Changemaker Summit 2017

New York City | Sep 7-11, 2017

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Changemaker Summit powers the next generation of social innovation between the ages of 13-30 who are solving the world's toughest issues at their core. We don't sustain what is broken– we help Changemakers fix the system from the inside.

We invite 200 Changemakers to join us for our biennial community gathering September 7-11, 2017, in New York City.

 

In partnership with...

CHANGEMAKER UNIVERSITY

classes created for global citizens

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LEARN ALTERNATIVE social-impact EDUCATION FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

Under 30 Changemakers was started by a small group of educational misfits who fell in love with learning. Each Summit, we invite alternative education experts from around the world to teach a sample class that can help you gain the skills you need to succeed.

LEVEL UP YOUR SOCIAL BUSINESS SO YOU DON'T SACRIFICE WHAT MATTERS

We believe that your revenue is a direct result of the impact you are creating in any social enterprise. Let us take you through business operations, from budgeting to team delegation, so that you can focus on your bottom line instead of worrying about how much is in the bank.

Four Tracks To Choose From

Business Operations

Communication

Discover what business systems you can implement to dramatically increase your team's productivity and revenue.

Discover what business systems you can implement to dramatically increase your team's productivity and revenue.

ARt + Design

Art allows us to express our innermost thoughts, building empathy and connection through our shared imagination.

Art allows us to express our innermost thoughts, building empathy and connection through our shared imagination.

Say what you need to say concisely, persuasively, and honestly to deliver your story with the most powerful results.

Say what you need to say concisely, persuasively, and honestly to deliver your story with the most powerful results.

Science + technology

Learn how to effectively measure and scale your success using data-driven science and technology.

Learn how to effectively measure and scale your success using data-driven science and technology.


Connect Workshops

Lunch + Learn

These active afternoon sessions are led by trained facilitators who guide you through personal transformation. Connect Workshops are meant to build your capacity for trust while expanding your comfort zone among peers. We will ask hard questions and challenge the inner story holding you back.

These active afternoon sessions are led by trained facilitators who guide you through personal transformation. Connect Workshops are meant to build your capacity for trust while expanding your comfort zone among peers. We will ask hard questions and challenge the inner story holding you back.

Each lunch break will include 2 hours of not only a delicious, healthy meal, but also a chance to dialogue with our facilitators, mentors, and partners in a World Café-styled dialogue. We hope you get the chance to ask questions, get feedback on new ideas, and share your own expertise.

Each lunch break will include 2 hours of not only a delicious, healthy meal, but also a chance to dialogue with our facilitators, mentors, and partners in a World Café-styled dialogue. We hope you get the chance to ask questions, get feedback on new ideas, and share your own expertise.

Day-By-Day Schedule

Day One: Thursday, September 7
LOCATION: VARIOUS

1pm–5pm NYC TOUR

7:30pm–10:30pm Open Brain (FREE!) optional gathering
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382947172108608/

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Day Two: Friday, September 8
ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 15th flOOR

9:30am–10:00am Registration and check-in

10:00–10:30 am Opening Ceremony

10:30am–11:30am Morning Sessions
Introduction to Programming Python: Learn how statistics and web development can help further your social impact work enough to scale your impact. Taught by Eric Schles, data scientist for social good.

Collaborative Communication 101: Learn how to communicate with potential partners and funders. Taught by Danielle Carruthers and Solene Pignet.

11:30am–12:30pm Lunch Break (on your own)

12:30pm–3:00pm Roundtable Lunch Discussions on Climate Action/Water & Sanitation. Presented by World Youth Parliament for Water and Pakistan Youth Parliament for Water. 

3:00–3:30 pm Snack Break (provided)

3:30pm–4:30pm Afternoon Sessions
Emotional Flow: A Key to Sustaining Motivation Learn how we can unhitch ourselves from three patterns that block us from flow: rehearsing thoughts, reacting from emotions, and re-referencing emotions. Presented by Eric Lanigan.

7pm–10:30pm Evening Session

The Sustainable Supper: Healing Your Mind, Body and Earth
(Additional ticket necessary. $25 for dinner or $40 including the class)
GET YOUR TICKET HERE

Class at 7:00pm
Dinner at 8:30pm

An evening of learning through experimentation using plant-based ingredients to create meals and tonics that nourish your mental and emotional state. BONUS! Kombucha Mixology Workshop: Craft herbal, floral, and plant-based tonics for your optimal health.


