This flagship event offers a platform for attendees to share experiences of common challenges and collectively explore opportunities for greater impact. The conference has been held for more than 20 consecutive years, each year focusing on a different theme. The 2017 Conference, Catalyzing Transformative Change, welcomed 400 thinkers and doers from 52 countries representing 155 organizations from a cross-section of academic, research, international development, government and private sector.
The 2018 Conference, Collaboration for Impact, is taking place at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA on October 1-3. Member Day on October 1 kicks off the SEEP Annual General Meeting, followed by lunch discussions highlighting three exciting SEEP programs: mainstreaming the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, the Responsible Finance through Local Leadership and Learning Initiative and the Savings Groups Evidence & Learning Initiative. The afternoon is devoted to highly interactive annual meetings of the Markets in Crisis community of practice, the Savings-led Working Group and the Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group. The conference days - October 2 and 3 - feature energizing Plenaries with industry experts, 25 member-led Peer Learning Sessions, 4 donor-sponsored Lunch Dialogues and the third edition of the much-acclaimed SEEP Fail Fest.