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Behind the Curtain – Ask Me Anything: Global Impact Conveners

October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 AM9:30 AM UTC-8

A behind-the-scenes look at the opportunities, challenges, and considerations behind global impact convenings.

Join us on Thursday, October 13 at 8:00 AM PT while we peek behind the curtain of some of the industry’s top impact convenings in this “Ask Me Anything” style discussion. We’ll be joined by Topher Wilkins, CEO of Opportunity Collaboration and Co-Founder of Conveners.org, and Dominic Regester, Program Manager at Salzburg Global Seminar. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussion around the do’s, don’ts, ups, and downs of global impact convenings.

About Opportunity Collaboration

The Opportunity Collaboration is a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. Their annual collaborative summits are uniquely designed to help delegates forge alliances and advance their organization’s social impact initiatives. Delegates come prepared to share best practices, illuminate partnership opportunities, reveal current passions and innovative ideas, and engage fellow delegates with their mission.

About Salzburg Global Seminar

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. Their multi-year programs aim to bridge divides, transform systems and expand collaboration. Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures, and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources.

About Our Speakers

Topher Wilkins | CEO, Opportunity Collaboration

Topher has been convening and connecting people for the purposes of social change for 15+ years, starting at the Highland City Club, a membership community of 300 change-makers in Boulder, Colorado. He managed Dunton Hot Springs, one of North America’s top all-inclusive resort and retreat centers, and founded Conveners.org, a group of 150+ impact conferences and accelerators. Topher now leads the Opportunity Collaboration’s global network of 2,000+ nonprofit executives, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers, impact investors, corporates, media, and academics building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice.

Dominic Regester | Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar

Dominic Regester joined Salzburg Global in March 2017. He is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing programs on education. Prior to this he worked for the British Council for 14 years on global citizenship education, teacher professional development, and education collaboration. He works on a broad range of projects across education policy, practice, transformation, and international development including as director of the Amal Alliance and as a senior editor for Diplomatic Courier. Since 2021 he has also served as the executive director of Karanga: the global alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills.