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Building an

Economy on


Summit '13 is designed around the goal of building our economy on a purpose greater than profit. We've identified 7 Building Blocks of a For-Purpose Economy and structured conference programming around them.

Click a Building Block to See Sessions in That Track


Reasons to attend Summit '13

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Meet People Who Lead Social Enterprises


of Summit '13 attendees are the top executive at their organization.

They're executives, entrepreneurs, and visionary leaders. They understand the challenges of running a high-performing, purpose-driven business. And they want to meet you. We polled hundreds of Summit '13 registrants to find out who they are, what they care about, and why they're coming to Minneapolis this May. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU'LL MEET

Intense Breakthrough Sessions


total breakthrough sessions in seven tracks



experts and practitioners presenting and teaching

These 75-minute sessions give small groups a chance to gain new knowledge, meet like-minded attendees, and trigger the kind of mental connections that lead to big breakthroughs.

Powerful Plenary Speakers

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    Photo By Mona T. Brooks 

    Van Jones

    President and Co-Founder, Rebuild The Dream

    CNN Contributor

    New York Times Bestselling Author

    Former Special Advisor to the Obama White House

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Focused Specialty Sessions for Early-Stagers and Veterans


Sessions allow for concentrated discussion in areas such as job creation, local economic development, and taking enterprise to scale.



Sessions let you kick the Summit off early with special programming, including our ever-popular "Social Enterprise Essentials" boot camp.

Behind-the-Scenes Enterprise Tours


themed tour groups to choose from



total organizations to learn from and sample

Are you the kind who learns by example? Get exclusive access to high-performing social enterprises and find out how they balance mission and business.

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