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Saturday - EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

March 25, 2017

 

11:00 AM

Systems Entrepreneurship

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Systems entrepreneurs seek to understand the interdependent components in a system and recognize opportunities for interventions that address the underlying causes of complex social problems. Join us to explore the tools and challenges of systems entrepreneurship by participating in an interactive panel discussion with leading systems entrepreneurs from different sectors.
Speakers: Jeff Glenn [Moderator], Rachel Sinha, Ava Lala, Lorin Fries


11:00 AM

Adapting to Post-Election Realities

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The 2016 election marks a moment of major change in our voting behavior, government, and civil society. How are different sectors, including media, local government, and social sector, responding these changes?
Speakers: Jessica Lanney, Alex Lawrence, Farai Chideya, Oliver Libby


11:00 AM

Innovation in Education: A global perspective

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join our leading education experts from the private sector, edtech, government, academia and social business to share their experiences on innovating in the education system of different countries around the world. Topics will include the integration of technology into the classroom, innovating within the Government, the skills gap in the labor market
Speakers: James Honan [Moderator], Adam Seldow, Pranav Kothari, Lant Pritchett, Jaime Saavedra


11:00 AM

The Future of Work

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Technology is reinventing how people find and do work. Join an engaging discussion with the entrepreneurs and innovators who use technology to create the social good and provide the poor and the unemployed with new sources of income.
Speakers:
Marta Milkowska [Moderator], Rich Gardner, Dan Teran, Thomas Kochan, Catherine Mohugu, Kirill Evdakov


11:00 AM

Faith-based social entrepreneurship

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Faith-based social enterprises comprise some of the largest charities in scope and funding in the U.S. This panel will highlight the opportunities and challenges of aligning a faith-based mission with the goal of running a high-performing organization, and explore the important role that faith-based organizations play in our society.
Speakers: Brad Buxton [Moderator], Larry Mayes, Anwar Khan


11:00 AM

Impact Investing: A Global Perspective

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to learn about impact investing in the global market? Join us for a discussion of the trends we have seen in impact investing in different markets. We will have perspectives from investors who have invested in different regions.
Speakers: Caitlin Reimers Brumm [Moderator], Agnes Dasewicz, Stewart Langdon, Amanda Zheng


11:00 AM

For-Profit with Social Enterprise? Can it work?

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This will be a frank conversation about how businesses come to the decision to value the triple bottom line (people, profits, planet), what they are doing to improve their communities, and whether and how for-profit organizations can work in the social enterprise space.
Speakers: Jen Smith [Moderator], Amy Silverstein, Ariela Suster, Andrea Flynn


11:00 AM

At the Starting Line

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Creating a social enterprise is a daunting task. This is why we invited those who have “been-there-done-that” to share their insights and lessons learned. Our panel includes social entrepreneurs running a year old to a decade old organization. As you stand at the starting line, come ready to learn how you can better prepare for your own entrepreneurial journey ahead!
Speakers: Stephanie Khurana [Moderator], Sara Nadel, Gina Nebesar, George M. Tsiatis, William Senyo


11:00 AM

Selling Social Change

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

All too often, nonprofits take a “build it and they will come” approach, focusing most of their efforts on creating services that they think are innovative or effective.
Speakers: Matt Plummer


11:00 AM

Virtual Reality

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about how filmmaking and virtual reality can provide an immersive experience to engage donors and attract attention to the social causes you care about.
Speakers: Shannon Carroll


11:00 AM

Empowering Displaced and Trafficked Persons

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Globally there are over 90 million persons facing displacement or exploitation through human trafficking. These individuals represent some of the most vulnerable, but also entrepreneurial and driven populations. This interactive case study challenges attendees to identify ways of leveraging social entrepreneurship to empower or assist these communities led by four experts in the field, including a survivor who overcame exploitation to become a successful entrepreneur.
Speakers: Hazami Barmada [Moderator], Michael Alden, Danielle Heitmann, Brita Vitello


11:00 AM

Designing Impact Investments in Healthcare (Interactive Workshop)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The session will be run as an interactive workshop where the participants will learn from a case study for a social investment in heart failure and stroke prevention. We will talk about the process by which it was structured and its negotiation talking through specific examples and challenges provided from the moderator’s experience in the field. Finally, we will extrapolate broader principles from this case which can be used by the participants in thinking about and designing impact investments in other areas.


