You're Invited to Join Opportunity International for the 2017 National Summit in Chicago
For the first time in our lives, the end to extreme poverty is within reach. Global citizens like you are the key to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to work their way out of poverty —forever. Philanthropists and thought leaders will explore how to develop new pathways out of poverty through innovations that are accelerated by technology and grounded in client service. This is your opportunity to engage with industry experts, Opportunity leadership and fellow supporters who are driving this work and changing the world.
Join us from October 27-29 in downtown Chicago!
- Kick off the weekend with dinner on Friday night at the Loews Chicago Hotel. We will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00pm, followed by the dinner and program at 7:00pm.
- On Saturday, enjoy a full day of educational and inspirational programming at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Join us for breakfast at 7:30am, and learn from a variety of world-class speakers from 8:30am-4:30pm. End the afternoon with a reception from 4:30-6:00pm, and then enjoy dinner on your own or with a new group of friends at one of the many fine restaurants within walking distance of the Summit.
- We will conclude the weekend with worship, breakfast, fellowship and further conversation on Sunday morning. Official programming will conclude around 11:00am, but we invite you to stick around and enjoy some of the incredible cultural activities Chicago has to offer!
2017 Summit Speakers
Geoff R. Andersen
Executive Director, CSU Foundation
Senior Advisor at Treliant Risk Advisors
Board Member, Chairman of the United States African Development Foundation
Head of Programs, Opportunity International
Financial Inclusion Consultant
Co-Founder and CEO, Partners in Food Solutions
President & CEO, Global Impact
Chief Storyteller, Swell+Good
Chair, Schools of Opportunity Campaign
Founder: Focused Community Strategies & Author of Toxic Charity
Strategy and Business Development, Luse Holdings
Financial Advisor, UBS
Senior Fellow, RESULTS
Rev. Dr. John F. Ross
Wayzata Community Church
Director of Governance and Regional Director, Opportunity International
CEO, Dia Vikas
Regional Agricultural Finance Advisor, Opportunity International
CEO, Opportunity International
David M. Tolmie
Senior Partner, The Edgewater Funds
Social Responsibility Analyst, Opportunity Colombia