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Wednesday, June 14
|7:45AM – 8:30AM||CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & CHECK IN|
|8:30AM – 10:10AM||WELCOME
– Alexander Rossides, Co-Founder & Co-President, Social Impact Exchange
– Melanie Schnoll Begun, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
OPENING PLENARY PANEL
Philanthropy often works on the toughest challenges, the ones that have defied market and government solutions, and both individual philanthropists and foundations can be frustrated by the pace of change, and by not making more of a difference on these difficult challenges. What does it take to achieve results? There are no easy answers but this panel will explore this and related questions, drawing on the perspectives of three foundation CEOs and research on the “Future of Foundation Philanthropy” conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Among the topics the panelists will consider are how to overcome barriers to effective collaboration, how to embrace risk, how to listen and learn from the perspectives of grantees and intended beneficiaries, how to learn from the past, and the potential promise of practices such as impact investing.
Moderator: Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy
|10:20AM -11:45PM||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Collaborative Networks: Cracking the Collaboration Code
The conversation moves from the stage to the meeting room. Three of the four sessions will discuss how collaborative networks can exponentially expand and integrate cross-sector partners in order to break through to large scale impact. Each breakout focuses on a different issue area (health, education, economic mobility, and environment). Participants will break into small group conversations to discuss how to apply the ideas in their current grantmaking environments. We will also offer specific post-conference opportunities for attendees to get engaged in break-through collaborations.
A. Collaborative Networks – HEALTH
B. Collaborative Networks – EDUCATION
C. Collaborative Networks – ECONOMIC MOBILITY
D. IMPACT INVESTING – Breaking Through to the Next Level of Impact
Moderator: Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley
|11:45PM – 1:15PM||LUNCHEON PLENARY
How to Scale Up Solutions and Change Systems
KEYNOTE: Atul Gawande, M.D. Author, Surgeon, and Founder and Executive Director, Ariadne Labs.
Renowned author and leader, Atul Gawande, will share his insights on how society can achieve massive social progress by focusing on changing systems and scaling practices and interventions within them.
|1:15PM – 1:30PM||BREAK|
|1:30PM – 2:50PM||The S. Robert Levine Scaling in Action © Program
This year’s Scaling in Action will focus on systems change as a critical strategy for achieving large-scale impact. Learn about the power of systems change from a thought leader in systems science, and hear from social entrepreneurs who will present their systems change initiatives and discuss what they need to implement their plans.
Moderator: Fay Hanleybrown, Managing Director, FSG
|2:50PM – 3:00PM||BREAK|
|3:00PM – 3:45PM||KEYNOTE:
James P. Gorman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley
|3:45PM – 4:15PM||The S. Robert Levine Scaling in Action © Program
|4:15PM – 5:15PM||PLENARY
Leadership for a Changing Sector and a Changing World
Concerns about leadership in the social sector have long been a topic of conversation and action. The social sector and society at large would benefit immensely from a new cadre of leaders who understand and respond to seismic shifts in our nation’s demographics, social norms, economy, social sector systems and political institutions. Our panelists will discuss why there has never been a more urgent time to discuss leadership in this sector, its vital role in forging coalitions that drive large-scale change, and what we can do to support it.
Moderator: Rusty Stahl, Founder, President and CEO, Fund the People
|5:15PM – 6:15PM||PLENARY
Philanthropy for a New Era – Big Goals and New Rules
KEYNOTE: Marcus Shingles, CEO, XPRIZE
Innovations in today’s philanthropy have the potential to disrupt the field in unprecedented ways. Will they necessarily yield breakthrough results and population-level impact, however? XPRIZE’s unique model and track record in developing major prizes is an exciting example of this new approach to philanthropy that is catalyzing game-changing innovations. Marcus Shingles will discuss the philosophy behind the XPRIZE model, how it can help foster collaboration, shift fields, and the potential of prizes to generate deep and lasting impact.
