Social Innovation Conferences and Events

Rustandy EventsThe Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation holds events globally, equipping members of our community with insights into how the sector operates and helping them increase their odds of solving complex problems. Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs.

Rustandy Center events are designed for nonprofit and business leaders; social entrepreneurs; Booth students, faculty, and alumni; board members; and impact investors—anyone committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable.

OnBoard

On Board Conference

One of our largest annual events is the On Board conference on nonprofit board service, which is held in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco.

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Events Update

Please note that, due to COVID-19 and in accordance with Booth’s events policy, all events will be hosted virtually until further notice. Visit UChicago’s website for more information, or email any questions to the Rustandy Center.

We hope that these resources will support you in your work to create meaningful impact here in Chicago and around the world.

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BANC Awareness, Interest, and Feedback Survey

Wednesday, December 09 5:00 PM
Online Survey

Hosted by Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultants (BANC)

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultants (BANC), which supports Chicago-based nonprofits with pro bono strategy, planning, and advisory services delivered by Booth alumni. In an effort to assess awareness and interest of the program, BANC is seeking feedback from Booth alumni, regardless of whether they have heard of BANC or participated before.  All responses are confidential and anonymous. 

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Building Portfolios with Impact: Workshop on Creating and Managing Impact Investment Strategies

Wednesday, January 20 10:00 AM
Virtual - Livestream; In person - CUHK Campus

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School

Are you looking to hone the skills and expertise necessary to create and manage impact investments? From January 20 - February 2, join the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School for a four-part workshop (available via livestream or in-person at CUHK) to gain the frameworks, skills, and networks necessary to begin making impact investments.

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Kick Off Webinar: 2021 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Tuesday, December 01 10:00 AM
Virtual via Zoom

Hosted by the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Join Professor Megan Kashner and Professor Dave Chen from Kellogg School of Management, and Matt Slovik from Morgan Stanley for an informational webinar about the 2021 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, which invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. 

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NVC/SNVC Feasibility Summary Workshop and Quick Pitch

Wednesday, January 13 5:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Join us for a feasibility summary presentation and quick pitch event for the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) and the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). If you are considering applying, don't miss out on this event.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, December 03 2:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, February 11 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, February 18 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, February 25 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, February 04 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, January 14 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, January 21 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, January 28 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, March 11 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, March 04 11:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Dave Ellis

Wednesday, December 09 1:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Ellis, cofounder of Flow Equity and its flagship enterprise EthioChicken, is available to meet with students who want to explore how to develop and scale a social enterprise.

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The John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition

Monday, November 30 11:59 PM
Online Application

Hosted by Emory University's Goizueta Business School

America is facing a moment of reckoning for racial justice not seen since the 1960s. In response, corporations are seeking meaningful ways to make sustainable change, and business students are asking what they can do to help create a more equitable society. The John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition is a virtual student-run competition with over $40,000 in prizes, connecting business students and corporations to ask: How can corporations best use their resources to address issues of racial injustice?

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