Social innovation experiences

May 14th and May 15th, 2020

New York City

Shaping a new world

Join us at our event in May 2020 in NYC

We instigate gatherings that offer a unique personal and professional development experience for stakeholders coming from business, education, government, and technology with an interest in bringing people, organizations, and society from its current state to its future state.

Shaping a new world

We instigate gatherings that offer a unique personal and professional development experience for stakeholders coming from business, education, government, and technology with an interest in bringing people, organizations, and society from its current state to its future state.

What is social innovation?

Social innovation is when we all work together to make the world a better place. It's that simple. We take a future-facing approach to change that comes from a place of possibility. We speak, act, and dream from the world we are creating. This empowers us to shape the emerging future with intention. Here's how we do it...

Humanity

Cultivate empathy to deepen the relationship with yourself & others.

Community

Sew yourself into the cultural fabric to identify unmet needs.

Incubation

Co-create value to serve those unmet needs.

Impact

Attach a business model to the value to maximize impact.

Social Innovation unConference

Designing a sustainable future

This social innovation unconference encourages stakeholders to collaborate

We are a passionate movement of artists, creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers, government officials, and community members. We believe there is enough space here for all perspectives.

The next unconference is scheduled for 2020. It will take place in New York City. More details coming soon.

Experiences

Way Finding, Matt Chavez

Radical Self-Acceptance, Sophia Zheng

Crafting the Collective Message, Miles Cutler

Meaningful Relationships of Startup Ecosystems, Scott Poris, 1776

Amplify your impact by instigating self-organized gatherings, Tony Bacigalupo

Co-Create Your Desired Reality, Amanda McCormick

Spiritual Emergence, Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW

Continuing Education for Registered Yoga Teachers, Julian Devoe

Passion Finder, Amela Subasic

Reframing Uncertainty, Jessica Lipman

Taking Responsibility of Your Life, Jenn Malamas, MD

Building Companies That Serve Human Needs, Daniel D’Alonzo

Sociodramatic Play and Problem-Solving, Jamie Lynn McCoppin, MA, RDT

Authentic Life Space Organizing for Holistic Humans, Arielle Ortiz

Bridging the Gap Between Personal Development and Global Healing, Dan Chung

Art and Social Change, Yuko Kudo

You belong here.

Come as you are.

Imagine a world where we work cooperatively in the community to design a sustainable way of life. Where we unlock the intrinsic motivation to transform our circumstances into meaningful opportunities. A place where we wake up excited to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Where we intentionally cultivate superpowers like compassion, vulnerability, imagination, and empathy to elevate the collective consciousness, instigate cultural evolution, and move the world forward.

This is the world we imagine.

We are a movement of local community members who work cooperatively to design a sustainable future.

Get Updates

Earlybird tickets go on-sale in March.


Team

Lauren Mills

J.D. Oldenburg

Sophia Zheng

Mathew Chavez

Jamie Lynn McCoppin, MA, RDT

Daniel D'Alonzo

Advisors

Andrea Preziotti

Yuko Kudo

Previous Speakers

Liz Lempert

Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Liz has a collaborative leadership style that results in people working together to affect meaningful change. She builds on a movement of civic participation to reshape government.

Morgan Berman

MilkCrate

Forbes "30 Under 30", Top 10 Women to Watch by the United Nations Foundation, named a "Global Shaper" by the World Economic Forum, and the list goes on.

Christine Symington

Sustainable Princeton

Christine spent a decade climbing the ranks in the financial tech industry. Learn how she transitioned to the community, and secured funding to create employment for herself.

Mahan Rishi Singh

Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center

Mahan Rishi is an international teacher who has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and
Tibet over the past 25 years.

Jane Reagan

Along the Way

Jane is the co-founder of Along the Way, an organization providing informal services to women. Learn how she transitioned after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Laura Jordan

Keynote

Laura is a recognized leader in cutting edge social enterprise and sustainability policy. She registered the first-ever benefit corporation in 2010, and is a "B Corp Champion" by B Labs.

Allison Sosna

MicroGreens

Allison is the food entrepreneur known for “bringing more to the table”. She is the founder of the MicroGreens nonprofit, and Principal of the Allison Sosna Group Benefit LLC.

Tineke Thio, PhD

Princeton Climate Change

Tineke is a climate communicator working to raise awareness of climate change and of solutions leading to climate resilience. She holds Ph.D. in physics from MIT.

