4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM

Codeathon Final Presentations

The Clinton Foundation Codeathon, “Code for Impact,” presented by CGI U, the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, will challenge students to develop digital tools that can increase the effectiveness of response and recovery efforts following natural disasters. Students will work in teams and then pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges, including Chelsea Clinton.

Networking Event

4:00 PM -

 6:00 PM

Student Networking Reception

The Student Networking Reception is a unique opportunity to meet and share ideas with fellow CGI U students. Upon entering the room, attendees should locate the CGI U keywords that are most closely aligned with their respective commitments, and introduce themselves to other participants who share their interests and work.

Plenary Session

6:30 PM -

 8:00 PM

Opening Plenary: Expanding Civic Engagement

The challenges we face are daunting: from violence against ethnic groups to natural disasters spurred by climate change; from a growing number of forcibly displaced people uprooted by armed conflict, to racial injustice and economic inequality. There is an urgent need to address and protect what we care most deeply about, and to expand a culture of civic engagement that extends far beyond volunteering and voting alone. In an age of both increased connectivity and separatism, we must take action in a way that expands the definition of “us” to include “them.” In this session, panelists will explore how CGI U commitment-makers can:

• Cultivate leadership skills needed to turn passion into sustained action and civic participation
• Develop partnerships with governments, civil society, schools and businesses around the world to engage for tangible impact
• Create opportunities for dialogue with a wide range of perspectives and populations, helping key stakeholders be represented, supported, and heard


President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States


Muzoon Almellehan, Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF
D'Angelo McDade, Executive Director, Peace Warrior Organization at North Lawndale College Prep
Wai Wai Nu, Executive Director, Women's Peace Network
Astrid Silva, Executive Director, DREAM Big Nevada