31 new reasons to get excited and be inspired
// By Jacqueline Brennan
The Upswell speaker lineup continues to grow – by almost 22% in fact – with 31 newly added presenters who will challenge how you think about your mission, and inspire you to apply new approaches to pursue your changemaking goals better and more effectively.
Hailing from places as varied as think tanks, social enterprises, and community organizations, these 31 luminaries are ready to open your eyes and your minds to new ways of realizing change.
What can a “recovering angry atheist” teach you about religious civic engagement? Why are urban green spaces so important to the health and wellbeing of city dwellers? And that $1 Trillion Moonshot Challenge – what’s that all about?
Oh, and one more reason to get excited! We’ve got a big announcement next week about someone just named one of the most influential leaders in the world! Better lock in your spot for Upswell today. It’s going to be an amazing ride. In the meantime, here are 31 new speakers to get acquainted with before you meet them in-person in Chicago this November!
- Regina Anderson, Food Recovery Network
- Chad Berg, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Rhonda Broussard, Beloved Community
- Sarah Cummings, The Demand Institute
- Caitlin Donnelly, Nonprofit Vote
- Lauren Euwer. BoardEffect
- Kristina Gawrgy Campbell, Independent Sector
- Gillian Gonda, The Fetzer Institute
- Brandan Green, Chetu Inc.
- Anne Haines, DreamSpring
- Denise Harlow, Community Action Partnership
- Jacob Harold, Candid
- Jesse Herrera, Urban Theory
- Sarah Hewitt, Audubon Dakota
- Ayesha Jaco, West Side United
- Rachel Knox, Hyde Family Foundations
- Marie LeBlanc, Independent Sector
- Tiffney Marley, National Community Action Partnership
- Kristine Michie, DreamSpring
- Mareeha Niaz, Independent Sector
- Stephanie Peng, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
- Allison Ralph, Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project
- Zeenat Rahman, Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute
- Amy Rencher. Wayne State University
- Joshua Rivera, Poverty Solutions at University of Michigan
- Analía Rodríguez, Latino Union of Chicago
- Patrick Rooney, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- Veronica Selzler, Hattaway Communications, Inc.
- Darnell Shields, Austin Coming Together (ACT)
- Tarik Ward. ELMA Philanthropy Services
- Lisa Weichman, Root Inc.