"Tech Talks" Positive Disruptors: Leaders of Technology Companies Talk About How They are Changing the Way Youth Learn and Earn

This is a unique opportunity to hear the Founders of Souktel, ALISON, bKash, and Ideame speak about how their platforms create new and innovative ways for young people to learn skills, source money for their businesses, and connect with collaborators around the globe. Hear how these pioneering tech companies are breaking the mold of existing industries and creating new ones. If you want to understand the hype around MOOCs, Crowdsourcing, mobile money, and Impact Sourcing and how to connect your work to these technologies, be sure to grab a front row seat.

Connecting Youth to the E-Learning Revolution

A revolution is underway in education and training. Explore what’s hot in e-learning and capacity building for youth through this hands on session.  Participants will learn about new e-learning portals, such as CreativeU, that serve youth and development workers around the world.  BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for hands on learning.

Sean Carrol, Director of Cross Functional Group, Creative Associates International (USA)


Youth Tech Global Advisory Council Meeting (Invite Only)

Location: Making Cents International, 1155 30th St NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20007. Corner of M and 30th streets in Georgetown, Opposite SunTrust Bank.

Youth Tech Global Advisory Council Meeting (Invite Only)

Location: Making Cents International, 1155 30th St NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20007. Corner of M and 30th streets in Georgetown.

Mobiles and Youth Workforce Development: Fast facts and fresh findings….what next?

At this session, participants will learn about and discuss the results of two new studies on the role of mobile devices in youth workforce development and youth employment. This area is seeing increasing attention from development practitioners, donors, governments, institutions and youth themselves. But what does the evidence base tell us? How do youth feel about mobiles and employment? Join us for a rich discussion on the results of these studies and learn more about the work of the GSMA's Mobiles for Employment program and the Mobiles and Youth Workforce Development Working Group

Meet KIVA. Financing Generation Y: Innovations in Start-up and Education Lending

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of field partners, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Meet the CEO of bKash, Founder of CellBazaar. The Tech Revolution in Low Income Countries

How can technology  address certain pain points in low-income countries? In this session, hear about CellBazaar, an electronic marketplace, that solves the market failure at the absence of reliable communication between buyers and sellers. Also learn about bKash which is dedicated to providing mobile financial services in Bangladesh, focused on serving the low income population in particular to provide convenient, affordable and reliable ways to send and receive money and to make payments.

Meet Indiegogo. The Dog Ate my Grant Application; Crowdfunding in Education

During this session, industry expert Breanna DiGiammarino will run a workshop on crowdfunding.  She will cover the value of crowdfunding in education and delve deeply into the key pieces of a successful campaign: your pitch, perks and promotion strategies.  She will review successful campaigns from across the education space, from research to entrepreneurship to causes.