FESTIVAL EVENT

SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMIT – Oct. 18

Time: 8am–5pm | Location: TCC

The Social Impact Summit brings to together individuals, nonprofits, and corporations to discover ways to maximize social impact and drive innovation strategies. Through a series of workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions, attendees explore trends, changes and future innovations necessary to drive social innovation – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. In the evening, a social impact competition will allow the public as well as students to compete for awards.

Click here to apply  for the Social Impact Summit Pitch Competition.

Partner: UA McGuire

Time Activity Description Location
7:45-8:30 am Registration Registration Opens

Join us for coffee as we kick-off registration for the Social Impact Summit Conference!

Meeting Room Lobby
8:30-9:45 am Keynote Driving Collaboration, Innovation & Impact
Multiple nonprofit and social venture leaders from Southern Arizona will present a round of talks on how the community can collaborate and innovate to drive significant economic, social, and cultural impact.Speakers include:
Cindi Gilliland, Eller Social Innovation, University of Arizona
Many talk about collaboration, but how do leaders start intentional and meaningful partnerships?
How do we build trust and relationships to drive collaboration in communities? How do we find common language to bridge the growing divide in politics and communities? As social innovators seek to drive economic and social impact, leaders need to leverage new models to create change.

Heather Hiscox, Moves the Needle
Empathy is the Key to Innovation (and Successful Collaboration)!

Innovation is not just about new, risky, or bold ideas, it is about value creation. You can’t create value if you do not first begin with empathy. Small mindset and behavior shifts focused on empathy can transform your work, your partnerships, and ultimately create deeper impact.

James Bulentibuzo, Director of International Relations, Kyambogo University – Uganda
What are pathways for leaders to develop entrepreneurial enterprises that address social impact?

Do leaders recognize who is benefiting from or impacted by their ventures? Join this talk to see how leaders build social cohesion and social values through entrepreneurial development.

 

Maricopa & Mohave
10:00-11:15 am Breakout Session 1

Healthcare Track

Tech Integration in Social Impact & Health Development
Panelists from tech companies, nonprofits, and academia will discuss the role of technology in health & social impact. How can social entrepreneurs help catalyze capacity development for research and programs? How can new metrics drive collaboration, technology adoption and social change? Panelists include:
Courtney Wilson, Emagine
Emmanuel Bukenya, Anuel Energy
Tyson Swetnam – University of Arizona & Cyverse
Milton Chen, VSee
Sean Murphy, Triomi
Graham
10:00-11:15 am Breakout Session 1

Social Funding Track

Stage Gate Philanthropy – The Next Generation of Nonprofit Funding?
You may have heard about stage gate investing for startups and product development, but what would it look like when applied in the social impact sector? Learn about a new model of funding for new ideas and initiatives and see how this new model can help the sector to eliminate the unintentional waste we often create when we try to create impact. Featuring Heather Hiscox of Moves the Needle
Greenlee
10:00-11:15 am Breakout Session 1

Community Development Track

TBA Gila
10:00-11:15 am Breakout Session 1

Professional Development Track

TBA Coconino
11:30-1:00 Lunch Developing Tucson’s Creative Capacity

How does Tucson continue to develop its creative capacity? Join us for lunch as the Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance (SAACA) unveils their plans for a large scale creative development project housed at the Tucson Mall. The new space will be the first of its kind in Arizona, incorporating over 20 creative disciplines under one roof. From collaborative co-working, to culinary and craft arts, design, music and technology, to arts incubator and residency programs, this innovative project will leverage the power of our creative industries, makers and creatives to reinvent how we think about education, collaboration and community development.

