2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Participants to Deepen Their "Path to Purpose” in Celebration of 25th Anniversary

2,000 students and young professionals will attend the 2017 Net Impact Conference taking place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28.
Oct 18, 2017 2:30 PM ET

ATLANTA, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, will host their 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta from October 26-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Net Impact Conference will gather over 2,000 students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and throughout their careers. Featured speakers include:

  • Kevin Cleary, CEO, Clif Bar & Company
  • Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
  • Kathryn Finney, Managing Director, digitalundivided
  • Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project Drawdown
  • Aaron Hurst, CEO, Imperative
  • Derreck Kayongo, CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Kerry Kennedy, President, RFK Human Rights
  • Kyle Peterson, Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation
  • Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose Officer, PwC

“This year’s conference will help all attendees deepen their ‘Path to Purpose’” said Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact. “In one of the most diverse and cutting-edge cities, Net Impact will gather a large group of passionate students and young professionals from around the world to seek bold and innovative thinking to find solutions for the most pressing issues of our time. In addition, emerging impact leaders will connect with corporations, social enterprises, and nonprofits that are building a society that is sustainable, equitable, and fair for all.”

In honor of Net Impact’s 25th anniversary, conference registration costs have been reduced. The 2017 Net Impact Conference will also feature content targeted specifically for professionals and faculty and more off-site excursions and tours to explore Atlanta.

The conference program has more than 60 breakout sessions in the form of boot camps, panels and workshops, all designed to address the world’s toughest challenges, such as climate change, social justice, and food systems. Attendees will look for new solutions through social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and tech innovation.

The conference will also feature career advancement opportunities. The NI17 Career Expo enables attendees to network with professionals from international corporations, social enterprises, and nonprofits that have the ability and drive to use their organizations for social and environmental good. Over a dozen organizations will also be recruiting on-site at the Expo. Attendees can also access group mentoring or one-on-one career coaching with leading impact professionals.

Registration is open at netimpact.org/conference/ni17.

Net Impact would like to thank all of our sponsors this year, especially our top tier sponsors, Toyota and Walton Family Foundation.

Media Contact:
Net Impact
Catherine Muriel
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About Net Impact
Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who aspire to be effective drivers of social and environmental change. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters in Oakland, California, as well as globally through our 300+ chapters—connect our members to the skills, experiences and people that will allow them to have the greatest impact. With over 100,000 members, Net Impact takes on social challenges, protects the environment, invents new products and orients business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action. Visit http://www.netimpact.org.