Leadership Engagement & Discovery (LEAD) Conference

Investing to Change the World by 2050

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  • What: 2018 Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference: Investing to Change the World by 2050
  • Who: Anyone interested in understanding, researching, measuring, or learning more about the quickly changing landscape of funding social change and building sustainable organizations
  • When: Thursday, February 08 – Friday, February 09
  • Where: The Alexander, downtown Indianapolis
  • Cost:
    • Regular rate: $295 for all conference sessions and meals
    • Student rate: $45 for conference sessions only; no meals are included

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We are accepting abstracts, panel presentations, and workshop submissions for the conference. Please submit them to tcle@indiana.edu.

As business and investment models seek sustainable opportunities to address challenges - including those in education, food security, health care, and environment - is there consensus on how to build an ecosystem that supports and nurtures the models offering the best outcomes?

Panels, presentations, workshops and papers will include topics such as:

  • Crowdfunding
  • Social Impact Technology
  • Impact Investing
  • Social Enterprises
  • Fintech for Social Impact
  • Philanthropy Models
  • B Corporations
  • Bridging Rural and Urban Investments
  • Maximize Return vs. Social Impact
  • Measuring Social Impact
  • Education Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector Start-Ups
  • Regulations Affecting Impact Investing
  • Foundation Impact Funds
  • Corporate Philanthropy through Investing
  • Agriculture Innovation
  • Scaling Business Investments
  • Biotech

Get a fresh perspective on leadership at the 2018 Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference, February 8-9.