Elevating Impact Summit 2019 Agenda

All sessions at The Portland Armory lobby, mezzanine, & main stage
March 15, 2019
Find out more about each speaker here

8:00- 8:45  Registration & Oatmeal Breakfast   
8:45- 9:00 Program Kickoff  Welcome by Emcee Corey Pressman, Impact Entrepreneurs co-founder Carolyn McKnight, and Portland State University Provost Susan Jeffords 
9:00- 9:15 The Intangible Framework

As Principal at Intangible, Corey Pressman helps teams envision and enact human-centered innovation and nurture a vital organizational culture.

9:15- 10:00


Five early-stage social entrepreneurs share their ideas in front of a panel of impact investors, experts, and an audience of 500 supporters. Audience-selected winners will be announced at the end of the day.  

10:00- 10:30 Coffee & Tea Break Refreshments provided by local social enterprises 
Featured Speaker: Daniela Papi-Thornton

Daniela Papi-Thornton addresses “heropreneurship,” and presents a systems-oriented framework to teach, fund, and incentivize social entrepreneurs. 

10:50- 11:40 Discussion: Inspired by Patterns 

In a discussion about patterns in behavior, society, and institutions, and how we reveal, shift, make, and break them, this eclectic group of panelists will present personal experiences with universal relevance, revealing critical insights for social innovation. 

Featuring: Abigail Sarmac, Vivek Shandas, Jodi Stonehouse, and Gwen Conner 

Impact Award 

Impact Award, presented by The Lemelson Foundation, in recognition of the achievements of a remarkable individuals or team using entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial approaches to generate positive social and environmental impact.

11:50-1:00 Lunch Break 

Lunch served, facilitated discussion tables, changemaker exhibits, and interactive activities to strengthen your innovation practice. 

1:00 - 1:10 Creative Performance

Music by violinist, looper, and vocalist Joe Kye 

1:10 - 1:30 Featured Speaker:
Fagan Harris 

President and CEO of Baltimore Corps, Harris discusses the roots of transforming an inequitable pattern, and his approach to retaining talent in Baltimore City and beyond. 

1:30 - 2:15

Fireside Chat:

Carol Dahl of The Lemelson Foundation and impact inventor Luis Almodovar discuss the pursuit of new ideas, how constraints can cultivate creativity, and the power of impact inventing.

2:15- 2:45

Energy Break Tea, coffee, chocolate, and more for your invigoration.
2:45-3:10   Featured Speaker: 

Stephen Friend, a tireless advocate for open science, explores how to return agency to individuals so they might navigate their own paths between health and disease, and provides a window into the realities of changing an industry. 

3:10-3:20 Closing Remarks

A reflection on the day, its messages, and its moments, and closing comments from the PSU Impact Entrepreneurs team. 

3:20 - 4:30 Reception + Pitch Fest Celebration 

Locally crafted beverages, light appetizers +

Announcement of the Pitch Fest Winner by Portland State University School of Business Dean Cliff Allen