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Elevating Impact Summit 2016

Register for Elevating Impact Summit - February 5, 2016

The Summit
From garages to corporate offices, you will find pragmatic, creative people designing new solutions to pressing social and environmental issues and creating value for their companies, communities, and society at large. These social entrepreneurs are finding new ways to make a difference while changing how business is done. The Summit celebrates and shares new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.

The program
The full day program includes a social innovation pitch fest; candid keynotes with renowned social entrepreneurs; diverse perspectives on funding for social impact; how an intrapreneurial company is partnering with employers to lower national recidivism; a look at the power of zip codes vs. genetic codes in lifelong health, and an exploration of the often untold risks, failures, and first steps to creating social change. Meet the speakers

Why attend

  • Learn about powerful entrepreneurial approaches to creating change locally and globally
  • Celebrate social entrepreneurship and social innovation with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Meet hundreds of entrepreneurs and founders, business and nonprofit professionals, students, academics, government officials and investors

NEW! Apply to pitch your social venture
Criteria, deadlines and application


Get it on your calendar
February 5, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Theater, Portland State University
Purchase Early Bird and Student Tickets Here 

Social innovation: a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals.

— James A. Phills Jr., Kriss Dieglmeier and Dale T. Miller.

The Advisory Board
The Elevating Impact Summit engages thought leaders from across sectors and professions to advise on key strategies, topics, and perspectives. 
Meet our 2016 Advisory Board.

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The support of generous partners across town allow us to host the Summit in beautiful spaces, bring in renowned speakers, and make tickets affordable. Meet our 2016 sponsors.