Conference Schedule

Fall, 2020 (tentative schedule, subject to changes, depending on speaker availability, once new dates are settled)

(All of the following activities will take place in the Mews Conference Room, Graylyn Conference Center unless noted otherwise)


5:45 – 6:00 pm            Registration

6:00 – 6:15 pm           Opening Remarks by Jed Macosko, Wake Forest University

6:00 – 7:00 pm          FIRST KEYNOTE ADDRESS—Porter Byrum Welcome Center

Isaac Sesi (Ghana)

7:30 – 9:00 pm          Dinner



9:30 – 9:45 am           Light Morning Refreshments

9:50 – 10:00 am           Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:45 am             Session I

                               Sudhanshu Handa (UNC: topic: cash transfers), Marcos Rangel (Duke), Robyn Meeks (Duke), Margret Triyana (WFU)

Moderator: Margret Triyana (WFU)

12:00 – 1:30 pm         Lunch

                               Michael Matheson Miller (Acton Institute)


1:30 – 3:30 pm           Session II

                               Virtual “Poster” Session, including Eileen Schuhmann


3:30 – 5:15 pm          Session III

                               Brian Thomas (Baylor), Sebastian Gallegos (IADB), Eeshani Kandpal (World Bank), Kyana Young (WFU)

Moderator: Robert Whaples (WFU)


5:30 – 7:30 pm          Dinner


7:30 – 9:00 pm           SECOND KEYNOTE ADDRESS—Porter Byrum Welcome Center

           Erin Littleton (The Mighty River Project, with Fred Nkoba via internet)




9:30 – 9:45 am           Light Morning Refreshments


10:00 – 11:45 am             Session IV

Nathaniel Houghton (Congo Leadership Initiative), Jimmy Shafe (Mission: Hope), Ernie Ross (Education Congo) and 1 more participant

Moderator: Jimmy Shafe

12:00 – 1:00 pm         Lunch

                               Dr. Steve Meyer (STEMM)

1:00 pm             Conclude


**please check out of your room prior to Session IV**