The Echoing Green Summit, San Francisco, CA, Oct 9, 2017

The Summit will bring together 200 social entrepreneurs—from across the three decades of Echoing Green’s Fellowships—along with 200 partners and champions for engaging sessions and hands-on workshops exploring what social innovation really looks like today, and what it needs to look like in the future.

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Great leaders need motivation, dedication, and resilience. Convening with others offers the fuel to renew their commitment.


Fellows share a common purpose, but can also challenge each other to see their work and their impact in a wider global context.


Social entrepreneurs thrive in a community that supports their vision and nurtures their well-being.


Past Speakers

These inspiring leaders of social entrepreneurship and public service have lent their experience, expertise, and example to Echoing Green Fellows and guests at recent conferences.

Patrick Gaspard

United States Ambassador to South Africa

Van Jones

President of Dream Corps, Author, CNN contributor | 1994 Echoing Green Fellow

Wendy Kopp

Founder of Teach For America and Teach For All | 1991 Echoing Green Fellow

Mayor Kasim Reed

59th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

Laura Weidman Powers

Founder of CODE2040, White House senior policy advisor | 2013 Echoing Green Fellow

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

Former President of Morehouse College

Past Conferences

Atlanta 2016
Johannesburg 2015
Mumbai 2014

Washington, D.C. 2013
New York 2012
San Francisco 2011
Austin 2010
Washington, D.C. 2009
Philadelphia 2008
Boston 2007
New Orleans 2006
Los Angeles 2005
Newark 2004
San Francisco 2003
Long Island 2002


Echoing Green is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Attendees of the conference and all related gatherings are expected to follow our Community Code of Conduct.

To request information about the conferences, email Maggie Gleason, Senior Events Associate