Participants are encouraged to use the online conference program to create their own learning agendas for the conference and identify the specific action steps they want to make or improve to enhance their organization’s learning practices.
For a searchable version of the conference program, with session descriptions and speaker information, click here. For a PDF of speaker biographies, click here.
Schedule At A Glance
|Monday, June 3, 2013||Tuesday, June 4, 2013|
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Pre-conference workshops
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fail Fest and Evening Reception
7:00 p.m. Dine Arounds
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
Breakouts — The program features more than a half dozen interactive sessions to choose from. To view options and descriptions, click here and select Breakout from the drop down menu to search by session type.
Short talks — Short talk presentations are designed to share provocative ideas and new perspectives from thought leaders within and outside of philanthropy. Participants have the opportunity to join up to three short talks and should select one topic during each of the three rounds. Short talks are followed by facilitated conversations, where you can ask your burning questions or dive deeper on topics presented during short talks.To view options and descriptions, click here and select Short Talk from the drop down menu to search by session type.
Watch video from Short Talk sessions at GEO's The Learning Conference 2011, held last June:
- Philanthropy's Albatross: Debunking Theories of Change
- Rethinking What Counts as "Evidence"
- Philanthropy's Role in Helping Inform Government Policy
- The Substance of Story
- Innovations for Scaling Impact: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go Now?
- Continue a conversation with a Short Talk speaker.
- Form or join a small group discussion to explore a shared topic of interest. If you wish to host a discussion group, please add your name and topic to the list in the registration area by 1:30 p.m.
- Meet with colleagues you were hoping to see at the conference.
GEO Conferences are Paper-lite
In an effort to be responsible toward our environment and increase the quality of our resources, GEO limits the printed materials we provide on-site to a program book with agenda and session descriptions. GEO will not provide printed copies of session handouts, presentations, facilitator bios or the participant roster. GEO will make every effort to have convening resources available electronically through our website, prior to, during and after the convening.