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Monday, October 31, 2011

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Opening Keynote: This is THE Moment for Social Enterprise

Social enterprise as a fundamental engine for growth is hitting at national, regional, and local levels.  Why is the Obama administration so focused on social enterprise as a key part of the answer to our economic issues in the US?  Why is performance measurement and sharing the impact so important to drive this movement forward?  Two national leaders in the social enterprise movement will discuss why this is THE moment for social enterprise.

Presented by:


Paul Carttar, Director, Social Innovation Fund (Corporation for National & Community Service)

Carttar is a recognized leader in the fields of nonprofit management and social innovation with 30 years of experience across sectors—public, private, and nonprofit, spanning the Bridgespan Group as co-founder, New Profit, Inc., The Monitor Group, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Darell Hammond, Founder of KaBOOM!

CEO and Founder of KaBOOM!, Darell Hammond has just been named U.S. Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship!

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3:00pm to 4:15pm

Storytelling by Leaders in the Field

Want to learn from the best?  Hear about being a pioneer?  Share true confessions and lessons learned?  Get the inside scoop from leaders talking about their journeys to success.  Hear how they got there. 

Presented by:  

Bill Strathmann, Network for Good

Coming to serve as CEO atNetwork for Good from BearingPoint, and previously directing Anderson's business consulting practice for Non Profits, Strathmann moves among sectors bringing good business practices to corporations and nonprofits alike.

Brother Julius Walls, Jr., formerly of Greyston Bakery, now Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, and Mission, Inc.

Preacher, teacher, speaker and author, Walls serves at the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church upon leaving his practice at the Greyston Bakery and Greyston Foundation.

Judy Wicks, Founder of White Dog Cafe, and BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)

A community builder, a self professed Queen of "small to small" relationships, Wick has launched several enterprises, among them and perhaps best known, the White Dog Cafe on Sansom Street in Philadelphia, and recently launched BALLE, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

8:45am to 10:00am

SEA Talks:  Risk, Reward and the Social Enterprise Life Cycle

SEA Talks are new this year, inspired by Tedx, Pecha Kucha, and similar speaking formats which encourage engagement, interest, and fast-paced attention-grabbing presentations.

Our SEA Talk on the social enterprise life cycle features three prominent and highly regarded leaders addressing how social enterprise vision, operations, resources, metrics, and leadership vary at different phases of the life cycle.  Plenty of time for questions and answers.

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Emerging Life Cycle Stage:

Felix Lloyd Brandon, MoneyIsland (now part of BancVue)

A former Washington D.C. teacher of the year, creator of MoneyIsland and now BancVue's Chief Professor, Lloyd is most popular with students and educators committed to financial literacy for each graduate of America's school systems.

Established Life Cycle Stage:

Gerald Chertavian, Year Up

Deeply committed to closing the Opportunity Divide for urban young adults by providing them with the skills, experience and support that will propel them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education, Chertavian, Founder and CEO of YearUp, is awesome.

Reinventing Life Cycle Stage:

Jim Gibbons, Goodwill Industries International

Gibbons has been President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International since April 2008, before which he served as president and CEO of National Industries for the Blind (NIB).  He has been featured in more than 100 national and regional media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, CNN and ABC News.  He was the first blind person to graduate with a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Keynote Address: Capturing Now as THE Moment for Social Enterprise Through Communication

Now is THE moment for social enterprise ... if we can truly understand and communicate the value of what we do. Using his recently released and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, We First, Simon Mainwaring will discuss how to use real-time web presence to engage your customer community inspire them to work with you.

Presented by:

Simon Mainwaring, Blogger and founder of We First, a social branding consulting firm, and author of New York Times best-seller We First

See Simon's video clip on the Summit here.

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

SEA Talks:  Social Enterprise Ecosystem – Important Players and Factors in the Social Enterprise Value Chain

Our SEA Talk on the social enterprise life ecosystem feature three speakers addressing critical aspects of the value chain: 
  • Technology – catalyzing investments, advancing reach, and leapfrogging
  • Corporate Partners – supporting social enterprise through their business models and corporate social responsibility because it’s good business
  • Social capital – bringing it to the underserved 
Our SEA TAlk team will address how social enterprises are impacted by and can impact these important areas. Plenty of time for questions and answers.
Presented by:  


Rey Ramsey, TechNet

CEO of TechNet, the policy and political network of executives who promote the growth of technology and the innovation economy, Ramsey's passion is to link policy makers with both profits and non profits seeking to change and sustain the American economy through technology innovations and bipartisan solutions.

Corporate Partners:

David Carleton, Catalyst Kitchens, and Starbucks partners

Devoted to providing jobs while providing innovative solutions to food services' distribution, Carleton directs Catalyst Kitchen/FareStart's network of collaborative partnerships.

Social Capital:

Connie Evans, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

Connecting hundreds of micro enterprises development organizations, funders and supporters throughout the world at AEOWorks (Association for Enterprise Opportunity), Evans remains dedicated to the value proposition of social capital achieving measurable returns in America's communities.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am

Keynote Address: Why This IS the Moment for Social Enterprise

This is the moment for social enterprise to move towards center stage.  Our refreshing combination of entrepreneurship, earned income, and strong social mission is something our country really needs right now.  But what can we do to prepare so that our impact lasts long past 60 seconds of glory as the spotlight turns our way?  Our 2011 Social Enterprise Innovation Award Winner, Carla Javits, will reflect on how far the field has come and where we have to go next.

Carla Javits, President, REDF

Carla Javits leads REDF, the pioneering funder and thought leader in our field, as its President.  Prior to joining REDF, Carla was with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) for fifteen years, leading it for the last six.  She is a key partner with SEA through the SE4Jobs project.

12:45pm to 2:00pm

Closing Keynote and Luncheon: TAKING the Moment for Social Enterprise Forward

As we bring the Summit to a close, it’s time to shift focus as we head back to the work we care so much about. SEA CEO Kevin Lynch will talk about how we can carry forward what we’ve gained from the Summit to create massive social impact both in our individual enterprises, and collectively through the work of SEA.

Kevin Lynch, President & CEO of the Social Enterprise Alliance

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