Stories, Skills, and Connections For Social Impact Careers

MCC16 will take place Monday-Friday, August 1st-5th, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C.  From concrete skill building at the Impact Studios run by leaders in the social impact sectors to meeting future colleagues to exploring DC, we encourage you to make the most of this unique experience.  The Networking Village will be open throughout the conference -this is your chance to network, relax, grab a snack, and enjoy our community.

Throughout the week there will many different sessions you can attend based on your interests and passions. As the conference gets closer, stay tuned more information on guest speakers and topics for the different sessions.

Below is a snapshot of all you will experience!  #itstartswithempathy

Conference Sessions and Topics ▽

NETWORKING VILLAGE - Monday - Friday

Build partnerships in an intentionally informal space designed to facilitate one on one and small group conversations, open during the whole conference.

CAREER CLUSTERS - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What are you passionate about? Discuss the causes closest to your heart with like-minded working professionals during mealtimes in the Networking Village. Build solidarity in how every country can improve and help each other.

IMPACT STUDIOS - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Led by working professionals in the social impact sectors. Topics include: Social Entrepreneurship, Policy & Advocacy, Careers, Activism & Organizing, Current Events, Innovation, Pitching & Fundraising, Social Justice, Leadership & Team Dynamics, Organizational Strategy, Work/Life Blend, Navigating Questions of Ethics and Morality in Justice Work, and more. See here for this years list of Impact Studios.

DEBATES - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Join the most provocative conversations in global development, led by experts in global development. Deliberate over the relevant topics in today's global development community. Debates are intentionally polarized to provide you with a spectrum of views to consider as we prepare them for the complexity of careers in social impact. Through the course of the debate, the Moderator provides background, draws out the Experts’ polarized opinions, and gives you and peers space to reflect in both small break-out groups and as a whole group, and provides a format for exploring nuanced perspectives. View debate topics here.

KEYNOTE PLENARIES - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Discover student successes, support campaigns you believe in, and get inspired by incredible speakers. Finalist campaigns are launched during a Keynote Plenary.

GLOBAL GENERATION AWARDS

Join us in honoring role models for our generation. High profile global leaders join in to celebrate your activism and the work we can accomplish together. Previous Award Winners include U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, The New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof, actor activist Terry Crews, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi (Founder of Afghan Institute of Learning), fashion designer Kenneth Cole, and more global leaders.

CAMPAIGN ACTION GROUPS - Wednesday and Thursday

How should the world run differently? MCC is a launch pad for university student campaigns. Connect your passion with action towards a real difference. Discover and join campaign working groups.

OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

Ready to start a chapter advancing one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on your campus? Looking for an internship? Interested in going to graduate school? Looking for your next staff member or chapter leader? Bring your business cards, elevator pitch, and meet people who want to work with you.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings

Meet like-minded new friends and connect with current collegues and partners.

Monday, August 1, 2016 ▽

Today will be a special opportunity for sightseeing (Washington D.C. is filled with museums and monuments). Join us to meet other Delegates from 50+ countries. We will have a special community dinner on Monday night. In addition, Global Members will host their own convenings during this time.

Monday's Schedule
10:00am - 9:30pmNetworking Village Open
Day:10:00amRegistration Open
10:00am - 6:00pmSocial activities & Sightseeing
Evening:6:15pm - 7:15pmWelcome Meet & Greet Community Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pmSocial Activities

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 ▽

Your mornings and afternoons will be filled with keynote plenaries, the networking village (meet new friends and leaders), impact studios, career clusters, debates, and campaign action groups. The nights will include more social activities.

Tuesday's Schedule
10:00am - 9:30pmNetworking Village Open
Morning:8:00amRegistration Open
9:45am - 11:45amImpact Studios
Conference Programming officially begins at 09:30 am
12:00pmLunch Served
12:00pm - 1:00pmCareer Clusters - Lunch
Afternoon:1:15pm - 3:15pmForum: What is the global development sector?
3:30pm - 4:30pmWelcome Social & Speed Networking
4:45pm - 6:30pmOpening Plenary
Evening:7:30pm - 9:30pmSocial Activities

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 ▽

Your mornings and afternoons will be filled with keynote plenaries, the networking village (meet new friends and leaders), Impact Studios, career clusters, debates, and campaign action groups.

Wednesday's Schedule
10:00am - 9:30pmNetworking Village Open
Morning: 8:30am - 9:30amCareer Clusters - Breakfast
9:45am - 11:45amImpact Studios
12:00pmLunch Served
12:00pm - 1:00pmCareer Clusters - Lunch
Afternoon:1:15pm - 3:15pmDebate #1: Global North Vs. Global South: Who should be responsible for leading global development?
3:30 - 4:00pmNetworking Village Break
4:00pm - 6:00pmWednesday Plenary
Evening:7:30pm-9:30pmSocial Activities

Thursday, August 4, 2016 ▽

Your mornings and afternoons will be filled with keynote plenaries, the networking village (meet new friends and leaders), Impact Studios, career clusters, debates, and campaign action groups. The nights will include more social activities.

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Thursday's Schedule
10:00am - 9:30pmNetworking Village Open
Morning: 8:30am - 9:30amCareer Clusters - Breakfast
9:45am - 11:45amImpact Studios
12:00pmLunch Served
12:00pm - 1:00pmCareer Clusters - Lunch
Afternoon:1:15pm - 3:15pmDebate #2: Aid Vs. Justice: Where should we be focusing our energies towards closing the global inequality gap?
3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday Plenary
Evening:8:30pm - 9:30pmSocial Activities

Friday, August 5, 2016 ▽

The big finale. Today will include the Opportunities Fair (meet 30+ organizations in the sector) followed by our annual Global Generation Awards Ceremony. Previous Award Winners include U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof and actor activist Terry Crews. Programming will conclude by 4:30pm EST with dinner until 5:30pm. Some Delegates will choose to extend their time in Washington D.C. through the weekend.

Friday's Schedule
10:00am - 9:30pmNetworking Village Open
Morning: 8:30am - 9:30amCareer Clusters - Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pmOpportunities Fair
11:00am - 12:00pmVIP Luncheon
11:00am - 12:00pmLunch Served at Opportunities Fair for Delegates
Afternoon: 12:15pm - 3:30pmGlobal Generation Awards
4:30pmDinner Open
Conference officially closes at 5:30pm