Agenda

Social Enterprise Symposium

The 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: "Don't Hold Back"

Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

AGENDA

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration Open
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Morning Keynote
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Morning "Buzz"
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break / Professionals' Luncheon / Sustainability Tour
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1    *Workshop 1 will be from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2    *Workshop 2 will be from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Do Good Ventures Exhibit
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Breakout Session 3
 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Do Good Ventures Showcase (with light refreshments and networking)

 * Note that breakout sessions are offered across three distinct tracks:  Inspiration (I), Exploring Impact (E), and Action (A).

MORNING KEYNOTE: ACCENTURE, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez, Director of Corporate Citizenship Programs

Morning Keynote

MORNING “BUZZ”: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Morning BuzzThe “Morning Buzz” is a series of back-to-back solo presentations by thought leaders on our main stage from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Speakers will cover topics ranging from Gamification to Sustainability. Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Aaron Price, Co-Founder, LiveCube
  • David Bornstein, Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network
  • Nicole Bassett, Director of Sustainability, PrAna
  • MODERATOR: Rebecca Ratner, Assistant Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business

BREAK / PROFESSIONALS’ LUNCHEON / CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY TOUR:
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Office of SustainabilityStretch your legs, grab a bite to eat in the food court – or visit the Green Tidings Food truck parked just outside of Stamp! The Food Truck features delicious local and sustainable products and a menu that changes biweekly.  Professional guests, speakers, and VIPs are invited to mix and mingle at the Networking Luncheon (12 – 1 p.m; room to be determined). Or, jump on board the Sustainable Campus Tour and learn why UMD is recognized on the Green College Honor Roll! (Departs from Stamp Main Lobby; in partnership with our friends at the Office of Sustainability.) 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1:  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

INSIDE INDUSTRY: CREATING SOCIAL VALUE (I)

Creating Social Value SessionFrom local government to big business, many “changemakers” work within the constructs of industry to make their mark. This panel will introduce four “Change Agents”, each who have successfully forged a unique path to make a difference in this world. Speakers include:

  • David Podmayersky, Director of Sustainability, Earth Color
  • Jeff Senne, Corporate Responsibility Operations Leader, PwC
  • Robert Jordan, Washington D.C. Commissioner
  • Tracy Gerstle, Sr. Director, Responsible Care & Value Chain Outreach, American Chemistry Council
  • MODERATOR: Melissa Carrier, Assistant Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business

MODELS FOR IMPACT: REFORMING CAPITALISM (E)

Reforming Capitalism Session

It’s been said that “the worst thing we could do is throw out capitalism; and the second worst thing we could do is fail to reform it.” This session will explore new and emerging business models that have the potential to disrupt and enhance capitalism as we know it today. Speakers include: 

  • Jeff Cherry, Executive Director, Conscious Venture Lab
  • Jim Kucher, President – Baltimore Chapter, Social Enterprise Alliance 
  • Laura Jordan, Attorney, The Federal Practice Group
  • Tom Decker, Development, National Cooperative Business Association 
  • MODERATOR: Rachelle Sampson, Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business

SUSTAINABLE & RESPONSIBLE INVESTING - BOARD ROOM DISCUSSION

*By Invitation Only*

Trillium Asset Management, LLC is the oldest independent investment advisor devoted exclusively to sustainable and responsible investing (SRI). Trillium places environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors at the core of the investment process, which they believe lowers portfolio risk and helps identify the best-managed companies. Join us for this Exclusive Board Room discussion with Paul Hilton, Director of Business Development, for an insider’s look at how Trillium successfully delivers both impact and performance to private and institutional investors. 

  • Paul Hilton, Director of Development, Trillium Asset Management

HOW TO LAUNCH A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (A) * This Workshop runs from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

How to Launch a Social Enterprise SessionInterested in Social Entrepreneurship? Have an “Impact” idea but not sure where to start? Join us for this engaging workshop and learn how to bring good ideas forward in meaningful and actionable ways. This hands-on workshop will leverage insight and expertise from a range of social entrepreneurs, and explore the key building blocks that can help you move from 'Idea' to 'Incorporated'. Don’t yet have an idea, but interested in the entrepreneurial process? This workshop is still for you! All are welcome.

