Global Issues Network Conference Program: School Without Walls & Washington International School in Washington D.C. - Page 6
Welcome to GIN: The World Needs Youth
Welcome to the Fourth Annual Washington, DC Global Issues Network Conference! As students
from Washington International School and School Without Walls, we are delighted to be working
together again this year. If you have come to one of our past conferences, welcome back. If this is
your first year as a DC GIN-er, welcome.
By participating today, you have become a part of a large network of students that extends around
the world. In 2014, GIN conferences have or will be held in Jakarta, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, and
Canada, just to name a few.
We can use this network to solve issues about which we are passionate by:
• learning from each other,
• sharing our successes and failures, and
• working together to implement change.
Our generation is capable of many great things, including finding sustainable solutions to the
world’s toughest issues.
Today, you will attend student-led breakout sessions, listen to inspiring speakers, talk to
representatives from many organizations, and network in your Global Villages. When you leave,
feel empowered to make a change, knowing you are part of a network of like-minded students
supporting each other in a shared mission to help the world.
After today and tomorrow’s conference, continue networking locally and globally at global-issuesnetwork.org. Join our Washington, DC GIN group on the GIN website to receive updates on future
conferences and events!
Brittany Eshelman, Jana Korn, Hazel Rosenblum-Sellers, Delmar Tarragó, Marina Wilbraham,
GIN Conference DC 2014 Organizing Team
WIS and SWW