// Conversations for Change
Conversations for Change are extended, two-hour work sessions in which Delegates intensively describe missions, strategies and common challenges around a central question, policy issue or theme. Conversations for Change include a broad range of poverty-alleviation actors: investors, grant-makers, for-profit social enterprises and non-profits.
All participating Delegates are asked to contribute their specific institutional expertise, explain their mission or theory of social change and, most importantly, what problem they are confronting that attracted them to this Conversation session. In a structured but relaxed setting, Delegates publicize organizational opportunities and specific requirements needed to scale their institutions. Delegates with resources (consultants, grant makers, investors, philanthropists, field experts and others) describe how they can help. Delegates highlight how their field is collectively progressing as well as how their individual organizations are catalyzing change.
Delegates are asked to investigate, brainstorm and imagine solutions within individual policy sectors, between sectors and across sectors. Institutional boundaries are set aside. Delegates act with generosity of spirit and a maximum amount of institutional cooperation. Lectures, powerpoints, static presentations, speechifying, organizational egos, pitches and filibusters are prohibited.
Conversations for Change are scheduled for two-hour time periods following lunch each day. Delegates enroll on a first-come, first-seated basis.
To Submit Your Conversation for Change Proposal: