Classy Awards Finalist Mama Hope
A Conference Re-imagined
Collaborative | June 14-16, Boston
Have you ever wondered, with all the amazing conferences that exist for nonprofits, why there isn't one that puts the do-ers, the innovators, the YOU's of the world, at the forefront? Well, we have too!
The Collaborative is designed with a single purpose—to bring the social innovators hustling for world change together to share their stories in an exciting atmosphere of learning, discovery, and collaboration. Come, join us at the Collaborative, the premier showcase for leaders of innovation and the do-ers that make their visions possible.
Hear from leaders on the front lines of social innovation.
Dr. Cheryl Dorsey
President, Echoing Green
Learn more about Cheryl and all of the speakers attending the Collaborative.
Editor, Forbes Magazine
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Co-Founder & CEO, Social Finance
Learn more about Tracy and all of the speakers attending the Collaborative.
EVP Corporate Relations & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Salesforce
Learn more about Suzanne and all of the speakers attending the Collaborative.
President, The Caterpillar Foundation
Innovation Engagement Officer, UNHCR Innovation
Founder & CEO, ayzh Inc
Chief Global Water Officer, charity: water
Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund
VP, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine
President & CEO, GuideStar
Director, Development Policy & Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Senior Advisor to UNICEF Executive Director on Innovation & Co-Founder, UNICEF Innovation, UNICEF
President, Microsoft Philanthropies
Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Host, Social Innovation Conversations podcast channel
CEO, Action Against Hunger
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Meet the minds behind the next generation of social solutions.
Promoting data visibility and accountability through remote sensor technology
charity: water and their partners at Google.org developed remote sensor technology that informs whether water is flowing at any of the projects, at any given time, anywhere in the world. This project further advances transparency and sustainability in the water sector.
Chief Global Water Officer, charity: water
Ending Illegal Poaching in Africa
Lindbergh Foundation's “Air Shepherd” (AS) is a drone-based anti-poaching initiative, currently focused on elephants and rhinos. We lose 96 elephants every day, rhinos’ survival odds are worse. Unchecked, both iconic species will be gone in ten years. Help is needed now. Poaching, driven by obscene values for ivory and rhino horn, is taking a deadly toll.
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What to Expect
Reignite your purpose with the infectious energy
of the Boston Innovation District.
Welcome to the Warehouse at Cruiseport Boston
About the Venue
Though hundreds of impact-focused organizations are taking root in Boston, what makes the city truly innovative is that its members work in tandem to advance social solutions. What results is a thriving community and culture centered around real, positive change.
The conference is at the Warehouse at Cruiseport Boston, right across the channel from the original Edison Factory. We can't think of a better place to spur creativity and outside thinking, than in this raw, historical warehouse on the Boston Pier. Just 3/4 mile from the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, planning your trip will be a cinch.
You'll hear discussions from people who have pushed the boundaries of social soultions. They'll share their inspiring stories and how they've built new ways to tackle the greatest social problems of our time.
As if that’s not enough, your 3-day ticket includes all-day access to the Collaborative, the Classy Awards, office hours with speakers and many extra activities including yoga on the green, a welcome party, and plenty of happy hours to connect with other attendees and speakers.
The Welcome Party BBQ will be Monday, June 13 from 4-6pm at South Boston Maritime Park, right across the street from the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. Book your stay today!
Let's Get to Planning
A celebration and after-party unlike any other.
What are the Classy Awards?
The Classy Awards exist to put a spotlight on the most remarkable changemakers of our generation. After two days of Collaborative sessions and great connections, we invite you to celebrate the top organizations in the sector with an Awards Ceremony and after party. Learn about their work and rub elbows with the best and brightest.
See the Warehouse at Cruiseport Boston under the stars. Pre-party starts just before sundown.
A wonderful showcase of people and groups doing cutting edge work in helping to build a civil society.”
President & CEO, Humane Society of the United States
Who are the Finalists?
The Finalists recognized this year are addressing the incredibly complex and equally severe problems we face today. Their efforts span global poverty and hunger, disease, education, climate change, disaster response and preparedness, and health care accessibility.
Classy Awards Finalists
Leadership Council JudgesSee the 2016 Leadership Council
ApplicationsSee the 2016 Judging Criteria
Winners announced June 16 on the Classy Awards stage
Or get your Classy Awards tickets included with the Collaborative Pass
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The most refreshing experience for the most remarkable price.
The Full Experience
2-day Collaborative pass + Classy Awards ceremony