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Conference Agenda: May 2

The Extreme Inclusion conference will take place on May 2nd, 2013, at 51 Winthrop Street on the Tufts University campus in Medford, Massachusetts. 

Please note dress code for attendees is business/business casual.

Thursday, May 2

08:30 Registration, coffee, light breakfast
08:45  Welcome Remarks
09:00 Debate: Financial Inclusion means Formal Financial Inclusionmoderated by Peter Walker, Director, Feinstein International Center and Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition & Human Security, Tufts University

Two rounds of arguments and rebuttals by each side (in an Oxford-style debate), followed by questions and commentary from the audience and a plenary vote.

    Pro:

    Con: 

  • Jenny Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Fletcher School and the Department of Economics, Tufts University
  • Daryl Collins, Director, Bankable Frontier Associates
  • Ignacio Mas, Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School
Respondent: Joanna Ledgerwood, Senior Advisor, Access to Finance, Aga Khan Foundation
10:15 Break
10:30 Keynote Address: Demanding Inclusion
with James Lawson, Activist and Principal Strategist for the American Civil Rights Movement

Introduction by Hardy Merriman, Vice President and Director of Content Development at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
11:30

Inclusion around the World: A Dialogue

Join Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context for a discussion with industry leaders on the progress of financially inclusive practices around the world. 

    Panelists:

12:30 Lunch
01:30 

Insights from Original Fletcher Research on Three Continents

A panel of Fletcher fellows and faculty share new insights on inclusion and inclusive technologies in “extreme” circumstances.

    Panelists:
  • Jenny Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Fletcher School and the Department of Economics, Tufts University
  • Nicholas Sullivan, Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School
  • Kim Wilson, Lecturer, The Fletcher School and Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School
02:00

On the Frontlines: Extreme Inclusion in Practice, moderated by Peter Uvin, Academic Dean and Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, The Fletcher School

Experts from around the world discuss how they blend financial services with other practices to include the ultra-poor.

    Panelists:

  • Janet Heisey, Director, Technical and Strategic Alliances, Trickle Up
  • Maria May, Program Manager, Social Innovation Lab, BRAC
  • Nancy Swanson, Executive Director, Linked Foundation
03:30 Break
04:00  Pitch for Inclusion: Student competition finals and prizes

The finalists pitch their start-ups in this interactive series of final “Pitches for Inclusion!” 

    Judges:
  • Anarge Frangos, Founding Partner and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Ekaria, LLP
  • Walter Frick, Business Editor, BostInno
  • Ron Hynes, Group Executive, Global Prepaid Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Ben Knelman, CEO, Juntos Finanzas
  • Victoria Slingerland, President and Co-Founder, Upward Mobility and PracticeQuiz.com
05:00 Reception
05:30 The day will conclude at approximately 5:30 pm.