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The 2011 Collective Impact Conference: Creating Large Scale Social Change, hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and FSG, fostered a lively dialogue between leading practitioners in the field implementing collective impact efforts, and those who want to learn more about creating, participating in and managing their own cross-sector collective impact initiatives to achieve wide scale social change.

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Segment 1 includes includes a welcome by Regina Starr Ridley and Eric Nee, Stanford Social Innovation Review; session keynote by John Kania, FSG; Jeff Edmondson, the Strive Partnership on collective impact in action; and audience discussion.


Segment 2 features Howard Shapiro from Mars, Inc. on using collective impact to break the cycle of poverty for cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, plus audience discussion.

Segment 3 includes a lively panel discussion on collective impact and scaling high performance nonprofits, moderated by Jane Wei-Skillern, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Panelists include Tobias Aguirre, FishWise; Diana Aviv, Independent Sector; and Paul Shoemaker, Social Venture Partners Seattle. Includes audience discussion.


Segment 4 features a spirited panel discussion on the role of funders in collective impact initiatives, moderated by Edward Skloot, Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Panelists include Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Norman Rice, The Seattle Foundation; and Sterling K. Speirn, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Includes audience discussion.