Ques­tions, com­ments, want to get in touch with the IDC?

We’d love to hear from you.


Please take a look at our Fre­quently Asked Ques­tions sec­tion. We hope it can clear out any doubts or ques­tions you may have.

Why should I attend the Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Conference?

You should attend because you will get a chance to:

  • Attend Harvard’s largest devel­op­ment conference
  • To meet and net­work with 400+ ris­ing professionals
  • To hear and con­verse with our two top key note speakers
  • To engage with exclu­sive pan­els in human and social devel­op­ment, gov­er­nance, systems
  • devel­op­ment, and resources for development
  • Par­tic­i­pate in real world devel­op­ment sim­u­la­tions in work­shops and case competitions
  • Have a net­work­ing lun­cheon with your favorite inter­na­tional devel­op­ment expert
  • Be served fully catered meals through­out the day
  • Evening recep­tion and hors d’oeuvres at MIT Museum
  • And much more!

  • Who is involved in the Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Conference?

    The Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Con­fer­ence at Har­vard is a yearly student-organized, student-run con­fer­ence ded­i­cated to fos­ter­ing a con­struc­tive dia­logue between lead­ing aca­d­e­mics, prac­ti­tion­ers, pol­icy mak­ers and stu­dents con­cerned with cre­at­ing a bet­ter world. The Con­fer­ence is hosted at the Kennedy School and is a joint effort between stu­dents at Har­vard, MIT and Carnegie Mel­lon Uni­ver­sity.

    Who can reg­is­ter for the conference?

    Since the theme for the con­fer­ence, “7 Bil­lion – Devel­op­ment in a New World” is so diverse, we have taken spe­cial care to design pan­els, work­shops, and have arranged speak­ers that will meet the inter­ests of all par­tic­i­pants. The con­fer­ence is geared for any­one with an inter­est in Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment. Par­tic­i­pants usu­ally include Havard stu­dents, Non-Harvard and inter­na­tional stu­dents, and devel­op­ment prac­ti­tion­ers from all over the world.

    Do I need to reg­is­ter ahead of time?

    Typ­i­cally, con­fer­ence tick­ets sell out well in advance of the con­fer­ence date. The ticket reg­is­tra­tion also allows you to con­vey your inter­est in attend­ing a par­tic­u­lar panel, work­shop or the net­work­ing lunch. We highly rec­om­mend that you pur­chase your ticket early to ensure your par­tic­i­pa­tion. To reg­is­ter your­self, click here

    I reg­is­tered for the con­fer­ence but no longer wish to attend. What do I do?

    A refund of 50% will be issued if requested by March 15, 2012. No refund can be issued after March 15, 2012. If you wish to refund, please send an email to [email protected]

    I know some­one who can be or I myself want to a speaker/ pan­elist at the con­fer­ence. Who do I contact?

    If you wish to be more involved in the con­fer­ence and want to par­tic­i­pate as one of our pan­elists or know some­one who can be one of our pan­elists, please email [email protected]

    I want to spon­sor the conference.

    If you are inter­ested in sup­port­ing the Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Con­fer­ence at Har­vard 2012, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us for infor­ma­tion on spon­sor­ship lev­els and ben­e­fits at [email protected]

    Who can I con­tact to learn more?

    If your ques­tion has not been answered, please email: [email protected]

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