October 9, 2017
San Francisco

The Echoing Green Summit assembles more than 400 transformational leaders from across the social spectrum to inform, discuss, and strategize for collective impact.

Registration Open Now!

Early Bird Tickets: $200 (available until August 11)
General Tickets: $300

Tickets available by invitation only. Space is limited. To request an invitation, contact Maggie Gleason

Echoing Green has been ahead of the curve for 30 years, supporting more than 700 visionaries around the world who are transforming their communities. Our inaugural Echoing Green Summit is an initiative to convene our unparalleled community of talent with the social impact innovators of the Bay Area.

Go deep.

Dig in with social entrepreneurs addressing education, health, and workforce development on the challenges and opportunities facing their ability to scale.


Meet with experts and practitioners in focused sector conversations to determine what we must do next to stay committed, relevant, and ahead of the curve.

Think big.

Hear from industry leaders in impact investing, funding, and philanthropy about the key issues and trends across social innovation and social change.



Monday, October 9, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

9:30 am


10:00 am

Morning Assembly

11:00 am

Plenary: Bold Ideas for Social Change

12:00 pm

Breakout Entrepreneur, Sector, and Industry Sessions

1:00 pm

Lunch Reconvening Program

2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions II

4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions III

5:00 pm

Community Reception




Conveners.orgDraper Richards Kaplan Foundation

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