Net Impact Local

Net Impact is working with select local chapters across the world to host regional conferences, designed to reach 200+ attendees, and supported and marketed by Net Impact Central.  Chapters that host NI Local regional conferences agree to follow our event criteria, branding guidelines, and attendance parameters.  In return, we are delighted to provide access to our robust NI Local toolkit, staff support, and marketing for the event via our digital channels. See who's hosting this year. 

Event criteria:

  • Regional/multi-chapter – marketed to an audience outside of the chapter’s direct network
  • Large Audience Size – target goal of bringing in 100-200 attendees
  • Program – contains inspiration, learning, and networking elements

Host a custom NI Local event: 

To apply to host a custom NI Local event, fill out our application today! 

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Past events:

Local Impact NW - WWUHosted by our Western Washington undergraduate chapter, the #LocalImpact16 Conference provided access to networking events, engaging workshops, and discussions lead by professionals, activists and community leaders who are already creating change.

Our Yale undergraduate chapter hosted a one-day event focused on social enterprise. Over 100 people were in attendance during the event last April.

NIxITTKharagpurOur chapter of the year, IIT Kharagpur hosted a two-day conference as part of a month-long series of events focused on Millennium Development Goals. The event included two keynotes, three breakouts, and an ideathon modeled after NI15’s Local Impact Session.

Our graduate chapter at Hult Business School hosted a day-long event that included a panel on social entrepreneurship and an afternoon career fair.  

NIxSFSan Francisco Professional hosted a day-long event designed to showcase how impact leaders in the Bay Area are addressing the most pressing challenges in our world today. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with budding entrepreneurs, hear from ventures that made it big, and get inspired to change the world and create their own success stories. 

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2017 Events

March 3, 2017

Texas State University

Hosted by the Net Impact Chapter at Texas State University, in partnership with the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, Nubian Queen Lola restaurant, and Texas State University, NI Local: TSU focused on affordable housing in East Austin and included a diverse group of speakers and a walking our of the area.

March 9, 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business

Open to the public, the Net Impact Local: Georgia Tech Conference included inspiring keynote speakers, in-depth panel discussions with sustainability and social leaders, and numerous opportunities to network.  This conference was hosted by the Georgia Tech Scheller MBA Net Impact chapter, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and the Cecil B. Day Program for Business Ethics.

March 10, 2017

Mills College

Through intersecting lenses such as education, youth employment, organizational recruitment and retention practices, and workplace policies for inclusion, the NI Local: Mills College celebrated what is working today to confront the equity gap and discussed what attendees can do moving forward.

March 21, 2017

Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business

Penn State Smeal College of Business and Net Impact have teamed up to host the third annual Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference, which will empower attendees to instill sustainability on campus and in their communities.

March 25, 2017

Cornell Sustainable Enterprise Association


April 14-21, 2017

UCLA Anderson School of Management


April 20, 2017

University of Wisconsin, Madison


April 21, 2017

St. Petersburg College


April 29, 2017

San Francisco Professional Chapter

At this day-long event, attendees will handpick from a variety of interactive workshops and presentations to build a personalized roadmap for creating positive impact in one’s own communities. This NI Local conference is designed for professionals in any stage of their career, in any industry – from technology to the social sector. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from other aspiring changemakers, as well as fortify your skills and abilities.


Dates TBD:

Pratt Institute

ITT Kharagpur

Abjua, Nigeria Professional Chapter