Below is the schedule from the 2017 Summit. The schedule changes from year to year, but this gives a general idea of what delegates can expect their five days at Northwestern to look like. 


WEDNESDAY

1:00-5:30 PM - Registration
6:00-9:30 PM - Opening Banquet 

THURSDAY

8:15 AM - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 AM - Summit Kickoff Activity  
10:15-11:30 AM - Workshop Block 1: Business Models

  • Designing Your Business Model
  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Scaling Your Project

11:30-12:45 PM - Lunch     
1:00-2:45 PM  - The Perfect Pitch
3:00-4:15pm - Workshop Block 2: Evaluation    

  • Impact Assessment 1: The Basics
  • Impact Assessment 2: Storytelling with Data
  • Sustaining Your Impact

4:30-5:15 PM - Small Group Session 1
5:15-6:30 PM - Dinner in Small Groups
6:30-7:30 PM - Open Shutter Show
8:00-9:00 PM - Keynote Speaker: DeRay Mckesson

FRIDAY

8:15 AM - Breakfast   
9:15-10:45 AM - Workshop Block 1: Marketing

  • Cultivating Your Brand 
  • Navigating Social Media 

11:00-12:30 PM - Workshop Block 2: Fundraising                                                   

  • Crowd Funding: Mobilizing Online Donors 
  • Crafting the Perfect Grant 
  • Fundraisers: Event Planning 101 

12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM - Mentorship Block 1
2:30-3:30 PM - Mentorship Block 2
3:45-4:15 PM - Coffee Networking Break
4:15-6:30 PM - Small Group Session 2
6:30-8:00 PM - Dinner    
8:00-9:30 PM - Story Slam  

SATURDAY

8:15 AM - Breakfast
9:15-10:15 AM - Small Group Session 3
10:30-12:00 PM - Pitch Competition  
12:00-1:30 PM - Alumni Networking Lunch
1:45-2:30 PM - Break Out Session 1 

  • Health
  • Education 
  • Gender 
  • Environment 
  • Human Rights

2:45-3:30 PM - Break Out Session 2 |See above
3:45-5:45 PM - Small Group Session 4
5:45-6:15 PM - Break    
7:00 PM - Buses Leave for Inspiration Kitchens
8:00-11:30 PM - Summit Celebration |Inspiration Kitchens  
11:30 PM - Buses leave for Northwestern University

SUNDAY

9:30 PM - Arrive at Closing Banquet
10:00-11:00 AM - Summit Wrap-Up Activity
11:15-12:15 PM - Closing Address
12:15-1:00 PM - Lunch and Summit Farewell