Urban Solutions: Toast the Neighborhood

Join business and civic leaders in celebration of small businesses and neighborhoods as we toast 3 extraordinary entrepreneurs.

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CGI Annual Meeting

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting will bring members together from across the world to translate good ideas into real results on the ground. The CGI Annual Meeting will provide a global stage to amplify the impact of members' Commitments to Action, dynamic sessions for members to challenge approaches and share expertise, and a forum for defining the next decade of commitment-making through the "Future of Impact" theme.

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HWW's 2015 Investing for Impact Symposium

HWW 2015This will be the third annual High Water Women Investing for Impact Symposium.

HWW's 2014 Investing for Impact Symposium, held on October 21st in NYC, brought together more than 300 investors, advisors, impact experts and practitioners for an exciting lineup of speakers, panels and breakout sessions to focus on how different investors are approaching the impact space and discuss the opportunities and challenges for growth.

2015 is promising to be an incredible opportunity to connect with investors, advisors, and impact practitioners to better navigate the world of investing for impact.

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Global Citizenship Conference

Each year, the Melton Foundation and one of our partner universities hosts a seven-to-ten day series of activities focused on Global Citizenship. This Conference convenes about 100 Melton Fellows, faculty from participating universities, and leading Global Citizenship advocates, practitioners, and experts for three primary purposes:

  • To build a global community around Global Citizenship in order to promote the concept and its practices;
  • To further the learning and leadership development of Melton Fellows as global citizens and advocates of global citizenship; and
  • To bring global citizenship to the “grassroots” level, by working on local aspects of global issues at the host university and surrounding local community.

We achieve these goals through training and workshops on global citizenship featuring outside experts and practitioners of Global Citizenship as well as through team building, homestays, and community outreach activities.

Join us September 14 – 21, 2015 at Zheijang University, Hangzhou, China, for our 2015 Global Citizenship Conference, bringing together Melton Fellows, thought leaders, and global citizenship advocates to share ideas, learn skills, forge partnerships, and act on local and global issues.

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Net Impact Conference

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We believe that one weekend can provide the inspiration, learning and connections to profoundly influence young people’s career paths for impact. Every year, the Net Impact Conference brings together thousands of next-generation leaders with forward-thinking businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs,Y and academics for a dynamic exchange of ideas through diverse keynotes and more than 100 panels, workshops, competitions and special events. Ultimately, the conference inspires a new generation to use their careers to make a net impact that transforms their lives, their organizations and the world.

For a limited time, you can get 25% off your entire purchase. Simply use the promo code 'C16_DISC_25' during registration.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future.

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme.

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015

World Economic Forum

Since the global financial crisis, economies around the world have experienced lower growth in their productive capacity. Without technological progress, investment in productive capital and proactive responses to demographic shifts, the world will face a future of slow and imbalanced growth. The ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the Forum's global meeting on innovation, science and technology, will convene its Members, Partners and all of its future-oriented communities to explore innovative and entrepreneurial responses to the new growth challenge.


More than 1,500 participants from business, government, research and media from over 90 countries will join an intense three-day program designed for leaders to:

  • Discover and debate breakthrough innovations with leading experts and technologists
  • Engage with a new generation of business innovators and research pioneers
  • Advance innovation, productivity and trust through public-private dialogue
  • Create opportunities for partnering and growth in China's rapidly evolving economy

FINPYME Forum: Advancing the frontier of financial innovation

The FINPYME Forum aims to improve access to finance for SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a dynamic space for dialogue and exchange of the latest knowledge, global expertise and best practices in financial innovation that can help financial intermediaries throughout the region to improve risk management capacities and customer service in order to expand their SME portfolios.

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Africa Finance and Investment Forum

africa finance & investment forum 2015The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) is an annual business platform initiated in the framework of EMRC international activities, aimed at strengthening Africa’s private sector and attracting investment to the Continent. Initiated over a dozen years ago in Brussels, AFIF has been held in Europe: Cologne, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Geneva, Lisbon and Paris. EMRC will bring for the first time the annual finance & investment event to Africa’s financial hub, South Africa.

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Updated Accelerator Focus Map

In September 2014 we convened the first ever Accelerating the Accelerators @SOCAP14 day long workshop for program managers dedicated to building a stronger impact ecosystem.  In that session we built the first iteration of our Accelerators Focus Map in an effort to support stakeholders working to navigate the accelerator ecosystem.

We use the term Accelerators in it’s broadest sense - referring to cohort based programs that support entrepreneurs in launching their ventures. These include Incubators, Accelerators, Business Plan Competitions, and Fellowships.

In February 2015 at the Sankalp Africa Summit, we further expanded the map to include programs focused on the African Impact Ecosystem (which you can read more about here).

Since then we've received significant additions to the Focus Map and have just issued the latest version with a significant update.  In the original version below you can see that we had both large and small logos for each program in an effort to demonstrate primary (large logo) and secondary (small logo) area's of focus.

AA_Accelerator Focus Map

Original map created by participants in the Accelerating the Accelerators @SOCAP14 Workshop.

In the new version, we now only present one logo representing the primary focus area for each program.  In many respects this was due to the addition of a number of new programs and the need to make the map easier to read and understand.

Updated Accelerator Focus Map as of October 2015.

Please reach out to us at info@conveners.org if you would like to see your program represented on the Accelerator Focus Map.