Forum! Mingle with members of Congress at our opening reception where we will honor lawmakers who have been leaders in fighting poverty and engage with them and congressional staff in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Enjoy drinks, hor d’oeuvres and a live jazz performance by the Robert Redd Trio for an evening to remember! For more information, please contact Delyse Lawless at dlawless@interaction.org

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

8:00-10:00 am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking (Room 146 Lobby)

10:00 am-12:00 noon – Opening Plenary (Room 146)

Drivers of Change: How Do We Make A Difference? 
This plenary session will contrast the roles of different change agents, from the potential of social movements to create dramatic, disruptive changes, to the results driven approaches of many U.S. NGOs. The panel will discuss the relationship between social movements, the private sector and aid programs in a country’s development, with a particular emphasis on how U.S. NGOs can advance social justice as established relief and development actors. The session will also feature discussion of how we can talk about international development most effectively to build movements for global changes.

Moderator:
Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President, InterAction

Featuring:
Anne Goddard, President and CEO, ChildFund International
Rajiv Joshi, Interim CEO, The B-Team
Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International

InterAction's NGO Aid Map: Global Map Launch

Remarks by Jack Muhs, President and CEO, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc.

“Narrative Development Project” 

Tom Scott, Director, Global Brand & Innovation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction 

12:15-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch (Room 146)
The networking lunches will offer opportunities for discussion around topical issues concerning the NGO community, to share ideas and to make new connections.

12:15-1:45 pm   CEO Networking Lunch (Room 144B/C) (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
InterAction member CEOs rarely have the time simply to network with each other, find new partners or develop a network of relevant contacts. Whether you are new or have been engaged in this community for years, come spend some time with your colleagues from across the wide spectrum of InterAction members. There will be a CEO networking lunch each day as well as a special session in each of the workshop blocks for InterAction Member CEOs only.

1:45-3:15 pm – Workshops
This year, alongside the traditional workshops, we also have tracks designed for attendees with specific areas of focus (such as advocacy, communications, or private sector engagement).

3:30-5:00 pm – Plenary Session - Reflections on our Future: Moving Beyond Silos (Room 146)
This plenary session will examine the increasing convergence of different social and environmental challenges, including the interplay between sustainable development, social enterprise, gender, and humanitarian action. The panel will discuss the need for multifaceted approaches to address these challenges with particular focus on resilience, gender, and the pressure to understand and measure our impact in new ways.

Moderator:
Carolyn Woo, President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Featuring:
Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 
Kristin Hetle, D
irector of Strategic Partnerships, Advocacy, Civil Society, Communications, and of the Resource Mobilization Division, UN Women
Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), USAID

Keynote:
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

4:30 -7:30 pm – Exhibit Hours, Happy Hour, Scavenger Hunt & Networking (Rooms 145 and 147)
Our exhibitors and sponsors are valued partners in our work, providing expertise and important services. Be sure to visit the exhibit booths to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives. Come and engage with our exhibitors and sponsors in both exhibit halls during the happy hour reception. Join us for a fun, engaging and entertaining scavenger hunt in the exhibit halls. Collect all objects and win a prize! Note: Exhibit Halls will open at 4:30 p.m., but events will begin at 5:00 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives while enjoying a continental breakfast in the exhibit halls. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.

8:30-10:30 am – Humanitarian Community Meeting (Room 152B)
Formerly the HPP Business meeting, InterAction’s humanitarian members will gather with UN and U.S. government partners and colleagues to discuss issues currently facing the community. Note: Breakfast will be provided.

9:00-10:30 am – Workshops

10:45 am-12:25 pm – Plenary Session 

Engaging the Private Sector in New Partnerships (Room 146)
A UPS®-InterAction CEO Roundtable Event
The landscape in front of InterAction and the global community is a mix of daunting challenges and exciting opportunities – from climate change to a new Post 2015 development agenda, from a global movement to end poverty to new institutions ready to help partner, finance and scale up programs that work. We believe there is huge hope for a resilient humanity and the eradication of the structural causes of poverty. However, are we effectively collaborating across sectors, and channeling the right resources to move the needle where it matters? In our race to open markets and engage populations, are we sure our programs, products, and services are alleviating vulnerabilities and not creating deeper and more intractable chasms? Our panelists are committed to think this challenge through, to create connections that move us, in partnership, and to explore different ways in which NGOs and the corporate sector could engage that go beyond the philanthropic model.

Moderator:
Daniel J. Brutto, UPS Foundation Trustee, retired President, UPS International

Panelists:
Richard Leach, President and CEO, WFP for USA
Daryl Brewster, Chief Executive Officer, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Interview with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Room 146)

12:25-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 146, 145 and 147)
The networking lunches will offer the opportunity to discuss topical issues concerning the NGO community, to share ideas with colleagues, and to make new connections. Make sure to get your dessert and coffee in the exhibit halls and visit with exhibitors and artisans.

12:25-1:30 pm – CEO Lunch with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Room 144B/C) (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
Following his remarks at the plenary session, World Bank Group president Dr. Jim Yong Kim will sit down with InterAction member CEOs for a discussion of the future of international relief and development.  Dr. Kim is passionate about creating and partnering with a movement led by civil society. This candid dialogue will give CEOs the chance to discuss with Dr. Kim how we can meet the goal of ending poverty and how our sector must evolve to meet the challenges of the next 30 years.

12:25-1:45 pm   Young Professionals Networking Lunch (Room 150A)
Participants in the Young Professionals Summit are invited to join senior executives from leading NGOs for a special networking luncheon.

1:45-3:15 pm – Workshops

3:30-5:00 pm – Workshops

4:30-6:00 pm – Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths in both exhibit halls to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.

5:45-6:45 pm – 30th Anniversary Banquet Reception (Ballroom Pre-Function Space)

7:00-9:30 pm – 30th Anniversary Gala Banquet (Ballroom A)
Join us in celebrating InterAction's 30th Anniversary. The evening will honor the legacy of aid workers who lost their lives in service and acknowledge the achievement of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the humanitarian and development community. Featuring the Julia Taft Outstanding Leadership Award winners, in recognition of our 10 year victory on first amendment rights; the presentation of our Humanitarian Award; and concluding with a concert by the Adam Ezra Group.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths in both exhibit halls to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives while enjoying a continental breakfast. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.

9:00-10:30 am – Workshops

10:45 am-12:15 pm – Workshops

12:15-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 146, 145 and 147) 
The networking lunches will offer an opportunity for discussion around topical issues concerning the NGO community and an opportunity to share ideas and make new connections. Make sure to get your dessert and coffee in the exhibit halls and visit with exhibitors and artisans.

12:15-1:30 pm   CEO Networking Lunch (Room 144B/C)  (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
This networking lunch will be loosely structured around topics of interest to InterAction member CEOs, and will allow CEOs to connect with and learn from colleagues from across the wide spectrum of InterAction members.

1:45-3:15 pm – Closing Plenary

Where Will We Be in 30 Years? (Room 146)
This plenary session will discuss the future of the broad field of sustainable development. Panelists will debate where our field will be 30 years from now and how different future visions will intersect as we advance human well-being and prepare for a more sustainable future.

Moderator:
Dr. Charles F. MacCormack, Senior Fellow, InterAction

Featuring:
Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
Jane Nelson, Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

Conversation with Counselor to the President, John Podesta (Room 146)
 

Forum 2014 Sponsors

CRSPADFPlanet AidRockefeller & Co.Global CommunitiesNCBA CLUSABuddhist Tzu Chi FoundationAga Khan FoundationIRD