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.


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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For Women By Women

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 11:15 AM
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 North Columbus Drive

The main barrier facing women-led startups today is not more tools or training, but a straight up need for capital. So what would Chicago's startup scene look like if more women controlled the money? What is it like for female entrepreneurs in Chicago? What is needed to make capital more equitable? Join the Executives' Club of Chicago to hear from a panel of women entrepreneurs who've built businesses for women. The Booth community is welcome to register using code WTECH. 

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Social Impact Leadership Series - Examining the Global State of Impact Investing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 PM
25 Basinghall Street | London EC2V 5HA

Investors around the globe are embracing impact investing as a vehicle to unleash the power of capital for social good. On November 20, join the Rustandy Center in London to learn about impact investing trends, the global state of impact investing, and impact investing strategies and from a panel of industry experts.

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

Friday, December 06, 2019 9:00 AM
Harper Center, Suite 208

Parrish, managing partner at Impact Engine, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours: Sustainability Executive in Residence Karen Weigert

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 5:00 PM
Booth 455, Room 120-E

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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Perspectives in Social Entrepreneurship - Behavior Change

Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:45 AM
Harper Center, Room C-10

Our event series, facilitated by University of Chicago faculty members, is designed to introduce you to key social impact areas. The fifth session of this series will be led by Professor Anuj Shah who uses psychology and behavioral science to examine social issues such as poverty, crime, and violence.


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