SPECTRUM 2020

LET’S JOIN FORCES

The next innovation boom isn’t coming from New York or San Francisco — it’s radiating from cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis, with a new wave of talented pioneers who are building game-changing socially conscious solutions across industries. The fastest-growing population of American entrepreneurs — people of color — are leading the charge, responding to the real needs of their communities and creating conscious companies that have a purpose beyond profit.

But while brilliant minds are plentiful, investment in and support for leaders of color is not. The racial equity gap persists, preventing great startups from scaling and thriving. Innovators and founders of color are systematically under-recognized and under-resourced. Now is the time for change.

At SOCAP and Conscious Company Media, we know the urgent need for access, inclusion, and impact. For over a decade, we’ve surfaced new solutions by gathering diverse perspectives to address the unique obstacles that we all face when markets fail. Together, we strive to better understand the challenges at hand and implement strategies to overcome those barriers. Let’s explore the full range of possibilities for creating equity and shared prosperity.

This June in Atlanta, GA, we’ll host SPECTRUM — a two-day immersive convening to bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, cross-sector practitioners, and investors to identify ways to build an impact economy based on equity, diversity, and inclusion where everyone can thrive.

Join us in Atlanta, GA on June 9-11, 2020 to unlock the full range of possibilities.


Expo 2020 Dubai

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Our once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

 


CoCreative: Collaborative Innovation Essentials

This is our intensive introduction to the collaborative innovation methodology, covering critical success factors, key patterns, and the essential tools we use to build alignment and progress toward audacious goals. In this hands-on course, you'll learn the core Collaborative Innovation methods that have driven powerful changes in industries and communities around the world. Centered around your own initiative or a challenge that you care about, you'll apply these methods in real time, making progress on your project while building your capacity to lead collaborative change.

During our optional “no-host” dinner on Tuesday, we'll share more stories and learning with one another about how to lead the change that our world needs. Building a network of dynamic leaders from across sectors to support your work over time is just one of the many benefits of participation in this course.

To register for a different date, visit our Courses page.

Session inputs: None required

Registration cost: $950/$1,750 per person

Includes course manual and supplies, breakfasts, lunches and afternoon chocolates

(Need financial support to attend? Get in touch with us)

Course length: 2 days

Trainers: Russ Gaskin, Heather Equinoss, Monica Cune

Benefits of this Course:

This workshop will support you to:

  1. Design and lead multi-stakeholder collaborations fueled by real alignment, engagement, and momentum

  2. Lead more confidently through the fear and uncertainty of leading complex change across ideological and cultural boundaries

  3. Help groups navigate the confusion and polarization that shows up when engaging diverse constituents

You will leave this workshop with increased effectiveness and skill in:

  • Establishing the conditions for powerful collaboration

  • Aligning diverse interests around a powerful shared goal

  • Mapping a shared understanding of system dynamics

  • Helping stakeholders develop real empathy for everyone affected by the work

  • Identifying the critical shifts that need to happen in order to realize your goal

  • Developing a powerful set of ideas, build them into working prototypes and test them in the real world

  • Scaling up the work and the impact

  • Building a shared learning environment

​Please note: Refunds will only be issued for up to 7 days before the workshop. Please contact us below to request a refund.


Rural Rise Summit 2020

What to Expect

Join fellow ecosystem builders in the conversation about rural support.

The Rural RISE Summit will reconvene in 2020 to continue building entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Over the three days, we will collectively seek to answer the question “How do we empower the leaders, doers, and innovators in rural communities?


Social Innovation Summit 2020

Ready, Set, Innovate.

The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.

 


Entrepreneurs Impact Summit 2020

Entrepreneurs Impact Summit (EIS) brings together leading entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors focused on social impact and those who want to do more for an event in Los Angeles. EIS is focused on catalyzing and communicating specific commitments from attendees to use their time and talents to help solve global problems. The Summit has several key components, including inspiring and surprising speeches from entrepreneurs about innovative approaches to social impact; education for entrepreneurs about using their time and talents to address these pressing problems; and awards showcasing leadership.


