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2013 Program

MORNING SESSIONS — a showcase of new and exciting social innovations and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Why you should attend:

  • Meet some of the best and brightest innovators in the field who will be recognized for their incredible work at the Impact Awards.
  • Be the first to know about new concepts in social innovation at the Pitch Fest.
  • Meet and learn from renowned impact funders.

LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Why you should attend:

  • Enjoy a casual lunch while you network with attendees and exhibitors.
  • Hear from internationally renowned innovator Eric Dawson, who is guaranteed to leave you energized and inspired.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS — interactive breakout sessions showcasing effective social innovation and the leaders making a positive impact in our community and world.
Why you should attend:

  • Engage with leading experts in entrepreneurship and social innovation who are tackling some of today’s most critical issues.
  • Get face time with organizations you’ve always wanted to learn more about.
  • Top off the day with a cocktail while connecting to speakers and attendees at a hosted reception.

Agenda

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM Registration and light breakfast Lobby
10:00 AM -10:10 AM Welcome Main Stage
10:10 AM -11:40 AM

Social Innovation Pitch Fest and Impact Funding Panel

Watch early-stage social entrepreneurs pitch their concepts and then hear from a panel of impact-focused funders about how and why they invest in social innovation.

Panelists:

Main Stage
11:45 AM -12:00 PM Impact Award Presentations Main Stage
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM LUNCH SERVICE Lobby
12:30 PM- 1:00 PM

Keynote with Eric Dawson

Eric Dawson is the co-founder and President of Peace First, an organization that works on the twin challenges of youth violence and disengagement by preparing children to be peacemakers.

Main Stage
1:10 PM- 2:10 PM

Pioneering Education

Hear from educators and program directors about how pioneering education can save lives and make an impact in other unexpected ways.

Panelists:

Main Stage
1:10 PM- 2:10 PM

Media for Impact

Why do journalists choose to report on social innovation? Engage with media representatives on this panel about why social innovation is newsworthy and how showcasing it can make a difference.

Panelists:

Studio Stage
2:10 PM- 2:20 PM BREAK  
2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Re-entry Redefined

Being in prison can be a life sentence even after release. Join this interactive panel discussion featuring seasoned experts’ perspectives on innovative approaches to addressing recidivism and creating hope for productive new lives.

Panelists:

Main Stage
2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Resilience Uncensored

Candid conversations from the entrepreneurial trenches reveal lessons learned, failures to avoid and what fuels the will to overcome.

Panelists:

Studio Stage
3:40 PM- 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote with Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown

Secretary Brown will talk about the recent passage of benefit company legislation in Oregon and what that means for social entrepreneurs and sustainable business. 

Main Stage
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Networking and Hosted Cocktail Reception

Pitch Session Winner Announced

Lobby

Master of Ceremonies

David Sawyer, Context