March 5, 2015
Thursday
Mar 05
2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: CGI UNIVERSITY 2015

Coral Gables, FL
Press Release

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton to Convene More Than 1,000 Student Leaders for 2015 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University, March 6-8 at the University of Miami

  • The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting encourages students to take action on some of the Millennial generation’s biggest concerns such as the future of energy, the power of big data to address global challenges, and peace-building in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Media accreditation is now open. To apply, please register online at cgilink.org/cgiupressreg
  • Daily schedules and a complete breakdown of activities can be found here
  • More information about CGI U is available here: www.cgiu.org/

CORAL GABLES, FL – The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting will be held at the University of Miami, from March 6-8. CGI U brings together more than 1,000 students to make a difference through Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address a challenge on their campuses or in their communities around the world. More than $900,000 in funding opportunities is available for select student commitment-makers.

All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by CGI in order to attend. To apply, please complete the form at cgilink.org/cgiupressreg. A schedule of activities and press logistics is available below.

Support for CGI U 2015 is generously provided by: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Laureate International Universities; Andy Nahas and the Prospect Fund; Peter G. Peterson Foundation; and the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation.

*** FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY ***

*** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] FOR QUESTIONS ***

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

PARKING
Parking is available for registered press in the Pavia Garage at University of Miami. For questions about parking, email [email protected].

1:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
PRESS REGISTRATION
Hurricane 100 Room in the BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

2:30 PM – 4:15 PM ET, Pre-Set: 1:30 PM ET
CLINTON FOUNDATION CODEATHON AT CGIU 2015
Iron Arrow Conference Room, Student Activities Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Judges:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Wilfredo Fernandez, Director, CREATE Incubator at Miami Dade College, Co-Founder of The LAB Miami
  • Ben Wirz, Director of Venture Investment, Knight Foundation

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET, Pre-Set: 5:30 PM ET
PLENARY SESSION: Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All
BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Remarks:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • America Ferrera, Actress, Producer, Activist
  • Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder, Women Journalists Without Chains
  • Paul Lorem, Student, Yale University

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

PARKING
Parking is available for registered press in the Pavia Garage at University of Miami. For questions about parking, email [email protected].

8:00 AM – 5:45 PM ET
PRESS REGISTRATION
Hurricane 100 Room in the BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET, Pre-Set: 8:00 AM ET
PLENARY SESSION: The Power of Big Data
BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Remarks:

  • Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute, Founder, Gapminder Foundation

Moderator:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Participants:

  • Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Christopher Barr, Director of Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
  • Diane Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
  • Brittany Wenger, Student and Founder, Cloud4Cancer

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM ET, Pre-Set: 10:00 AM ET
SKILL SESSIONS
Student Activities Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Skill sessions focus on practical knowledge that enables students to create successful commitments and bring them to scale. These sessions begin with speaker presentations, followed by small breakout discussions where attendees share commitment ideas and experiences, discuss common challenges, and present questions back to the speakers.

Designing a Meaningful Project
Senate Room, Student Activities Center

Speakers:

·         Hitendra Patel, Professor of Innovation and Growth, Hult International Business School, Managing Director, IXL Center and Hult Prize Accelerator

·         Jason Rissman, Managing Director, OpenIDEO

Monitoring and Evaluating Your Results
Iron Arrow Conference Room, Student Activities Center

Participants:

·         Thomas Kelly, Deputy Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corporation

·         Jyotsna Puri, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Evaluation, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Raising Money for Your Commitment
Activities Room South, Student Activities Center

Speakers:

·         Arnav Dalmia, Chief Executive Officer, FitnessCubed

·         Elena Tereshonok, Investments Manager, Virgin Unite

Strengthening Organizational Capacity
Activities Room North, Student Activities Center

Speakers:

·         Rachael Chong, Founder and CEO, Catchafire

·         Ben Simon, Founder and Executive Director, Food Recovery Network

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM ET, Pre-Set: 10:00 AM ET
WORKING SESSIONS
Student Activities Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
AND
Wellness Center
1201 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Working sessions focus on practical information that can provide guidance and inspiration to student commitments, and are led by an expert panel and include audience discussion and Q&A.  

Ending Illegal Wildlife Trade
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom Center

Moderator:

·         M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

Participants:

·         Daniel Ashe, Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Engaging Youth as Effective Peacebuilders in the Middle East and North Africa
Wellness Center, Multipurpose B

Moderator:

·         Amjad Atallah, Regional Director for the Americas, Al Jazeera Media Network

Participants:

·         Heni Bizawi, Project Manager, PeacePlayers International

·         Imam Khalid Latif, University Chaplain and Executive Director, New York University

·         Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, University Chaplain and Executive Director, The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University

More than a Roof: Solutions for Urban Slums
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom East

Moderator:

·         Robin Bachin, Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement, University of Miami

Participants:

·         Kennedy Odede, Co-founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities

·         Nasir Uddin, Co-Founder and President, Em[POWER] Energy Group, Inc.