Agents of Change Summit 2020

The Agents of Change Summit returns on February 10 & 11, 2020 with new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help Public Health Professionals change health behaviors in their communities. Designed specifically for those who challenge the status quo, #AOCS20 will equip over 700 practitioners with the latest evidence-based strategies and technological tools that can help inspire health behavior change in communities large and small. The 2020 Summit will expand on topics covered in previous years, like tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, and sexual health, by diving deeper into important issues such as opioid misuse, vaping, and mental health. By attending the Summit, you can immerse yourself in an environment of innovation that brings change agents together with science and technology experts to learn and collaborate towards more effective public health programs.


CleanTech Forum San Francisco 2020

Connect to the people and companies with the power to deliver a decarbonized future at Cleantech Forum San Francisco on 27-29 January 2020.

Since 2002, we’ve brought together global investors, innovators, corporates, and change-makers looking for answers to the biggest question: who will lead the transformation we’re all waiting for?

This year, the theme of the Forum echoes the growing pressure to deliver solutions: Welcome to the Chaos of the 2020s: Urgent Actions, Unusual Strategies, Unexpected Allies. Join us for three days of opportunities to discover how to succeed in increasingly turbulent times. In San Francisco, you’ll find the people and ideas that matter and leave with the contacts and network to help you take the next steps.

Who Attends

The Forum connects the latest generation of start-ups with investors and corporates looking for new partners.


Harvest Summit 2019

WHY ATTEND

Get out of your comfort zone.
Connect. Challenge. Collaborate. Create
the future of possible.

Together, through the cross-pollination of inspiring ideas and a continuous exchange of transferable insights WE can spark the innovation that may change the world.

Harvest Summit is a full day of
Real Conversations. Rich Discovery. Innovation Sparked.

THINK TALK TASTE TRANSFORM

A CELEBRATION OF THE ART AND SCIENCE AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF INNOVATION.

Dirt under your feet. Fresh air. Fresh perspective.

Unexpected Pairings. Unscripted conversations. New collaborations.

STIMULATE YOUR THINKING OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE.

Say goodbye to the stuffy ballroom, monologues, PPT presentations, passive learning and rubber chicken lunches.

Say hello to a unique and exclusive location, engaging dialogues, interactive collaborations and immediate business impact enhanced by a world class culinary and entertainment experience.

WHO WILL BE THERE

300 leaders outstanding in their fields.

Get out of your industry silo. Collaborate with a diverse set of leaders in technology, media, entertainment, food, wine and agriculture. Expect magic.

APPLY TO ATTEND

Join us. It’s in conversations, napkin doodles, shared experiences and the clink of glasses where magic happens – ideas hatched, relationships formed, innovation sparked.

REGISTRATION

The Harvest Summit is by invitation only. Please use the link below to request an invitation or make a nomination. All registrations are non-transferable.

2019 Harvest Summit fees will be announced shortly. Non-profit, Start-up/Founder and Academic discounts are available on a limited basis upon request.


TRUE NORTH

True North 2019 brings 2,500 of the brightest, boldest, carbon-based badasses to Canada’s hottest tech community. Join us. Roll up your sleeves. Help make Tech for Good the core of digital life, work and play.

For over 150 years, Waterloo Region has been the hub of innovation in Canada.

From tanneries to distilleries, vacuum tube radios to the first smartphone – the world has been shaped by Canadian innovations built in Waterloo Region. We have one of the fastest-growing tech ecosystems in the world with market-defining companies like Vidyard, Shopify and North operating in a distinctly collaborative culture set in unique and transformed industrial spaces. Top-notch universities and research institutes play side-by-side with global enterprises, scaling companies  and a vibrant startup scene.

Ticket prices are tiered, so people from organizations of all kinds and sizes can participate. (It’s a “nice Canadian” thing. Go with it.) Communitech members qualify for our Member Ticket Package – purchase 3 tickets at the Scale-up, Government, Academic, Investor or Corporate rate and receive an additional ticket free. Have a question about ticket pricing or group discounts? We’re here to help – truenorthtickets@communitech.ca