The Summit

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


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

Go deep.

Dig in with social entrepreneurs addressing racial equity, health, and workforce development on uncovering the challenges and opportunities facing their work.


Collaborate with experts and practitioners to determine what our work and our field 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.


Honoring Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney has devoted his life and fortune to creating impact through philanthropy. His legacy is incredible and far-reaching, including his initial funding of Echoing Green in his role at General Atlantic 30 years ago, and his unique and impactful philosophy of “Giving While Living” that inspired so many philanthropists to follow in his footsteps.

We were honored to have Mr. Feeney join us on October 9th to receive Echoing Green’s first-ever Echoing Impact Award, an award that highlights the commitment of life-long social innovators working at the intersection of social justice, and the echoing effect and impact that this work has had across generations, countries, and the world.


Founding Sponsor

General Atlantic Foundation

Summit Sponsors

Bain CapitalBlackrockCBMAGoogle.orgThe Rise FundUnion Square AdvisorsWSGRRobert F. Smith and FamilyKathleen Kelly Janus

Field Building Partners

Conveners.orgDraper Richards Kaplan FoundationRippleWorksSilicon ClimateSSIR

Summit Leadership

Josefina Alvarado Mena   Steve Denning   Carter McClelland   Bill McGlashan   Laura Weidman Powers   Larry Sonsini   Kathleen Kelly Janus


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.