DAY THREE: September 9, Saturday

location: 4 e 34TH sT, neW yORK, ny, 5th floor

10:30am–11:30am Morning Sessions
An Introduction to Virtual Reality and Slam Poetry: Learn how Virtual Reality and spoken word poetry can transport your audience into experiencing straight from your perspective to make them care. Presented by K Kylila Rice.

Speaking with Confidence- Ready for your TED Talk? Kelsey Crouch coaches speakers on how to speak without nervousness and deliver the message of your life's work.

Sacred Gender Workshop: The Sacred Gender Workshop is a workshop designed for LGBTQ2 people to learn about the legacy of homoeroticism and transgenderism within spiritual contexts throughout history, through embodiment practices, song, lecture, reflection, discussion, meditation and film. Participants will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of the role that gender variant people have played as spiritual leaders within their communities, focusing on the southern Mediterranean region.

3:30pm–4:30pm Afternoon Sessions
Share Your Story: Stories have power. When we harness the power of our own narratives, we can create change. Join us for a workshop focused on crafting performable, five-minute stories,  building empathy and breaking stigma. Presented by Allie Cashel and Amanda Crommett from Suffering The Silence.

Courage Club: You will learn secrets to moving through fear, practice advanci toward the life you value even when anxiety arises, and take bold action on that thing you've been putting off which could make all the difference. Presented by Galen Bernard.

The Future of Social Impact Stories with Soraya Fouladi, Jacob Fohtung, Prince Olanrewaju Gideon

7pm, Evening Sessions

Cultural Crafting Workshop: Joining us all the way from Dubai, Bayo Hassan Bello has been empowering cultural arts throughout Africa and The Middle East through the AJALA artist's collective. He will show us how to handcraft art from our cultural roots through story, color, and ancestry.

A Celebration of Life Confetti Workshop: Play has become a long-forgotten art from childhood that rarely plays a role in our adult lives. Jelena Aleksich will walk you through how to surrender to joy and the uncontrollable parts of life as you get doused dancing in Confetti
 

 

This Year's Summit Planners

Without Our Team, None of this would be Possible

Summit FAQ

All Your Questions – Answered

+ General

What is the mission of Changemaker Summit?

Our mission is to equip changemakers with the skills they need to tackle the world's toughest problems while raising their levels of self-awareness. Also, our goal is to have everyone walk away from the conference with at least one close ally for life.

Who attends Changemaker Summit?

Changemaker Summit gathers 200 members of the next generation of social innovation from a community of over 2,000 members from over 56 different countries. Our Changemakers are a diverse group adopting the world's most pressing issues. We are...

Engineers and Scientists • Business Professionals and CEOs • Venture Capitalists • Activists and Whistleblowers • Policymakers • Bestselling Authors • Nonprofit Directors • Media and Press • Social Entrepreneurs • Designers and Artists • Educators and Facilitators

Is there an age minimum or maximum to attend?

No, we only keep our online communities for Under 30 Changemakers age-restricted upon admission. The Changemaker Summit is open to all ages.

If you are under the age of 18, we ask you have a parent sign a waiver acknowledging you are in our care or bring a parent along. We welcome people from all walks of life to teach, learn, and share their experiences at Changemaker Summit.

How do I join the conference Facebook page?

We have a closed facebook group for Changemaker Summit participants that you can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/changemakersummit/. Stay updated about all of Under 30 Changemakers news and announcements at http://www.facebook.com/u30change.

+ Ticket Registration

How do I register?

Right here! You can skip the hoopla and snag our super early bird registration for only $185 here.

Can we get a discount for group registrations?

Yes, we will be offering group registrations for communities and friends of 4 or more at $140/person while we are still in super early bird registration until April 1. Please request a group rate via email and we will send you a customized sales form.

Do you offer any scholarships or discounts for those flying in overseas or facing financial hardship?

Yes! We can offer partial scholarship with up to half off the price to a few attendees so we still cover basic cost to us. The partial scholarship is $90 total, paid over an amount of time that works for you. You can either pay the $90 upfront or a $30 deposit that counts toward your registration. Then you can choose to pay either $5/month for 6 months or $20/month for 3 months.

This partial scholarship is specially offered to Changemakers experiencing these circumstances:

Flying Internationally To Attend Summit • Mental or Physical Disability and Unable to Work • Dependent(s) • Major Debt • Low Income • Unemployed

You can apply here to receive the payment plan that is right for you. Those receiving scholarship are also prioritized to receive free/reduced cost housing during their stay.

This scholarship is limited, so please only apply if you really need it. If you do need it, sign up ASAP!

What is your cancellation, transfer, and refund policy?

