In 2012, Otterbein University was one of 12 colleges and universities selected to host an Opportunity Nation Summit. This year, Otterbein will continue the conversation with the Community Impact Summit on Saturday, April 13. The summit will explore topics of social innovation and national policy issues as they relate to business and community development.
“It’s important that we continue the dialog of issues on ways to improve the communities that we live in,” said Otterbein President Kathy Krendl. “Last year we kicked off our spring summit with a conversation around the ‘new’ American dream and the importance of community partnerships in creating opportunities for women. This year we are looking at another aspect of community impact – social innovation.”
The 2013 Community Impact Summit at Otterbein will share leading-edge information on Social Innovation — new ideas that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and our planet. Featured speakers include: Candace Klein, CEO of Bad Girl Ventures, and Tara Abraham, chairman and CEO of Accel Inc. and member of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC). Summit participants also will engage in a World Café on social innovation efforts and successes in their communities, led by social entrepreneur Joe DeLoss. For more information or to register to attend, call 614-823-1232 or visit www.otterbein.edu/summit.