Social innovation unconference

Shaping a new world

Join us May 30-31, 2020

We offer a unique personal and professional development experience for stakeholders coming from business, education, and government with an interest in evolving themselves, their teams, their organizations, and society.

Shaping a new world

Join us at our event May 30-31, 2020 in NYC

We offer a unique personal and professional development experience for stakeholders coming from business, education, and government with an interest in evolving themselves, their teams, their organizations, and society.

100 Participants


C-suite, HR directors, managers, and employees.


Mayors, city council representatives, delegates, and residents.

Higher Education

Deans, VPs, program directors, professors, grads, and undergrads.

Opportunity Youth

18-24 year olds who are neither working nor in school.

What is social innovation?

Social innovation is when we all work together to make the world a better place. It's that simple. We believe business can be used as a powerful vehicle for impact. We take a future-facing approach to change that comes from a place of possibility. We speak, act, and dream from the world we are creating. This empowers us to shape the emerging future with intention. Here's how we do it...


Cultivate empathy to deepen the relationship with yourself & others.


Sew yourself into the cultural fabric to identify unmet needs.


Co-create value to serve those unmet needs.


Attach a business model to the value to maximize impact.

Social Innovation unConference

Designing a sustainable future

This social innovation unconference encourages stakeholders to collaborate

We are a passionate movement of artists, creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers, government officials, and community members. We believe there is enough space here for all perspectives, and we're interested in using business as a vehicle for change.



Creating connection and intimacy through vulnerability and safety, Nathan Shultz

Awaken to the freedom, power, and heart exploding bliss that is possible in the present moment, Lindsey Pearson

Taking Responsibility of Your Life, Jenn Malamas, MD

Radical Self-Acceptance, Sophia Zheng

Way Finding, Matt Chavez

Dreamweaving, Leonardo Parra


Amplify your impact by instigating self-organized gatherings, Tony Bacigalupo

Spiritual Emergence, Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW

Fully Connect with Ourselves and Others in a Whole-Hearted Way, Kelly Keefe

Authentic Life Space Organizing for Holistic Humans, Arielle Ortiz


Sociodramatic Play and Problem-Solving, Jamie Lynn McCoppin, MA, RDT

Passion Finder, Amela Subasic

Reframing Uncertainty, Jessica Lipman

Co-Create Your Desired Reality, Amanda McCormick

SavA the World, Julian Devoe

Crafting the Collective Message, Miles Cutler


Building Companies That Serve Human Needs, Daniel D’Alonzo

Meaningful Relationships of Startup Ecosystems, Scott Poris, 1776

Bridging the Gap Between Personal Development and Global Healing, Dan Chung

Art and Social Change, Yuko Kudo

You belong here.

Come as you are.

Imagine a world where we work cooperatively in the community to design a sustainable way of life. Where we unlock the intrinsic motivation to transform our circumstances into meaningful opportunities. A place where we wake up excited to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Where we intentionally cultivate superpowers like compassion, vulnerability, imagination, and empathy to elevate the collective consciousness, instigate cultural evolution, and move the world forward.

This is the world we imagine.

We are a movement of local community members who work cooperatively to design a sustainable future.


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Location of Conference

1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08550


  • Human-Centered Design
  • Cross-Sector Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Local Strategies & Statewide Initiatives
  • Collective Fundraising vs Competitive Grants
  • Program Related Investments
  • Building Innovative Mixtures of Funding
  • Empowering Youth to Shape the Future


We have a great line up for you.

Liz Lempert

Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Liz has a collaborative leadership style that results in people working together to affect meaningful change. She builds on a movement of civic participation to reshape government.

Morgan Berman


Forbes "30 Under 30", Top 10 Women to Watch by the United Nations Foundation, named a "Global Shaper" by the World Economic Forum, and the list goes on.

Christine Symington

Sustainable Princeton

Christine spent a decade climbing the ranks in the financial tech industry. Learn how she transitioned to the community, and secured funding to create employment for herself.

Mahan Rishi Singh, D.C.

Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center

Mahan Rishi is an international teacher who has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and
Tibet over the past 25 years.

Jane Reagan

Along the Way

Jane is the co-founder of Along the Way, an organization providing informal services to women. Learn how she transitioned after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Laura Jordan


Laura is a recognized leader in cutting edge social enterprise and sustainability policy. She registered the first-ever benefit corporation in 2010, and is a "B Corp Champion" by B Labs.

Allison Sosna


Allison is the food entrepreneur known for “bringing more to the table”. She is the founder of the MicroGreens nonprofit, and Principal of the Allison Sosna Group Benefit LLC.

Tineke Thio, PhD

Princeton Climate Change

Tineke is a climate communicator working to raise awareness of climate change and of solutions leading to climate resilience. She holds Ph.D. in physics from MIT.

Leslie Burger

Executive Director, Princeton Public Library

Learn how she positions the library as the backbone of a civically engaged community and a place where social entrepreneurs find what they need to succeed.

Aria McKenna

The Global Cooling Project

Aria is an actress who figured out a way to use her art to make an impact on the world. Learn how she used a failed crowdfunding campaign to launch a social enterprise.

Joel Hammon

Princeton Learning Cooperative

Joel quit his stable and secure teaching job to co-found Princeton Learning Cooperative. He is helping to lead an international movement to re-imagine how we educate young people.

James Cox

Devon Financial

James is a financial advisor specializing in managing assets through socially responsible investing. His clients are entrepreneurs and
the people who fund them.

Daniel DAlonzo

Event Host

Daniel is the founder of Princeton Impact Project and the Cooperative Impact series. Learn how he immersed himself in the local community to find where he is most needed.

Gery Juleff

Green Hour Radio

Gery served 25 years as a British diplomat where he led a team in London dealing with Climate Change, Renewable Energy Technology and Energy Security policy issue.


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