Our world is rapidly changing. The rise of populism, the migration crisis and the threat of climate change are driving development initiatives to evolve and adapt to these new dynamics. The 24th student organized edition of the annual Global Development Conference will debate the future, and envision a future shaped through shared innovation, values and partnerships.
For over 20 years, the Global Development Conference has offered a world-class forum for the exploration of new trends in the international development world. The conference is a thriving platform for decision-makers, practitioners, experts, academics and emerging young leaders to engage with one another and make new connections. Each year, the conference attracts over 500 participants, inspiring ideasharing and innovation around the best ways to address the most pressing problems of our time.
In recent years, we have had the privilege of hosting senior thinkers from across in development industry, including Ban Ki-Moon, Felipe Calderón, Martin Wolf, Daron Acemoglu and Abhijit Banerjee. In the 2018 GDC, our speakers will continue to engage in thought-provoking discussions designed to challenge and inspire. The thematic content of this year’s conference will be organized into 3 tracks.