Program at a Glance

Friday, October 31, 2014
Marriott Marquis
Times Square


8:00 A.M.Conference Registration Begins 5th floor pre-function area
8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.Breakfast Westside Ballroom
8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Welcome Remarks Westside Ballroom
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Opening Keynote with Alicia GlenWestside Ballroom
10:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.Breakout Session 1
Juilliard & Lyceum Complex

Where is the market for sustainable investors?
How are ESG strategies driving a sustainable future?
Battle between the farmer and the chef - is local sourcing realistic?
How can political processes and reforms be sustainable?
Can wearable tech drive behavioral change for a sustainable lifestyle?
11:45 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.LunchWestside Ballroom
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.The Center4 Tech for Good ShowcaseWestside Ballroom
1:45 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.Breakout Session 2
Juilliard & Lyceum Complex
Innovative revenue models for social impact
Sustainable Cities of the future
The rapid emergence of cost effective, high quality health innovations
Where would you invest your money in clean water?
Sustaining the Emojicon: Do sustainable business strategies attract and retain employees?
3:15 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.Coffee BreakWestside Ballroom
3:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.Closing Keynote with Al GoreWestside Ballroom
4:00 P.M.Conference Registration ClosesWestside Ballroom entrance
4:30 P.M.Reception Registration Begins5th floor pre-function area
4:45 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.Closing Remarks Westside Ballroom
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.ReceptionManhattan Ballroom



The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. Tweet about the event by following @ColumbiaSEconf or by using #ColumbiaSEconf.

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