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Global Partnership Initiative
Washington, DC
April 16, 2013


Date: 03/28/2013 Description: 2013 Global Diaspora Forum logo - State Dept Image

AGENDA: 2013 GLOBAL DIASPORA FORUM IN WASHINGTON, DC

(times and sessions subject to change)

Under the theme of “Where Ideas Meet Action” the 2013 GDF in Washington, DC provides the platform to discover inspiring stories from prominent diaspora figures in American popular culture, demonstrate exemplary initiatives in international development and diplomacy undertaken by diasporans of all generations, and showcase methods of organization and cultural bridge-building that encourage next-generation diasporans to connect with their countries of heritage.

DAY 1: MONDAY, MAY 13th, 2013

OFFICIAL OPENING: USAID, WASHINGTON, D.C.

UNCONFERENCE EVENTS

8:30 am – 10:30 am

OFFICIAL OPENING of the 2013 GDF DC

Welcome Reception and Registration*

LOCATION: The USAID Headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building (Pavilion Room), Washington, DC

USAID hosts the official opening of the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, DC with a breakfast reception and registration session to welcome and gather the 2013 GDF DC participants. An overview will be provided of Day 1’s Unconference events and Day 2 activities at the U.S. Department of State

* IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: This session at USAID is ONLY for GDF participants with a confirmed reservation. ALL PARTICIPANTS WITH A CONFIRMED RESERVATION MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO ID FOR SECURITY CHECK-IN AND TO REGISTER DURING THIS SESSION FOR THE 2-DAY GDF.

9:00 – 9:15 am

WELCOMING REMARKS

Dr. Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development

9:15 – 9:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (Invited)

9:30 – 10:30 am

AN ALL-STAR CONVERSATION with DR. RAJIV SHAH (invited)

Prominent Americans from our diverse communities share their personal diaspora experiences discuss their work in human development, at home and abroad.

Live Q&A with DC participants

10:30 – 10:45 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

OFFICIAL OPENING EVENTS CONTINUE at USAID

12:00 pm - remainder of day

Unconference Day Events throughout Washington, D.C.*: Schedule forthcoming

IdEA is proud to partner with an extensive range of organizations around Washington, D.C. that will host events showcasing the diversity of American diaspora communities, provide the opportunity to convene leaders and engage in a dialogue on wide range of relevant diaspora issues and engagement. Events range from panels or roundtable discussions, to lunches, receptions, and networking events.

* Open to the public but may require participant reservations with individual event organizations.

6:00 – 8:00 pm

EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION at USAID’s PAVILLION ROOM

END OF DAY 1 GDF DC


DAY 2: TUESDAY, MAY 14th, 2013

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON, D.C.

8:00 – 8:50 am

SECURITY CHECK-IN*

LOCATION: The U.S. Department of State Headquarters

(2201 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C.)

* DAY 2 AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS WITH A CONFIRMED GDF RESERVATION. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A VALID PHOTO ID TO GO THROUGH SECURITY CHECK-IN. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THE EVENTS. If you have a confirmed GDF reservation and were unable to register at the USAID Headquarters on the morning of Day 1, you must register as you check in at the State Department on Day 2.

Live GDF Twitter Feed

and Live-Stream from Dublin, Ireland and Silicon Valley

throughout the day

MORNING PLENARY

8:50 – 9:00 am

WELCOMING REMARKS
The Special Representative of the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships

U.S. Department of State

9:00 – 9:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Invited)

9:30 – 9:45 am

SHOWCASE DUBLIN

Via live-stream, the Dublin GDF showcases prominent speakers, providing high level messages and highlights from the EU Forum.

9:45 – 11:00 am

AN ALL-STAR CONVERSATION

Celebrating American Diversity: The Stories Behind the Scenes

Prominent Americans from our diverse communities share how their personal diaspora experiences influence their work in human development, at home and abroad.

Live Q&A with DC participants and questions submitted via Twitter

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

AN ALL-STAR CONVERSATION

The Game Changers: Diaspora Athletes Take Action

Hear from celebrated American athletes on their ties with their diaspora communities and how they translate a life in sport into a life of philanthropy and public service.

