The Learning Conference 2019

Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, The Learning Conference 2019 is designed to help you make the leap from knowledge to action and to integrate learning into all aspects of your work. This experience will offer you a range of perspectives and new ideas to go beyond the basics and support you in engaging in more intentional learning practices both inside and outside of your organization.

Through a mix of session formats, speakers from inside and outside our sector, structured networking, and informal discussions with peers, participants will explore ways to design and implement evaluation and learning approaches that generate stronger information, decisions and performance.

Start: Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 AM Pacific

End: Thursday, May 30, 2:00 PM Pacific

Westin Seattle, Seattle, Washington


SEA Chicago Annual Meeting December 2018

Join Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago for our Annual Meeting. SEA-Chicago Board Members will share highlights from 2017 and SEA Vision 2019 on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the YMCA Learning Institute, 1030 W Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60607.

Members Free, $25 Non-Members. Includes: Food, Wine, Beer


Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium

New England International Donors (NEID) and The Philanthropic Initiative’s Center for Global Philanthropy are co-hosting the 2018 Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium to propel forward the capacity and impact of internationally-oriented philanthropists, including individuals, families, foundations, investors, and corporate funders. The Symposium will provide funders a place to network, learn about relevant trends in international philanthropy, discover opportunities for collaboration, and gain practical, hands-on skills to increase the impact of their international giving.


GEO: National Conference

GEO's National Conference offers a great opportunity for grantmakers to come together to find more efficient and effective ways to grow their impact, make connections with their peers, hear fresh ideas, and ask questions related to shared challenges. Through highly interactive and informative sessions, ample and varied opportunities for networking and peer learning, and the chance to experience the local nonprofit community, the 2018 National Conference will provide participants with the information, connections and experiences to continue improving and pursuing smarter grantmaking practices that positively impact nonprofit effectiveness.


ONE WORLD: Innovations in Corporate Social Impact Summit

A fantastic line-up of corporate professionals will offer insight into the various initiatives underway at their organizations geared at increasing corporate social and environmental impact. With many activities now extending far beyond traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, the primary goals of this event are to educate participants about the practical programs and initiatives achieving success and generating maximum impact through an in-depth program of talks, panel discussions and peer-to-peer networking.

WHAT'S UNIQUE
Focus - This program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously.
Participants - Attendees across a variety of corporate functions: Executive Office, Product and Service Line Leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, HR and Operations.
Local - The program is designed for companies based in the Bay Area to build the community of local professionals working toward a common cause.


BSR Conference 2017

The annual BSR Conference is one of the most important gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. By bringing together an audience of nearly 1,000 business leaders from more than 25 countries, our program equips and inspires participants to pursue and accomplish even the most ambitious sustainability goals.

For 24 years, the BSR Conference has gathered leaders from across sectors dedicated to sustainability to share solutions, build partnerships, and drive change. Through powerful plenary addresses, interactive breakout sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities, the BSR Conference will provide you will the tools, inspiration, and connections you need to build sustainable change in your company.

This year’s Conference theme is a rallying cry for businesses addressing the toughest issues our time: BE BOLD. The challenges of building a sustainable future are immense, and will require collaborative, innovative thinking from all sectors of society. We know there are substantial opportunities to build inclusive, sustainable economies through business leadership and partnerships—and we also know that we won’t achieve these goals unless we think big, and think bold.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are working on exciting changes to our Conference agenda. Registration will open in May 2017—sign up for our mailing to be the first to know.

 


COHERENCE COLLABORATIVE: Wisdom Quest for Leaders: A Retreat to Connect, Regenerate, and Create Impact

Now more than ever, business leaders and professionals are choosing to make financial, social and environmental accountability a priority at work and at home. Whether you are someone who is already an active part of this shift or looking for the inspiration and support to begin to take those first steps, Wisdom Quest for Leaders is about creating a foundation to help leaders implement change in their organization, industries, and/or communities.

Join like-minded business leaders and professionals at the beautiful Garrison Institute for two and a half days of group convening, peer-to-peer interactive activities, networking, discussions, gentle physical movement, relaxation, writing, contemplation, and time spent in nature during Hudson Valley's peak foliage color season. Conducted by leading experts, the goal of this journey is to share with you the tools to align your day-to-day performance and that of your organization with your socially conscious priorities.

As a business leader, you are in a unique position to effectuate significant change in your business and your community. Be inspired, create positive social impact, and inspire others!

Whether you are an entrepreneur, CEO, COO, impact investor, activist, public servant, director of a for-profit or nonprofit organization, or of an economic development agency, this retreat is for you.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: frank

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The frank gathering is a pipeline for creating new strategies and talent that drive social change. Communications professionals, academics, researchers, artists, philanthropists, business leaders and advocates – they come together to connect evidence to action for on-the-ground impact. People arrive hungry for solutions, become humbled by the challenge and leave empowered to make big change.

Our theme this year is curiosity, an essential ingredient for empathy, drawing attention and driving change.


GLOBAL GAME JAM: Hackathon

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2015, we had over 600 locations in 93 countries create 6866 games in one weekend! GGJ 2017 is January 20-22 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.