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.

 

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.


 

PAST CHANGEMAKER UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

 

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

*Everything is Subject to Change

Thursday, September 7 // Half Day

2PM-6PM | Lower Manhattan Social Impact Tour

8PM-10PM | Changemaker Dinner

Friday, September 8 // Full Day

8AM-10AM | Summit Registration

10AM-11AM | Opening Ceremony

11AM-11:45PM | Changemaker University Session 1

11:45AM-12PM | BREAK

12PM-1PM | Changemaker University Session 2

12PM-2PM | Lunch and Connect Cards

2PM-3:30PM | Changemaker University Session 2

12PM-1PM | Changemaker University Session 2

Saturday, September 9 // Full Day

10AM-11AM | Day Overview and Mindfulness Meditation

11AM-11:45PM | Changemaker University Session 1

11:45AM-12PM | BREAK

12PM-1PM | Changemaker University Session 2

12PM-2PM | Lunch and Feedback Forum

2PM-3:30PM | Connect Workshop Session 1

3:30PM-5PM | Connect Workshop Session 2

Sunday, September 10 // Full Day

10AM-11AM | Day Overview and Morning Movement

11AM-11:45PM | Changemaker University Session 1

11:45AM-12PM | BREAK

12PM-1PM | Changemaker University Session 2

12PM-2PM | Lunch and SDG World Café

2PM-3PM | Connect Workshop

3PM-5PM | Closing Ceremony

5PM-9PM | Get Ready to Party!

9PM-Midnight | ChangeFest NYC

Monday, September 11 // Half Day

2PM-4PM | Washington Square Park Potluck Brunch

4PM-6PM | Changemaker Summit Debrief

6PM Onward | Watch The Memorial Tribute Lights

 

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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