Tickets for the 2016 Igniting Innovation Summit are now on sale.

View our 2016 agenda (schedule + panel topics) here.


The Igniting Innovation Summit on Social
Entrepreneurship
 is the largest undergraduate-
run conference on social innovation in the u.s.—
a synergy of leading innovators, educators,
and entrepreneurs.

Scroll down to learn more about
the 2016 Igniting Innovation Summit experience

Hear from 4 Keynotes

about everything from technology to intersectional feminism

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Elsa sze
ceo & Founder, Agora; policy advisor, Obama for america

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LUIS VON AHN
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, DUOLINGO; FOUNDER, RECAPTCHA

Sandra Kim
founder, Everyday Feminism

Liz Powers
co-founder, artlifting

 

 

CHOOSE FROM 8 PANELS

Morning

Growing Pains: Microfinance
Sustainable Food + Nutrition
empowering Women
Innovation in Environmental Sustainability
 

Afternoon

Sustainable Design + Resilient communities
Quality education for all
International disasters + health Crises
So you think you can innovate?

Experience an Innovation Showcase

Engage with different innovators and their projects
in a way that transcends panels and speeches,
through a series of interactive presentations.

Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs. 18 diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups will be represented at the Innovation Showcase! Meet the teams at Quorum, The Fresh Truck, Agenda 28, and more.

Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs.

18 diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups will be represented at the Innovation Showcase! Meet the teams at Quorum, The Fresh Truck, Agenda 28, and more.

Join us in honoring young social entrepreneurs

The Igniting Innovation Summit is proud to host
two pitch competitions, connecting young entrepreneurs
with resources and mentorship.

The Village to Raise a Child Program Meet five high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects. Learn more about VTRAC →

The Village to Raise a Child Program

Meet five high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects.

Learn more about VTRAC →


Village to raise a child

We are excited to announce the international launch of our third annual Village to Raise a Child program. We will be inviting five youth entrepreneurs — "Global Trailblazers" —from around the world to come to Harvard University.

Learn more about this year’s program →
Meet the 2016 participants →
Meet the past winners →


Agenda

Learn about our keynotes, panels, workshops, and special programming for the 2016 Summit and previous Summits.

View the 2016 Summit Program →

View our 2016 Speaker Line-Up →