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted via email. Cancellation requests received on or before July 7, 2017, will be refunded, minus a $80 administrative fee. Cancellation requests made after July 7, 2017, will not be refunded. Registrations are transferable to another person, with a $50 fee. Requests to transfer must be made via email by July 24, 2017. No-shows will not be issued a refund. No phone calls for cancellations and transfers, please.

+ Internationals

I am not from the U.S. How can I obtain a Visa?

First, determine if you qualify under the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business, for 90 days or less, without obtaining a visa. You may read about the Visa Waiver Program and the qualifying countries.

If you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and need to obtain a Visa, you may learn about Visa procedures at U.S. Department of State Temporary Visitors. You must locate your nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate, and complete an electronic visa application that you can print and bring to your Visa interview. After you fully register for the Changemaker with payment, we can provide you with a letter confirming that you have registered and paid for attendance at the conference. You would bring this letter with you to your Visa interview.

+ Accommodations

Are rooms at hotels being reserved?

We plan on blocking rooms at a nearby hotel close to the venue at around $150/night. After you register, you will receive an Accommodations Form where you can fill out details on room preferences.

I want to organize an AirBnB with other Changemakers. How should I do that?

A day after you register you will be added to a secret Facebook group where you can post about organizing an AirBnB together. We will have a few contacts in the group who are AirBnB hosts who can offer group rates as low as $60/night per person.

Is there any way I can stay somewhere for free?

Yes, we will be matching some attendees with local Changemakers for free accommodation. All of our attendees who are either flying in internationally or facing financial hardship will be prioritized for NYC housing during the Summit. Fill out this form to apply.

+ Getting Involved

How do I volunteer for Changemaker Summit?

All Summit volunteers join one of five committee teams– Storytelling (Design, Copyriting, Social Media), Event Planning, Food, Changemaker Relations, and Sponsorship. Right now we are looking for volunteers mostly on Event Planning and Food teams. You can fill out a form to volunteer here or learn more about each Summit Committee here. After you are accepted as a Summit Volunteer, you will gain access to your Committee files, group chat, onboarding docs, and more!

I live in NYC and would love to help Changemakers who are visiting. How can I help?

If you have free sleeping space(s) in your home, we would love to match our volunteers and Changemakers on need-based scholarship to housing in NYC. You can fill out this form so we know which amazing Changemakers to match you with. Please ask trusted NYC friends if they would like to help as well.

Is it possible for me to only volunteer on one or more days during Changemaker Summit without joining a Committee Team?

There will be around a dozen spots open for day-of volunteer positions during the Summit and for our underground afterparty, ChangeFest NYC. You must be a registered attendee to be a day-of volunteer and you will receive a $60 reimbursement for a day you volunteer.


Do you have a question that was not answered here? Email us with your question!


What Are You Waiting For?

GET YOUR SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKET NOW. ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!

General Registration

$185 ($420 Value)

Includes:

  • Admission to all Changemaker University and Connect Workshop Sessions
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Refreshments and snacks on breaks with coffee and tea
  • 3 Catered Lunch + Learn Dialogues
  • Digital Summit Program and Class Catalog

Payment Options:

$45/mo. - 6 Month Plan ($270 Total)

$70/mo. - 3 Month Plan ($240 Total)

$185 Upfront - Our Best Offer

All installment plans include a $30 deposit to secure your spot.

 

VIP Pass

$350 ($750 Value)

Includes:

  • Everything included in General Registration
  • Guided Social Impact Tour Through NYC's Chelsea District on Thursday, September 7th ($120 Value)
  • ChangeFest NYC Registration Sunday, September 10th with Full Open Bar, Live Performances, DJ ($60 Value)
  • VIP Dinner Invitation to The Bao on Saturday, September 9th with all Partners and Facilitators ($80 Value)
  • Special 15% Off Coupon Code for Friends. Applies to VIP and General Registration.

Payment Options:

$65/mo. - 6 Month Plan ($390 Total)

$120/mo. - 3 Month Plan ($360 Total)

$350 Upfront - Our Best Offer

 

Do you qualify for a partial scholarship?

Attendees who are flying internationally or facing financial hardship should still have a chance to benefit from all that Changemaker Summit can offer. 

Our partial scholarship is up to half off our normal price so we still cover our basic costs. The total is $90 paid over an amount of time that works for you. You can either pay the $90 upfront or choose a payment plan with a $30 deposit that counts toward your registration. Then you can choose to pay either $10/month for 6 months or $20/month for 3 months.

 

 

Changemaker Summit Scholarship Application

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