A better understanding of the current climate of USAID and State

Insights into procurement updates

New connections in the international development community

Featured Speakers

John Barsa
Acting Deputy Administrator

Sean Cairncross
Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation

James Hall
Minister Counsellor (International Development)
Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C.

Featured Session

Congressional Panel

  • Kate Eltrich, Treasurer, Hollings Center for International Dialogue
  • Nikole Burroughs, Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, House Foreign Affairs Committee under Subcommittee Chairman Ami Bera (D CA-07)
  • Lester Munson, Principal, International, BGR Group
  • Joan Condon, Sr. Professional Staff Member, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: 2020, A Look Back on an Eventful Year | Sponsored by Deloitte

Breakout 2: M/OAA – A look back, a look ahead | Sponsored by Panagora Group

  • Mark Walther, Senior Procurement Executive, Chief Acquisition Officer, and Director for the Management Bureau’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA), USAID

Breakout 3: 2020 - What the “F” ?!? - A  Look back at FY 2020 (and into FY 2021) from the State Department's Office of Foreign Assistance (aka “F”) | Sponsored by  DT Global

  • Tracy Carson, Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Assistance (F), a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary equivalent, U.S. Department of State

Breakout 4: Driving Development Outcomes through Effective Private Sector Engagement: A Whole-of-Government Imperative Sponsored by Palladium 

  • Stephanie Fugate, Chief, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Professional Development and Training Division, USAID
  • Karl Fickenscher, DAA, Bureau for Economic Growth, Environment, and Education, USAID
  • Andy Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, Development Finance Corporation
  • Moderator: Roland Pearson, Executive Director, USAID CATALYZE blended finance platform and Director, Economic Growth, Palladium

Breakout 5: Over the Horizon: Preparing for a World Altered by COVID-19 | Sponsored by Cardno

  • Maureen Shauket, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), USAID

Breakout 6: USAID’s Digital Strategy – A Five Year Plan for the Future| Sponsored by International Development Group

  • Michelle Parker, Senior Policy Advisor, USAID
  • Christopher Burns, Director for the Center for Digital Development, USAID

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Thought Leadership Compendium
Check out the 2020 Thought Leadership Compendium here! Thank you to Chemonics, Creative and Tetra Tech, who took the time to submit research on significant topics within the ID industry.