About Forum 2014


At this time of dramatic change, addressing interconnected global issues is more important than ever. The annual InterAction Forum provides a unique opportunity for the leadership of NGOs, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to engage and forge common solutions to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized, moving us toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

For 30 years, the Forum has brought together representatives of international organizations from all sectors in the global development ecosystem, becoming one of the premier international development and humanitarian gatherings of its kind.

More than 1,000 attendees from more than 350 organizations participate in the Forum, where attendees learn from experts, network with peers, and engage with their colleagues on issues critical to our collective work.

Issues like natural disasters, food price volatility, climate change, technological advancement, and gender equity remain complex and dynamic. To build effective, sustainable long-term solutions that will serve the most vulnerable populations, alleviate poverty, and advance equality around the world, we need to harness the strength of multiple sectors, each with different perspectives and mandates. The Forum focuses on enhancing partnerships between all stakeholders to develop effective programs, policies, and mutually-beneficial solutions to alleviate poverty and advance equality and sustainability around the world.

This year the Forum will highlight our 30th anniversary as a community. We will begin with an opening reception on Capitol Hill on June 10. Alongside the traditional workshops and plenary sessions, we also have tracks specifically designed for attendees at different stages in their careers. Executives may benefit from the high-level leadership training and networking available through our CEO Track. There will be tracks of workshops for professional staff centered around themes such as building leadership, transparency and accountability, communications and outreach, accountability in humanitarian response, effective partnerships, and the evolution of international assistance. Graduate students and younger professionals may be interested in the Young Professionals Summit. Visit the Forum workshops page for more information. Centering your participation around one of these customized series customizes your experience in an effort to maximize your engagement, learning, networking opportunities.

Registration is now open!

For information about previous Forums, see the web highlights for Forum 2012 and Forum 2013.

Forum 2014 Sponsors

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