About Summit ’17

September 18-19, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2017, the SEA community 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 our new podcast series, featuring an interview with Steph Speirs of Solstice, live recorded at Summit ‘17!

Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and attendees who made Summit ’17 a success, we hope you’re feeling inspired to continue creating change. We’ll see you in two years at Summit ‘19!

“The biggest benefit of Summit ’17 was being with other staff of social enterprises and having a rare opportunity to learn, talk and think beyond the day to day. I really liked the data and diversity sessions, as well as those on scaling and entering new/mainstream markets. Great content, thanks for a great event!”

Host Committee Chairs

Joe Altepeter

Downtown Women's Center

Howard Brodwin
Howard Brodwin

Sports & Social Change

Therese Nolasco
Therese Nolasco

Los Angeles SEA