NationSwell Summit
Better + Bolder

NationSwell Summit
Better + Bolder


Welcome Party

Wednesday, May 3rd

5:00pm – 9:00pm


Thursday, May 4th

9:00am – 6:00pm


Thursday, May 4th

6:30pm – 9:30pm

This year, our theme is Better + Bolder.
Once a year, the most cutting-edge and committed leaders in ESG, social impact, philanthropy and other select fields gather at the NationSwell Summit to foster invaluable cross-sector connections, to hear about the most exciting and promising ideas and initiatives, to reflect and revitalize, and to glean actionable insights, practices and collaboration opportunities to propel their leadership forward.
Fireside Chat with Hamdi Ulukaya and David Gelles
Hamdi Ulukaya is founder, Chairman, and CEO of Chobani and founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees. In a Fireside Chat with New York Times correspondent David Gelles, Hamdi will share his Better + Bolder approach to mobilizing the private sector around improving the lives of some of our most vulnerable communities around the world.
Impact Spotlight on Coalition Building with T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
Join Vanessa Garrison and T. Morgan Dixon, co-founders of Girltrek, to learn why the pursuit of Black women’s health is the pursuit of justice, and to hear how they started, grew, and continue to sustain a movement of one million Black women empowering one another to thrive.
Practitioners Panel on Economic Mobility with Pete Stavros and Michael Tubbs
Join Pete Stavros, co-head of U.S. Private Equity at KKR and founder and Chairman of Ownership Works, and Michael Tubbs, Special Adviser for Economic Mobility and Opportunity to Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Mayor of Stockton, to explore how leaders are drawing on the capabilities and resources of their organizations to drive economic mobility and social justice in underserved communities.

Our annual Summit is at the heart of NationSwell’s mission to connect transformative impact leaders and accelerate their solutions.

Conversation Formats

Fireside Chats

NationSwell Fireside Chats provide intimate, dedicated space for deep exploration and spirited discussion with leaders who have  defined Better + Bolder through the social, economic, and environmental progress they have advanced.

Practitioners Panel

One complex issue, three Better + Bolder approaches. Each Practitioners Panel focuses on one of the most urgent issues shaping the landscape of progress, showcasing pragmatic innovators who are each deploying a unique strategy, tactic, or approach for solving it.

Impact Spotlights

Rooted in the pragmatism of the present but guided by the horizon of what’s possible, Impact Spotlights are designed to showcase bold, promising visions for paradigm-changing progress from this community of practice. Throughout the day, you’ll hear quick addresses from our nation’s most inspiring changemakers about the work they’re leading, the impact they’re achieving and their bold visions for the future.

Previous Speakers

Previous presenters at NationSwell include leaders seeking to take their impact to the next level with confidence and credibility; people who have accomplished exceptional things across sectors and share an authentic passion for service, collaboration, and advancing solutions to the most urgent problems facing society and the planet.


Co-Founder & CEO, Salesforce


Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter


Founder & ED, Equal Justice Initiative


Climate Activist


Former US Secretary of Education


Former US Ambassador to the UN


Journalist & Creator of 1619 Project


New York Times Journalist

Conversation Themes

Economic Mobility

Amid mounting demands to create a better economic playing field, we’ll explore some of the boldest and most promising programs, policies, and approaches to create new pathways for economic progress.

Business for Good

As public trust in private sector leaders continues to grow, we’ll meet the leaders who are redefining business’s evolving role in society, boldly modeling what it can look like to better combine purpose and profit.


In a moment defined by both immense opportunity and profound urgency, we’ll hear from trailblazers exploring some of the most actionable ways that leaders can go bolder and be better in service of protecting our planet, supporting a just transition, and building a sustainable future.

Purpose-driven Leadership

Sparked by calls for leaders to better center our values in how we operate, we’ll gather and share what’s working best for us, explore how we can lead in caring and effective ways, and reflect on how we place authentic, human centered-connection at the heart of all that we do.

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