The Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN)’s Technical Convening (TechCon) 2016, co-hosted by MIT and USAID, will be a unique convening of researchers, students, entrepreneurs and innovators, development experts, field practitioners, and private sector representatives focused on highlighting cutting-edge solutions to critical development challenges.
TechCon aims to catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration and foster a community of practice among a diverse set of actors working to solve the world’s biggest challenges in international development. TechCon will provide a forum to learn and engage around breakthrough ideas in this space while facilitating the exchange of ideas, best practices, failures, tools, and methodologies.
Interactive and action-oriented sessions, keynotes, and workshops will explore these topics through programming centered on four themes:
- Enabling Innovation & Building Innovation
- Measuring Impact & Generating Evidence
- Producing Actionable Research
- Next Generation Practitioners & Partnerships