Before the Summit

Here’s what you need to do to get ready to come to IDDS:
  • Apply for financial assistance (if necessary)
  • Watch the crowdfunding video for ideas
  • Download the sample letters and brochures
  • Raise your funding
  • Confirm with your Buddy you will be attending
  • Get a passport (if you don’t have one and are traveling internationally)
  • Get a visa (if necessary)
  • Book your flight, bus, or other transport to the summit
  • Get the shots and immunizations necessary (check with your local doctor and the CDC)
  • Complete the Travel form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Complete the Health and Safety form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Complete the Housing Preferences form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Complete the Liability form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Complete the Risk Waiver form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Complete the Project Selection form sent to you by your organizers.
  • Send completed forms to your Buddy
  • Inform your Buddy if there are any changes to your schedule and/or if you have any questions you may have about your arrival or IDDS
  • Pay your summit registration fees to secure your spot
  • Inform your embassy and bank you will be traveling
  • Pack and get ready
  • Stay up to date on summit info via your summit’s blog!

After the Summit

Welcome back, and welcome to the family!

We hope you had an incredible experience at IDDS wherever your journey may have taken you.

It’s our pleasure to welcome you as a new member of the International Development Innovation Network, or “IDIN” for short.

You’re in good company. There are more than 450 IDIN Network members around the world doing incredibly inspiring work to create lasting change in their communities and beyond.

Being part of the IDIN Network gives you access to a world of resources, including opportunities for funding, mentorship, technical support, tools for staying connected, and more.

You’ll also begin to receive our monthly newsletter, which is full of opportunities from IDIN, our partners, and other great organizations in the international development and innovation community.

Most of all, we want you to know that we’re here to help! Whether it’s via email, on Facebook, Twitter, or in person, drop us a line and let us know how we can help you make the world a better place.