March 31, 2016
Thursday
Mar 31
2016

New Speakers Announced to Attend CGI University 2016

Berkeley, CA
Press Release

Khaliya, Co-Founder, Falkora; Marshawn Lynch, NFL All-Pro and Co-Founder, Fam 1st Family Foundation; and Janet Napolitano, President, University of California, among newly announced speakers scheduled to join President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and more than 1,200 College and University Student Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 to tackle some of this generation’s most pressing concerns, including the refugee crisis, human rights, food insecurity, and mental health stigma

BERKELEY, CA – The ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting will be held at the University of California, Berkeley from April 1-3 where students, thought leaders, and civically minded celebrities will come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.

To attend, each student must make a Commitment to Action, a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge they’ve identified on their campus, in their local communities, or around the world. Students have made more than 5,500 Commitments to Action to date, and CGI U’s growing community of diverse young leaders is representative of more than 925 schools, all 50 states nationwide, and 145 countries around the world.

Confirmed speakers announced previously include: Amani Al-KhatahtbehFounder, Editor-in-Chief, MuslimGirl.net; Elias N. Bou Saab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon; Kate Brandt, Lead for Sustainability, Google; Catherine Coleman, Astronaut, NASA; Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI); Haben Girma, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates; Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Salman Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy; Congressman John Lewis, Georgia's 5th Congressional District Representative; Laura Ling, Director of Development & Host, Discovery Digital Networks’ Seeker; Conan O’Brien, Host, “CONAN”; and Maysoon Zayid, Disability Advocate and Co-Founder, New York Arab American Comedy Festival, among others.

All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by CGI in order to attend. To apply, please complete the form at cgiu2016.iworldreg.com/public/apply/press. A schedule of activities and press logistics is available below.

Support for CGI U 2016 is generously provided by: Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos, Richard C. Blum, Laureate International Universities, The MasterCard Foundation, Andy Nahas and the Prospect Fund, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, and XQ Institute.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT
PRESS REGISTRATION
Haas Pavilion, Club Room via Entry 9

2:30 PM – 4:15 PM PT, Pre-Set: 1:45 – 2:15 PM PT
CLINTON FOUNDATION CODEATHON AT CGI U 2016
Morrison Room, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

Judges:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Laura Quintana, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
  • Kiah Williams, Co-founder and Director, SIRUM - Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine

4:00 – 6:00 PM PT, Pre-Set: 3:30 PM PT
STUDENT NETWORKING EVENT
West & East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

Remarks:

  • Haben Girma, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PT, Pre-Set: 5:30 – 6:15 PM PT
PLENARY SESSION: The Courage to Create
Pete Newell Court, Haas Pavilion

Remarks:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, MuslimGirl.net
  • Catherine Coleman, Astronaut, NASA
  • Salman Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM PT
PRESS REGISTRATION
Haas Pavilion, Club Room via Entry 9

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT, Pre-Set: 8:00 – 8:45 AM PT
PLENARY SESSION: Stronger Together: Moving from Conflict to Cooperation
Pete Newell Court, Haas Pavilion

Moderator:

  • Gianna Toboni, Correspondent and Producer, HBO's VICE

Participants:

  • Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Initiative (AEDPI)
  • Congressman John Lewis, Georgia's 5th Congressional District Representative
  • Abuzar Royesh, Founder, One Two Three Organization
  • Maysoon Zayid, Comedian, Writer, Disability Advocate, New York Arab American Comedy Festival

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PT, Pre-Set: 10:00 – 10:15 AM PT
SKILL SESSIONS
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.

Design Swarm: Session I
Room 135, Recreational Sports Facility

Monitoring and Evaluating Your Results
Room 155, Dwinelle Hall

Participants:

  • Allison Duncan, Founder and CEO, Amplifier Strategies
  • Jason Rissman, Managing Director, OpenIDEO, IDEO

Raising Money for Your Commitment
Room 2060, Valley Life Sciences Building

Participants:

  • Breanna DiGiammarino, Senior Director Social Innovation, Indiegogo
  • Kim Meredith, Executive Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Strengthening Organizational Capacity
Room 2040, Valley Life Sciences Building

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PT, Pre-Set: 10:00 – 10:15 AM PT
WORKING SESSIONS
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.  

