About Summit ’17

September 18th – 20th in Los Angeles, CA.

Since 1998, Social Enterprise Alliance has hosted its premier Summit to gather the social enterprise sector across the U.S.


This year 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 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!

“I am new to the sector, so it was a thrill seeing how robust and diverse it is at Summit15. I really feel like social enterprise is on the verge of a break through!”

Host Committee Chairs

Joe Altepeter

Downtown Women's Center

Howard Brodwin
Howard Brodwin

Sports & Social Change

Therese Nolasco
Therese Nolasco

Los Angeles SEA