Program | Net Impact




NI16 Keynotes

Our 2016 keynote lineup included inspiring, authentic, and energizing leaders who are making real impact from the boardroom to the classroom and beyond our borders. View our list of 2016 Keynote Speakers.

Breakout Sessions & Speakers

NI16 Breakout Sessions

Our 80+ sessions covered key topics in sustainability and social impact, allowing you to dig deep in a particular topic or get an overview of an area that interests you. Attendees explored groundbreaking ideas, met role models face-to-face, and navigated their career path to world-changing action. This year’s lineup of 300 amazing speakers included:

  • Corporate executives, including heads of CSR and sustainability programs
  • Nonprofit, government, and academic innovators
  • Pioneers in finance, clean tech, international development, education reform, and more


nterested in speaking at a future Net Impact Conference? Fill out our Speaker Interest Form.

Exclusive Pro-Only Day

NI16 Pro-only Session

On November 3rd, access exclusive sessions for professionals during Net Impact’s inaugural Impact Accelerator. During this unparalleled day of experiential learning and meaningful professional growth, attendees:

  • Built their network through joining a cohort of leaders from across sectors and issue-areas
  • Dove into expert-led, interactive workshops exploring leadership at the personal, organizational and systems level
  • Gained the confidence, skills, and connections to take on the most pressing challenges in your industry and our world

Special Events

NI16 Special Events

Inspiration and ideation doesn’t just happen in a conference room; attendees had multiple opportunities to connect with 3000 of your peers and mentors:

  • Interacting with 100 forward-thinking companies and organizations at the 2016 Net Impact Expo
  • Exploring the Philadelphia impact community through off-site field trips to local businesses and organizations
  • Meeting with like-minded colleagues at a no-host networking dinner
  • Connecting at happy hours, receptions, and many more informal networking opportunities beyond the Convention Center walls


NI16 Expo

On November 4, the Net Impact Expo proved to be a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with representatives from international corporations, innovative nonprofits, and social enterprises on the cutting edge of sustainability and social impact.