InterAction Forum 2015

The most influential event of its kind, the 31st annual InterAction Forum brings together leaders from not-for-profits, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to advance collaboration, effectiveness, and innovation in our work to end poverty and move us toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

Scheduled for June 22-24 in Washington, D.C., Forum 2015 promises to be our most ambitious and exciting program ever. Our work is framed by enormous and rapid changes in the development and humanitarian landscape – technological advances, multisector partnerships, and new financing mechanisms, as well as complex challenges from climate change to food insecurity and economic instability. Forum 2015 is an unprecedented opportunity to raise the effectiveness of our work and find solutions to these challenges.

Addressing interconnected global issues is more important than ever in these times of dramatic change. The annual InterAction Forum provides a unique opportunity for the leadership of NGOs, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to engage and forge common solutions to improve the lives of the world’s poor and marginalized, moving us toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

For 31 years, the Forum has brought together representatives of international organizations from all sectors in the global development ecosystem, becoming one of the premier international development and humanitarian gatherings of its kind.

More than 1,000 attendees from more than 350 organizations participate in the Forum, where attendees learn from experts, network with peers, and engage with their colleagues on issues critical to our collective work.

Issues like natural disasters, food price volatility, climate change, technological advancement, and gender equity remain complex and dynamic. To build effective, sustainable long-term solutions that will serve the most vulnerable populations, alleviate poverty, and advance equality around the world, we need to harness the strength of multiple sectors, each with different perspectives and mandates. The Forum focuses on enhancing partnerships between all stakeholders to develop effective programs, policies, and mutually-beneficial solutions to alleviate poverty and advance equality and sustainability around the world.

Alongside the traditional workshops and plenary sessions, we also have tracks specifically designed for attendees at different stages in their careers. Executives may benefit from the high-level leadership training and networking available through our CEO Track. There will be tracks of workshops for professional staff centered around themes such as building leadership, transparency and accountability, communications and outreach, accountability in humanitarian response, effective partnerships, and the evolution of international assistance. Graduate students and young professionals may be interested in the Young Professionals Summit. Visit the Forum workshops page for more information. Centering your participation around one of these customized series customizes your experience in an effort to maximize your engagement, learning, and networking opportunities.


June 22, 2015 - June 24, 2015
9:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT


Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, United States


Event Host