2:00pm Registration opens
3:00pm Networking at Luskin Center courtyard
5:00pm Reception at Luskin Center rooftop
7:00pm Keynote Address by Dr. Bernice Rumala, Senior Consultant, United Nations
“Global Social Good, Social Change and Systems Change Through Moving The Needle Towards Equity”
8:30am Conference Welcome
8:45-10:00am Working Session 1: Setting the Foundation
Key questions: What prompted the entrepreneur to turn that vision into a social enterprise and what challenges has she faced on this journey?
Key take-aways: Tangible advice and resources to aspiring social entrepreneurs
Laura Hertz, CEO & Co-founder, Gifts for Good
Dr. NanaEfua Afoh-Manin, CEO, Shared Harvest Fund
Dr. Laysha Ostrow, CEO, Live & Learn Inc.
Sophie Alpert, Founder, Piece by Piece
10:05-10:25am Ideation: Q&A with presenters
10:30-11:45am Working Session 2: Recalibrating the Ecosystem
Key question: What does an enabling ecosystem for social entrepreneurship look like?
Key take-away: Resources for nascent social entrepreneurs to access funding, program, and strategy support
Sergio Marrero, Co-Founder, Rebel One
Sam Polk, CEO, Everytable
Nkem Ndefo, President, Lumos Transforms
Gabriel Griffith, Founder & CEO, Tribe West
11:50am-12:10pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters
12:15-1:15pm Keynote Speaker and Lunch
1:15-2:30pm 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
Kiah Williams, Co-Founder, Sirum
Archie Holton, UCLA Social Enterprise Academy
Lorena Garcia Duran, Ashoka
2:35-2:55pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters
3:00-4:15pm Working Session 4: Reaching Sustainability and Measuring Impact
Key question: How to balance people and profit in maintaining social mission?
Key take-aways: Sustainability mechanisms and strategies
Jessica Blotter, CEO & Co-Founder, Kind Traveler
4:20-4:40pm Ideation: Q&A with presenters
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
Dr. Basim Khan, Executive Director, Neighborhood Health
Misty Castaneda, Founder & Cultivator of Purpose, For Purpose Kids
Greg Ericksen, Associate Director, Regional Partnerships, REDF
Kate Hayes, Director, Echoing Green
10:20-10:40am Office Hours: Q&A with presenters
10:45-11:30am Keynote Address by Ms. Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director at Solidaire Network
11:35am-12:35pm Student Social Entrepreneurship Panel
12:45pm Conference Close