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,

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,

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.