Sept. 26-28, 2014
Collaborative Working Sessions 9am-noon daily
Interactive Panels Helping You Solve Problems
Afternoon Labs on Key Business Issues
Networking with Filmmakers Noon till Night
Access to the Best of Indie Film Screenings
Executive Director & Founder of Idealist.org
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and Mexico, and lives in New York. As a child he witnessed extreme poverty that he says turned him into a "little social justice freak." His experiences as an Israeli paratrooper, along with an epiphany he had while hiking in Chile, led him to believe that all people should be able to lead free and dignified lives.
To further that vision, in 1996 he built Idealist with $3,500 to connect people and resources so that anyone anywhere could take action to help others. Idealist is now the leading non profit resource for people seeking careers and volunteer opportunities in the social impact sector with more than 100,000 site visitors daily.
In 2000 the Stern Family Fund selected Ami as its annual Public Interest Pioneer, awarding him a $100,000 grant. In 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, the Nonprofit Times included Ami in its annual list of the 50 most influential people in the nonprofit sector, and in 2004 Ashoka invited him to join its global fellowship of social entrepreneurs. In 2005 Time magazine name him a Philanthropy Innovator, and in 2006 the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business awarded Ami its annual Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award.
Ami epitomizes the spirit of social entrepreneurship and we are very excited to have such an engaging and inspired speaker at this event.
Writer for Just Means and 3BL, she applies marketing and business development expertise for B Corps success. MBA from Marlboro in Managing for Sustainability.
Director of Product Development at Achieve Global and Zenger Miller. Skilled at "brain friendly" instructional design, translating dense content into enjoyable material, and helping people see things in new ways.
As founder of Inspired Leaders Academy, she turns visionary entrepreneurs into inspired thought leaders who shatter the status quo with one-of-a-kind branding and messaging.
Elina St. Onge
This bloggger, author. and filmmaker has travelled extensively filming for her upcoming documentary. She's a fresh young take on the new face of social change.
Our Dir. of Strategic Partnerships and Development, she was Executive Director for TEDxNewEngland, co-founder and EVP of a successful boutique ad agency, and Director of Direct Marketing at Mullen.
Teaches business communication at the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst. Award winning YA author, writing consultant, and frequent conference presenter on business writing.
Amit is involved in forming Empowerment Capital which will leverage the power of institutional capital to support viable commercial solutions to alleviate poverty.
He's also assisting in the development of the Risk Assistance Network and Exchange, an inter-disciplinary network of experts to deliver shared solutions to multi-faceted global risk challenges facing private, public, non-profit and development institutions.
Formerly Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury, and Chief of Staff for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc
Social entrepreneur, impact investor, and professor of Social Enterprise at the Montery Institute
Author, speaker, consultant, and green/ethical marketing expert
Shel is an Award winning best selling author of eight books including, Frugal Marketing and Guerilla Marketing Goes Green, Shel has been teaching businesses how to save and make money for thirty years. He's an inductee to the National Environmental Hall of Fame and started the first business in the world to achieve Gold Level Certification from Green America.
Called a "marketing genius" by Joe Vitale, his many speaking credits include a TEDx talk on the theme of business profiting by creating a better world, Forum Davos in Switzerland, Association for Business Communication International Conference, and the Sustainable Fodds Summit. Shel's been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and Bottom Line and has been published in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.
Social Entrepreneur and leader of multiple successful ventures
David has launched and, as CEO or Chairman, led multiple successful companies including CIRRIC, Acero, Snyder International Brewing Group, and his current company, Realscape Group, which is a nationally recognized leader in supporting domestic repositioning and on-shoring trends.
In 2010, David became a social entrepreneur, without even knowing the term, when he founded RuralLogic to reshore jobs to economically disadvantaged American communities by developing partnerships between universities and corporations and creating training programs and economic development incentives.