7:30 – 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Marketplace of Ideas

South Entrance

8:30 – 8:35 am Opening Remarks:

Harbor Room

  • Kristen Dailey, Executive Director, Global Washington
8:35 – 9:10 am Opening Keynote:

Harbor Room

  • “Five Megatrends and Their Implications” presented by Kevin Baldwin, Pacific Northwest Market Managing Partner, PwC
9:10 – 9:55 am Current Events Panel in Plenary: International Development in Uncertain Times

Harbor Room

  • Mark Ferdig, Senior Team Leader, Strategic Response and Global Emergencies, Mercy Corps
  • KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Solutions
  • Jonathan Scanlon, Senior Advocacy Advisor, Oxfam America
  • Moderator: Deborah Wang, News and Feature Reporter, KUOW
9:55 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:30 am Concurrent Panels:

Failing Forward: Case study presentations of productive failures and lessons learned from practitioners.

Cove Room

  • Peter Drury, Director of Strategy, Splash
  • Peter Thorp, Executive Director, Rwanda Girls Initiative
  • John Tippett, Director, Mobile Health Innovations, Grameen Foundation
  • Moderator: Chitra Hanstad, Philanthropic Advisor, Seattle Foundation

Challenging Traditional Grantmaking: Funders will talk about new approaches to grantmaking that accelerate effective solutions.

Marina Room

  • Therese Caouette, Co-Executive Director,Partners Asia
  • Birger Stamperdahl, President & CEO, Give2Asia
  • Maya Winkelstein, Open Road Alliance
  • Moderator: Peter Blomquist, Adjunct Professor, International Studies, Seattle University

New Financials Models: Trends in NGO and social entrepreneurism financial models.

Sound Room

  • Lukasz Czerwinski, Deputy Director, Program Partnerships, Landesa
  • Jason Henning, Vice President, Investor & Donor Relations, Global Partnerships
  • Manisha Kathuria, Associate Director, Non-Profits at Russell Investments
  • Steve Schwartz, Co-Founder and Director, External Relations, Upaya Social Ventures
  • Moderator: Patricia Reiter, Executive Director, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

From Transactional to Transformational: Highlighting the Path/Abbott Ultra Rice collaboration to explore how business and nonprofit partnerships can improve lives. Topics include the roles of catalytic philanthropy and shared value in delivering social value, and characteristics that
make for an effective partnership.

Pacific Board Room

Sponsored by PATH

  • Susan Beverly, Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
  • Peiman Milani, Project Director, Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, PATH
  • Dan Schmitz,  Director of Analytical Research and Development, Abbott Nutrition
  • Moderator: Patty Russell, Managing Director, FSG

Interactive “Un-Panels”:

More than Rain and Coffee: Our region is in the process of building a global brand. Come give your input and help define Washington state’s identity. Is it more than coffee, software and rain?

Pierside Room

  • Facilitator: Hanson Hosein, Director, Communication Leadership, University of Washington

From Advocacy to Results: Advocacy comes in many forms – from raising awareness to changing policy. It can create sustainable solutions by generating “buy-in” and better policies. It can also be challenging to implement and to measure progress. Join experts as they demonstrate tools that can help direct your advocacy efforts and produce desired outcomes.

Inlet Room

  • Julia Robinson, Cote d’Ivoire and Advocacy Programs, Health Alliance International
  • Jonathan Scanlon, Senior Advocacy Advisor, Oxfam America
  • Kammerle Schneider, Senior Policy Officer, PATH
11:45 – 1:10 pm Lunch & Keynote:

International Promenade

  • Fast Pitch Presentations
    • Kelsey Birnbaum, Construction for Change
    • Carli Jones, Thriive
    • Kennedy Leavens, Awamaki
    • Marion McGowan, Mobility Outreach International
    • Jennifer Tanaka, OneWorld Now!
  • Presentation of Global Hero Award: Akhtar Badshah, Founder & CEO, Catalytic Innovators Group and Former Senior Director, Microsoft Corporation
  • Introduction of Lunch Speaker: Paula Clapp, Co-Founder, Seattle International Foundation
  • Lunch Keynote: Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer
    Prize-winning author and former reporter for the
    Los Angeles Times
1:25 – 2:40 pm Concurrent Panels:Knowing When to Say When. An invite-only session for Executive Directors/CEOs:

Inlet Room

  • Ed Bland, Former President & COO, Unitus, Inc.
  • Kate Cochran, Former Strategic Advisor and COO, Vittana
  • Cole Hoover, Co-Founder, Lumana
  • Moderator: Mary Kay Gugerty, Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

The Business of Giving: Trends in corporate philanthropy and where we are headed.

Sound Room

Sponsored by Global Impact

  • Patricia Devereux, Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropy, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director, Community Relations, Alaska Airlines
  • Jane Meseck, Director, Global Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Moderator: Melissa Pailthorp, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Former Senior Manager, Global Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Beyond Bells and Whistles: How to use innovative technology to advance your work.

Cove Room

  • Tom De Blasis, Design Innovation Director, Nike Foundation
  • Kevin Gallagher, Vice President, New Markets, Cascade Design
  • Peter Scott, Founder, Burn Manufacturing
  • Chris Sheach, Deputy Director, Disaster Response, World Concern
  • Moderator: Emer Dooley, Executive Director, Alliance of Angels Seed Fund

Bribes Without Borders: Stories and interactive case studies from NGOs, donors and businesses that explore practical solutions to corruption.

Pacific Board Room

Sponsored by Richter International Consulting

  • Randi Hedin, Board Member, buildOn
  • Chitra Nair, TRACE Scholar, UW Law School and formerly with Global Compact India
  • Barbara Smith, Director, Governance & Law, The Asia Foundation
  • Joe Whinney, Founder, Theo Chocolate
  • Moderator: Radha Friedman, World Justice Project
  • Moderator: Marion McGowan, Mobility Outreach International

Interactive “Un-Panels”:

Fast Pitch: Learn the techniques of pitching your organization and what’s unique about messaging for international programs.

Marina Room

  • Facilitator: Joy Portella, President, Minerva Strategies

Sustainable Development Goals and You: How the new SDGs connect to your work and how you can best position your organization.

Port Room

Sponsored by Landesa

  • Reem Gaafar, Attorney & Land Tenure Specialist, Landesa
  • Micheline Mwendike, Activist, Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA)
  • Johanna Torres, Legal Advisor, Fundacion Entre Mujeres
2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Plenary Panel Discussion: Funding Innovation

Harbor Room

  • Renee Kaplan, Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
  • Will Poole, Managing Partner, Unitus Seed Fund
  • Dipender Saluja, Managing Director, Capricorn Investment Group (invited)
  • Moderator: Kate Cochran, CEO, Skinny Rat Social Impact Solutions
4:00 – 4:30 pm Closing Keynote:

Harbor Room

  • Debora Comini, Deputy Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean, UNICEF
4:30 – 5:30 pm Reception & Global Socials: Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

International Promenade

  • Winner of the door prize announced – two first class tickets on Alaska Air!