2011 Net Impact Conference Round Up

November 2, 2011 at 9:27 am 1 comment

Occupy Portland was not the only gathering calling for change in business this weekend.

Boasting 2600 attendees from around the world committed to making a difference through business, the 2011 Net Impact Conference did not disappoint. From corporate CEOs to self-made leaders of nonprofit and for profit social enterprises to public sector innovators, speakers inspired the throngs of participants to align their work with their values.

Craigslist founder Craig Nemark’s remarks resonated with the audience, “I don’t feel I am an activist. I just get stuff done.”

 Net Impact’s mission is to Mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world. Founded by a small group of MBA students in 1993, Net Impact counts more than 20,000 members and 200 chapters all over the world from undergrads to seasoned professionals.

Executive Director Liz Maw said in opening comments, “This conference is about helping you come up with your own sustainability and impact plan. We want you to Occupy Wall Street, but from the inside.” 

The biggest complaint overheard is not being able to attend more than one session at once. So, if you missed a session or couldn’t make it to the conference, follow the link below for TriplePundit’s conference coverage including some excellent guest posts from our friend and social enterprise consultant, Jacen Greene. 

Read the TriplePundit posts.

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