Forum 2019

About

Strengthening our Collective Impact

come for the networking stay for the networking

Event Location

InterAction Forum 2019 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Event Hotel

InterAction negotiated a discounted rate for InterAction Forum 2019 participants at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Guest rooms at the group rate of $272 are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis until May 2, 2019. Booking your room within the InterAction room block is an important way to support the community and ultimately keep meeting costs as low as possible.

Forum Co-Chairs

Suzanne Frindt

Suzanne Frindt joined as President and CEO of The Hunger Project in May 2017. Suzanne and her husband, Dwight, have been investors, volunteer fundraisers and activists for The Hunger Project for over 25 years and, as such, they have traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America to deeply engage in The Hunger Project’s programs, which mobilize people to create lasting society-wide progress in health, education, nutrition, family incomes and the empowerment of women.

Aleem Walji

Aleem Walji is Chief Executive Officer at the Aga Khan Foundation USA. In this role, Aleem focuses on deepening partnerships with US-based organizations to improve the quality of life of communities in Africa and Asia by building lasting institutions, strengthening civil society, and investing in local leaders.

2019 InterAction Award Recipients

Mobile App

The InterAction Forum mobile app for your phone or tablet has all the information you need to maximize your experience, including a customizable agenda, interactive maps, speaker bios, attendee, sponsor and exhibitor information, breakout session information, and more. InterAction will not print a full program this year and we strongly encourage all attendees to download the app for the most up-to-date information.

The mobile app will be available for download in mid-May. Please check back then for more information.

Student Volunteer Program

Application Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2019

InterAction invites college students to be part of our volunteer team at InterAction Forum 2019. Complete your application to participate in this invaluable experience supporting the premier gathering of international development and humanitarian professionals.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • In return for a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer time, college students will earn a complimentary full registration providing access to two days of breakout sessions, general sessions and networking activities
  • Network with participants from the public, private, and NGO communities who use the InterAction Forum as a platform to network, advance collective agendas, build skills, and share ideas and information
  • Learn about innovative ideas and issues facing the U.S. international NGO community

Opportunities and Positions:

  • Badge Checker: check badges, collect tickets
  • Greeter: greet attendees, direct traffic between breakout sessions
  • Registration: support on-site registration activities
  • Session Monitor: count attendance, keep time, assist with mobile app evaluations
  • Other miscellaneous support as needed

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity at InterAction Forum 2019, please e-mail your name, year in school, major, preferred e-mail and phone number, and a copy of your most recent class schedule to Forum@interaction.org. Once approved, we will send a schedule with available volunteer shifts. The deadline for submitting your application is Monday, May 13, 2019.

For questions about the volunteer program please contact Keith Preciados at kpreciados@interaction.org.

Contact Us

Please email Forum@InterAction.org if you have questions or need additional information.