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2014 Program


MORNING SESSIONS & FIRST KEYNOTE ADDRESS — a showcase of changemakers across stages, from startup innovators to system-changing social entrepreneurs.  

Why you should attend:

  • Hear from renowned pioneer of beneficial banking, Kat Taylor, who will launch the Summit with her keynote address.
  • Vote in the Pitch Fest for the the newest social innovations making waves in the Northwest.
  • Meet and learn from top impact funders.
  • Be inspired by the lasting impact created by social entrepreneurs across sectors at the Impact Awards.
  • Explore bold and creative approaches to strengthening communities in transition.

LUNCH, MID-DAY SESSION, & SECOND KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Why you should attend:

  • Enjoy a casual lunch while you network with speakers and attendees.
  • Connect with the Elevating Impact sponsors, who offer a wide variety of products, resources, and support to the social innovation sector.
  • Hear from global social entrepreneur Marc Freedman, the Founder of Encore.org and worldwide thought leader on encore careers. 
  • Engage with authentic leaders who are making the encore movement thrive, and tackling some of our region's and our time's most critical issues. 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS & CLOSING KEYNOTE — Sessions delving into the complexity of social innovation, and the phenomenal individuals and teams that make it happen.
Why you should attend:

  • Hear real-life, first person stories of the incredible resilience that it takes to be a changemaker
  • Meet Victoria Hale, widely recognized as one of the world's top social entrepreneurs, and creator of the first-nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the US. 
  • Top off the day with a cocktail while connecting to speakers and attendees at a hosted reception.

Agenda

7:30 AM- 8:30 AM

Registration and light breakfast

Lobby

8:30 AM 8:45 AM

Welcome and Impact Entrepreneurship Award Winner Announced

Main Stage

8:45 AM -9:00 AM

Keynote with Kat Taylor

Kat Taylor is the CEO of One PacificCoast Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

Main Stage

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

Pitch Fest!
Vote for the region’s brightest up and coming social entrepreneurs during the live Social Innovation Pitch Fest. Winners receive cash and startup legal services. 

Main Stage

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

BREAK

Lobby

10:20 AM- 11:00 AM


Impact Funding
A selection of funders discuss well-practiced, as well as cutting edge approaches to investing in social innovation.

Panelists:

Main Stage

11:00 AM- 11:45 AM

Empowering Diverse Communities in a Rapidly Changing World
In the face of rapid and accelerating change, communities of all kinds show us that there are ways to evolve, grow, and transform through spirit, collaboration, and creativity. 

Panelists:

Main Stage

11:45 AM- 12:30 PM

Lunch

Lobby

12:30 PM- 12:40 PM

Campus Innovation Award Winner Announced

Main Stage 

12:40 PM- 1:00 PM

Keynote with Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman, Founder of Encore.org, is leading a movement to engage millions of baby boomers in encore careers by combining personal meaning, continued income, and social impact.

 

     

    Main Stage

    1:00 PM- 1:40 PM

    Exploring Encore Purpose
    Millions of people around the world are re-inventing a new stage of life and work. They are listening for a calling in the second half of life, crafting encore careers and service activities that build on their lifetime of experience and generate meaning. This panel discusses the challenges and the overwhelming opportunity of the encore purpose movement.

    Panelists:

    Main Stage

    1:40 PM- 2:00 PM

    BREAK

    Lobby

    2:00 PM- 2:40 PM

    Beating the Odds: uncensored stories of resilience
    Authentic changemakers reveal stories of creativity, persistence, and overcoming the odds on the road to creating real impact.

    Storytellers:

     

    Main Stage

    2:40 PM-2:50 PM

    Impact Intrapreneurship Award Winner Announced

    Main Stage

    2:50 PM-3:10 PM

    Keynote with Victoria Hale

    Dr. Hale, Founder of Medicines 360, is a pharmaceutical scientist, and global health social entrepreneur. Her passion is the development of important new medicines for all of humanity, with the specific goal to reduce health inequities.

    Main Stage

    3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

     Closing Remarks & Poetry by Heather McHugh

    Main Stage

    3:20 PM - 5:00 PM

    Cocktail Reception
    Celebrate Pitch Fest finalists and hear the winner announced, connect with hundreds of peers, discover new paths to creating positive social impact. 

    Lobby

    Master of Ceremonies

     Angela Jackson, Portland State Business Accelerator & Portland Seed Fund