All Fellows Conference

October 15-19, 2018

Convening Leaders with Purpose

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.

The All Fellows Conference is an annual gathering of Echoing Green’s global community of extraordinary social entrepreneurs. This year we will meet in Medellín, Colombia to learn from the country’s unique history of powerful grassroots and community-led movements within a post-conflict environment, as well as the city’s story of rapid transformation, growth, and inspiration.

Industry professionals, corporate champions, impact investors, and thought leaders are invited to join us for a day of social innovation workshops, panels, and networking on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Early registration through August 11: $75
Regular registration: $100


Medellin, Colombia

Street view of a comuna in Medellin, Colombia by Pedro Szekely via Flickr

A Region of Transformation

Medellín is today considered a hub of innovation, built with the participation and engagement of stakeholders across the public and private sectors. It is a city that has faced some of the most entrenched social and political challenges, but leveraged its people to find solutions and created the networks to enable success. Our work, over the last 30 years, has been the same – to build a global community of passionate and talented solutionists to tackle the most entrenched social problems.

Medellín offers Echoing Green Fellows and our community the opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of social innovation through the lens of mobilizing transformation.

Host Committee

Mateo Alexander

Founder, Suyo
2015 Echoing Green Fellow

Samuel Azout

President, Futbol con Corazon

Avnish Gungadurdoss

Founder, Instiglio
2013 Echoing Green Fellow

Juliana Gutiérrez

Founder, Low Carbon City
2017 Echoing Green Fellow

Felipe Medina

Chairman, Transforming Philanthropy Initiative

Paula Moreno

President, Manos Visibles

Harlyn Pacheco

Principal Consultant, Revesus
2013 Echoing Green Fellow

Juan Manuel Restrepo

Founder, Low Carbon City
2017 Echoing Green Fellow

Paola Urea

President, ACG
NextGen at Leonisa

Field Building Partners

Impact Hub Medellin

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Andean Regional Chapter

Give To Colombia

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.

Governor Jerry Brown

State of California

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

Sonal Shah

Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

Former President of Morehouse College

Past Conferences

San Francisco 2017Atlanta 2016Johannesburg 2015Mumbai 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.