October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GAImproving the Lives of People Everywhere
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GAImpact Investing
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GASocial Entrepreneurship
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GACorporate Social Responsibility
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GASocial Finance
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GAPublic Policy
The IMPCON community is invited to join the global expert membership of Social Value International (SVI) for all SVI 2016 annual conference sessions and workshops, which will be held during Impact Convergence 2016.
Impact Convergence 2016 brings together leaders, practitioners, and professionals from around the globe who are interested in impact and evaluation. Participants will network and learn about other areas of practice, discuss a range of opportunities and challenges faced by different sectors, and work collaboratively to improve impact measurement.
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Schedule at a Glance|
|Monday, Oct 24|
|12pm Opening & Welcome|
|1pm Keynote | Bernice Sanders Smoot|
|2pm Networking Break & Refreshments|
|Common Purpose, Diverse Approaches: Understanding the Breadth of Our Community|
|2:30pm Managing Impact
Social Enterprise | Rohit Malhotra
Corporate Social Responsibility | Eric Barela
Certified B Corporations | Dan Osusky
Impact Management | Anton Simanowitz, Laura Foose
Frontiers of Measurement | Dennis Whittle
|3:30pm Resources for Impact
Impact Investing | Fredrik Korfker
Social Finance | Brian Beachkofski
Social Capital | Cole B. Cole
Adaptive Philanthropy | Markese Bryant
|4:30pm Evaluation of Impact
Evaluation | John Gargani
Impact Measurement | Kate Ruff
Data for Social Good | Andrew Means
Culturally Responsive Evaluation | Dominica McBride
|5:15pm Cocktail Reception|
NOTE: Agenda is under development and is subject to change.
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
|Schedule at a Glance|
|Tuesday, Oct 25|
|8:30am Coffee & Registration|
|8:45am Welcome | John Gargani & Jeremy Nicholls|
|9am Keynote | John Tamihere|
|Lightning Talks: How does impact measurement need to change in the next five years to make your work more impactful and sustainable?|
|10:00am Lightning Talks Round One
|11:00am Lightning Talks Round Two
|12:00pm Lightning Talks Round Three
What is "good enough" impact measurement?Stewart Donaldson (Moderator)
To RCT or not to RCT? That is the questionTris Lumley (Moderator)
Impact measurement at the portfolio level: Aggregation, segmentation, and diversificationKatrina Bledsoe (Moderator)
The cost of impact measurement: Who should pay, how much, and when?Kate Ruff (Moderator)
Training: The key to better impact measurement?Sara Olsen (Moderator)
Giving voice, sharing power: Strategies for stakeholder inclusionRobin Miller (Moderator)
What’s the next big thing in impact measurement?David Pritchard (Moderator)
Impact measurement standards in accounting, impact investment, and evaluationJeremy Nicholls (Moderator)
Scaling impact, scaling impact measurement, and measuring impact at scaleRob McLean (Moderator)
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
|Schedule at a Glance|
|Wednesday, Oct 26|
|10:00am Coffee & something to nibble|
|10:15am Welcome | John Gargani & Jeremy Nicholls|
|10:45am Welcome & Context Setting | Nancy MacPherson|
|11:00am Plenary Panel: Advancing the evidence base for impact investments and market solutions|
|Jane Reisman (Moderator)
Michael Quinn Patton
|90-minute Concurrent Sessions|
The Rockefeller Foundation Event @ IMPCON
Charting the course for next generation impact measurement and evaluation for impact investing
(1) Presentations about relevant workClara Barby
(2) Interactive small group discussions
In-depth Topical Session
Who often isn’t at the table when doing impact measurement, and how do we ensure that these groups are included?Jillian Foster
In-depth Topical Session
Data analysis for quantifying, analyzing and reporting on impactAndrew Means
Atlanta Social Entrepreneurs Forum: Strategies for Success
|3:15am AEA Opening Ceremony & Presidential Address | John Gargani|
|AEA Concurrent Sessions|
|NOTE: ImpCon participants are welcome to attend any of the more than 100 concurrent sessions at Evaluation 2016 from 4:30-6:00 and from 6:15-7:00|
|4:30pm AEA Presidential Strand Session
Impact Convergence Part I: The Design Challenge for Evaluators in a Brave New World of Social ImpactJane Reisman (Chair)
|5:15pm AEA Presidential Strand Session
Impact Convergence Part II: Building BridgesJulian King (Chair)
|6:15pm AEA Presidential Strand Session
Impact Convergence Part III: Designing ChangeJulian King (Chair)
|7:00pm AEA Poster Exhibition and Reception
NOTE: ImpCon participants are welcome to attend this, the main networking reception of Evaluation 2016
Following the event, steward organizations will facilitate ongoing cross-sector collaborations that advance the action agenda and the state of the art of impact measurement.
More innovative speakers from various sectors will be confirmed for Impact Convergence in the coming weeks.
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Bernice Sanders Smoot
Founder and President, Saint Wall Street LLC
Bernice Sanders Smoot believes that dollars should fund social change, not social programs. Since 1998, under the banner of Saint Wall Street, she has helped program leaders across America adopt proven peer and business strategies for cost-effective social change. A former corporate marketing executive, nonprofit co-chair, and board vice president, Ms. Smoot brings to bear a unique blend of business and nonprofit expertise that spans 30 years. In the 90s, she helped launch HomeFree-USA, today a multi-million-dollar nonprofit leader in minority homeownership development. Under federal contract since 2008, Ms. Smoot works with grantees of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance to assess the market value of their programs. Saint Wall Street LLC’s proprietary, research-backed Program Return on Investment™ (PROI) approach draws upon proven nonprofit and corporate strategies for cost-effective leadership, research-backed studies on social costs, and evidence-based practices for assessing program cost-benefits, return on investment and return on leadership.
CEO, Te Whānau o Waipareira
A former New Zealand Government Minister, John Tamihere is the CEO of urban Māori organisation Te Whānau o Waipareira and CEO of Te Pou Matakana, the North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, who are intrusted to distribute $42 million of Government contracts annually. As a leading voice for Māori, Mr. Tamihere, a lawyer, has been a Member of New Zealand Māori Council, Auckland Council’s Independent Māori Statutory Board and voted on by the community to the Waitakere District Licensing Council, who re-distribute $12 million to the west Auckland community. He is also an executive member of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) and director of Te Putea Whakatupu Trust, who have grown a $20 million settlement to $26m. He is a recent ministerial appointment to the board of Māori TV.
October 24-26, 2016 / The Carter Center / Atlanta, GA
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ImpCon opens Monday October 24 at 12:00 noon and closes Wednesday October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
We are thrilled to be convening at The Carter Center for the first two days of IMPCON!
Shuttle buses will be provided from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to the Carter Center on Monday October 24 and Tuesday October 25
On the third and final day of IMPCON, we will be honored guests at Evaluation 2016, the largest evaluation conference in the world!
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A growing number of international players have been working to develop markets for privately funded ventures with a complex mix of purposes: generating financial returns, improving the lives of people, and healing the environment. These nascent markets depend on the availability of reliable impact information.
While the information currently available is of a higher quality than it was five years ago, it is not sufficient to make these markets sustainable.
At IMPCON, participants will work together to develop an action agenda that advances the state of the art of impact measurement. After the convergence, the agenda will be advanced by cross-sector teams under the leadership of steward organizations.
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