|6:15PM – 7:00PM||Cocktail Reception|
|7:00PM – 9:00PM||DINNER RECEPTION
A Family (R)evolution: conversation with
Through the language and rhythm of hip hop, and with a sizzling multi-ethnic cast, Lin-Manuel Miranda is telling a riveting story about our country’s formation to sold-out crowds in his Broadway phenomenon Hamilton. His creative genius and masterful storytelling have made this Tony Award-winning musical one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. History, culture and values shape and drive philanthropy in our country. In a time of heightened social, political, and cultural awareness, leaders must be courageous and unifying. Lin-Manuel Miranda and his father, Luis Miranda, Jr. – a political consultant and community activist, who has previously served in three New York City administrations – will discuss the evolution of their approach to philanthropy and how they navigate public perception, responsibility, and expectations as leaders in their community and beyond.
Thursday, June 15
|7:45AM – 8:30AM||CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & CHECK-IN|
|8:30AM – 9:45 AM||PLENARY PANEL SESSION
Strategies for Breaking Through
How do visionary philanthropists effectively implement their charitable missions? During this plenary session, inspirational philanthropists and professional foundation executives will discuss how a powerful and strategic vision can foster breakthroughs and drive lasting social change. In particular, the conversation will focus on how collaboration and a willingness to test innovative approaches can generate large-scale impact.
Moderator: Zia Khan, Vice President of Initiatives & Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation
|9:45AM – 10:00AM||BREAK|
|10:00AM – 11:30AM||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Connecting the Dots on “Big Bets”
Making Big Bets on specific solutions is gaining traction among thought leaders and practitioners as a key strategy for achieving large-scale impact. At the same time, we know there are no silver bullets that will solve the difficult issues we face. To address this inherent tension, these sessions will explore how to formulate integrated approaches that simultaneously combine multiple big bets into coordinated strategies. The sessions will include various strategies (e.g., combining public policy, programs, and communications) that together begin to shape an integrated approach. The objective is to go from isolated big bets to mega integrated bets that achieve major progress on our toughest social problems.
A. Big Bets in HEALTH
B. Big Bets in EDUCATION
C. Big Bets in ECONOMIC MOBILITY
D. Big Bets in ENVIRONMENT – Climate Change Action & Advocacy: Your Role
Climate change presents a clear and present danger to the systems that support life on Earth. This session will explore some of the creative ways both philanthropy and impact investing are addressing this issue and what we can do to accelerate these efforts with coordinated big bets.
Moderator: Chad Bolick, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
E. Women and the Future of Impact Investing
Moderator: Lily Trager, Director of Investing with Impact, Morgan Stanley
|11:40AM – 1:10PM||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Systems Change in Practice
With core themes of education, health, economic mobility, and the environment, this third set of breakouts focuses on systems change in practice. Each session will utilize a case study to explore concrete steps and methods used in a specific system change initiative and how it can be emulated in a variety of geographies and issues. In the discussions, participants will learn what worked, what can be improved, and what is needed to realize the potential of this challenging but game-changing strategy.
A. HEALTH Case Study – Dramatically Reducing Chronic Illness in the US
B. EDUCATION Case Study – Transforming STEM Education
C. ECONOMIC MOBILITY Case Study – Economic Development and Vibrant Communities
D. ENVIRONMENT Case Study – Tackling Climate Change with Systemic Solutions
|1:10PM – 3:00PM||LUNCHEON PLENARY
Integration Strategies – Combining Multiple Strategies to Achieve Outcomes at Scale
Social innovation isn’t always about doing something different; oftentimes, it’s about doing something differently. Three sector leaders with diverse professional roles and backgrounds discuss how change is possible when we expand or break through the narrowly-defined boundaries of specific interventions. By collaborating at the community level to integrate efforts across sectors, it is possible to change systems and achieve impact at scale. Drawing on their combined experience in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, service delivery, advocacy, and research, our speakers will share both the opportunities and challenges they see and talk about why a more integrated approach is a vital way forward for achieving outcomes at scale.
Moderator: Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation