President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton hosted the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The meeting brought together more than 1,200 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. 
Student participants had the opportunity to attend Plenary Sessions, Working Sessions, and other special events which enabled them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partners. The program featured dozens of topic experts, university representatives, and celebrities who joined students at CGI U to discuss effective solutions to some of world’s most pressing challenges. During the last day of the meeting, attendees took part in a Day of Action in the local community. 
Learn more about CGI U 2016 highlights, watch Plenary Sessions from the meeting, and view event photos


Ann Mei Chang

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

President Bill Clinton

Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States

Cady Coleman

NASA Astronaut, NASA Office of the Chief Technologist

Salman Khan

Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

John Lewis

Congressman, Georgia's 5th Congressional District Representative

Conan O'Brien


Gianna Toboni

Correspondent and Producer, VICE on HBO


* All times listed are Pacific Time


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