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Greenlights AustinNext

  • For the City Center 500 E St Johns Ave Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)

How can social innovation close Austin's growing divide?

On June 3, join nonprofit leaders, mission-driven businesses, engaged citizens and government officials for a discussion on how to address Austin’s pressing social issues through fresh, innovative approaches.

AustinNext will challenge Austin to expand its thinking on how we address our city's growing divide and our most pressing social problems, such as affordable housing, education, homelessness and poverty. In collaboration with Leadership Austin, we’re convening business, philanthropic, civic and nonprofit leaders for a hands-on, hyper-local discussion on innovative approaches to lasting social change in our community. Mayor Steve Adler will open the dialogue by highlighting the critical importance of social innovation, and inspire the audience with his vision and rationale for making Austin a Social Innovation Capital.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the size, scope and economic value of Austin’s social sector from new local research, On the Verge: Value and Vulnerability in Austin’s Nonprofit Sector.
  • Learn about exciting and innovative strategies and programs that are tackling Austin’s growing divide, such as the Community First! Village, Social Impact Bonds and collective impact initiatives, among others, at the Social Innovation Showcase.
  • Participate in small-group discussions designed to spark community-wide dialogue about our city’s growing divide and commit to being part of the solution.

Registration: $30 for Greenlights’ members, $45 for non-members 
     Online registration closes at Noon at Tuesday, June 2, 2015 
     Onsite registration will be available ($40 for Greenlights’ members, $55 for non- members)

More information and the link to register for AustinNext can be found here.