The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems.

2015 Net Impact Conference

Nov. 5-7Seattle, WA

We’re excited to bring the 23rd Net Impact Conference to Seattle, WA, where student and professional leaders will come together to discuss trends at the forefront of the impact sector.
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What to expect at NI15

Check out the schedule and immerse yourself in our diverse program of sessions, workshops, and social events.

Network with recruiters

Connect with leading organizations that are looking for talent at the Net Impact Expo.

Ignite your impact career

Explore last year's schedule to see how you'll learn new skills and hear from innovative experts.

Our Inspirational Speakers

Our keynotes feature corporate leaders, nonprofit visionaries, and ground-breaking entrepreneurs – all of whom are transforming the world in their industries in unique and inspirational ways.

Shazi Visram - 2014 keynote

Founder and CEO, Happy Family Brands

Temple Grandin - 2014 keynote

Professor of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University

Special Events

In addition to the 9 conference tracks, 80 sessions, and 300 speakers, each Net Impact Conference offers a whole host of special events, including networking opportunities, boot camps, off-site business tours, and impact workshops.

Boot camps

Acquire tools, skills, and practical insights with intensive training.

Off-site tours

Get an inside look at the area's most innovative and sustainable companies.

Impact workshops

Tackle real-world problems faced by local organizations.

What makes the Net Impact Conference unique?

  1. You'll do more than sit in a room and listen. Tackle real-world problems in an impact session, participate in a pre-conference boot camp, or choose from 100 other interactive workshops, discussions, and networking salons led by social and environmental leaders.
  2. The energy amazes people every time. That's what happens when so many emerging and established leaders get together. The energy is palpable--some have even called it "beautiful and addicting."
  3. Our speakers aren’t all alike. Diversity is important to us, and our speakers offer varying perspectives. Last year, 50% of speakers were women, and 26% were non-white. About 30% were from the social sector.
  4. We believe true change only happens when everyone is at the table together. In 2013, we brought Exxon and the Sierra Club together. In 2014, it was Monsanto and an NGO leader, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
  5. Our 100+ sessions span 10 different fields of interest, allowing you to dig deep in a particular topic or get an overview of an area that interests you.

Get Ready for 2015!

We believe that one weekend immersed in our powerful community can provide the inspiration, learning, and connections to set positive change in motion.

Interested in exhibiting?

Tell your company’s story and recruit an influential group of future leaders at the 2015 Expo.

Interested in speaking?

Share your insights and expertise as a speaker at this year's event. Complete our Speaker Interest Form.

Partner with us

Build your company's corporate responsibility leadership and support a growing movement of next-generation business leaders.

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