Experience social innovation, collide with a community of changemakers, and discover how business tools are used to address social and environmental issues in brilliant new ways.
The Portland Armory
Friday, February 7, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Founder, Playworks, Workswell & Substantial
Lifelong social entrepreneur, Jill harnesses the power of play; redesigns roles for critical members of society, like substitute teachers, and creates pathways for more changemakers across the country. +
Maggie De Pree
Facilitator for Corporate Changemakers
Addressing issues as wide ranging as climate change to healthcare, Maggie harnesses the potential of entrepreneurial leaders to create change from inside large institutions. +
The Summit features entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative changemakers who tread beyond convention for positive social, environmental, and economic impact.
Director, The Royal Society of Arts
Economic historian turned ethnographer, Alexa is an expert on innovation from unlikely places, who is carving space for misfit subcultures within the formal economy. +
Tribal Partnerships Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
At the intersection of government and tribal relations, organizational behavior, and public health, Shana Radford is bringing critical insights to the 2020 Census and beyond. +
Sr. Early Childhood Ed. Advisor, The Children’s Institute
Promoting education as the most powerful tool out there, Soobin practices principles of Anti-Bias education and culture wealth models of education to improve children’s lives. +
Founder, Dancing Hearts Consulting
Esperanza wields civic engagement, electoral strategy, and initiatives like the Oregon Hard to Count Census Campaign to win long-term change for the people most impacted by systemic oppression.
Professor of Political Science at PSU
As a teacher and a podcaster, Jack examines different ways to look at the world in order to cultivate a relationship to politics, one that is less frustrating and more satisfying.
Intrapreneurs are drivers of change inside existing organizations, making business a force for good. Cultivate your team of intrapreneurs at the Elevating Impact Summit and special follow-up workshop introducing The Intrapreneur's Toolkit.
The Intangible Framework
The Intangible Framework is a simple system for structuring the activities necessary for creativity (the raw material of ideas) and innovation (the implementation of ideas). You will experience this framework as you move through the day at the Elevating Impact Summit.
This year finalists who have deeply explored a social or environmental problem, will present their findings with a systems map to show a bigger picture.
Applications are closed.
In the overlapping space between two ecosystems, an abundance of nutrients and new life emerges. Inspired by this natural science phenomenon, the Elevating Impact Summit looks to the peripheries of our practices for ingenuity and resilience.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Featured Speaker: Reyna Lopez
Pitch Fest! A System-Mapping Competition
Meet the Artists
Featured Speaker: Alexa Clay
Framework: The Intrapreneur's Guide
Lunch, Discussions, and Exhibits
Performance: Casey Holzman
Social Innovation and The Census
Stories of Impact Invention
Elevating Impact Emerging Media
Featured Speaker: Jill Vialet
Insights & Closing
Reception & Pitch Fest Announcements
Elevating Impact Podcast