summit on solutions

Blueprints for Change

Nov.15.2016 IAC Building NYC



The NationSwell Summit on Solutions is an experience for industry-leading influencers, movers and shakers, and agents of change. Each year, over 350 participants roll up their sleeves and tackle critical social issues together. This inspirational, thought provoking day is carefully curated and designed to spark conversations and collaborations that lead to lasting impact.

This year, our guiding theme is Blueprints for Change—we’re translating ideas into action. Join us as we endeavor to distill visionary solutions into concrete action.

Such an incomparably high-energy, engaged group! Loved the forum and the chance to put so many good people to work to solve a pressing challenge.

Sample Speakers & Attendees

Check back for more speakers!
Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIP Launch Party

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:15 AM


9:30 AM

Session 1: Redesigning Government for the Digital Age

10:15 AM

Session 2: NationSwell Signature Conversations

11:25 AM

Session 3: Fueling a Cleaner Future

11:55 AM

Session 4: Business + Capital for Impact

12:35 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:35 PM

Session 5: Storytelling for Change

2:15 PM

Session 6: Powering Solutions with Innovative Technology

NationSwell AllStars, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal

4:15 PM

Session 7: Reimagining Investments

4:30 PM

Session 8: The Future of Our Environment

4:50 PM

Tech Impact Award Unveiling

NationSwell AllStars, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal

5:05 PM

Session 9: A Conversation on Service + the Direction of America

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Program and timing subject to change. Check back for updates!

We’re thrilled and honored to partner with innovative companies who are moving the needle forward on social impact. A very special thanks to the following partners who helped make possible the NationSwell Summit on Solutions: Blueprints for Change.

Presenting Partner

Open Possibilities, Comcast/NBC Universal

Supporting Partners

Inherent Group
The Nature Conservancy

Innovation Partners

Trust for Learning, ideal learning made real

Contributing Partners

The Meatball shop
this bar saves lives.
One Hope Wine
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Chobani Greek Yogurt

General Admission


Group rate


per person if you buy 2 or more

Questions? Check out our FAQ, or email us.


What should I wear?
We invite you to dress in business smart attire.
Help! What if I have a dietary restriction?
No problem – you will be able to denote this on the registration form when purchasing your ticket. If you have any questions, please contact
How can I volunteer?
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help at the Summit, please contact
How can I recommend a speaker?
While programming for the Summit is nearly finalized, we still welcome speaker recommendations for the Summit and other upcoming NationSwell events. Please contact
I’m coming from out of town. Where should I stay?
There are a variety of options for places to stay in Chelsea, the charming neighborhood in which our Summit will take place. We recommend using Tripadvisor to find a hotel or Airbnb to find an apartment nearby.

If you’re interested in exploring Manhattan while you’re here, we invite you to consider other neighborhoods as well since our venue is easily accessible by car or public transportation (see below).
How do I get there?
The IAC building (555 West 18th Street) is conveniently located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and easily accessible by car or public transportation. For detailed public transit instructions, please visit the MTA’s website.