Crystal/Turquoise Ballroom
1:15-2:30 pm Breakout Session 2

Healthcare Track

Indigenous Exchange in Training and Capacity Development
In this session, panelists will discuss common challenges happening locally & globally, and how this creates opportunities creative problem solving. How do people recognize the vast inherent value of indigenous knowledge? How do communities recognize how to differentiate what to be shared and what should stay exclusively held by the indigenous culture? Panelists will also discuss indigenous driven social impact/metric assessment. Panelists include:
Karen Francis-Begay – University of Arizona, Assistant VP for Tribal Relations

Judith Nagasha – Kyambogo University – Development Studies

Stephanie Carroll Rainie; Co-director of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research and Associate Director of Native Nations Institute

Graham
1:15-2:30 pm Breakout Session 2

Social Funding Track

Impact Investing
How can philanthropists and impact investors identify and connect to opportunities and deals that generate a measurable and beneficial social or environmental impact along with a financial return? How do nonprofits and social ventures position their opportunities and prepare their due diligence to meet impact investor expectations? Join this panel for a rich dialogue about how impact investing strategies that can promote social impact.Panel includes:

Timothy Freundlich
CEO, ImpactAssets

Scott Nance, Head of Business Development for ImpactAssets

Dan Janes, CEO of Madden Media

Greenlee
1:15-2:30 pm Breakout Session 2

Community Development Track

TBA Gila
1:15-2:30 pm Breakout Session 2

Professional Development Track

TBA Coconino
2:45-4:00 pm Breakout Session 3

Healthcare Track

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Capacity Development
Panelists will discuss how entrepreneurship can be leveraged for healthcare development, while recognizing the importance of sustainable and scalable social development. The session will explore opportunities to capitalize on evolving funding sources such as impact investing and ealthcare incubators. How do high levels of social cohesion become an asset in resource development to support communities that are resource-limited to lead the way in showing efficacy of programs and catalyze “reverse innovation” in high resource countries.Panelists includeJoseph Kalanzi – Makerere University, Emergency Medicine Trainee

Emmanuel Bukenya – Anuel Energy, CEO

James Bulenzibuto – Kyambogo University, Head of International Relations

Tom Neill – Global Emergency Care, Executive Director

Bradley Dreifuss – Assistant Professor of UA Colleges of Medicine and Public Health; Global Emergency Care, Director of Partnerships and Innovation

Graham
2:45-4:00 pm Breakout Session 3

Social Funding Track

Fighting Predatory Lending in Southern Arizona
Join this session to learn about the problem of predatory lending in Southern Arizona. Predatory lending includes practices that impose unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. In Southern Arizona, some community members have experienced upwards of 600% interest rates. See the fight to break the cycle. 

Danny Knee, Executive Director of the Community Investment Corporation

Greenlee
2:45-4:00 pm Breakout Session 3

Community Development Track

TBA Gila
2:45-4:00 pm Breakout Session 3

Professional Development Track

TBA Coconino
4:15-5:00 pm Closing Session Collective Impact: Call for Leaders

How can you become a collaborative partner to create positive change in our communities? In our closing plenary, join us as multisector leaders highlight collective impact models that are working in Southern Arizona and across the country.

Session features:

Dan Janes, CEO of Madden Media

Rick Yngve, Interim Director of McGuire Center of Entrepreneurship

Maricopa & Mohave
5:00-6:30pm Reception Social Impact Networking Reception

Social Impact Networking Reception
Before watching six great social impact finalists compete for $25,000 in prizes, network with leaders from the Southern Arizona community. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at one of the best cause networking events you’ll attend this year. Also, celebrate with the YWCA of Southern Arizona as they make a special announcement about their launch of a new microloan program! This VIP reception is sponsored by Community Investment Corporation and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Tucson.

Galleria
6:30-9:00 pm Pitch Competition Social Impact Pitch Competition

Social Impact Pitch Competition
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to present the Social Impact Pitch Competition on Oct. 18, 2018, with $25,000 in awards. The Social Impact Pitch Competition is open to individuals, nonprofits, and social ventures that are starting new programs or services to solve needs in local communities or around the globe.

Crystal/Turquoise Ballroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Impact Pitch Competition | 6pm–8pm

Networking, pitch competition, prizes, and awards.