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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]