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Elevating Impact Summit 2016

Register for Elevating Impact Summit - February 5, 2016

Join hundreds of local changemakers 
February 5, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Theater, Portland State University

Purchase Tickets Here 


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. Impact Entrepreneurs' Elevating Impact Summit celebrates and shares new approaches to generating social and environmental impact across business, social, public, and academic sectors.


  • Learn about entrepreneurial ways to create change locally and globally and what you can do
  • Vote for your favorite rising social entrepreneur during the morning Pitch Fest
  • Meet and mingle with hundreds of entrepreneurs and founders, business and nonprofit professionals, students, academics, government officials and investors
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and hosted afternoon reception included in your ticket fee 




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.

Find the full program and agenda here.  


Check out the 2014 Elevating Impact Summit


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.


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