1:30 PM

Designing Social Enterprises for Systemic Change

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In this interactive session, Strategic Good invites participants to examine the broader objectives of the social enterprise movement and discuss which social enterprise models have the potential to bring about radical and systemic change. Participants will be challenged to ask how social enterprise models with lower disruptive potential could learn from other models to increase their ability to address the multifaceted systemic challenges faced by society today. The workshop will include ideation, interactive tools, and discussion.
Speakers: Nick Boedicker, Alessandra Clará, Andreas Vailakis, Michael Cobb


1:30 PM

Entrepreneurship in Education

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn from entrepreneurs who are working in the education sector at different stages, from an early stage venture to a company that has worked with 3000 schools. They will share their journeys, lessons and recommendations for innovating in the education sector.
Speakers: Nonni Hlongwane[Moderator], Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sergio Marrero, Jesse Whelan, Phil Michaels


1:30 PM

Narrowing the Skills Gap: Building Alternative Pathways to Prosperity in America

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Why do millions of jobs remain unfilled in the US while millions of Americans remain un- or under-employed? Join five leading practitioners from the education, finance, technology and manufacturing sectors who are tackling this critical societal issue.
Speakers: Elyse Rosenblum [Moderator], Lane Glenn, Alan Fritzler, Paul Francisco, Andrea Cox


1:30 PM

Impact Investing: Mini Keynotes

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Michael McCreless from Root Capital – The Efficient Impact Frontier
This mini-keynote will showcase Root Capital’s perspective on how to think about balancing impact and profit. We will review a framework for managing financial risk and return alongside impact, Root Capital’s “Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier.” This is the first part of a two-part session, and will be followed by a participatory simulation in the same room, in which attendees will have the opportunity build their own impact investing portfolios.
Nasir Qaadre from Village Capital – Venture Capital is Broken: Creating a More Inclusive Entrepreneur Ecosystem
The way we invest in society’s new ideas is broken. Billions of dollars are in the hands of a few venture capital firms in a few U.S. states. These firms are most likely to invest in people from their ZIP codes, graduate schools, and networks. The result: people in most communities aren’t empowered to solve local problems in context, opportunity for new ideas to grow is highly concentrated, and new ideas rarely have a level playing field. Most technology startups remain relevant only to the best-off in society, leaving out billions of people and trillion-dollar markets. Venture capitalists drive this mindset by avoiding industries with real-world impact — such as food, health and education — because they’re capital-intensive, complicated and require serious regulatory engagement. America’s venture capital problem makes America’s other problems even harder to solve.


1:30 PM

Impact Investing: Mini Keynotes

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Michael McCreless from Root Capital – The Efficient Impact Frontier
This mini-keynote will showcase Root Capital’s perspective on how to think about balancing impact and profit. We will review a framework for managing financial risk and return alongside impact, Root Capital’s “Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier.” This is the first part of a two-part session, and will be followed by a participatory simulation in the same room, in which attendees will have the opportunity build their own impact investing portfolios.
Nasir Qaadre from Village Capital – Venture Capital is Broken: Creating a More Inclusive Entrepreneur Ecosystem
The way we invest in society’s new ideas is broken. Billions of dollars are in the hands of a few venture capital firms in a few U.S. states. These firms are most likely to invest in people from their ZIP codes, graduate schools, and networks. The result: people in most communities aren’t empowered to solve local problems in context, opportunity for new ideas to grow is highly concentrated, and new ideas rarely have a level playing field. Most technology startups remain relevant only to the best-off in society, leaving out billions of people and trillion-dollar markets. Venture capitalists drive this mindset by avoiding industries with real-world impact — such as food, health and education — because they’re capital-intensive, complicated and require serious regulatory engagement. America’s venture capital problem makes America’s other problems even harder to solve.


