Howard University to Host 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference
Washington DC July 25, 2016
For Immediate Release

From August 1­5th, 2016, hundreds of the most driven university student leaders from around the globe will convene at Howard University in Washington DC to build partnerships in the movement to advance global development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. “This is our generation’s opportunity to make it’s mark ­ to become the ethical, effective, and engaged leaders the world needs,” says Executive Director Sam Vaghar.

Distinguished gues ts Helene Gayle, CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative and Elizabeth Littlefield of Overseas Investment Corporation, will be among those awarded the 2016 Global Generation Award on Friday August 5th, with additional keynote speakers throughout the conference including Gloria Johnson Cusack, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly; Andrew Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at US Department of State; U nder Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, and Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy at UN Women and many more.

This year’s conference will focus on empathy as an essential tool for future leaders with the theme #itstartswithempathy, focusing on stories, skills and connections. Delegates will connect with like­minded peers leading change on their campuses , develop concrete skills through interactive Impact Studios led by professionals working in the global development sector, participate in a lobbying day on Capitol Hill lead by MCN partner ONE Campus, think and act towards systems change.

After successful conferences at the United Nations, Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT, Lynn University, and more, this year’s 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference at Howard University represents the first time the conference will be held in our Nation’s Capital.

In addition, on August 4 and 5, University Presidents and higher level administrators will convene at the US State Department, White House Executive Building, and Howard University for an invitation­only Executive Track forum to discover best practices and re­imagine higher

education's potential to lead global social impact and encourage the next generation to enter this field.

Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is uniting and training a new generation of social impact leaders on university campuses. The network has grown to include 5,500+ alumni from 300 universities worldwide (with alums now working at organizations such as the UN, USAID, as well as leading their own social enterprises), an accredited curriculum, Millennium Campuses including Georgetown and Babson, and Advisors including Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, and musician John Legend.

The annual Millennium Campus Conference is a vibrant forum for university student leaders advancing global development to learn, challenge, grow, and connect with a global community of changemakers.

To learn more about the conference please visit , see past Millennium Campus Conference coverage at and contact Strategic Associate Intern Kathleen Hill at with any questions.