October 9, 2017
San Francisco

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

Want to Attend the Summit?

General Tickets: $300

Tickets available by invitation only. Space is limited. To request an invitation, contact Maggie Gleason

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

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.



Monday, October 9, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

9:00 am


9:30 am

Taking Stock: Can Impact Investing Deliver?

Morning Assembly and Plenary

11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions I

Attendees choose from 6 concurrent sessions, including Workshops engaging directly with entrepreneurs, Guided discussions with cross-sector panels and practitioners, and Panel presentations from esteemed industry leaders. Guests are encouraged to choose from a range of formats throughout the Summit.

12:00 pm

Lunch Plenary Honoring Chuck Feeney

2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions II

3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions III

4:30 pm

Community Reception


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 are honored that Mr. Feeney will 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

Leadership Committee

Co-Chairs   Steve Denning   Carter McClelland   Bill McGlashan   Laura Weidman Powers   Larry Sonsini   Committee   Kathleen Kelly Janus


Past Speakers

These inspiring leaders of social entrepreneurship and public service have lent their experience, expertise, and example to Echoing Green Fellows and guests at recent conferences.

Patrick Gaspard

United States Ambassador to South Africa

Van Jones

President of Dream Corps, Author, CNN contributor | 1994 Echoing Green Fellow

Wendy Kopp

Founder of Teach For America and Teach For All | 1991 Echoing Green Fellow

Mayor Kasim Reed

59th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

Laura Weidman Powers

Founder of CODE2040, White House senior policy advisor | 2013 Echoing Green Fellow

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

Former President of Morehouse College

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.

To request information about the conferences, email Maggie Gleason, Senior Events Associate