Silicon Valley has a long history of developing and funding cutting-edge technologies. Today, those same minds are applying their ideas to solving some of the biggest social challenges of our time, with the support of innovative tools, financial assets, and unique partnerships. The Social Innovation Summit is a private, invitation-only forum that will explore those ideas—what’s next?—as well as the tools and business innovations that are effecting social transformation across the corporate, investment, government, and non-profit sectors. Watch select sessions recorded from the Social Innovation Summit 2011 right here.
Novmber 30, 2011
2:00pm: Welcome and Remarks
Shannon Schuyler, Head of Corporate Responsibility, PwC
Greeting by Shannon Schuyler offering key perspectives on the social innovation landscape.
2:10 – 2:50pm: Driving Effective Social Innovation
Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
Peter Diamandis, Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
Richard Hall, Director, Global Strategic Alliances, Intel Corporation
Moderator: Jean-Louis Robadey, SVP Social Innovation, Waggener Edstrom
Building the foundation for effective social innovation – an interactive dialogue among corporate, CSR and social leaders on methodologies, practices, and opportunities to leverage business resources for social good.
2:50 – 3:15pm: Reach and Impact: Where to Start and Where to Aim
Paul Carttar, Director of Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National Service
Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Charitable Giving and Advocacy, Google
Moderator: Nancy Lublin, CEO, DoSomething.org
A unique discussion representing government, corporate and nonprofit perspectives on how to identify, fund, and scale high impact social causes.
3:15 – 3:40pm: From Silicon Valley to Social Entrepreneurship
John Wood, Founder & Co-Chairman, Room to Read
Tim Koogle, Former Board Member & CEO, Yahoo!; Co-Chairman, Room to Read
Moderator: Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review
A case study with the co-chairman of Room to Read, John Wood (ex-Microsoft) and Tim Koogle (ex-Yahoo), discussing how they leveraged their Silicon Valley backgrounds and apply their talents towards building a highly successful social enterprise.
3:40 – 4:05pm: Building a Cause From a Social Perspective
Elliot Schrage, VP Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs, Facebook
Charles Best, Founder & CEO, DonorsChoose.org
A fireside chat between two social media leaders, Elliot Schrage and Charles Best will share their perspectives on how to leverage social media for social innovation.
4:35 – 4:45pm: Global Perspectives on Partnership & Innovation
Soon-Hong Choi, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations
Individual remarks from Dr. Choi on global innovation and partnership within the United Nations, including reference to some new initiatives and opportunities to engage with the business sector.
4:45 – 5:10pm: Driving Community Solutions: Scale, Impact & Outcomes
Jonathan Greenblatt, Director, Office of Social Innovation, White House
Moderator: Shannon Schuyler, Head of Corporate Responsibility, PwC
A fireside chat with the newly appointed Head of the Office of Social Innovation, covering the White House’s views on innovation, policy and partnerships.
5:10 – 5:25pm: Best Practices in Impact Investing
Mitch Kapor, Founder, Mitch Kapor Foundation
Keynote presentation from one of the leading figures in entrepreneurship, with advice and remarks about impact investing from both a corporate and individual perspective.
5:25 – 6:00pm: Social Entrepreneur "Showcase"
Andrew Yang, Founder, Venture for America
Melissa Kushner, Founder, Nonprofit-share
Wilson To, Founder, LifeLens
Moderator: Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs, Microsoft
Moderated session with three hot new social entrepreneurs, and perspectives from the founders on their growth, opportunities, and vision.
6:00 – 6:30pm: Celebrity & Cause: International Development
Dikembe Mutombo, Philanthropist and former NBA All-Star; Founder, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
Wyclef Jean, Musician, Record Producer, Politician, Founder, Yéle Haiti Foundation
Moderator: Marc Pollick, Executive Director, Giving Back Foundation
Remarks by two leading figures in the international development community, on how Dikembe and Wyclef channeled their celebrity power to drive social good in their respective home countries.