·         Melanie Walker, Senior Adviser to the President, World Bank Group

Service as an Educational Tool
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom West

Moderator:

·         Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami

Participants:

·         Alan Khazei, Founder and CEO, Be The Change, Inc.

·         Peggy Mativo, Executive Director, PACEmaker International

·         Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service

·         Humaira Wakili, Country Director, Tomorrow's Youth Organization

The Globalization of Chronic Diseases
Wellness Center, Multipurpose A

Moderator:

·         Thuy Vu, Host, KQED, PBS San Francisco

Participants:

·         Jack Andraka, CEO and Founder, Andraka Technologies

·         Shusmita Khan, Coordinator, Eminence

·         Doyin Oluwole, Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

·         Sonya Shin, Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM ET, Pre-Set: 11:45 AM ET
OFFICE HOURS
The Fieldhouse, Multipurpose Room
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Office hours allow attendees to directly connect with program participants and special guests, who share their personal stories or elaborate on comments made during the panel discussions. Attendees can also share their own questions and thoughts, and seek specific advice on commitments.

Participants:

  • Donnel Baird, Chief Executive Officer, BlocPower
  • Paul Lorem, Student, Yale University
  • Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER: Women's Partnerships in Renewables
  • Kennedy Odede, Co-founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities
  • Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, University Chaplain and Executive Director, The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University

1:00 PM -1:45 PM ET
OFFICE HOURS
The Fieldhouse, Multipurpose Room
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Participants:

  • Daniel Ashe, Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA
  • Imam Khalid Latif, University Chaplain and Executive Director, New York University
  • Jaime Lerner, Architect, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados
  • Loretta Mayer, Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Board, SenesTech, Inc.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET, Pre-Set: 1:00 PM ET
PLENARY SESSION: The Future Energy
BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Remarks:

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

Participants:

  • Donnel Baird, Chief Executive Officer, BlocPower
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, Deputy Chair, The Elders
  • Jaime Lerner, Architect, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados
  • Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER: Women's Partnerships in Renewables

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM ET, Pre-Set: 3:15 PM ET
SKILL SESSIONS
Student Activities Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Skill sessions focus on practical knowledge that enables students to create successful commitments and bring them to scale. These sessions begin with speaker presentations, followed by small breakout discussions where attendees share commitment ideas and experiences, discuss common challenges, and present questions back to the speakers.

Designing a Meaningful Project
Student Activities Center, Senate Room

Speakers:

·         Kristina Drury, Founder and Creative Director, TYTHEdesign

Monitoring and Evaluating Your Results
Student Activities Center, Iron Arrow Conference Room

Speakers:

·         Karim Abouelnaga, CEO, Practice Makes Perfect Inc

·         Annie Duflo, Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action

Raising Money for Your Commitment
Student Activities Center, Activities Room South

Speakers:

·         Seth Maxwell, Founder and CEO, Thirst Project

Strengthening Organizational Capacity
Student Activities Center, Activities Room North

Speakers:

·         Pam Allyn, Founder and Executive Director, LitWorld

·         George Srour, Founder and Chief Dreamer, Building Tomorrow, Inc.

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM ET, Pre-Set: 3:15 PM ET
WORKING SESSIONS
Student Activities Center
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
AND
Wellness Center
1201 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Working sessions focus on practical information that can provide guidance and inspiration to student commitments, and are led by an expert panel and include audience discussion and Q&A. 

Brighter Beginnings: Expanding Access to Improve Child Health
Wellness Center, Multipurpose A

Moderator:

·         Lisa Gwynn, Medical Director, Pediatric Mobile Clinic, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Participants:

·         Dina Borzekowski, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

·         Jordan Schermerhorn, Co-founder, Dunia Health

·         Mohamed Zaazoue, Founder, Healthy Egyptians

Financial Education: Youth as Economic Citizens
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom West

Participants:

·         Tracy Moore II, Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, MindBlown Labs

·         Leslie Witt, Director of Design, Intuit

Grow 2.0: Advancing the Small-Scale Farmer
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom East

Moderator:

·         Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Participants:

·         Timote Georges, Co-founder, Smallholder Farmers Alliance

·         Ryan Jenson, Chief Executive Officer, HoneyComb

·         Loretta Mayer, Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Board, SenesTech, Inc.