1:30 PM

Business Models for Sustainability

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

While environmental sustainability is a goal in it of itself, these four leading social entrepreneurs made promoting green practices their core mission. From the C-Suite to rural African villages, join an engaging discussion of how to mobilize resources that protect the planet and empower populations.
Speakers: JB Le Marois [Moderator], Tamara Stenn, Sam White , Ryan Wright, Huda Elasaad


1:30 PM

Pitch Competition

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for the pitch competition to support the 12 finalists.
Judges: Oliver Libby, May Samali, Anne Healy, Anna Trieschmann, Caroline Hoffman


1:30 PM

Reimagining Capitalism Case Discussion

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This case workshop will explore the idea that problems such as inequality, environmental degradation, and poverty can be effectively addressed by high performing private firms. This interactive experience will allow participants to critically analyze why private firms might be able to play a major role in solving the above social problems in today’s world, and we will explore the ways in which accomplishing this may require both changes in how firms and leaders consider their obligations and engage with the issues, as well as changes in the “rules of the game” by which capitalism is structured.
Speakers: Nien-hê Hsieh


1:30 PM

Innovative Product Design for Emerging Markets (Interactive Workshop)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The challenges facing our world today call for innovative, out-of-the-box problem-solving. This interactive workshop will explore how design principles can be used to develop innovative products that meet the needs of consumers in emerging markets.
Speakers: Isaac Blankensmith, Andrew Herzog


1:30 PM

Fake news and bubble bursting: media, tech, and online information

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The 2016 election has put into relief the problems with how Americans (and others) access information. Online technology and new media sources have the potential to bring real-time information and varying perspectives to all people, but they also run the risk of reinforcing biases and promulgating misinformation. One of the crucial questions emerging from the election is – how do we ensure people are accessing fair, reliable, and accurate information?
Speakers: Howard Cohen, Melissa Zimdars, Alicia Stewart


1:30 PM

Coming Transformation of Government

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

How can innovative technologies help improve the work of government? What disruptive technologies may transform this space?
Speakers: Claudia Ariagga


1:30 PM

Legal 101 for Social Enterprises

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Legal challenges can seem daunting to social entrepreneurs trying to implement innovative solutions. Knowing what questions to ask and where to find legal aid around the world is a critical tool for organizations. Participants in this interactive workshop will walk away understanding the best practices and need-to-know concepts in the legal field for social entrepreneurs.
Speakers: Elizabeth David Dembrowski


3:45 PM

Role of Technology in US K-12 Education

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

This panel will address the challenges and opportunities with implementing technology in the classroom by bringing in perspectives from school leaders and technology providers. We will focus on the K-12 US education sector. Come join us for an interesting discussion!
Speakers: Jim Honan [Moderator], Steve Shapiro, Ray Schleck, Tommy Chang, Daniel Guerrero


3:45 PM

The Efficient Impact Frontier: A workshop by Root Capital

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Be an impact investor for a day! In this participatory simulation, you will have the opportunity to build your own impact investing portfolio by choosing from a set of 250 actual Root Capital deals. We will provide detailed information about the expected financial risks, returns, and impacts of each deal; instructions for how to choose from that set of deals to build your own portfolio; and an Excel tool that auto-calculates the expected risk, return, and impact of the portfolio you build. At the end of this session you will have an opportunity to present your portfolio to other session participants and find out whether your chosen portfolio falls on the ‘efficient impact frontier. This is the first part of a two-part session. Participants are requested to attend the “Balancing Impact and Returns” session prior to this one. Please bring your laptop to this session.
Speakers: Michael McCreless, Asya Troychansky and Hailey Chalhoub


3:45 PM

Investing for impact with public equities

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Join Wellington Management’s impact investors as we share why and how we are investing for impact in listed social enterprises. An open discussion will follow to challenge some preconceptions about this area of impact investing. This interactive session will use case studies that enable you to (1) vet which companies qualify as impact and discuss why, (2) develop and recommend indicators to track the impact of two very different social enterprises, and (3) simulate the role of an investor constructing a global portfolio that can outperform the market over the long-term.
Speakers: Patrick Kent, Eric Rice, Quyen Tran


