We are now just 6 weeks away from our annual National Conference that will look at some of the new ideas and technologies that are irreversibly changing the way development is done. The sessions for the conference have now been finalised; see below for full details.

Session 1: Doing it for themselves: national and grassroots development successes that are breaking the mould Hear from world-leading organisations taking novel, dynamic approaches to changing the world.

Session two: Technology and development: today and tomorrow. In this session we’ll consider the changes that new technology is bringing to the way we do development, and look ahead at where that progress will take us.

Session three: Delivering education in an ever-changing world.  With 57 million children out-of-school around the world, governments and civil society are having to innovate every day to meet changing challenges. Join our panel of experts to hear about the cutting edge work going on around the world on getting kids into school.

Session four: The unseen hand of progress? Does the private sector hold the key to development in the 21st Century? In this contested debate we’ll be asking our panel to discuss one of the biggest changes the world of development has seen in recent memory: the rapidly growing involvement of private actors in development programming.

Session five:  Is zero possible? Fulfilling the World Bank’s ambition of ending poverty by 2013. Ideas don’t come much bigger than Jim-Kim’s plan to end extreme poverty by 2030. Laying out how they plan on achieving that goal will be a top-level UK representative from the Bank.

Think this sounds interesting? Not yet registered? It’s not too late! To register, simply complete the online booking form on the 2014 National Conference webpage or complete the downloadable booking form and return it via post to the RESULTS office or via e-mail to Tom at [email protected]. We also have bursary places for students and for those who cannot afford the event. Please contact Tom for further details.

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Updates on speakers coming soon.