Gery Juleff

Green Hour Radio

Gery served 25 years as a British diplomat where he led a team in London dealing with Climate Change, Renewable Energy Technology and Energy Security policy issue.

Nikki Rappaport

Cava Grill

Nikki is the creative director for the fast-casual restaurant from D.C. making its way to new cities. They partner with local nonprofits, food producers, and sustainable farms.

Leslie Burger

Executive Director, Princeton Public Library

Learn how she positions the library as the backbone of a civically engaged community and a place where social entrepreneurs find what they need to succeed.

Aria McKenna

The Global Cooling Project

Aria is an actress who figured out a way to use her art to make an impact on the world. Learn how she used a failed crowdfunding campaign to launch a social enterprise.

Joel Hammon

Princeton Learning Cooperative

Joel quit his stable and secure teaching job to co-found Princeton Learning Cooperative. He is helping to lead an international movement to re-imagine how we educate young people.

James Cox

Devon Financial

James is a financial advisor specializing in managing assets through socially responsible investing. His clients are entrepreneurs and
the people who fund them.

Daniel DAlonzo

Cooperative Impact, Founder

Daniel is building a playbook for cultivating collaborative ecosystems in new cities across the nation. He brings creators and organizations together in a meaningful way.

Location of Conference

1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08550

Topics

  • Human-Centered Design
  • Cross-Sector Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Local Strategies & Statewide Initiatives
  • Collective Fundraising vs Competitive Grants
  • Program Related Investments
  • Building Innovative Mixtures of Funding
  • Empowering Youth to Shape the Future

Speakers

We have a great line up for you.

Liz Lempert

Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Liz has a collaborative leadership style that results in people working together to affect meaningful change. She builds on a movement of civic participation to reshape government.

Morgan Berman

MilkCrate

Forbes "30 Under 30", Top 10 Women to Watch by the United Nations Foundation, named a "Global Shaper" by the World Economic Forum, and the list goes on.

Christine Symington

Sustainable Princeton

Christine spent a decade climbing the ranks in the financial tech industry. Learn how she transitioned to the community, and secured funding to create employment for herself.

Mahan Rishi Singh, D.C.

Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center

Mahan Rishi is an international teacher who has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and
Tibet over the past 25 years.

Jane Reagan

Along the Way

Jane is the co-founder of Along the Way, an organization providing informal services to women. Learn how she transitioned after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Laura Jordan

Keynote

Laura is a recognized leader in cutting edge social enterprise and sustainability policy. She registered the first-ever benefit corporation in 2010, and is a "B Corp Champion" by B Labs.

Allison Sosna

MicroGreens

Allison is the food entrepreneur known for “bringing more to the table”. She is the founder of the MicroGreens nonprofit, and Principal of the Allison Sosna Group Benefit LLC.

Tineke Thio, PhD

Princeton Climate Change

Tineke is a climate communicator working to raise awareness of climate change and of solutions leading to climate resilience. She holds Ph.D. in physics from MIT.

Leslie Burger

Executive Director, Princeton Public Library

Learn how she positions the library as the backbone of a civically engaged community and a place where social entrepreneurs find what they need to succeed.

Aria McKenna

The Global Cooling Project

Aria is an actress who figured out a way to use her art to make an impact on the world. Learn how she used a failed crowdfunding campaign to launch a social enterprise.

Joel Hammon

Princeton Learning Cooperative

Joel quit his stable and secure teaching job to co-found Princeton Learning Cooperative. He is helping to lead an international movement to re-imagine how we educate young people.

James Cox

Devon Financial

James is a financial advisor specializing in managing assets through socially responsible investing. His clients are entrepreneurs and
the people who fund them.

Daniel DAlonzo

Event Host

Daniel is the founder of Princeton Impact Project and the Cooperative Impact series. Learn how he immersed himself in the local community to find where he is most needed.

Gery Juleff

Green Hour Radio

Gery served 25 years as a British diplomat where he led a team in London dealing with Climate Change, Renewable Energy Technology and Energy Security policy issue.

Venue

Princeton Garden Theater

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Cooperative Impact

Cooperative Impact

Social Innovation Unconference

The intersection of community, technology, business, and government. Join us as we bring these essential elements together to make a meaningful impact on the world.