3:45 PM

Pitching the public sector: startups serving government

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Spotlight on innovative examples of cross-sector entrepreneurship – in particular, startups (nonprofit and for-profits) serving government and public sector needs
Speakers: Elsa Sze, Claudia Ariagga, Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, Aimee Sprung, Ben Berkowitz


3:45 PM

Delivering Delivery

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

While there is no shortage of great products capable of solving challenging social problems, getting these solutions effectively to the people who need them the most can be the difference between an organization’s success and failure, particularly in the developing world where infrastructure is lacking. Come hear different perspectives from practitioners in the product, investment, and delivery provider space to learn how the most innovative social enterprises are tackling this problem
Speakers: Kash Rangan [Moderator], Anne Healey, Anish Thakkar, Prarthna Desai


3:45 PM

Unlocking impact with mobile technology

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

There are now more than 4.7 billion unique mobile phone subscribers globally. 70% of the world population is expected to own a mobile subscription by the end of this decade. In Africa alone, more than 400 million new smartphone connections will be initiated by 2020. What does mobile phone proliferation mean for the fields of impact investing and impact measurement? Join Fran Seegull (U.S. Impact Investing Alliance), Sasha Dichter (Acumen Fund), and Random Bares (Branch.co) in a discussion around the game changing possibilities of digital connections. Speakers: Fran Seegull, Sasha Dichter, Random Bares


3:45 PM

Creating (and Solving) Design Challenges with HeroX

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Leveraging the power of the crowd is an important tool for social entrepreneurs to tackle seemingly impossible problems. This engaging, interactive workshop will highlight the best practices on how to utilize open innovation and crowdsourcing to bring new ideas and talent to your work.
Speakers: Nidhi Chaudhary


3:45 PM

Innovation without Westernization: A conversation on supporting social enterprise in Saudi Arabia and India

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

This conversation will explore the role of social enterprise and innovation in two different contexts. Learn about what these social entrepreneurs are doing and how they strive to find the balance between bringing in best practices and valuing existing cultural norms. Learn from their success and their challenges. This is a great conversation for anyone interested in social impact outside the developed West.
Speakers: Hazami Barmada, Lujain Al Ubaid, Shannon Keith, Piyush Tewari


5:15 PM

Unchained Fashion Show

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

A performance art fashion show with designs by Project Runway designer Korto Momolu empowering audiences with the knowledge of human trafficking, signs to look for and ways to report and combat the crime.
Remarks by: Felicia Kalan, Stephanie Catani


5:15 PM

Roxbury Youth Orchestra

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Performance by The Roxbury Youth Orchestra, a life changing, daily, after school, community based organization providing inner-city youth with confidence, endurance, and resilience through a joy-filled, intensive, conservatory-level music program. Remarks from founder, David France

Sunday - Event Descriptions

March 26, 2017

10:30 AM

Different Approaches to Impact Investing

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

There are many ways to do impact investing and the very definition of the practice is sometimes difficult to define since there are so many different players in the space. This session will cover the main ways in which impact investing is being executed by looking at the types of investors participating in the field and the many investment strategies being employed. 

Speakers: David Wood [Moderator], Fran Seegull, Falko Paetzold, Nasir Qadree

10:30 AM

Getting to Giving: Fundraising the Entrepreneurial Way

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How can you take an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising in the social enterprise sector? In their book Getting to Giving: Fundraising the Entrepreneurial Way, Howard Stevenson and Shirley Spence offer an approach to fundraising that is almost Zen-like in its philosophy, even as it offers plenty of concrete, detailed advice on what it takes to be a successful fundraiser. This session is for social entrepreneurs and board members who are interested in exploring the art and science of fundraising and philanthropists looking to refine their giving strategy. Speakers: Shirley Spence, Deborah Sinay

10:30 AM

MIT Solve Facilitated Workshop

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Solve is an initiative from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Solve challenge design workshops are an opportunity for students, innovators, and faculty interested in innovation for social impact to inform future challenges that Solve will launch on its open innovation platform. Challenge design workshop attendees work together in subgroups of 8-10 to workshop specific questions around Solve’s four pillars: education, health, sustainability, and economic prosperity

Speakers: Pooja Wagh, Patrick Diamond, Alexander Dale, Caroline Federal, Eliza Berg

10:30 AM

Open Source Social Enterprise on the Community Scale

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Technological advances in the rapid and transparent dissemination of knowledge and disribution of wealth have opened up new doors of opportunity for social entrepreneurs all over the world. Join a panel of founders and innovators in the fields of community development, finance, and data to discuss the implications of open source technologies for social enterprise. 1/3 knowledge sharing, 1/3 “how-to” open source social enterprise, 1/3 interactive Q&A and brainstorming – how can open source technologies positively affect your industry?

Speakers: Emily Niehaus, Hicham Oudghiri, Joshua Deems

10:30 AM

For-profit, nonprofit, & B-Corps: the many shapes and sizes of social enterprise

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The term “Social Enterprise” continues to hold many meetings for entrepreneurs, investors, and customers alike. Hear from leaders of nonprofit, for-profit, and B Corp social enterprises about what being a social enterprise means to them and how business and impact come together in different structures.

Speakers: Susan Musinsky [Moderator], Jessie Angel, Edd Frechette, Felicia Jadczak

10:30 AM

Innovating finance to create social impact

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session will spotlight innovative financing mechanisms for social impact. From Pay for Success to new financial instruments that incentivize microfinance, learn from practitioners with experience in the public and private sector.

Speakers: Rob Koenig [Moderator], Danielle Piskadlo, Shu Dar Yao, Shan Bannirchelvam, Ryan Peter Flynn

10:30 AM

How to fund a social enterprise

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the ways social entrepreneurs can fund their ventures: grants, VC, accelerators, crowdfunding and others. Learn from our expert panel about trends and best practices for seeking social enterprise funding

Speakers: Gordon Bloom [Moderator], May Samali, Jeff Kushnner, Ken Nguyen

10:30 AM

Workshop: Selling to the base of the pyramid

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How social enterprises and NGOs can sell ethically and effectively? The purpose of the session is to learn best practices of selling to the Base of Pyramid customers from a practitioner’s perspective. Participants will experience several significant shifts in perspective from what they think they should do and what they actually need to do to build a successful sales system.

Speakers: Scott Roy

10:30 AM

Social Enterprise 101: Kickstarting Your Idea

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you always wanted to start a social venture but weren’t sure where to begin? Led by the CEO & Co-Founder of The Resolution Project (and founder of a B Corp, as well), this interactive training will walk you through the basics of planning for and launching your social enterprise from developing an idea and a business case to operationalizing it, monetizing it and measuring its impact. Individuals taking part in this session will be encouraged to participate in a highly interactive exploration of the many possible frameworks for social enterprise, and will collaborate to discuss and refine concepts within the group, while even designing a social enterprise from scratch. Bring your questions, your ideas, and your energy to this fast-paced, impact-driven entrepreneurial training!

Speakers: George Tsiatis, Yulkendy Valdez, Mansi Prakash, Sharif Shrestha, Yeshwant Chillakuru

10:30 AM

Scaling Social Enterprises

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In recent years, social enterprises across the globe have adopted different approaches to scale. While some have succeeded, others have failed. Starting a social enterprise is not easy, but scaling a social enterprise can be harder. In this session, we seek to engage a panel of investors, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs in conversation around the various challenges that arise while scaling social enterprises. Through stories of their successes and failures, we seek to explore the decisions that they made relating to strategy, fundraising, product design, delivery, organization culture of social enterprises, and explore the principles and philosophies that come into play while making these decisions

Speakers: Anish Thakkar, Stephanie Khurana, Christian Seelos, Chris Walker, Darrin Kerr

10:30 AM

Conversation on Working Across (Real and Perceived) Boundaries

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Developing the trust and social capital necessary to act as an agent of change in a community is critical to the success of any initiative, yet extremely tricky. This conversation features individuals who have mastered this art and are ready to provide specific, actionable steps or feedback to help you face these challenges domestically and abroad.

Speakers: Travis Tasto, Amnat Chittaphong, Katie Hutchinson

10:30 AM

Tech for Good

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

What does it mean to use technology to improve service delivery and increase impact across sectors? Join a panel featuring four leading practitioners who are leveraging innovations and the internet to support efforts to tackle major societal issues.

