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NationSwell
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!

 

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Speakers

Ramsey Alwin 
Director, Thought Leadership, AARP

Byron Auguste 
Co-Founder and CEO, [email protected]

Priyanka Bakaya
Founder and CEO, Renewlogy

Charles Best 
Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose

Steve Case 
Chairman and CEO, Revolution

Patricia Compas-Markman 
Founder and CEO, DayOne Response

Gerald Chertavian
Founder and CEO, Year Up

Jeff Clements 
President, American Promise

Anne Marie Dougherty
Executive Director, Bob Woodruff Foundation

Arne Duncan
Former United States Secretary of Education

Mark Edwards
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Upstream

Meg Garlinghouse
Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn

Amy Goldstein
Washington Post Staff Writer and Author, Janesville: An American Story

Jonathan Haidt
Author, The Righteous Mind

Jean Horstman 
Founder and Chief Executive, Emeritus, Interise

Aaron Huey 
Founder, Amplifier

Larry Jacob
Vice President in Public Affairs, Kauffman Foundation

Rose Kirk
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon

Jacob Lewandowski
Director of Platform, d.light

Amy Low
Managing Director of Communications, Emerson Collective

Dawn Mercer
National Marketing Manager, Advanced Technology Vehicles, Toyota Motor North America

Tulaine Montgomery
Managing Partner, New Profit

Samantha Power
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Amanda Ripley 
Best-selling Author and Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Nancy Roob 
CEO, Blue Meridian Partners and President & CEO, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Caren Pasquale Seckler
Vice President of Social Commitment, The Coca-Cola Company

Nick Thompson
Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine

Agenda

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
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At times, these days, it feels like our country is hopelessly divided – across political parties, geography and other distinctions. How can we build bridges of respect, trust, empathy and unity among difference?

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration + Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 AM: Welcome!

9:20 – 9:50 AM: Bridging Difference Across Divides
featuring Jonathan Haidt (Author of The Righteous Mind) and moderated by Amanda Ripley (Best-selling Author and Contributing Writer, The Atlantic)

At times, these days, it feels like our country is hopelessly divided – across political parties, geography and other distinctions. How can we build bridges of respect, trust, empathy and unity among difference?

9:50 – 10:25 AM: NationSwell Signature Conversations: Building Trust
Signature conversations are designed to engage small groups of 8-10 attendees in a solutions-oriented format around a universal topic or pressing issue. Through these conversations, participants will build meaningful relationships and share actionable ideas and resources in support of each other.

10:25 – 10:35 AM: Impact Spotlight
featuring Meg Garlinghouse (LinkedIn)

10:35 – 10:50 AM: Networking Break

10:50 – 11:00 AM: Impact Spotlight
featuring Anne Marie Dougherty (Bob Woodruff Foundation)

11:00 – 11:30 AM: Entrepreneurship Renaissance + Economic Dynamism
featuring Steve Case (Revolution) and moderated by Larry Jacob (Kauffman Foundation)

At a time when many Americans are impacted by the decline of economic dynamism, we’ll talk to one of America’s most prominent entrepreneurs and investors who is on a crusade to advance entrepreneurship in our country’s forgotten corners and restore the promise of the American dream.

11:30 – 11:40 AM: Impact Spotlight
featuring Mark Edwards (Upstream)

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM: Moonshots for Opportunity + Access
featuring Nancy Roob (Blue Meridian Partners and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation) and moderated by Gerald Chertavian (Year Up) 

For too long, we have been mortgaging millions of of our young people to futures without hope of opportunity and advancement. We’ll talk with two bold pioneers who are working to turn the dream of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to realize their full potential into a reality.

12:10 – 1:10 PM: Networking Lunch

1:10 – 2:00 PM: Revolutionizing Systems for Justice
featuring 
Arne Duncan (Former United States Secretary of Education) and moderated by Amy Low (Emerson Collective)

In America’s highest crime neighborhoods, the drug and gang economy sometimes appears as the only viable source of income. This leads to endemic gun violence and too many young men falling into crime and getting trapped in the criminal justice system. We’ll speak with one of our country’s most admired leaders in education, who is currently pioneering a radical new program that is working to upend that cycle of devastation and plant seeds of opportunity.

2:00 – 2:30 PM: NationSwell Signature Conversations: “To Renew America…”
Signature conversations are designed to engage small groups of 8-10 attendees in a solutions-oriented format around a universal topic or pressing issue. Through these conversations, participants will build meaningful relationships and share actionable ideas and resources in support of each other.

2:30 – 3:00 PM: Future of Work + Expanding Access for All
featuring 
Byron Auguste ([email protected]), Amy Goldstein (Washington Post Staff Writer and Author, Janesville: An American Story) and moderated by Ramsey Alwin (AARP)

How can we recover from de-industrialization and best prepare for the challenges that automation will present to our workforce in the years to come? How can we get to a future where every American has access to a decent job and the American dream?

3:00 – 3:10 PM: Impact Spotlight
featuring 
Jeff Clements (American Promise)

3:10 – 3:30 PM: Networking Break

3:30 – 3:40 PM: Impact Spotlight
featuring Jean Horstman (Interise)

3:40 – 4:00 PM: Innovations in Addressing Climate Change
featuring Priyanka Bakaya (Renewlogy), Jacob Lewandowski (d.light), Patricia Compas-Markman, (DayOne Response) and moderated by Dawn Mercer (Toyota Motor North America)

The environmental clock is ticking – and speeding up, even as our current federal policy is moving against effectively addressing climate change. What can we learn from some of the most creative and innovative private sector solutions – and the entrepreneurs and inventors behind them?

4:00 – 4:10 PM: Impact Spotlight
featuring Tulaine Montgomery (New Profit)

4:10 – 4:30 PM: Innovative Learning: Education + Technology
featuringRose Kirk (Verizon) and moderated by Charles Best (DonorsChoose)

There are over four million available jobs in science and technology, but millions of kids will have trouble competing for them because they lack access to technology and tech education. How can we plant seeds of empowerment by broadening opportunities to kids who don’t have that access today?

4:30 – 4:40 PM: Impact Spotlight
featuring 
Caren Pasquale Seckler (The Coca-Cola Company)

4:40 – 5:15 PM: America in the World
featuring Samantha Power (Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations) and moderated by Nick Thompson (Wired Magazine)

America’s role in the world is changing dramatically before our eyes. We’ll talk with one of our country’s most dynamic diplomats and foreign policy experts about what this means for the future of our country – and about what we as citizens can do to chart the best course forward.

5:15 – 5:20 PM:  Impact Spotlight
featuring Aaron Huey (Amplifier) 

5:20 – 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:00 PM: Networking Reception

Agenda and session times subject to change. 

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


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FAQ

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 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.