Coming in Second: Scaling What Works
There is no shortage of proven solutions to many of the world’s most seemingly intractable problems. Yet rather than scaling up existing programs with established track records, many funders and founders continue to launch new organizations and spearhead new initiatives in search of the next game-changing startup or breakthrough idea. How can social innovators better recognize opportunities to join forces with organizations that possess the existing infrastructure and similar theories of change? If measurable impact is the ultimate goal, should students focus less on starting up and more on scaling up? Are solutions to illiteracy, climate change, or HIV/AIDS truly transferable from one location or community to another in the way that a fast food franchise can expand across a region? This session will bring together grassroots entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and private sector representatives to explore the challenges, costs, and benefits of scaling up successful solutions.
Moderator:Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Participants:Bill Drayton, Chief Executive Officer, Ashoka
Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Village Health Works
Rosario Pérez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Mujer
Katie Smith Milway, Partner, Head of Knowledge, The Bridgespan Group
The Future of Higher Education: Redefining Learning As We Know It
As the global demand for education increases and the cost of college continues to rise, the need for more accessible and innovative models of higher education is greater than ever. A surge in digital learning resources—from accredited massive open online courses to informal YouTube tutorials—has dramatically expanded access to educational content around the world and could fundamentally redefine what it means to be a student. However, access to information alone is not always enough to boost learning outcomes, prepare students of all socioeconomic backgrounds for the job market, and cultivate the skills necessary to be a productive 21st century citizen. How can educational systems provide all young people with the tools to succeed at college and how can higher education institutions, from community colleges to four-year universities, better provide the development of high-demand skills for employment and societal participation? This session will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators to discuss how higher education can become more accessible and effective.
Remarks:Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
Moderator:Mitzi Montoya, Vice President and University Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Arizona State University
Participants:Nikhil Goyal, Author, Activist
Austin Obasohan, Superintendent of Schools, Duplin County Schools
Reeta Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, The MasterCard Foundation
Bunker Roy, Founder and Director, The Barefoot College
Participants:President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Jimmy Kimmel, Host and Executive Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!