Social Innovation Symposium


Thank you to all sponsors and participants of the 7th Annual NYU Social Innovation Symposium held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Kimmel Center! Stay tuned as we start planning for SIS 2018.

The 2017 theme was "Businesses of Tomorrow: Toward Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability," and featured Rick Ridgeway, VP of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia.

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Combining elements of business and entrepreneurship, policy, and law, the NYU Social Innovation Symposium (SIS) is an annual forum for nearly 300 practitioners, scholars, and students to share game-changing social concepts and ideas.

The symposium spans a wide array of social matters from education, public health, and environmental issues to democratic institutions, financial inclusion, and economic inequality. Jointly organized by New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the School of Law, the SIS is the premier conference serving New York City’s burgeoning social enterprise community.

The symposium aims to leverage the vibrancy of New York City and three distinct academic and professional communities to highlight the ecosystem of actors key to fostering cutting-edge social innovations.