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Third Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018

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Computer History Museum

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Mountain View, CA 94043

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The African Diaspora Network Board Members and team is pleased to announce the third annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS 2018) taking place in Silicon Valley from January 26-27, 2018. Entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, innovators, public and social leaders from across the globe are invited to join us for this catalytic convening to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, Diasporans, and friends of Africa.

Our 2018 theme, “Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within,” seeks to amplify the changemakers and leaders shaping the Continent’s future. Experts, panelists, and participants will engage in fruitful dialogue to examine the crossroads between human capital, natural resources, investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in Africa.

This two-day conference will provide networking, community-building, and knowledge-sharing with symposium attendees as we celebrate a spirit of abundance and unearth the richness of the Continent’s resources, as well as the talents and contributions of Africans, friends of Africa, and Diasporans.


SESSION OVERVIEWS

DAY ONE: MAGNIFYING WHAT’S WITHIN: THE STATE OF AFRICA

Friday, January 26 | 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Be inspired by our keynote speaker, the opening session on the State of Africa, and learn about current business and investment trends. Hear African Diaspora Entrepreneurs speak how their innovative work is transforming communities in Africa. Immerse in human-centered design workshop focuses on applying technology for promoting small shareholder poultry farming across communities in Africa. Participate in formal and informal networking sessions to exchange ideas and interact with diverse stakeholders.

DAY TWO: AMPLIFYING ABUNDANCE

Saturday, January 27 | 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Start your morning with African Drums followed by a keynote presentation on the Business Case for Investing in Africa. Learn what the State of the African Diaspora is. Participate in panel sessions on education, technology, agriculture, impact investment, and venture philanthropy. In the afternoon, gain foundational skills on how to build and sustain businesses. Meet Builders of Africa's Future, stay for the African Diaspora Impact & Innovation Awards, a call to action and a reception.

For the full description of our multiple, daily sessions:

Visit the ADIS 2018 website here: https://adis2018.squarespace.com/


Accommodations

ADIS2018 guests traveling by plane can arrive at San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport. The surrounding area offers a number of hotels; though we encourage you to book the designated Official Hotel.

HOTEL

The African Diaspora Investment Symposium designated Official Hotel with a negotiated Special Rates for our attendees is listed below:

HOTEL AVANTE

860 E. El Camino Mountain View, CA 94040
Tel: 650-940-1000 | Fax: 650-968-7870 | Toll free: 800-538-1600 (4.3 miles from the Museum) www.jdvhospitality.com
Thursday: $249 plus Taxes
Friday & Saturday: $129 plus Taxes

**Rates include complimentary full breakfast, WIFI & parking.
**TRANSPORTATION: Free shuttle service from this hotel will be provided by The African Diaspora Network.

Link to Other Hotels in the Area – transportation is not included.


African Diaspora Network Leadership:

Almaz Negash: almaz@africandiasporanetwork.org & Dan Hartz: Dan@africandiasporanetwork.org

196 N 3rd St. 3rd Fl. Suite J, San Jose, CA 95112


Welcome!
The African Diaspora Network Board Members and team is pleased to announce the third
annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS 2018) taking place in Silicon
Valley from January 26-27, 2018. Entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, innovators,
public and social leaders from across the globe are invited to join us for this catalytic
convening to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans,
Diasporans, and friends of Africa.
Our 2018 theme,
“Building Africa’s Future: Magnifying What is Within,”
seeks to
amplify the changemakers and leaders shaping the Continent’s future. Experts, panelists,
and participants will engage in fruitful dialogue to examine the crossroads between
human capital, natural resources, investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and
technology in Africa.
This two-day conference will provide networking, community-building, and knowledge-
sharing with symposium attendees as we celebrate a spirit of abundance and unearth the
richness of the Continent’s resources, as well as the talents and contributions of Africans,
friends of Africa, and Diasporans.
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