The SID-Washington Annual Conference has been a Washington, DC tradition for development professionals for over 25 years. In 2020 and 2021, we were able to share the Conference with an international community of attendees through our virtual platform. This year, we are synthesizing our virtual and in-person Conference to offer our first ever fully hybrid Annual Conference on Thursday, May 26th. Register here and visit our Annual Conference website here to learn more.
With accessibility in mind to welcome our expanded community, the in-person component will be similar to our past Conferences with an Exhibit Hall, plenary sessions, breakouts, and an end-of-day reception, while the virtual component will feature a similar schedule in an online format. There will be virtual networking opportunities, a virtual Exhibit Hall, and our plenaries will be streamed on the online platform. We will have a virtual production and support team on-site at the Ronald Reagan Building to seamlessly merge the in-person and virtual experiences, and all in-person attendees can tune in virtually at any point in the day.
This year’s Conference theme is Inclusive Development: A Healthy, Prosperous, and Resilient Planet for All. Our programming will include sessions on health, climate change, peace and security, democracy and governance, economic growth, development finance, DEI, locally led development, and more. We'll have keynotes, fireside chats, panels and workshops to continue the conversation on cross-cutting, intersectional issues that practitioners in international development face today.
Last year’s Conference gathered over 1,300 international development professionals from across the world, and we’re excited to continue the conversation, connect, share, and learn from each other on May 26th.