Alongside the plenaries and concurrent sessions there will be many exciting special events taking place during Women Deliver 2016! For a full list of events and descriptions please see the list below (times and locations to come at a later date).
Culture Night is the time when all Women Deliver Conference participants can experience the historic, beautiful, and world-renowned Tivoli Gardens in the center of Copenhagen. This is an opportunity for attendees to meet Denmark and for Denmark to meet you! Culture evenings are a longstanding tradition at Women Deliver conferences; In 2013 at our third global conference in Kuala Lumpur, attendees were treated to a traditional Malaysian street fair. Click here to learn more.
Speakers’ Corner is the place to go to learn of new research, trends, and publications. Ten minutes talks followed by a question and answer period will give you a quick overview of what is happening in your field. A Speakers’ Corner schedule will allow you to pick and choose or come for the morning or afternoon session. Click here to learn more.
Appy Hour is an evening reception event with food and wine that will demonstrate 10 innovative global health apps that benefit girls and women. This will be an opportunity to learn firsthand how these apps are transforming education and training, monitoring and evaluation, and service delivery in international development. Individuals attending will have the opportunity to win a technological surprise. Sponsored by MSD for Mothers, space is limited so come early! Click here to learn more.
The Arts and Cinema Corner will transform a section of the conference into a creative and innovative space for showcasing outstanding films. In addition to film, this year we will be incorporating additional art forms, such as spoken word performers, as well as conversations with directors and producers in the daily schedule. The event will include three days of screenings running and performances concurrent to the conference. Click here to learn more.
Career Fair is for individuals who want to learn more about working in the field of international development or make connections with potential employers. What better place than Women Deliver 2016 Global Conference where more than 2,000 organizations are attending. Sponsored by Management Sciences for Health, the career fair will consist of seminars, and a career fair in the Exhibition Hall, when exhibitors will be able to talk to you about exciting job opportunities and internships. A job board in the exhibit hall will give you contact names for follow-up. New this year, the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will lead a seminar on advanced degrees and internships. Click here to learn more.
Social Enterprise Challenge is a live competition featuring ten outstanding social entrepreneurs, who will have ten minutes each to convince a panel of experts that their product or idea has great potential to transform “business as usual.” The format will include a 10-minute social enterprise pitch, followed by a 5-minute period for questions, answers, and feedback from the judges. One of the presenters will receive a “Global Solution Award,” a cash prize of $5,000 that can be used to implement or scale-up their social enterprise.
Regional Caucuses will bring global action for women and girls to the local level. Caucus participants will develop collective strategies to elevate girls and women as part of regional and national planning, implementation, and accountability for the SDGs.