The Inter-American Development Bank Opens Registration for Demand Solutions

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“Demand Solutions – Ideas for Improving Quality of Life” will harness some of the world’s most creative minds to share innovative solutions addressing development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

#DemandSolutions 2014

#DemandSolutions 2014

The goal of #DemandSolutions is to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration so that attendees can work together to find new solutions for development issues.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened registration for Demand Solutions, a one-day event on December 2nd at the IDB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m., and will feature speaker presentations and networking opportunities with innovators who are addressing pressing development challenges around the world.

Demand Solutions connects some of the most creative minds, entrepreneurs, and innovators from across the globe with development specialists, private sector representatives, members of academia, students, and government officials. The goal of the event is to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration so that attendees can work together to find new solutions for development issues.

The event features a lineup of influential presenters, including:

  •     Reina Cabezas, Chief Learning Officer at Sleek Geek and Engineering Teacher
  •     Susan Fonseca, Founder and CEO of Women@TheFrontier and Founding Member, Singularity University
  •     Gabriela Frias, Business Anchor for CNN en Espanol
  •     Tallis Gomes, CEO and Founder of Easy Taxi
  •     Gabriella Gomaz Mont, Chief Creativity Officer – Mexico City
  •     Torsten Kolind, Co-Founder and CEO of YouNoodle

Blum Center for Developing Economies is a key partner for the event and Richard Blum, its Chairman, will deliver the keynote address. The event closes with Venture Night, where 16 ground-breaking startups led by young disruptive innovators from Latin America will pitch their ventures and receive expert feedback and support from an expert panel.

To register for Demand Solutions – Ideas for Improving Quality of Life, see the complete program and more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDBMain

Participants can attend the event or follow via live stream. For either option, registration is required.

About IDB:

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its inception in 1959, the IDB has been committed to achieving measurable results while striving for high integrity, transparency, and accountability in all endeavors. Chief among the IDB’s priorities is its work in helping to eliminate poverty and inequality while promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its rich array of services is designed to support development intervention in these regions, relying on empirical evidence to make decisions and measure the broader impact of its projects.

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