Event and experiences

We design, program, curate, and host 200+ events a year (in-person and virtual). Our experiences are designed to bring together diverse, purpose-driven leaders and organizations for learning, inspiration, relationship-building, and societal impact. Here’s what you can expect:

Recent expert conversations

NationSwell Summits

The nation’s leading social impact summit featuring innovative solutions and the problem-solvers behind them. Summit attendees are carefully curated to bring together a diverse mix of 350+ NationSwell Council members and other ambitious and purpose-driven executives, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, journalists, and other social impact leaders.

The event is designed for immersive, high quality knowledge sharing and relationship building. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from leaders on the cutting-edge of social impact and connect with fellow leaders to spark new learning and collaboration.

Select Speakers

Alexandria Villaseñor

Climate Activist and FounderEarth Uprising

Alicia Garza

Author and Political Strategist

Arne Duncan

Managing Partner
Emerson Collective

Brittany N. Packnett Cunningham

Activist, Educator, and Co-Founder
Campaign Zero

Bryan Stevenson

Executive Director
Equal Justice Initiative

Marc Benioff

CEO and Founder

Mitch Landrieu

Founder of E Pluribus Unum
Former Mayer, New Orleans

Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations


If you are in need of hopefulness for the ways that you can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors and your country, then this summit is the place to be.

Deval Patrick
Former Governor of Massachussetts

Build It Back Better

In the midst of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, the Build It Back Better initiative was designed to create the space for exploration and collaboration between a diverse and expert set of leaders and organizations with the goal of accelerating their work to build back systems and solutions that are more equitable, inclusive, and resilient. NationSwell created 6 expert tracks on Climate Justice, Culture of Connection, Bridging & Belonging, Data for Good, Economic Opportunity, Education, and the Future of Work, hosted 30+ events, created 50+ pieces of original content, brought together 140+ leaders, and engaged millions online.

Build It Back Better News

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NationSwell LIVE

Our live-streamed event series to promote and support grassroots organizations doing work with diverse and underserved communities. Through live events and campaign content, we mobilize an audience of influential change-makers in support of their work.

Recent Speakers

Cam Kasky

Humanity Forward

Danielle Atkinson

Executive Director and Founder
Mothering Justice

Kutina Ruhumbika

Board Member
Womein in Hospitality United

Nick Tilsen

President and CEO
NDN Collective

Whitley O’Conner

Curbside Chronicle


The grind of a startup and running a program can be difficult, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to engage with peers who understand the struggles.

Whitley O’Conner
The Curbside Chronicle

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