Previous Virtual Events

Covid Slide: Helping Schools Combat Major Learning Loss

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 12:00–1:00pm ET / 9:00am–10:00am PT
In Partnership With Discovery Education

Despite teachers’ best efforts, schools and homes nationwide are struggling to navigate distance learning, and the projected impact on student progress is monumental. The disruption could put students up to a full year behind, a learning loss unlike anything our education system has ever known. Along with our co-host Discovery Education and Verizon, Social Innovation Summit invites you to our upcoming webinar discussing the learning loss occurring, and the opportunity for companies to support schools in building long-term, substantive solutions.

Featured speakers will include Discovery Education’s leading expert on academic research, Verizon’s Innovative Learning team, and more top education stakeholders who are working to mitigate the threat of massive learning loss resulting from COVID-19.

Virtual Workshop: Workforce & Economic Resilience

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 2:00–3:00pm ET / 11:00am–12:00pm PT
With Support from New Profit, Global Business Coalition for Education, Mastercard Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and NPower

With approximately 30 million unemployment claims so far in the United States alone, how do we aggressively reduce a towering jobless rate when society gets back to “normal” in the coming months? To discuss our path forward and identify solutions, Social Innovation Summit invites you to join our upcoming virtual salon Workforce & Economic Resilience, featuring a fast-paced, expert-led program with critical insights from corporate executives and Future of Work leaders:

  • Dr. Angela Jackson, Partner – New Profit
  • Seema Kumar, Vice President, Innovation, Global Health & Policy Communications – Johnson & Johnson
  • Jamira Burley, Head, Youth Engagement & Skills – Global Business Coalition for Education
  • Tricia Williams, Interim Head of Research – Mastercard Foundation
  • Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer – NPower
  • Abby Frost, Director, This Way Ahead – Gap
  • Ryan Craig, Managing Partner – University Ventures
  • Moderator: Mel Ochoa, Chief Operating Officer – Landmark Ventures 

Virtual Salon: Mobilizing Action in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2:00–3:00pm ET / 11:00am–12:00pm PT

This Virtual Salon will welcome a curated audience of Fortune 500 executives, foundation heads, philanthropists and corporate responsibility leaders for a fast-paced, expert-led program highlighting how companies, funders and non-profits are mobilizing around the current crisis, emphasizing the regional perspectives of leading Bay Area institutions. Join us as we explore how societal challenges around equity and sustainability have been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis, and how global leaders can apply local approaches for adjusting, reacting, and modifying their philanthropic and CSR programs to address both the pressing needs of today and the ongoing needs of tomorrow.

Virtual Webinar: Education Technology for At-Home Learners

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 2:00–3:00pm ET / 11:00am–12:00pm PT
With Support from New Profit

As millions of children stay home, education technology platforms are being relied upon now more than ever. The rapid and broad response to provide distance learning options in a matter of days through school districts and third-party providers has been impressive. Join us to connect with experts on early lessons gleaned from such a widescale and massive reliance upon edtech. We will hear from practitioners at the system and local levels who will touch upon their response approaches, equity/inclusion considerations, and overall aim to ensure well-rounded, engaging instruction from STEM to music and more.

  • Shalinee Sharma, Chief Executive Officer – Zearn
  • Dr. Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor – Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education
  • Henry Donahue, Executive Director, Save the Music Foundation – ViacomCBS
  • Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer – Scholastic Education
  • Moderator: Mel Ochoa, Chief Operating Officer – Landmark Ventures

Virtual Roundtable: Corporate Responsibility in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 12:00–1:00pm ET / 9:00–10:00am PT

Given the urgent needs of today, Social Innovation Summit is convening a special invitation-only, virtual “roundtable discussion” on Corporate Responsibility in Times of Crisis. The goal of this private event is to convene a leading group of corporations and funders to discuss the current landscape. The conversation will provide an informal (off-the-record) opportunity to discuss the role of corporations during times of crisis, highlight any best practices around programs and efforts, and explore how we can take action and partner together for impact.