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Empowering Social Entrepreneurship Summit to Go in 2018

We know that you want to travel the world to see new places and meet new people, but why not do so and stop by an empowering social entrepreneurship summit/conference in 2018!

You’ll be able to meet new people with down to earth values and innovative thinking that will change the world positively in the next few years. Get yourself inspired and have fun during your travels!

DMA Nonprofit Federation

Date - February 21-23th

Location - 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington District Of Columbia 20001 USA


-Preconference workshop: $175

-Conference Only: $599

-Conference & Workshop: $699

“Join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at the Washington Nonprofit Conference, a two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.”

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South by South West Social Impact Conferences

Date - March 10-14th

Location - Austin, TX


-Interactive Badge: $1225

“This track highlights innovative ideas from creative industries that are contributing to a better, more equitable world. This programming offers opportunities to those working on social impact to identify and share solutions: from activists, storytellers and entertainers to philanthropic nonprofits, foundations and social enterprise.”

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NTC - Nonprofit Technology Conference

Date - April 11-13th

Location - New Orleans, L


-Member Rate: $899

-Non-Member Rate: $1199

“The Nonprofit Technology Conference features over 100 educational sessions, an exhibit hall highlighting the latest nonprofit products and services, and networking events each day.”

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The Collaborative | Classy

Date - June 12-14th

Location - Boston, MS

Pricing (price increase the 1 March:

-Individual Rate: $350

-Team Rate: $275 per person

“Welcome to the Collaborative, a 3-day immersive experience where today’s changemakers co-create the future of social entrepreneurship. You'll make meaningful connections with nonprofit leaders and peers—and head home with actionable strategies and tools to accelerate change.”

“3 days. 130+ speakers. 1,200 peers. Hands-on workshops, lively panel discussions, fireside chats, TED-style talks, and intentional networking that will energize you and provide tangible takeaways—all against the exciting backdrop of Boston’s revitalized Seaport District.”

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Mcon | The Premier Conference for Social Movements

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“Each year, 20,000+ passionate individuals come together to channel their enthusiasm into action for today’s most pressing issues. The place? MCON. As the premier conference for social movements, MCON gathers leaders, entrepreneurs and cause enthusiasts of all generations to discuss problems and find creative solutions to the challenges of today.”

Social Innovation Summit

Date - June 4-6th

Location - Pullman San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley


-Welcome Reception + Full Conference (June 4-6) $1,895.00

-Welcome Reception + Full Day 1 (June 4-5) $1,295.00

-Conference Day 2 Only (June 6) | $895.00

“The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event taking place in Silicon Valley which represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.”

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The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia

Date - April 3-6th

Location - Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter St, SF

Pricing: (retour sur le pricing)

“One of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact celebrates its 10th year as a company!

Ecosystem of Impact, SRI & ESG Investing

Leading Impact + SRI Investors, Funds, Social Entrepreneurs, Foundations, Non Profits, B Corporations, State/Local/Federal Government Agencies.            

Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s)

Focus on Fortune 500 companies: Leading Executives For Latest Trends in Strategic Branding & Sustainable Innovations. More than 100 Speakers. Including Public- Private Partnerships.                               

Paris 2.0: Smart Cities’ 18, Resilience & Community

Smart Cities includes special workshops + sessions for Paris Under2 Coalition members + other sustainability professionals. Both tech and non-tech solutions featured as well as underserved & collaborative solutions.                                       

Clean Tech & Water

Clean Tech includes leading investors, companies in renewable energy, recycling, info tech, green transport, green chemistry, buildings. Water Investment is a continuation of our successful California program.           

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability (LOHAS)

Top Health, Beauty, Wellness & Food Brands Along with Consciousness + Yoga Lifestyle Companies: Best Practices, Investment Capital & Celebration of the LOHAS Lifestyle.                   

