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Social Innovation Summit

The Victory In Bringing Our Best Selves Together For Social Change

Mary Davis | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Mary Davis

There are many challenges and problems in the world today that can also be met with great innovation and solution through collaborative efforts for true social change.

Turning Innovative Ideas into a Successful Business

June Sugiyama | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
June Sugiyama

While there is a great debate around the actual success rate of innovation projects, there is one thing everyone can agree on - it is difficult. It is...

Science Is Life ... The Rest Just Details

John F. Ince | Posted 03.30.2016 | Education
John F. Ince

Two years ago Hannah Herbst of Baca Roton, Florida, seemed to be just a regular teenager. She, fit in well with her peers. She was a normal girl ... a soccer girl ... a basketball girl. She very well might have been one of those kids wearing one of those T-shirts that read, "Soccer is life ... the rest just details."

Why Collaboration Is the Only Path to Social Progress

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

When I see for-profit companies focused on social entrepreneurship as much as nonprofits, I have hope for the future of our world. Three other panelists come from big corporations, yet their jobs center around finding the creative opportunities in collaboration with social entrepreneurs.

The Specifics of Storytelling for Social Innovation

Pauline Zalkin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Pauline Zalkin

A story is a roadmap to another person's subjective experience - the gateway to empathy. It's obvious, then, why stories are an essential means of relating for social innovators.

Three Cheers For The Social Innovation Summit

Ivan Suvanjieff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ivan Suvanjieff

Imagine - what would happen if we used the brilliant minds at Google and everywhere else in the corporate world, the leadership of PeaceJam's participating Nobel Peace Laureates, and the creative energy of one million PeaceJam youth to build a state-of-the-art campaign designed to tackle the toughest issues facing humanity?

Social Innovation Summit 2013: To Read, To Connect, To Affirm

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jennifer Sertl

Hasbro's Alan Hassenfeld put it into perspective: "if you think you are too small for making impact, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."

The Power of Technology Can Transform Healthcare and Save Lives

Kathryn C. Brown | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Kathryn C. Brown

Bing Bing's story reinforces that, despite the myriad of challenges facing our healthcare system today - including rising healthcare costs and the lack of quality and access to healthcare - there is a tremendous opportunity to use new technology tools to transform the way healthcare is delivered, especially to those most vulnerable - children, women and seniors - in remote or rural areas.

Collaboration: the Fuel for Innovation

Dalila Wilson-Scott | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Dalila Wilson-Scott

Whether it's finding new ways to invest in communities, help small businesses grow, or create jobs and train people for the opportunities that are available, they all require bringing together talented and dedicated people with diverse skills, to catalyze social innovation and help bring new ideas to life.

The New Era of Public Innovation: Part II

Ben Thornley | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The breakthrough moment in Lima was the signaling effect resulting from the clearly articulated convictions of every public official present -- an overarching vision that aligns the region's governments with the "process" of social inclusion at hand.

The Unhealthy State of Children's Healthcare

Yu Yi | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Yu Yi

Many children and their families are forced to travel long distances to get adequate care. In some regions, patients may wait as long as three to six months for an appointment.

The Next Big Thing In Social Innovation | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact

I love seeing social innovation in action: hackathons, conferences, demo days, you name it. What excites me most about being involved in this space i...

5x5x5: Barbara Bush Talks About Technology's Impact On Global Health

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

In partnership with the Social Innovation Summit, we're running a series called 5x5x5 -- 5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions. Five guests from a variety...

5x5x5: Scott Harrison On The Success Of Charity: Water

Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

In partnership with the Social Innovation Summit, we're running a weekly series called 5x5x5 -- 5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions. Five guests from a ...

5x5x5: Maria Bello Talks About Technology And Innovation For Social Good

Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

In partnership with the Social Innovation Summit, we'll be running a weekly series called 5x5x5 -- 5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions. Five guests from...

Social Innovation Summit Brings Advocators Together

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home
Wendy Diamond

Together, the social innovation summit serves as a forum for influencers to use technology, innovation, and experience to create social change in many different areas.