NationSwell Summit


Rebuild & Renew

A summit for the people and solutions that are driving our nation forward.

We stand at a pivotal moment in the history of our country. As faith in institutions falters and trust in leaders declines, many Americans are asking, “Where do we go from here?”

At the NationSwell Rebuild & Renew Summit, we’ll explore this question in the company of over 400 problem solvers, innovators and visionaries.

It’s a gathering dedicated to the green shoots of renewal that are transforming our systems: the people, conversations, ideas and solutions that will help us move forward. See you there!




Gerald Chertavian
Founder and CEO, Year Up

Anne Marie Dougherty
Executive Director, Bob Woodruff Foundation

Arne Duncan
Former United States Secretary of Education

Mark Edwards
Co-founder, Co-CEO, Upstream

Meg Garlinghouse
Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn

Amy Goldstein
Author, Janesville

Jonathan Haidt
Author, The Righteous Mind

Rose Kirk
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon

Tulaine Montgomery
Managing Partner, New Profit

Samantha Power
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Jenn Hoos Rothberg
Executive Director, The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

Nick Thompson
Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine


VIP Launch Party
Wednesday, November 14
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
The Standard, High Line

NationSwell Summit on Solutions
Thursday, November 15
8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
IAC Building, NYC

Throughout the day, participants will attend dynamic panel discussions, learn from social innovators who are working to solve some of America’s greatest challenges, engage with the country’s leading experts and thinkers, participate in structured strategic discussions and connect with NationSwell community members.

Check back for more updates to the agenda.

When & Where

Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

IAC Building, NYC
555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011


Past Attendees

Raphael Bemporad
Founding Partner, BBMG

Gregg Betheil
President, Pencil Inc.

Matthew Brimer
Co-Founder, General Assembly

Kahlil Byrd
CEO, FPPCO | Invest America

Beth Comstock
Vice Chair, GE

Tina Daniels
Director, Google

Alissa Fishbane
Managing Director, ideas42

Vanessa Garrison
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, GirlTrek, Inc.

Michael Hansen
Director, Veterans Affairs, Power Home Remodeling Group

Nate Hurst
Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer, HP

Marina Kim
Co-Founder, Ashoka U

Spencer Kympton
President, The Mission Continues

Amy Low
Managing Director, Portfolio Communications, Emerson Collective

Debbie McCoy
Managing Director, Impact Investing, BlackRock

Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Co-Founder and Executive Director, 100Kin10

Suzanne Nossel
Executive Director, PEN America

John Oppermann
Executive Director, Earth Day Initiative

Joe Vasquez
Founding Director, Michelson Runway Accelerator

Sean Vereen
President, Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.



What should I wear?
We invite you to dress in business smart attire.

What if I have a dietary restriction or a special accommodation request?
No problem – you’ll be able to let us know when you register. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

How can I volunteer?
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at the Summit, please email [email protected].

How do I get to the conference?
The IAC building (555 West 18th Street) is conveniently located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. For detailed public transit instructions, please visit the MTA’s website.