Welcome to the the 2017 Social Impact Exchange Conference on Scaling Impact!  

The Conference focuses entirely on innovative methods for achieving large-scale impact through collaboration and systems change on a local and national level. This year’s Conference theme is Breaking Through! What Can Philanthropy Do Differently to Achieve Game Changing Impact. Hosted again in partnership with Morgan Stanley, the 2017 Conference will include more than 400 high-net-worth donors, foundations, and industry leaders attending the event to learn together and to explore collaboration opportunities. Attendees will include 200 individual philanthropists invited by Morgan Stanley.

Featured speakers include Lin-Manuel Miranda (Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer, Lyricist & Actor); Luis A. Miranda, Jr. (Managing Partner, MirRam Group);  Atul Gawande (Surgeon, Author, and Founder, Ariadne Labs); Phil Buchanan (President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy); Nicky Goren (President and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation); Kelvin Taketa (CEO, Hawaii Community Foundation); Kerry Sullivan (CEO, Bank of America Foundation); Kate Wolford (President, The McKnight Foundation); Marcus Shingles (CEO, XPRIZE) & James P. Gorman (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley).

The Conference will address key issues of how to collaboratively fund and implement scaling initiatives that lead to systems transformation and will combine both knowledge sessions and opportunities for taking direct action. The Conference will have issues tracks in education, health, economic mobility, the environment, and impact investing.  The agenda will feature:

Plenary Sessions:

  • How Will Philanthropy Break Through? New Ideas to Tackle Our Biggest Challenges
  • Achieving Population-Level Outcomes Through Systems Transformation
  • A Family (R)evolution:  A Conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
  • Leadership for a Changing Sector and a Changing World
  • Integrating Multi-Sector Solutions to Create Thriving Communities

Knowledge Sessions:

Break-out sessions will be organized by tracks, including education, health, economic mobility, and the environment.  Conversations will focus on leveraging the power of collaborative networks through cross-sector participation; achieving impact at scale through big bets”; and learning from sector leaders about systems change in practice. 

There will also be a special track on impact investing, where we will explore how philanthropy can exponentially expand the impact of this field, including a special session on women in impact investing.

Scaling in Action. This year, Scaling in Action will focus on systems change. The audience will be introduced to the power of systems mapping and will hear from social entrepreneurs who will share their ground-breaking systems change efforts.

The conference will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280) on June 14 & 15 2017.