Millennials 100

Sustainatopia Curates A Special Program for Companies & Investment Capital Seeking To Connect With 100 Leading Millennials Within Social, Financial & Environmental Impact & Sustainability”

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Impact National Conference

Date - March 1-4th

Location - University of Dayton, OH


-February 16, 2018 – Regular Registration Deadline: $220

-February 17 through March 1, 2018 – Late/Onsite Registration: $250

-Year of Service/Bonner: $175 throughout registration with promo code

“The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history.”

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Social Capital Markets | Socap Conference

Date - October 23-26th

Location - San Francisco, CA


-Black Box: Sales End on March 2 or 200 tickets are sale = $895

-Full Price: $1,495

“SOCAP18 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.  Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will convene innovators in finance, entrepreneurship, business, government, and philanthropy from across social and environmental issue areas to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning.”

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Fast Company Innovation Festival

Date - Dates to be annouced (Fall 2018)

Location - New-York, NY


-Pre-sale: $799

“The third annual Fast Company Innovation Festival was our most ambitious and energizing event ever. Taking place across New York City, the festival featured more than 150 dynamic events in content tracks ranging from tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more.

The 2017 Festival included more than 125 intimate Fast Tracks inside companies all over the city, star-studded keynotes, hands-on workshops, and many Purposeful Networking sessions.”

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Sustainable Brands Events

Date - June 4-5th

Location - Vancouver, BC


-Leadership Pass: $2,495

-Executive Pass: $1,795

-1 Day Pass: $795

-Community Pass: $295

“Sustainable Brands® events were founded on the belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world. Connect with professionals from different perspectives and disciplines in an optimistic, collaborative environment and create a shared vision of what is possible. Attend an upcoming event and learn more about our past events by watching video highlights.”

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Sustainable Development Impact Summit | World Economic Forum

Date - September 18-19th

Location - New York, NY

Pricing: to come

“Delivering on the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris climate agreement will require accelerating public-private cooperation and deploying new technological solutions. The Sustainable Development Impact Summit aims to advance both by providing a multistakeholder platform for concerted action.

The World Economic Forum will work closely with leaders from government, business, academia and civil society who will be present in New York during the United Nations General Assembly to: increase the impact of existing multi stakeholder initiatives, catalyse new partnerships and alliances and explore how the advanced technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution could be better leveraged for sustainable development.”

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Social Finance Forum

Date - November 7-8th

Location - Toronto, Can

Pricing: to come

“The way people and organizations invest is changing fast. New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money. At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging. These demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit."

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Yellow Conference

Date - August 23-24th

Location - Los Angeles, CA


-Regular: $307

-Group: $267

“A gathering for creative women who are making an impact and using their gifts, skills and talents to serve the greater good. Succinctly: It will change your life and your business. With less brevity: No conference, class, online course or even mentoring session I’ve ever had has provided me as much value as did the two days at Yellow.”

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Social Good Summit | Mashable

Date - The date for the 2018 Social Good Summit will be announced in Spring/Summer of 2018

“The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.”

GreenBiz Event

Date - October 16-18th

Location - Oakland, CA

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“The 2018 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit confirmed to return to San Francisco Bay Area — hosted in Oakland, October 14-16, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 18 conference and expo. The third annual summit will convene 400 renewable energy buyers and solution providers to develop new partnerships and collaboratively tackle barriers and opportunities to continue growing the market.”

Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship

Date - April 10-13th

Location - University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School,England


-Non-Profit, Government & Academic: $1,300

-Social Enterprise, B Corporation: $2,200

-Others: $3,500

“The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.”

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Engage For Good

Date - May 23-25th

Location - Chicago, IL

Pricing: (Until March 16th)

-Members Early Bird: $995

-Non-Members Early Bird: $1,045

“Whether you are a cause marketing beginner or veteran, work for a business or a nonprofit, these pre- and post-conference workshops will allow you to gain insights that will help you advance in 2018 and beyond. Separate fees apply for each of these high-touch, small group sessions.”

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by James Forbes

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