Social enterprise’s premier, national convening: Summit ’17 in Los Angeles, CA 

Social Enterprise Alliance empowers social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and works to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive. Since our founding, we have convened the robust social enterprise field – practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, funders and more – at the Summit.


In 2017, we gathered in sunny Los Angeles for two days of networking, building community and exploring innovation across the sector. Featuring the perspectives of over 75 speakers and distinguished changemakers revolutionizing the field, we covered a wide range of topics including utilizing public policy to advance your mission, impact measurement strategies, mastering mindful storytelling, diversity and inclusion in social enterprise and how to navigate scaling up.


If you missed it, here you’ll find photos of the event, footage of our opening plenary and a link to the first episode in our new podcast series, featuring an interview with Steph Speirs of Solstice, live recorded at Summit ‘17!


We are exceedingly grateful to all of our sponsors, community partners, the SEA Los Angeles Host Committee and to all our attendees for a powerful Summit ‘17. We hope you’re feeling reenergized and inspired to keep driving ahead the mission of social enterprise. We’ll see you in two years at Summit ‘19!

Rod Arnold

Leading Good

Kimberly Brown

DC Central Kitchen

Kohl Crecelius

Krochet Kids International

Amelia Franck Meyer

Alia Innovations

Sam Polk


Steph Speirs


Discover trends, strategies and best practices for growing your social enterprise.

Meet social enterprise leaders, supporters and enthusiasts from across the U.S.

Hear from innovators and share your dreams about how to change the world.

With deep appreciation for our sponsors who made Summit ’17 possible:

Bank of America
BBVA Compass
Catalyst Kitchens
ICA Group
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane
Scripps College
Leading Good
The Good Trade