Social enterprise’s premier, national convening: Summit ’19 in Chicago, IL 

Social Enterprise Alliance empowers social enterprises with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and works to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive. Since our founding, we have convened the robust social enterprise field – practitioners, enthusiasts, experts, funders and more – at the Summit.


This year we’ll gather in the heart of downtown Chicago for three days of networking, exploring best practices and enjoying candid discussion on the future of the social enterprise. Join us on September 9th -11th at the Radisson Blu Hotel, and enjoy expert-lead panel discussions on all aspects of social enterprise, like marketing, sales, capital and procurement.


You’ll also have the chance to tour local social enterprises and shop their products at our social impact marketplace, all at the center of a city known for its art and culture.


Book accommodations at the Radisson Blu through this link with code SEASUM for a discounted rate!

Jailan Adly
Jailan Adly


Carla Javits


Maria Kim

President & CEO, Cara

Sonya Passi
Sonya Passi

Founder & CEO, FreeFrom

Kerry Sullivan

President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Rahama Wright
Rahama Wright

CEO, Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty

Discover trends, strategies and best practices for growing your social enterprise.

Meet social enterprise leaders, supporters and enthusiasts from across the U.S.

Hear from innovators and share your dreams about how to change the world.

With deep appreciation for our sponsors who are making Summit ’19 possible:

Bank of America
Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
American Medical Association
Stand Together
BMO Harris Bank
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane
Northern Trust
RSF Social Finance
Social Innovatus
CiTTA Partnership
DePaul University
Ecotone Analytics
Open Door Advisors