Speakers: David Eaves [Moderator], Haviva Kohl, Grace Chung, Anne Schwieger

1:00 PM

Philanthropy and Social Movements

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

While it is important to fund both social movements and social enterprises, currently, there are many philanthropists that fund social enterprises and too few funders that fund social movements.  BlackLivesMatter, the LGBT movement, Occupy Wall Street are important movements that have significantly shaped society in the last decade. But who is funding them? Are they well funded? How does funding a social movement compare to funding a social enterprise? At the Social Entrepreneurship Conference 2017, this session seeks to discuss and debate the answers to these questions.

Speakers: Kendra Hick, Bob Bland, DiDi Delgado

1:00 PM

Creating Shared Value Case Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Participate in an HBS case discussion on the concept of Creating Shared Value, where companies can improve their own bottom line by improving society at large, through the case of Discovery Limited, a South African insurance company. The discussion will be led by one of the pioneers of Creating Shared Value, Mark Kramer, and you will get an opportunity to hear about the strategy directly from Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer at Vitality (Discovery Limited).

Speakers: Mark Kramer, Derek Yach

1:00 PM

The Future of Higher Education

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This panel will bring together experts to discuss the significant challenges facing higher education in the US today. It will focus on the challenges of student access to higher education, how higher education must evolve to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow, and what role technology will play.paul

Speakers: Jen Tutak [Moderator], Art Seavey, Nina Huntemann, Sergio Marrero

1:00 PM

How far can impact investing take us?

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Impact investing is experiencing strong global growth across the asset class spectrum. Pure play intermediaries, funds and firms are growing while incumbents are also entering the field, all driven by investor demand. This panel will explore the growth drivers, opportunities and challenges of impact investing. We will discuss how impact investing can reach scale. Finally, the panelists will opine on whether, in the future, all investing will be impact investing.

Speakers: Fran Seegull [Speakers], Mara Bolis, Katherine Hallaran, Michael Etzel, Eric Rice

1:00 PM

Green Impact Investing

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The degradation of the environment is one the biggest issues we are facing currently. Join us to understand how impact investors are working on this challenge by investing in enterprises related to the environment. Hear from practitioners that have implemented different examples of “green impact investing” like green bonds and investing in clean energy.

Speakers: Stewart Landgon [Moderator], Tom Flahive, Shu Dar Yao, Amanda Zheng

1:00 PM

Social Entrepreneurship 101: Solutions Session

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you like business cases, problem-solving, and social impact, this is the session for you! Four social entrepreneurs and Resolution Fellows are looking for answers to the challenges facing their ventures as they aim to scale up. The Solution Session model uses tried and true brainstorming methodologies to 1)identifying the actual challenge, 2)asking questions and think outside of the box, and 3) focus on actionable solutions and how their success will be measured. Choose the challenge that maps to the track you are following at SECON and dive in with these inspiring young leaders to help them drive greater impact in the communities they work in.

Speakers: George Tsiatis, Yulkendy Valdez, Mansi Prakash, Sharif Shrestha, Yeshwant Chillakuru

1:00 PM

cooperative community economics

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How can cooperative community-based economic models help democratize access to capital and create economic opportunity for communities that have historically been excluded?

Speakers: Aaron Tanaka, Lor Holmes, Deborah Frieze

1:00 PM

Lessons for next-generation social sector leaders: Fireside chat with former Save the Children CEO Charlie MacCormack

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

What are big trends in the social sector and international ngo community and how should the next generation of social sector leaders respond?

Speakers: Colleen Kelly, Charlie MacCormack

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1:00 PM

Communicating when the Stakes are High

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In US Army Special Operations, the difference between mission success and failure, and sometimes even the lives of your team, can depend on precise and practiced communication. Learn to be precise and practiced with your communication, no matter the circumstances.

Speakers: Jeff Tiegs

 

March 25

9:00 am -10:30 am
Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

11:15 am - 7:00 pm
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138

March 26

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Harvard Business School
100 Western Ave. Boston, MA 02163