Katapult Future Fest 2019

Katapult Future Fest explores how exponential technologies, consciousness and impact investing can be used to transcend the UN Sustainable Development Goals and build a future we want to live in. The KFF program aims to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of:

• Exponential technologies Learn from leading experts everything you need to know about the technologies that will take your organization to the next level; AI, Blockchain VR, AR, Robotics, 3D-printing, nanotech, biotech and quantum computing.

• Consciousness Understand the psychology of awareness and how we as humans can make conscious decisions on our use of technology.

• Impact investing Meet impact-driven tech startups and investors that are outperforming the market financially while making the world a better place.

This year we have invited experts to carry out deep-dives on the Future of Education, Environment, Food, Health and Financial Inclusion. We will focus on how YOU can help solve societal and environmental challenges using tools such as exponential technologies, consciousness, and impact investing.



The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.

Each year, the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.

Social Enterprise Summit 2018

Attend with renowned social entrepreneurship leaders
With over 10 years of experience in promoting and supporting the development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, SES understands what social innovators need, how to be more effective, and how to explore opportunities. Every year, we invite global, regional and local speakers to address the summit covering on the topics of social issues, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and the corresponding trends.

Explore future opportunities
The summit provides abundant opportunities to meet and interact with other international, regional and local social entrepreneurs; discuss the growth and development; explore the collaboration.

Plan short and long-term strategies for business growth
You will find new ideas and simulations from our keynote speeches, thematic and symposium sessions, workshops, tours and other activities. The new inspirations could be applicable to your businesses forming short and long-term strategies. Moreover, You will find the solutions to "business for social good": social enterprises , B Corps, creating shared values and so on.

Stay tuned to up-to-date news
The summit provides you with the latest news, practical cases and academic researches of the latest trends, strategies and insights on social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

2nd Global Summit and Expo on Proteomics

Scientific Federation invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 2nd Global Summit and Expo on Proteomics during November 19-20, 2018 at Dallas, USA which includes Keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Proteomics-2018 will also provide the excellent opportunity to meet experts, exchange information, and strengthen the collaboration among Directors, Researchers, Associate Professors, and Scholars from both academia and industry.

The 2nd International Conference & Expo on Proteomics is anticipating participants from 40 and more countries across the globe and the three day conference will provoke Plenary sessions, Keynote speeches, Poster, and Oral presentations. This program provides two days of robust discussions on recent advancements and new strategies for development of new materials for global requirements.

Our pleasure to meet you in upcoming event…!!!


  • To facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas with internationally renowned leaders in Proteomics  research and development.
  • To identify research and practice based innovations in optimizing Proteomics  research and development.
  • To debate gaps and priorities for sustainable development in optimizing Proteomics  research and development.
  • To discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the new era of optimizing Proteomics  research reforms.
  • To identify opportunities for evidence-based practice in optimizing  Proteomics research and development.

Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils

The Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2018, taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 11 to 12 November, is the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils. It brings together more than 600 members from academia, business, government and civil society to provide forward-looking thought leadership and promote innovative thinking to address global, regional and geopolitical issues, as well as emerging or cross-cutting topics related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. At this year’s meeting, leading experts will also explore the frontiers of knowledge based on a survey of scientists at the cutting edge of research.

The outcomes of the meeting will shape the agenda for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, as well as the Forum’s ongoing global initiatives.

What's Your Problem?

Come learn about an approach to learn about a social or environmental issue you want to address. Learn how to “map the issue,” see who is already making an impact in the space, and what opportunities there are to innovate for change.

This workshop is ideal for students and anyone participating in the fall Changemaker Challenge or spring Global Social Innovation Challenge.

Women PeaceMaker Panel

Engage in a vibrant dialogue with our 2018 Women PeaceMakers from Colombia, Northern Ireland, Eurasia and Sudan to discuss the importance of women’s meaningful participation in peace negotiations.


There Is An Urgency To Mobilising Capital For Good.
We believe that the convergence of three major trends: mindfulness; face-to-face convening; and capital for good, presents an unheralded opportunity for us come together to co-create, co-design and co-operate for greater positive social and environment impact. Our purpose is to convene, catalyse, and grow the impact ecosystem at both the individual and collective level in the Asia Pacific to exponentially leap towards a transformational economy.

A transformational economy that is steeped in the practice of care for people and our planet.

The impact ecosystem is broad and growing. It is relatively new and as such requires a consistent meeting of hearts and minds both face-to-face, and through digital channels. Through convening, sharing learning, co-designing solutions, developing at an individual and collective level, and collaborating as broadly as possible we can fertilise, cross-fertilise, activate and accelerate the ecosystem for significant growth and impact.

4th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium: Where Building Science Meets Climate Science

The American Institute of Architects Asheville Section continues its series Where Building Science Meets Climate Science, one of the most important symposiums in the country about where climate and architectural design interface.

This year's ymposium theme is “Deep Retrofit” – renovation of existing buildings to promote sustainable design.

Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Thursday evening’s public lecture is free, and all community members are invited to attend. Friday’s conference is geared toward design and construction professionals. Six credit hours of professional development will be offered for Friday’s conference and one credit hour will be offered for Thursday’s lecture. Continuing education certifications will be provided upon request. American Institute of Architects CEUs are pre-approved; other professions may self-report to obtain credit.

Confirmed speakers include two senior associates from the award-winning global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK. HOK’s Director of Sustainable Design, Anica Landreneau, will discuss the importance of sustainable design in the adaptive reuse of existing structures. Kyle Prenzlow, Senior Associate with HOK’s San Francisco office, will describe the firm’s sustainable design of NOAA's Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, one of AIA’s 2017 COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top 10 Award winners. This facility features the adaptive reuse of two World War II era airplane hangars linked by a new glass and steel structure. CASE Consultants International Senior Climate Policy Advisor Eileen Shea will provide a client’s perspective on the Inouye Center. Ms. Shea is the former Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate and Global Change program and was directly involved in the Center’s conception and design while with NOAA.

Other confirmed speakers include two cutting-edge academics from the University of Pennsylvania whose talks will focus on the conference theme of Deep Retrofit:

William W. Braham,FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at Penn Design where he is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design. He has worked on energy and architecture for over 30 years as a designer, consultant, researcher, and author of numerous articles and books, the latest of which is Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in Three Parts.

Daniel A. Barber is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Penn Design. He is an architectural historian researching the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century. He is the author of the recently published book A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War.

Also invited to speak is a senior climate scientist from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information who will discuss the current state of the climate.

The conference is a collaboration between the Asheville Section of American Institute of Architects (AIA Asheville) and CASE Consultants International.

Thursday, 1 November
5:00 pm till 7:30 pm

On Thursday evening, there will be a a pre-conference public lecture by architectural historian Daniel A. Barber who will discuss his recent book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War, an account of solar energy experiments during the Cold War. Dr. Barber will describe how architecture has engaged with environmental issues, combining architectural history with geopolitical considerations. His talk will also help illuminate current issues involving energy, architecture, and climate.

The event takes place at The Collider and is free and open to the public and includes a reception with refreshments, including local beer and food.

Friday, 2 November
The Friday conference is also held at The Collider with registration from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. The conference will conclude at 4:45 pm. A catered lunch is included in the registration fee,


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, please contact Scott Shuford at shuford@caseconsultantsinternational.com

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided up to seven days prior to the event start date (November 2, 2018).

Bridging Profit & Purpose IC-SVN's Annual Conference

Bridging Profit & Purpose: A Convening of Business Leaders & Impact Investors

Nov 1 – Nov 4, 2018

Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network builds and serves communities of inspired and informed impact investors and business leaders to make social, economic, and environmental change. Join us and hundreds of business leaders and impact investors for the first combined conference of IC-SVN in Brooklyn, NY on November 1-4.

For 30 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at IC-SVN conferences to have authentic conversations with values-aligned peers and get deals done. IC-SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading mission-driven businesses and engaging in impact investing can be discussed and put into action. IC-SVN conferences facilitate peer-to-peer relationship building, and create a community where attendees can enhance their leadership, improve their businesses, build their portfolios, and expand their impact.

At IC-SVN’s Bridging Profit and Purpose, expect:

  • Facilitated and open networking opportunities
  • Interactive discussions and proactive, action-oriented dialogue among peers
  • Opportunities to meet select early-stage social entrepreneurs raising capital, and begin the due diligence process onsite with other impact investors
  • Sessions that offer key takeaways and practical advice on best practices for social enterprises and impact investors
  • Inspiring and experiential presentations from innovative leaders on the future of mission-driven business
  • A deep cultural foundation that welcomes values-aligned business leaders and investors from a wide range of perspectives

Attend IC-SVN’s conference to make connections, share ideas, and find what you need to build a more socially, economically, and environmentally just and sustainable world. Detailed program and speaker information can soon be found online at conference.ic-svn.org. Register today to reserve your spot.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IC-SVN

1) You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. IC-SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading and funding mission-driven businesses can be discussed with peers.

2) You already belong. IC-SVN offers a deep cultural foundation that welcomes values-aligned entrepreneurs and investors from a wide range of perspectives. IC-SVN works hard to create connections among attendees to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

3) You can focus on getting things done. IC-SVN facilitates proactive, action-oriented dialogue among peers. IC-SVN conferences foster peer-to-peer relationship building and create a community where attendees can enhance their leadership, improve their businesses, build their portfolio, and expand their impact.

4) You know IC-SVN has a track record of success. For 30 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at IC-SVN conferences to have authentic conversations with values-aligned peers and get business done. IC-SVN doesn’t just name problems, we help participants make connections, share ideas, and find the inspiration and action they need to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

5) You’re in the best of company. Really. Take a look at IC-SVN’s speaker lineup and attendee list. You’ll find pioneering and innovative companies and investors that have called IC-SVN home for decades along with exceptional leaders and companies breaking new ground as we shape the future of business for good, together.