  • Amy Kincaid, Founder & Principal, ChangeMatters, Benefit LLC
  • Andy Stoll, Social Entrepreneur & Photographer 
  • Cheryl Kiser, Author & Professor, Babson College
  • Darius Graham, Co-Founder, DC Social Innovation Project
  • Sara Herald, Assistant Director - Social Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • FACILITATORS: Mrim Boutla, Co-Founder, More Than Money Careers

BREAKOUT 2:  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

TERRAPIN IMPACT: LESSONS FROM UMD (I)

Terrapin Impact SessionEvery corner of campus -from the sciences and humanities to research and business- innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact, and sustainability are taking on new meaning at UMD. Join us for this rousing session offering first-hand insights and lessons learned from those Terps helping UMD forge a path to greatness. Speakers include: 

  • Austin Lee, Former President, Smith Undergraduate Chapter of Net Impact 
  • Dean Chang, Associate Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UMD
  • Jeff Hilnbrand, Director, Startup Shell 
  • Mark Stewart, Sustainability Manager, UMD Office of Sustainability 
  • Mairin Srygley, Co-founder & President, Voices: Arts for Social Change
  • Pammi Bhullar, Program Manager, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • MODERATOR: Smith Undergraduate Net Impact

INVESTING FOR IMPACT (WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FINANCE?) (E)

Investing for Impact SessionImpact Investing seeks to balance financial return with measurable social and environmental impact. This session will explore what it means to be an impact investor, discuss the strengths and limits of the sector, explore the challenges that come with taking this industry to scale, and ultimately raise the question: “is it possible to create a world where everyone’s an impact investor?” Confirmed speakers include: 

  • H. Kent Baker, Professor, Kogod School of Business
  • Jeff Finkelman, Investment Officer, US Small Business Administration
  • Keith Green, Client & Partnership Development, HIP Investors 
  • Mark Newberg, Managing Director - Impact Investment Strategies, 5 Stone Green Capital
  • Paul Bugala, Senior Sustainability Analyst - Extractive Industriees, Calvert Investments
  • MODERATOR: Nadine Payne, MBA'15, Robert H. Smith School of Business

THE SUSTAINABILITY SWOT: A TOOL FOR INTEGRATION & ACTION (A) 
* This Workshop runs from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sustainability SWOT WorkshopThe sustainability swot (s swot ), produced by the Markets & Enterprise Program at the World Resource Institute, is designed to drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges. This workshop provides hands-on practice in working with the tool in order to translate big trends into actionable risks and opportunities to create new, sustainable value.

  • Eliot Metzger, Senior Associate - Markets & Enterprise Program, World Resources Institute
  • FACILITATOR: Amanda Stevens, Research Analyst - Markets & Enterprise Program, World Resources Institute

DO GOOD VENTURES EXHIBIT: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Do Good Challenge ExpoStudents competing in th Do Good Challenge Ventures Track will showcase their work at the 2014 Social Enterprise Symposium. Stop by, wander around, and check out what these social entrepreneurs have to offer! Listen to a pitch, challenge them, ask questions, and when you're ready, use the "Do Good Dollars" we hand out at the Symposium to "invest" in the Venture you find most promising. Each "Do Good Dollar" is matched 1-for-1 with real dollars, sponsored by the Do Good Challenge.

BREAKOUT 3: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

SOCIAL MEDIA, DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL CHANGE (I)

Social Media SessionStorytelling and the sharing of ideas are essential parts of the human experience. In the 21st century we’ve seen technology amplify this human norm in a way that engages, inspires and connects people around shared values. This session will look at the use of new media in affecting positive social change. Speakers include: 

  • Andy Stoll, Social Entrepreneur & Photographer 
  • Erica Lee Schlaikjer, Founder, Benevolent Media; Community Manager, Huge
  • Jenni Baker, Online Content Manager, Goodwill Industries International
  • MODERATOR: Yogesh Joshi, Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business

AIMING FOR IMPACT: THE PULL OF BIG DATA (E)

Aiming for Impact SessionIn the midst of fiscal uncertainty, organizations in every sector are being pressed to validate their social impact through the use of data. This panel will offer multiple perspectives on the organizational and societal impact of this current trend and the implications for organizations aiming to measure and evaluate their impact. Speakers include: 

  • Jacob Harold, President & CEO, Guidestar
  • Jeff Lundy, Manager, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Stefan Byrd-Krueger, Senior Associate, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • MODERATOR: Bill Rand, Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business

MANAGING HUMAN CAPITAL IN A MISSION DRIVEN ORGANIZATION - BOARD ROOM DISCUSSION

*By Invitation Only*

Human Capital BoardroomThere is a new business landscape where companies are increasingly judged based on their ability to generate social value. But there is no off-the-shelf solution for the leaders and changemakers in this new domain. What type of leadership is needed to inspire and influence the culture of such organizations? How can employees be motivated to deliver on the dual mission of generating profits and social value simultaneously?  Join us for this exclusive Board Room Discussion with Cheryl Kiser, author of “Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers” for a first-hand look at how mission driven organizations are managing human capital, and succeeding.

  • Cheryl Kiser, Author & Professor, Babson College 

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: CENTER FOR INSPIRED TEACHING, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Jenna Fournel, Director of Teaching and Learning

Afternoon Keynote

DO GOOD VENTURES SHOWCASE:  5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Do Good Challenge Showcase5 exciting ventures from the University of Maryland's Do Good Challenge will take the main stage to showcase their impact and tell their stories in fun and interactive ways. The audience will have the chance to text-to-vote in order to fast track your favorite venture to the Do Good Challenge Semi-Finals. Showcase participants include: