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.

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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

We have been closely following the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois is climbing. Public health officials have said that continuing growth of cases is likely and large, and public events can pose an added risk, especially those with travelers from many locations. As a result, University of Chicago is moving to remote learning for undergraduate and graduate classes for the entire Spring 2020 Quarter, and Booth has suspended all events effective immediately through April 15, and some later events in April and May. Plans for June events are TBD and we will take guidance from the University. Visit UChicago’s website for more information, or email any questions to the Rustandy Center.

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2020 Social New Venture Challenge Finals

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 10:00 AM
TBD

Join us for the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals, in which finalist teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges and compete for $100,000 in cash prizes.This year, the SNVC is celebrating 10 years of social impact, having helped jump-start more than 100 startups that went on to raise more than $21.3 million. 

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Booth Alumni Perspectives: Building Resilience in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 11:45 AM
Virtual - Zoom

This event is for full-time Booth students and is cohosted with the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership and Student Life

Join us for a virtual discussion on building resilience in the face of seemingly intractable crises. Caroline Grossman, ’03, senior director of programs and global initiatives at the Rustandy Center, will moderate a virtual panel discussion with Chicago Booth alumni who were students during similar times of uncertainty. Take a moment to reflect and learn from the stories of these alumni, and to ask any questions that these challenging times have surfaced for you.

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Leading the Social Sector in a Time of Crisis

Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Join Julia Stasch, immediate past president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and philanthropy executive in residence at the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, and Angelique Power, president and member of the board of the Field Foundation, for a discussion about how the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors can adapt to the unforeseen challenges presented by the current COVID-19 crisis. 

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

Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Interested in exploring a career in or learning more about impact investing? Priya Parrish, '09, impact investor in residence at the Rustandy Center and managing partner at Impact Engine, is available to mentor Booth students and provide an industry perspective on careers and other opportunities in the field of impact investing.

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Office Hours with Sustainability Executive in Residence Karen Weigert

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:30 PM
Virtual - Phone

Weigert, vice president of business strategy and regional operations at Slipstream, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers at the intersection of business and sustainability.

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Office Hours with Sustainability Executive in Residence Karen Weigert

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:30 PM
Virtual - Phone

Weigert, vice president of business strategy and regional operations at Slipstream, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers at the intersection of business and sustainability.

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