The MINN IDEA Summit
International Development Exchange and Action Summit
Reimagining International Development: Defining Purpose and Success
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
When: Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30am - Registration and Coffee
8:00 am to 4:15 pm - Program
Cost (includes lunch):
The IDEA Summit explores topics such as community engagement, conflict resolution, building corporate partnerships, building capacity, creative funding mechanisms, communication and new development trends. In addition to breakout sessions, networking with like-minded practitioners will be a large component of the day.
The theme of the fourth annual MINN IDEA Summit is Reimagining International Development: Defining Purpose and Success. The Summit aims to host a dialogue on how international development techniques are changing in order to keep up with a a changing global landscape; how goals are being reevaluated and successes measured and analyzed.
IDEA Summit 2016 keynote speaker is Harry Bader with the U.S. Global Development Lab. You can find a full bio here.
Through this online registration you will have the opportunity to select the specific breakout sessions that you prefer to attend. Please select your first and second preferences for each breakout period. Due to room occupancy capacities, not all attendees will be able to attend their first preference, though we will do our best to place you in one of your preferred choices. You can find the full descriptions of breakout sessions here. You will receive final confirmation of the breakout sessions for which you are registered when you check into the Summit.
The IDEA Marketplace allows Summit participants an opportunity to learn about Minnesotan organizations conducting international development work abroad, educational and professional development opportunities for practitioners, and social entrepreneurs providing products or services of interest to international NGOs. Some of this year's attendees include Land O'Lakes, The Improve Group and the American Refugee Committee. You can find a full list and descriptions of paritcipating Marketplace organizations here.
A special panel discussion Innovations in International Development, with local leaders in the field Ragui Assaad, Jill LaLonde, and Mohamed Idris, and moderated by Tyler Zabriskie, will conclude the 2016 IDEA Summit. Bios found here.
Lunch will be offered onsite. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available. In order to accommodate for their additional responsibilities, Marketplace participants will have an opportunity to reserve a box lunch when they register online.
MINN membership offers you discounted registration to the IDEA Summit and identifies you as an official member and supporter of Minnesota's international community at the Summit. Learn more about additional membership benefits.
Interested in sponsoring the 2016 IDEA Summit? Learn more about Sponsorship opportunities.
MINN is pleased to introduce the IDEA Summit Fellowship! The goals of the IDEA Summit Fellowship program are to foster diverse viewpoints at the IDEA Summit, build a long-lasting relationship between traditionally underrepresented communities and MINN, as well as providing professional enrichment and networking opportunities. Benefits of the fellowship include: discounted admission to the 2016 MINN IDEA Summit, a profile of the Fellow and/or their organization featured in the MINN Newsletter, exclusive networking opportunities with speakers at the IDEA Summit, a free year of MINN membership, and a lunch with the MINN President and Vice President. Learn more about the MINN fellowship.
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