Live Q&A with DC participants and questions submitted via Twitter

LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

12:00 – 1:15 PM

Part I of THE ACTION SHOWCASE

Breakouts: 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Learn how diverse diaspora communities and leaders utilize a wide range of effective tools for meaningful engagement, within their communities and with their countries of heritage.

Action Showcase I

Breakout #1

1:15 – 2:30 pm

BRINGING YOUNG DIASPORANS BACK INTO ACTION

Continuity of cultural affinity across generations is a significant area of concern for diaspora groups, particularly for those who wish to pass on language and cultural traditions from their countries of heritage to their children who are born and/or raised in the U.S. Learn about the different models of youth engagement from a diverse set of diaspora community leaders that address the language and culture gaps between US-raised youth and their countries of heritage.

Action Showcase I

Breakout #2

1:15 – 2:30 pm

TURNING INVESTMENTS (BIG AND SMALL) INTO ACTION

Learn ways to catalyze diaspora investments of all sizes by using online investment portals and social media platforms that support socio-economic development in home countries.

Action Showcase I

Breakout #3

1:15 – 2:30 pm

THE SCIENCE DIASPORAS LEAD THE ACTION

From Campus to Society

The US provides a successful model for implementing successful technology and innovation policies and programs that accelerate economic growth and enable its citizens to compete globally. Learn about how U.S. diaspora scientists and engineers are at the forefront of the knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and commercialization of ideas that can address challenges and spur economic growth in their countries of origin.

Action Showcase I

Breakout #4

1:15 – 2:30 pm

THE INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Exemplary Diaspora-Driven Initiatives

Hear from the heads of innovative campaigns, initiatives and products that are aimed at informing the general public and engaging diaspora communities on critical issues in their communities and around the world.

COFFEE BREAK
and
“SPEED DATE” NETWORKING SESSION
2:30– 3:15 pm

“Speed Date” Networking Session

Come to our “Speed Date” session and get one-on-one guidance from established organizations regarding their methods of success and lessons learned in community outreach and engagement, organization, fundraising, program focus and prioritization, and much more.

A timekeeper will signal a rotation, so be prepared to impress your “date” by keeping questions and answers concise and to-the-point!

PART II of THE ACTION SHOWCASE

Break-Outs: 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Learn how diverse diaspora communities and leaders utilize a wide range of effective tools for meaningful engagement, within their communities and with their countries of heritage.

Action Showcase II

Breakout #1

3:15– 4:30 pm

GROOMING NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP

A discussion with the next generation of diaspora leaders on their success stories, lessons learned, and developing paths forward for engagement in their wider diaspora communities and back in their countries of origin. Find the best ways to effectively leverage their creativity, dynamism, and energy, particularly at the university and young professional levels.

Action Showcase II

Breakout #2

3:15– 4:30 pm

DIASPORA ENTREPRENEURS IN ACTION AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Learn how diaspora entrepreneurs are making an impact through innovative business startups in the US, their home countries and beyond.

Action Showcase II

Breakout #3

3:15– 4:30 pm

OVERCOMING THE D’S OF DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT

Seasoned diaspora leaders share their perspectives on the Distrust within Diaspora communities; the Dispersed nature of the Diaspora communities and the opportunities of programming with them; the Disparate nature of the Diaspora organizations and the opportunities of programming with them; and the Disorganized nature of the Diaspora communities and the role of federations and conveners. Case studies, program examples, and prescriptions will be shared with participants.

Action Showcase II

Breakout #4

3:15– 4:30 pm

LIVE WORKSHOP: THE TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

Think you can’t create a podcast or design for a mobile device? Think again. Tech experts provide easy-to-follow tutorials on developing mobile and social media platforms to engage domestic and international audiences. This session will be of particular interest to participants looking to find innovative and tech-savvy ways to organize their communities in the U.S., and to connect with their countries of heritage.

4:40 – 5:00 pm

CLOSING AND SUMMARY REMARKS

CLOSE OF 2013 GDF DC

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