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2016 Net Impact Conference

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 1:30 PM

Saturday, November 5, 2016 10:30 PM


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About The Event

The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and throughout their careers; this year the 24th Net Impact Conference heads to Philadelphia, a city where history is made. Expected to draw nearly 3000 students and young professionals from interdisciplinary sectors, the 2016 Net Impact Conference will give participants the skills, connections, and experiences for a lifetime of impact.

Every year the Net Impact Conference features inspiring, authentic, and energizing speakers who are making real impact from the boardroom to the classroom and beyond our borders. This year our notable lineup of speakers includes; Chad Dickerson, the CEO of Etsy; Alicia Garza, the Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter; and Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The conference will feature more than 80 breakout sessions designed to address the world’s toughest challenges including; climate change, equity, and food systems while looking for new solutions through tracks including; social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and purposeful careers. Diverse session formats encourage collaboration and learning. Formats include; boot camps (Break Out of the Pack to Land Your Impact Dream Job); panels (Integrating Sustainability and Impact into Employee Engagement); and debates (What Works in Global Development?).

The conference will also feature career advancement opportunities including our Career Expo. The Career Expo provides an opportunity to network with professionals and recruiters from international corporations, social enterprises, and nonprofits that have the ability and drive to use their organizations for social and environmental good. The expo also features a special expo Career Corner providing the opportunity to spend 15 minutes one-on-one with an Idealist professional or headshots taken by a professional photographer for LinkedIn profiles.

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Net Impact is a global nonprofit inspiring a new generation to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We empower student and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network and connect globally online and through our flagship conference. By 2020, we will mobilize a million new leaders to drive positive change in the workplace and the world. For more information, please visit

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