Unreasonable@State

Exploring the convergence of entrepreneurship, policy, technology, investment and international development

On May 1, 2013 the U.S. Department of State, Stanford's d.school, Unreasonable at Sea, and the Aspen Institute will co-host a global gathering of some of the most influential people on earth. The goal? Explore how and why entrepreneurship and design-thinking are key to solving the seemingly intractable challenges of our time. 

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Location: Washington DC

DAY 1 AGENDA

“Unreasonable@State: A Global Conversation with Startups and Innovators”

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Dean Acheson Auditorium, Harry S. Truman Building, U.S. Department of State

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Doors open - casual mingling with snacks and light refreshments

12:45pm - 1:15pm: Let the games begin - Opening remarks from State Departmnet

1:15pm - 1:30pm: Reflection on lessons leared after sailing 25,000 miles with 11 tech startups

1:30pm - 2:10pm: First wave of five entrepreneurs giving 6-minute presentations

2:10pm - 2:15pm: Something awersome will happen

2:15pm - 2:55pm: Second wave of five entrepreneurs giving 6-minute presentations

2:55pm - 3:15pm: Panel discussion on why entrepreneurship matters 

3:15pm - 3:20pm: Something Awesome will happen 

3:20pm - 4:00pm: Third wave of five entrepreneurs giving 6-minute presentations

4:00pm - 4:05pm: Something Awesome will happen

4:05pm - 4:15pm: The future of education (and why it must be entrepreneurial)

4:15pm - 4:25pm: Something Awesome will happen 

4:25pm - 4:50pm: Closing Remarks to an Unreasonable afternoon - we'll go out with a bang

7:00pm - 10:30pm: Themed curated breakout dinners that will take place around the city. (Details will be sent out on April 20)


DAY 2 AGENDA

"Design, Diplomacy, and Development”

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

9:30 AM         Registration Opens

10:30 AM       Opening Remarks: Outline

of design-thinking process + deeper dive

11:00 AM       Transition: Break into small groups (8-10) around specific focus area

11:10 AM       SMALL GROUPS: Leverage design-thinking process to develop solutions to challenge

12:10 PM       REPORT BACK: Share results with larger group

12:40 PM       Networking Lunch

1:30 PM         Design-thinking Methodology: A deeper dive

1:50 PM         Transition: Break into small groups (8-10) around specific focus area

2:00 PM         SMALL GROUPS: Leverage design-thinking process to develop solutions to challenge

3:00 PM         REPORT BACK: Share results with larger group

3:30 PM         Closing Remarks: Wrap up and debrief

7:00 PM         VIP Reception (Venue TBD)

Registration coming soon!


 Option 2: “Accelerating the Flow of Capital” (accredited investors only)

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 12:30 – 5:00 PM

Private event for accredited investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and agency directors to join 15 companies with operations in over 30 countries to explore world class investment opportunities and re-evaluate our conceptions of what is possible in emerging markets.  


UNREASONABLE@State VIP Banquet

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

7:00pm - 8:00pm: casual mingling, hors d'oeuvres, and opening remarks

8:00pm - 10:30pm: Unrivaled table conversations over a delectable 5-course meal. 

This VIP Banquet will represent a small gathering of some of the worlds most influencial investors, policy makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, media mogals, and key foundations.  It will be a night to remember.