Upcoming Events

Social Impact Summit

The Social Impact Summit is an engaging and inspiring conference program that brings together leading academics and practitioners to expose delegates to a variety of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership. This two-day Summit is a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions, skill building workshops and networking opportunities designed to educate and inspire delegates to be impactful and responsible leaders both in their careers and in their local communities.

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  • October 12-13, 2018
  • Goodes Hall


Social Innovation Boot Camp 2-days

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Social Innovation Bootcamp is an engaging two-date immersion into the world of social innovation and its implications for using business as a catalyst for social change.

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Social Innovation Research Showcase

Spring 2018

The Social Innovation Research Showcase brings together graduate students from Smith School of Business to present and discuss the research projects they have been working on related to issues of social innovation. This half-day event also includes a Faculty speaker panel and keynote speaker with some of Queen’s University’s leading faculty researchers.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

September 25, 2018 – Gwen Patrick

These informal presentations are led by Smith School of Business faculty and students; Queen’s faculty or members from the Kingston and area community and are open to everyone. One hour in length, the presentations include an overview of a research idea or paper, during which questions and comments are encouraged, followed by time for conversation and feedback.

Other sessions
October 2018

Speaker Series

Engaging talks and networking sessions given by thought leaders and experts in areas related to social impact. These talks are held several times yearly and are open to Queen’s students, faculty and staff as well as the wider Kingston community.

Professional Leadership Programs

Social Finance Academy 2-days

Learn how to integrate social finance tools within your organization to transform outcomes and investment models, while achieving measurable financial returns and valuable social impacts.

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Leading with Impact 2-days

Learn what it means to be a responsible and ethical leader who can effect change within organizations, communities, and society at large. The session will focus on topics such as authenticity, designing for innovation, social intrapreneurship, and partnering across sectors.

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LGBTQ+ Professional Leadership Program

October 14-19, 2018

Bring confidence and authenticity to your leadership style as a professional who identifies as LGBTQ+ or acts as an ally to the community.

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