It’s time to #BuildBackBetter.

Income inequality, collective mental trauma, weak elder care, online bullying, food insecurity, systemic racism. These problems, and many more, are exposed and amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. They are problems that aren’t simple to solve. But — the pandemic also illuminated a new breed of problem-solver. Let’s bring them all together in a first-of-its-kind digital experience.

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Speakers

More speakers to be announced. Stay tuned!
Antonio Zappulla

Antonio Zappulla

CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Antonio Zappulla is Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies and promote human rights. He is also the founder of Openly.

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Co-founder, Tech Reset Canada

Bianca Wylie is an open government advocate with a dual background in technology and public engagement.

Cassie Robinson

Cassie Robinson

Senior Head of the UK Portfolio, National Lottery Community Fund

Cassie Robinson is Senior Head of the UK Portfolio for the National Lottery Community Fund, a Co-founder of the Point People, Co-founder of Foundation Design Lab, Co-founder of Stewarding Loss, Co-founder of the Community Tech Fellowship, and a Fellow at The Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL.

Diane Roussin

Diane Roussin

Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project

Diane Roussin is the Project Director for The Winnipeg Boldness Project, a research and development project focusing on improving outcomes for children in the North End of Winnipeg, through social innovation and social lab processes.

Jason Rissman

Jason Rissman

Managing Director, OpenIDEO

Jason Rissman leads OpenIDEO—IDEO’s open innovation practice—which changes the way the world addresses tough societal issues by enabling people everywhere to come together and innovate through design.

Kamau Bobb

Kamau Bobb

Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research, Google

Kamau Bobb is the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He is an engineer and science and technology policy scholar whose work focuses on the relationship between equity in the STEM enterprise, large educational systems, and the structural conditions that influence contemporary American life.

Panthea Lee

Panthea Lee

Co-founder and Executive Director, Reboot

Panthea Lee is the co-founder and Executive Director of Reboot. Panthea is passionate about facilitating unlikely but effective collaborations between communities, activists, movements, and institutions to tackle structural inequity—and working with cultural institutions to build momentum for courageous change.

Robert Opp

Robert Opp

Chief Digital Officer, UNDP

Robert Opp is currently the Chief Digital Officer of UNDP, the United Nations' global sustainable development organization working across 170 countries globally with more than 17,000 staff. He leads the agency’s digital transformation, an organization-wide effort, to harness the power of new technology to improve the lives of those furthest behind.

2020 Future of Good Summit
November 25+26, 2020

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Themes

Reimagining careIn partnership with Saint Elizabeth Health

Seniors living in long-term care homes account for about 80 percent of COVID-19-related deaths. The inequities in elder care have prompted a reckoning for changes needed well before coronavirus. From digital health to new types of physical living environments and delivering home care, the future of aging is rapidly changing in the post-pandemic era. How might social purpose organizations respond?

Fixing the digital disparityIn partnership with CIRA

The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the alarming digital divide in Canada. Many in low-income, northern, rural, remote, and Indigenous communities lack reliable access to high-speed internet, smartphones and laptops making access to services, programs, education, work, and even friends and family impossible in times of physical distancing. What needs to change? What type of funding will it take, and how can the philanthropic sector, business, and leaders in our communities, step up to close the digital divide?

Supporting mental health in social impact workIn partnership with RBC Future Launch

Youth unemployment in Canada reached a record high rate of 29.4 percent in May while the social impact sector, one of the fastest-growing sectors offering purposeful careers is estimated to grow in demand. Mental health, however, has become a critical factor for creativity and productivity in social impact work, and Health Canada estimates that 11 million Canadians are experiencing high levels of stress in the wake of COVID-19. But what does it look like to integrate mental health into purpose-oriented work? How might the social impact sector be a leader in integrating young people’s visions for mental health support to accelerate their skills and careers?

Building a new kind of capitalismIn partnership with TELUS

The amplification of inequities through the pandemic calls on us to collectively imagine a new kind of capitalism. Corporates across the country have a major role to play, with ever growing synergies between doing well in business and doing good in our communities. Beyond corporate social responsibility, companies that embrace social capitalism do so by using their core business to serve a greater social purpose that benefits all of their stakeholders, from shareholders and customers to our most vulnerable citizens. The time is now to reimagine the purpose of business, the relationship between companies and community, and to catalyze social capitalism into action.

Enabling a tech and data-savvy social sectorIn partnership with IBM

The sector that’s best positioned to help through the pandemic — the social sector, has also been stretched and challenged. No one expected millions of social impact workers to work online all at once, and the shift is revealing serious gaps in the development and delivery of programs and services as a result of inadequate technology and data literacy, capacity, and resourcing. Much of our social sector work isn’t equipped for the digital and data-everywhere era and now is the time for a robust upgrade. A tech-transformed NGO benefits from connected workflows, the agility of task automation, more fully informed decisions made with good quality and readily available data, and the new reality of virtual operations. 

About Future of Good

Future of Good is Canada’s fastest-growing digital publication covering the social impact world.

We are the essential source of stories, analysis, and commentary that make sense of a world in transformation. Our content illuminates how technology, money, places, work, and inclusion are changing social impact post-pandemic — from social services to philanthropy, international development to social enterprise.

Every week, Future of Good members, who work in the nonprofit, CSR, social enterprise, philanthropic, academic, and public sectors read our content, connect on Slack, engage in exclusive live Q&As, and more.

The Future of Good Summit is our flagship experience to convene our members and impact-oriented people raising the bar and changing the game. 

Experience

Miss the human connection? Tired of Zoom? We feel you. That’s why we’re going all in to make sure your experience is as unforgettable as it would be if we were all sitting together in one shared space. 

What to expect? 

Dose of insights

The Summit will equip you to work smarter in an age of massive opportunity and rapid change. Expect mind-blowing conversations and friendly peer learning.

One virtual venue

We’re excited to be hosting our Summit on Spot Me - an award winning digital event platform where you can listen to and engage with our great speakers live; catch up on anything you missed on demand; and share and participate in the virtual home feed.

Purposeful and extended networking

Our platform will help you connect to new people through thoughtful match ups, breakout dialogues, sector-based discussion forums and more. 

Intimate conversations on the topics that you care about

We’re partnering with Braindates again to help you connect and learn from other participants who share your passions and curiosities.

Sensory experience

From art, to music, to movement - expect the unexpected at the 2020 Future of Good Summit!

Join 1500+ members and impact-oriented leaders at the 2020 Future of Good digital-first Summit.

Our partners

Thank you to our partners who help the social impact world #BuildBackBetter.

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