Beyond Diversity: Inclusion and Empowerment on Campus
East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

Moderator:

  • Vanessa Camones, Chief Executive Officer, theMIX agency

Participants:

  • Brittany Packnett, Executive Director, Teach for America, St. Louis
  • Nick Tilsen, Executive Director, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Educating Refugees and Children in Crisis
Blue Gym, Recreational Sports Facility

Participants:

  • Maya Alkateb-Chami, Director, Jusoor
  • Elias N. Bou Saab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
  • Yad Faeq, Founder and Research Software Engineer, 4th n Town Engineering
  • Beverly Faircloth, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Girls Rock STEM

Expanding the Circular Economy
Room 145, Dwinelle Hall

Moderator:

  • Adva Saldinger, Associate Editor, Devex

Participants:

  • Kate Brandt, Lead for Sustainability, Google
  • Lynelle Cameron, President and CEO, Autodesk Foundation and Senior Director, Autodesk Sustainability, Autodesk, Inc.
  • Davida Herzl, Co-Founder and CEO, Aclima
  • Beth Rattner, Executive Director, Biomimicry Institute

From Mobiles to Drones: The Next Leapfrog Technologies
Gold Gym, Recreational Sports Facility

Moderator:

  • Dan Costa, Editor in Chief, PCMag.com, Ziff Davis

Participants:

  • Alice Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • Lauren Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, BioCarbon Engineering
  • Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA
  • Paola Santana, Co-Founder, Matternet

Mental Health Care: Fighting Stigma with Social Support
West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

Moderator:

  • Anna Maltby, Health and Wellness Director, Refinery29

Participants:

  • Khaliya, Co-Founder, Falkora
  • Lauren Carson, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Smile Inc.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM PT and 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM PT, Pre-Set: 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM PT
OFFICE HOURS
Dwinelle, Rooms 104, 106, 130, 134, 175, 179, 183, 187, 189, 206
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.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM PT, Pre-Set: 1:00 PM PT
PLENARY SESSION: Beyond Good Intentions: Designing for Unintended Consequences
Pete Newell Court, Haas Pavilion

Moderator:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Participants:

  • Mohamed Barrie, Co-Founder and Chief Strategic Officer, Wellbody Alliance
  • Catlin Powers, Co-Founder and CEO, One Earth Designs
  • Premal Shah, Co-Founder and President, Kiva.org
  • Rajiv Shah, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Laura Tyson, Professor, UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business & Blum Center for Developing Economies

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM PT, Pre-Set: 3:15 – 3:30PM PT
SKILL SESSIONS
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.

Design Swarm: Session II
Room 135, Recreational Sports Facility

Monitoring and Evaluating Your Results
Dwinnelle, Room 155

Speaker:

  • Ruchira Gupta, Founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Raising Money for Your Commitment
Room 2060, Valley Life Sciences Building

Speakers:

  • Christopher Ategeka, Founder and CEO, Rides for Lives
  • Jim Bildner, Chief Executive Officer, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Stephanie Cordes, Vice Chair, Cordes Foundation
  • Eric Stephenson, Portfolio Director, Cordes Foundation

Strengthening Organizational Capacity
Room 2040, Valley Life Sciences Building

Speaker:

  • Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director, Social Innovation Initiative, Emerson Collective
  • Premal Shah, Co-Founder and President, Kiva.org

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM PT, Pre-Set: 3:15 PM PT
WORKING SESSIONS
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. 

