You're Invited to the Opportunity International 2018 Summit in Minneapolis
We are at an unprecedented point in human history: for the first time ever, ending extreme poverty is within reach.
Since 1990, extreme poverty around the world has been cut in half. Global leaders remind us that we have reason to be optimistic; that no matter how many challenges we still face, things are actually getting better.
Join us this fall to celebrate the progress we have made so far, and look to the future with a renewed sense of possibility.
Connect with old friends, and meet a new group of like-minded peers. Learn from international thought leaders as they share more about trends and innovations in our industry. Meet members of Opportunity's global staff who serve our clients in the field each and every day. And hear from the visionaries who are charting our collective course forward.
The Summit is your chance to join in the conversation about how we are going to tackle extreme poverty once and for all—together.
October 12-14, 2018
The Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
A three-day educational, inspirational, and encouraging event featuring speakers, thought leaders, and innovators from around the world.
Opportunity supporters, friends, global thinkers, philanthropists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and most importantly, YOU!
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00 AM Workshop Sessions
Dive deeper into Opportunity's work by participating in round-table workshops. These sessions are designed to offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, interact with experts, and participate in more discussion-based activities. Workshop attendees will join three sessions on three different topics. Lunch is included.
3:30 PM Workshop Sessions Conclude
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Dinner and Program
Learn more about Opportunity's vision, connect with fellow supporters, and kick off the weekend.
9:00 PM Evening Concludes
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Session One
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Session Two
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Session Three
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Session Four
4:30 PM Sessions Conclude
5:30 PM Dinner and Celebration
Celebrate how far we've come, and look to the future with a renewed sense of possibility. Conclude a day of learning with a party!
8:00 PM Evening Concludes
Sunday, October 14, 2018
9:00 AM Breakfast and Worship Gathering
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
Travel Editor, CBS News
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
Anchor/Reporter, Fox News Channel
Please select which portions of the program you would like to attend.
Register before September 1 to take advantage of Early Bird prices for the Friday and Saturday educational programs.