Summit Institute has hosted gatherings of experts, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs on an array of social impact topics.  Our innovative Summit Institute Lab model brings together diverse issue-area stakeholders with industry leaders from various disciplines to tackle big social opportunities and create new solutions.

Summit Institute Labs

Summit Institute, with the support of the Summit community, assembles a diverse and powerful set of players to explore and learn of cutting edge opportunities to result in real world actions. This conference will be relatively intimate – with approximately 50 participants from a range of sectors. Operating on Chatham House rules, we seek to engender an atmosphere of trust conducive to exploring new opportunities and ideas.



For the women’s-only weekend in August, SI worked with the Summit female leadership to gather powerful women and discuss gender issues and far-reaching ways that Summit women can impact the world. 


Our first co-hosted weekend on food systems was a great success. Summit Institute brought diverse speakers and attendees to engage the community on issues of food justice, and organized a field trip to the local Sandhill farms to engage the Eden community.