Global Washington’s 8th Annual Conference


Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, WA

Early Bird Price: $150 (members) // $200 (non-members)
Email for member discount code.

Regular Price: $200 (members) // $275 (non-members)


Executive Director Roundtable featuring Amy White

Brown bag discussions that convene Executive Directors and senior executives to explore various leadership and management topics.

Our guest speaker is Amy White, Senior Community Relations and Public Affairs Officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Amy will provide an overview of the Gates Foundation’s global work, discussing program strategies and a framework for the future. Bring your questions!

Amy White
Senior Officer, Community Relations & Public Affairs
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Who: GlobalWA members ONLY
When:  Thursday, June 16 // 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: GlobalWA office // 500 Union Street // Seattle, WA 98101


If you are interested in calling in to participate remotely, please contact Pratima Stanton at

Fast Pitch: Taking Risks to Change the World


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How can we take risks to change the world for the better?

Seattle is at the epicenter of disruptive thinking around complex global challenges and international development. Join us along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a fast-paced evening as GlobalWA members present dynamic 2-minute pitches about their programs, solutions and out-of-the-box ideas designed to have a transformational impact on society and improve lives around the world. Conversations, idea generating and networking to follow the presentations.

FREE to attend. Registration required as space is limited.

Are you a GlobalWA member interested in giving a 2-minute pitch? Fill out this application and return to us no later than April 28. Those selected will be notified in early May.

Want tips for giving a memorable pitch? Need some pointers to get you started? Click here for fast pitch guidance and instructions.

Everyone welcome to attend. Fast Pitch application restricted to GlobalWA members.

Fast Pitch: Taking Risks to Change the World

Thursday, June 9
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
440 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109


Spring Member Celebration

Spring 2016 Member Celebration

We’re celebrating GlobalWA members and YOU’RE INVITED! Join us on May 12 for our Spring Member Celebration as we honor those fighting poverty across the globe. Leaders throughout Washington state are finding solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges and working every day to improve lives in developing countries, and we can’t wait to toast their dedication and success.

We encourage you to contribute silent auction experiences — coffee conversations with a thought leader, lessons on African cooking, non-tourist advice on a trip to India, or anything creative. To start us off, we’ve secured some great items — a stay at an Orcas Island cabin, a sunny Hawaiian vacation, a scenic PNW tour in a private plane, and more! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help raise the profile of our members and their work. For more information, email Pratima Stanton at

What: Spring Member Celebration
When: Thursday, May 12 // 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 415 Westlake
415 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Member price: $60
Non-member price: $75
Email for member code
(If you cannot be there in person, consider making a donation here.)