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Things are brewing for the

2020 Winter Innovation Summit

on February 5-7!

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2019 Winter Innovation Summit Recap

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. The 2019 Summit brought together 927 policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. We discussed the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; skied the greatest snow on Earth; and experienced exclusive film premieres.

 
Read the official report here!

Read the official report here!

 
 
 

 

Photo Gallery

Day 1 (Wednesday)

Day 2 (Thursday)

Day 3 (Friday)

 

 
 

Keynote Speakers

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Roy Swan

Director of Mission Investments, Ford Foundation

Roy Swan leads the foundation’s Mission Investments team, managing Ford’s portfolio of mission-related investments (MRIs) and program-related investments (PRIs), and working to expand and strengthen the impact investing field. Before joining Ford, Roy served as managing director and co-head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley that has committed over $13 billion in community development transactions.

Among his prior experiences, Swan was the founding chief investment officer of New York City’s Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), a federal initiative to bring new resources to distressed urban communities which played a key role in Harlem’s economic rebirth.

 

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Mayor Michael Tubbs

Stockton, California

Michael Tubbs is the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents.

Since taking office, Mayor Tubbs launched the nation’s first guaranteed income pilot, made a commitment to reduce Stockton’s homicide rate by 50% within four years, and has launched a $20 million college scholarship fund. Funding for all three initiatives is paid for through private donations. 

Included in Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and The Root's 100, Tubbs has received national recognition for his leadership and ambitious agenda. 


 
 

Schedule

The official app for the 2019 Winter Innovation Summit will be live until January 2020 so all attendees may browse the schedule, speakers, and other Summit information, as well as export their chats, contacts, and session materials.

 
 

 

2019 WINTER INNOVATION SUMMIT PRESS:

 
 
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Four bold social enterprises and innovative nonprofits pitched before representatives of high-profile banks, national foundations, family offices, corporations, and independent investors—as well as an audience of influential individuals and peers—during the 2019 Winter Innovation Summit.

Edovo, a rehabilitative and educational technology program for inmates at correctional facilities, was selected as the winner. Not only did their pitch team receive critical feedback and acclaim from the judges, Edovo will receive five hours of legal consultation with competition sponsor Dorsey & Whitney LLP, five hours of communications consultation with Sorenson Impact, and will be featured in an upcoming video for the Forbes x Sorenson Impact series, a $25,000 prize.

 
 
 
 
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 Letter from Jim Sorenson

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Sorenson Impact Center, we are truly pleased to invite you to the fifth annual Winter Innovation Summit taking place February 6–8. It is shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind event full of engaging and thoughtful guests holding a wide range of expertise, ideas, and enthusiasm for discussions.

As many of you know, we pride ourselves on bringing together disparate sectors, including government, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, non-profits, and foundations. More than ever, solving challenging issues requires honest and active collaboration. Our gathering, which has become the largest and most dynamic of its kind, gives each of us the opportunity to connect with professionals across myriad roles, industries, sectors, and communities to share challenges, to brainstorm solutions, and most importantly, to support each other in achieving outsized, positive impact.

Much of what has united our disparate approaches to problem-solving is a laser focus on results. These measurable, defined outcomes have become the lodestar by which we guide the contribution of our resources, making sure we help the most people by doing the most good with the time and resources we have.

We look forward to a full agenda, reflecting the importance of our movement. However, there is also time for fun, including receptions, world-class film premieres, and a day of skiing the greatest snow on Earth! Please join us in advancing the innovation agenda and in making a positive impact on the lives and communities that need it most.

Sincerely,

 
 
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Jim Sorenson,

Founder Sorenson Impact Center

 
 

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