Big Data and Human Rights in the Digital Age
East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

Moderator:

  • Laura Ling, Director of Development & Host, Discovery Digital Networks’ Seeker

Participants:

  • Betsy Beaumon, President, Benetech
  • Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
  • Emily Jacobi, Founder and Executive Director, Digital Democracy  

Investing in a Food Secure Future
Room 145, Dwinelle Hall

Participants:

  • Kanchan Amatya, Fellow, The Sustainable Fish Farming Project for Immediate Hunger and Poverty Relief in Nepal
  • Carl Anthony, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities
  • Paloma Pavel, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities
  • Alejandro Velez, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Back to the Roots

Lessons from Ebola: Investing in Responsive Health Systems
West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

Moderator:

  • Amy Lockwood, Chief of Staff, University of California, San Francisco, Global Health Sciences

Participants:

  • Mohamed Barrie, Co-Founder and Chief Strategic Officer, Wellbody Alliance
  • Kassia Echavarri-Queen, Board Member, Doctors without Borders
  • Dan Hymowitz, Acting Director of Development and External Relations, Africa Governance Initiative

Reinventing High School: How Young People Can Transform Public Education
Blue Gym, Recreational Sports Facility

Remarks:

  • Linda Murray, Strategic Advisor, XQ Institute

Moderator:

  • Marlene Castro, Manager of Student and Community Strategy and Relations, XQ Institute

Participants:

  • Courtney Brousseau, Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Founder and CEO, DREAMers RoadMap
  • Seth Maxwell, Founder and CEO, The Thirst Project

The Gentrification Debate
Gold Gym, Recreational Sports Facility

Participants:

  • Sebastian Albuja, Senior Program Manager, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association
  • Abdirashid Hashi, Executive Director, Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS)
  • Doniece Sandoval, Founder and CEO, Lava Mae
  • Olis Simmons, President & CEO, Youth UpRising

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM PT, Pre-Set: 4:30 - 5:15 PM PT
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION: A Closing Conversation with President Clinton hosted by Conan O'Brien.
Pete Newell Court, Haas Pavilion

One-on-One Conversation:

  • President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
  • Conan O'Brien, Host, “CONAN”

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PT, Pre-Set: 6:45 PM PT
CGI U EXCHANGE AND DINNER
Field House, Recreational Sports Facility

CGI U Exchange is a forum for students 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. CGI U Exchange takes place on Saturday evening in conjunction with dinner; all participants with an official CGI U meeting credential are eligible and encouraged to attend.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT, Pre-Set: 8:00 – 8:45 AM PT
DAY OF ACTION – OFF-SITE
Havenscourt and Lockwood Campuses
Intersection of 69th Ave and Hamilton Street
Oakland, CA 94621

CGI U will host a morning of community service on Sunday, April 3. 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
  • Marshawn Lynch, NFL All-Pro and Co-Founder, Fam 1st Family Foundation

8:00 – 8:45 AM PT
PRESS REGISTRATION
The Press Registration Desk and parking will be located at the intersection of 69th Ave and Hamilton Street (Oakland, CA 94621).

SATELLITE 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.

PRESS LOGISTICS

Press Credentials
Press registration is open to members of the media. To apply, please complete the form at cgiu2016.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 at the Haas Pavilion Club Room via Entry 9.

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 Haas Pavillion; Club Room via Entry 9. 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 PT
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:15 PM PT

WIFI
Network: CGIUPress16
Password: cgiupress

Useful Links
CGI U 2016 Press Release: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/more-1200-college-and-university-student-leaders-convene-tackle-global-challenges
CGI U 2016 Commitments Challenge Press Release: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/four-college-university-student-teams-advance-finals-cgi-u-2016-commitments-challenge
CGI U 2016 Meeting Agenda: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-university/2016/agenda/day-1

Interview Locations
If you are interested in stand-up interview locations on-site at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA, 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

Parking
Parking passes are available at the press registration desk for registered press on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive between 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Friday, April 1, to pick up your credential and parking pass to best ensure space throughout the event. For questions about parking, email [email protected].

Satellite 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: 500’

Live Webcast
View and share session webcasts from the CGI U 2016 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
Send all interview requests to [email protected].

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About Clinton Global Initiative University
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, brings together college students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions. CGI U participants do more than simply discuss problems – they take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops, and following up with CGI U as they complete their projects. Since 2008, students have made more than 5,500 Commitments to Action. Previous CGI U meetings have taken place at Tulane University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, the University of California at San Diego, the George Washington University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Arizona State University, and have convened more than 7,500 students from over 925 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states. To learn more, visit cgiu.org.

For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.