Register to Attend: Impact Fellowships Summit

Register to Attend: Impact Fellowships Summit

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Join us for the next Impact Fellowships Summit in the spring of 2020 in Washington, DC. The summit will feature the theme Diverse and Equitable Leadership for a Changing World.

Register to Attend the Impact Fellowships Summit

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, IREX is postponing the 2020 Impact Fellowships Summit. We are in the process of setting new dates for the summit to take place this fall. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

If you have already registered, your registration will automatically be applied to the new dates for the summit. If you are no longer able to attend once new dates are set, please let us know and we will be happy to issue you a refund.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact us about any questions or concerns. We are also looking into offering some virtual events for the Impact Fellowships Summit community until we can convene in person. Stay tuned for more information soon.

Registration for the summit remains open. Space is limited. We're envisioning 150 seats at the summit.

By registering for the Impact Fellowships Summit, you will gain two-day access to summit sessions, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and access to our professional networking reception.

Standard ticket: $600*

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Discounted ticket: $500* (for employees at small NGOs)

You are eligible for this discount if you work at an NGO that has fewer than 50 employees.

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*A $10 processing fee will be added at the PayPal checkout. Registration payments are nonrefundable; however, if you are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Please contact IFS@irex.org if you have questions or concerns.

Reserve a Booth for the Learning Lab or Marketplace

Icon of a market stallDo you have an innovative tool, technology, or service that can improve the management or impact of fellowship or leadership programs? We invite you to demonstrate how your product works, answer questions, and sell your product. Exhibiting at the Learning Lab, or securing a standing booth to exhibit for the duration of the summit, has pricing options that vary depending on whether you are attending the entire summit or just interested in exhibiting.

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Technical Tracks

Connections Matter

Modeling what we seek to achieve in society by intentionally fostering diverse and inclusive community and networks

Sessions may include discussions focused on effective strategies and approaches for intentionally building and strengthening alumni communities and networks, connections, and collaboration between fellowship programs, and alumni connections to their communities that model the values-based and equitable interactions and opportunities we seek to achieve at all levels of society.

Where's Your Impact?

Understanding how differing geographic and sectoral approaches to fellowship programs contribute to lasting systemic change

Sessions may include discussions about:

  • lessons learned and strategies for determining how program aspects like the fellows' geography or fellowship locations, sectoral diversity, or fellowship identity affect the recruiting approaches used and the kinds of activities implemented,
  • the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities they undertake, and
  • the impact programs achieve in the short and long term.

Additionally, sessions may also focus on recruiting for diversity, employing best practices around inclusion for programs and fellows themselves, or how creating more diverse and equitable groups and programs is affecting outcomes or overall impact.

Answering the “So What?”

Adapting and modeling a learning mindset within programs for greater effectiveness and impact with a diverse range of stakeholders

Sessions may include discussions about:

  • effective developmental or traditional evaluation tools and approaches to better measure and learn from the short and long-term impact of fellowship programming,
  • how to proactively engage a multitude of stakeholders (including fellows, partners, and community leaders) in monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and create a culture of inclusive learning and evaluation with fellowship programs,
  • strategies for engaging broader communities in learning and adapting, and 
  • technologies to foster better learning outcomes for diverse fellows and integrate data-driven decision making into program management and content.