EF Newsletter | October 2017
The Future of Work Global Conference
Malaga, Spain 
As we watch the temperatures dip and the leaves turn with the seasons in Philadelphia, we wanted to reflect on the special magic of Eisenhower Fellowships on display in Málaga, Spain last month at our extraordinary global conference on the Future of Work.
We convened 329 participants from 49 countries, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers and thought leaders on this subject of vital importance in every region of the world. The panel discussions, presentations and countless interactions in Málaga stimulated provocative exchanges of ideas, including a conversation with distinguished journalist and author Thomas Friedman of the New York Times.

Much more than just talk, the conference was a call to action supported by more than 15 concrete projects with a real-world impact that will be implemented by Eisenhower Fellows after their return home to their countries. 

For the first time, EF introduced 32 youth leaders from 20 countries, the inaugural cohort of the Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leaders Network, a dynamic new dimension of the EF global family. 

In addition to the impressive number of guests that gathered in Málaga from around the world, the event was followed by more than another 600 participants on livestream and generated more than 30,000 Twitter impressions, trending #1 on Twitter in Málaga. Engagement with the EF Facebook page was up by 375% and the conference was widely covered by Spanish local and national media.  

Co-sponsored by our Fellows from Spain and Jordan and marked by wonderful social events and fascinating local site visits in this breathtakingly beautiful Mediterranean city by the sea, the event marked the largest EF gathering outside the United States in our 64-year history, leaving Fellows energized and exhilarated. 

In the meantime, we are delighted to share with you today two tools that will memorialize and help catalyze our work moving forward. Our post-conference report highlights and summarizes key moments and takeaways from our gathering. This short video brings back to life many of the moments we shared in Má laga.  

We look forward to seeing you at next spring’s gala dinner event in Philadelphia to honor General Colin L. Powell on May 16, 2017 and at our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner the following day, May 17, when we will welcome our new Chairman, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
May 16: Dinner Tribute to General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret)
May 17: Annual Meeting Day with new EF Chairman, Secretary Robert Gates
Welcome Middle East/South Asia Fellows
As October began, Eisenhower Fellowships welcomed its 2017 class of Middle East/South Asia Fellows, including our first group of Fellows from Myanmar. This program is a unique opportunity for the Fellows to engage in international dialogue, collaboration, learning and reflection that will effect positive change. Read more here.
2018 Fall Innovation Program
Eisenhower Fellowships is now accepting applications for our 2018 Fall Innovation program which will take place in the United States from OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 16, 2018.  As a catalyst for creative problem-solving, EF seeks to open doors for a new generation of innovators to help them realize the possibilities of a better world. Every country in EF’s global network will be able to put forth candidates in an at-large process whereby the top 25 candidates will be selected in the overall pool. Eisenhower Fellowships is looking for candidates whose life’s work and fellowship project focus on the following five areas where EF intends to make an impact: 1) the Future of Work; 2) Education; 3) Health/Life Sciences; 4) Energy/Environment; and 5) Design, the field that ties together all these areas of innovation. Female applicants are highly encouraged.

Interested candidates should apply here . Applications will open later this week. The application portal will close on January 15, 2018 and candidates will be notified by May 1.
2018 USA Fellowships Awarded
With the help of our steering committees across the United States, Eisenhower Fellowships has selected 11 US Fellows who will travel in 2018.  These Fellows are thought leaders in sustainable food production, quantum computing, transportation, sustainable design, education, labor migration and healthcare.     Find out more here
Distinguished Fellow Award

Fellows are invited to submit in writing their nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Fellow Award. Previous recipients can be found here.
Please send nominations to cseidel@efworld.org by November 15.