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Program Outline

Sunday, August 12

  • Evening: Vulcan
    Arrival and orientation

    Group activity, icebreakers, setting the stage and dinner

Monday, August 13

  • Morning: University of Washington Bothell
    Opening, defining the challenges, introductions and setting the conversation
  • Afternoon: GlobalGood
    Effective Application – Understanding the nexus between research, prototyping and business development
  • Evening: Location TBA
    Reception with Community

Tuesday, August 14

  • Morning: Microsoft Envisioning Center
    Inspired Innovation – Exploring future technology possibilities and how they can be leveraged for social impact
  • Afternoon: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Exploring Catalytic Change – Focusing on the impact-centered approach to solving big challenges


  • Evening: Hive Media Lab
    Reception and conversation- Media and social impact

Wednesday, August 15

  • Morning: Tableau
    Practical Application – Understanding the application of technology to social development – Tableau and PATH

    Designing Solutions using Human Centered Design (HCD) and Appreciative Inquiry
  • Afternoon: University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
    Presentations and closing ceremony with certificate presentation

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UW Bothell School of Business Executive Education Logo


Global Good


Microsoft Logo


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Logo


HIve Media Lab Logo


Tableau Foundation Logo


UW Evans School logo


Tuition and Deadlines | $2,500 USD

Tuition covers the following:

  • Programming
  • Catered breakfast and lunch for all three days
  • Evening receptions
  • Professional Development Certificate of Social Innovation from the University of Washington

Tuition does not cover:

  • Travel to or from Seattle
  • Travel to and from the airport
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Dinners during the Institute (unless where specified)
  • Miscellaneous food and drinks

Online registration is closed. If you are interested in attending and/or would like to learn more, please contact Akhtar Badshah directly at

August 12-15, 2018


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