Reclaiming the Concrete Jungle: Investing in Urban Green Spaces
Student Activities Center, Grand Ballroom Center

Participants:

·         Meg Daly, Founder and President, Friends of the Underline

·         Roger Horne, Director of Community Health Initiatives, Urban GreenWorks

·         Jaime Lerner, Architect, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados

·         Karen Washington, Urban Farmer and Activist, Black Urban Growers

Women at the Negotiating Table
Wellness Center, Multipurpose B

Moderator:

·         Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films, Founder, Peace is Loud

Participants:

·         Mirsad Jacevic, Vice Chair, The Institute for Inclusive Security

·         Amy Lazarus, Founder and CEO, InclusionVentures, LLC

·         Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder and Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM ET, Pre-Set: 4:30 PM ET
PLENARY SESSION: Closing Conversation
BankUnitedCenter
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Remarks:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Moderator:

  • Larry Wilmore, Host, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Participants:

  • President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
  • Maria Alekhina, Member, Pussy Riot
  • Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Member, Pussy Riot

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET, Pre-Set: 6:45 PM ET
CGI U EXCHANGE AND DINNER
Wellness Center
1201 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

CGI U Exchange is a forum for students, youth organizations, and sponsors to showcase their organizations or Commitments to Action. This exhibition is an ideal opportunity to learn about commitments, explore partnerships, and network with other participants. Exhibitors will be organized by the five CGI U focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

Note: As a reminder, we will enter Daylight Savings Time at 2:00 AM on Sunday.

SATELLITE TRUCK PARKING
Regular parking as well as satellite truck parking for Day of Action will be available at the intersection of NW 18th Avenue and NW 62nd Street and all trucks must be in place no later than 8:00 AM ET. Please reference this address for directions: 6100 NW 18th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. For reference, the cable run is approximately 600’. There are a limited amount of satellite and microwave truck parking spaces available. Email [email protected] and [email protected] with requests and questions regarding parking.

Cable Run for Day of Action Opening Remarks: 600’

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM ET
PRESS REGISTRATION
Charles Drew Middle School in Liberty City
1801 NW 60th Street
Miami, FL 33142

9:30 AM -1:30 PM ET, Pre-Set: 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM ET
DAY OF ACTION

CGI U will host a morning of community service on Sunday, March 8. This event is open to all CGI U student attendees, University Network representatives, and volunteers.

Participants:

  • President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Cecilia Gutierrez, President and CEO, Miami Children's Initiative
  • Miami Dolphins, National Football League team   

PRESS LOGISTICS

Press Credentials
Press registration is open to members of the media. To apply, please complete the form at cgiu2015.iworldreg.com/public/apply/press.

ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED BY THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE. All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by CGI in order to attend. Journalists may apply for credentials on-site, but pre-registered media will be given priority. For questions about press registration, contact the Clinton Global Initiative Communications Department at [email protected].

Media who pre-registered and received a confirmation email notification from CGI of their acceptance are encouraged to pick up their credentials at the Press Registration desk outside the Hurricane 100 Room in the BankUnitedCenter on Friday from 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET and Saturday from 8: 00 AM – 5:45 PM ET.

CGI Press Center and Workspace
There will be space for press to work and file stories during CGI U in the Press Working Room, located in Hurricane 100 Room in the BankUnitedCenter. Wired and wireless Internet access will be provided. Phones and computers will not be provided.

Press Working Room Hours
Friday: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:15 PM ET

WIFI
Network: CGIUPress     
Password: cgiupress

Useful Links
2015 CGI U Meeting Agenda: http://www.cgiu.org/meetings/2015/agenda.asp
CGI U Press Releases: http://press.clintonglobalinitiative.org/cgiu

Interview Locations
If you are interested in stand-up interview locations on-site at University of Miami in Coral Gables, please email [email protected]

Wireless Microphones
Please do NOT bring or use wireless microphones on-site, as they may interfere with the show wireless system.

Mult Box
Output specifics are:
HD: HD/SDI with embedded audio
Analog Audio: XLR

Sat Truck Parking
There are a limited amount of satellite and microwave truck parking spaces available. Email [email protected] and [email protected] with requests and questions regarding satellite truck parking.

Cable Run for Plenary Sessions: 600’

Live Webcast
View and share session webcasts from the CGI U 2015 by visiting: live.cgiu.org.

Twitter
Follow @CGIU for meeting news and highlights. The event hashtag is #CGIU.

Facebook
Highlights, news, and photos from CGI U will be shared on the CGI U Facebook page: facebook.com/cgiuniversity.

Photos
Photos from the meeting will be available on CGI’s Flickr account at flickr.com/cgiphotos. Follow @cgiuniversity on Instagram to see special moments from the meeting.

Interview Requests
Please send all interview requests to [email protected].

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