Be prepared for a dynamic experience like no other, where everyone will receive resources to take their idea to the next level.
— Tai Esteban Sunnanon, Founder

2:00pm        Registration opens


3:00pm        Networking


5:00pm           Welcome Reception + Open Bar + hors d'oeuvres + Entertainment by singer Krista Marina + Band



7:10pm Welcoming Remarks by Monroe Gorden, UCLA Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

(Optimist Room, 2nd floor)

7:30pm           Keynote Address by Dr. Bernice Rumala, Former Senior Consultant, United Nations + Light Buffet

“Global Social Good, Social Change and Systems Change Through Moving The Needle Towards Equity”

(Optimist Room, 2nd floor)



All Working Sessions are in Ballroom A

All Ideation meetings are in Pathways room

7:00am        Breakfast + Exhibition Space

(Ballroom A)

8:30am           Conference Welcome


8:45-10:00am Working Session 1: Setting the Foundation

Key questions: What prompted the entrepreneur to turn their vision into a social enterprise and what resources were needed?

Key take-aways: Tangible advice and resources to aspiring social entrepreneurs


10:05-10:25am Ideation: Q&A with presenters

10:30-11:45am Working Session 2: Recalibrating the Ecosystem

Key question: What did you have to change, alter, tweak to the business model?

Key take-away: Resources for social entrepreneurs to access funding, program, and strategy support


11:50am-12:10pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters

12:15-1:15pm  Lunch + Keynote Address by Ms. Autumn Williams, Executive Director at African School for Excellence Foundation

"Empathy as the Foundation for Framework Change"


1:20-2:35pm Working Session 3: Scaling Innovation

Key question: How does your enterprise use innovation to create systems-level change?

Key take-aways: Innovation models and strategies


2:40-3:00pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters

3:05-4:20pm Working Session 4: Reaching Sustainability and Measuring Impact

Key question: How have you achieved sustainability and been able to measure results?

Key take-aways: Sustainability mechanisms and strategies


  • Jordan Bartlett, Co-Founder & Director, Doing Good Works

  • Beverly Rouse, Executive Director, Water Charity

  • Ramneek Hazrah, Founder, Sikhs on Wall St

4:25-4:45pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters



7:00am        Breakfast

9:00-10:15am Panel Discussion: Partnering for Greater Impact

Key question: What are frameworks and tools for effective partnerships in social enterprises?

Key take-aways: Replicable partnership strategies and models


10:20-10:40am Ideation: Q&A with presenters

10:45-11:30am   Keynote Address by Ms. Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director at Solidaire Network

"Living Liberation As If We are Already There"
11:35am   Conference Closing Remarks + Tangible Resources + Next Steps by Tai Sunnanon