Elevating Impact Summit 2017 Agenda

All sessions take place between the lobby, mezzanine, and main stage at the Gerding Theater in the Armory Building at 128 NW 11th Ave., in Portland. 

EARLY MORNING     
7:30 - 8:25  Registration, breakfast, coffee & tea  
8:30 - 8:45 Program Kickoff   
8:45 - 9:05 Featured Speaker: Carolyn McKnight 
9:05 - 9:10 

Announcing Global PDX

 
9:10 - 9:55 Discussion: Methods & Measures in International Social Entrepreneurship
  • Cindy Cooper, Marketing & Impact Officer, Koopman Otsbo
  • Kazi Huque, Founder & CEO, Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd. 
  • Evan Thomas, Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH, Associate Professor, PSU
  • Sergio Palleroni, Professor, Founder of BaSiC initiative & Center for Public Interest Design, PSU
9:55 - 10:15 Coffee & Tea Break  
MID-MORNING    
10:15 - 10:20 Health Innovation Impact Award  
10:25 - 10:45 Featured Speaker: Riva Melissa-Tez, Managing Partner, Permutation Ventures  
10:45 - 11:45 ELEVATING IMPACT PITCH FEST!  
  • Catalyst Law Institute
  • CINCH
  • GroundUp PDX
  • Northwest College of the Liberal Arts
  • JikoPower
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch, networking, exhibits & activities  
EARLY AFTERNOON    

1:00 -
1:15

Performance: Anis Mojgani  
1:20 -
1:40  
Featured Speaker: Vidya Spandana, Founder of New Knowledge   
1:40 -
1:45
Impact Invention Award   

1:45 -
2:00

Silent Break 
MID-AFTERNOON    
2:00 -
2:45
 Discussion: Impact Invention 
  • Carol Dahl, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
  • Ross Baird, Founder & CEO, Village Capital
  • Jocelyn Brown, Product Manager, 3rd Stone Design
  • Jay Harman, PAX Scientific 
2:45 -
2:50
Performance: Ricardo Brambila  
3:00 -
3:20
Featured Speaker: Vishnu Swaminathan, Leadership Group Member, Ashoka 

3:20 -
3:30

Closure & Next Steps  
LATE AFTERNOON    

3:30 -
4:30

Celebration, Wine & Cheese Reception

Pitch Fest Winner Announcement, presented by Beneficial State Bank & Beneficial State