Wash DC summit Feb. 19-20 Global Solution Networks

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GSN Summit Washington, DC
Applying New Models of
Global Problem Solving and Governance
Embassy of Canada, February 19-20, 2015

Website for registration and information

OPENING KEYNOTE: Don Tapscott on The New Architecture of Global Governance Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 – Keynote and Cocktail Reception
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, February 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome and Introductions
Embassy of Canada and US Department of State
Joan Bigham, Managing Director GSN
Jamison Steeve, Executive Director Martin Prosperity Institute
9:00 am
GSNs – Tackling the Hardest Issues
9:15 am
Don Tapscott, Executive Director GSN
Panel – Global Solution Networks that Solve Real Problems
Global experts introduced by Anthony Williams, Executive Editor GSN
Climate Change – Brad Hall, Carthage
Planet Stewardship – Yasser Ansari, Chief Leaf, Project Noah
Health – Ben Ramalingam, Chair, Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Human Well Being – Diane Francis, Editor at Large, National Post
Employment & Prosperity – Janet Longmore, CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust
Financial Inclusion – Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, India
Cities – Greg Lindsey, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
9:45 am

10:30 am

10:45 am
12:15 pm

Expert Facilitated Roundtables Part I
Identifying Opportunities for Impact
Climate • Planet Stewardship • Health • Human Well Being Employment & Prosperity • Financial Inclusion • Cities

Applying What We’ve Learned
Anthony Williams and GSN Research Team
Panel – Key Stakeholders in Global Problem Solving
Moderated by Don Tapscott
Philanthropy – Faizal Karmali, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Corporations – Dinesh Sharma, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing, SAP
Citizen – Rob Fonberg, Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Civil Society – Sam Muller, Founding Director, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) (invited)
Government – Thomas Debass, Deputy Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Office of Secretary of State John Kerry, US Department of State
Networking Break
Expert Facilitated Roundtables Part II
Building Network Solutions
Roundtable Solution Presentations
GSN Implementation – Platforms and Tools
Joan Bigham
Observations and Closing
Don Tapscott and GSN Team