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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

April 17Real Estate Opportunity Zones Summit: From Beginner to Advanced Strategies

May 1Impact Investing Day: Investing towards comprehensively healthy and equitable communities

Past Speaking Engagements

September 28MCF Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: “Using Impact Investing Tools For Mission”

October 10-12San Francisco SOCAP: “Real Places: Real Change for Diverse Communities” with Mission Investors Exchange

October 18MCF Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar: “Triple Bottom Line Best Practices”

November 7-8Minneapolis Confluence Philanthropy Water Summit: “Water Quality and Sustainable Agriculture”

November 30NYC High water Women Investing for Impact Symposium 2017: “Taking Action: Removing obstacles to change”

January 11 – Carleton Breakfast Club: “Can You Do Good and Do Well?”

January 30Fresh Energy: “Energizing Impact: How Can Private Investment Spur Clean Energy For All?

March 14-15, MinneapolisConnectUP!

April 12, Bloomington – Carleton Breakfast Club:”Can You Do Good and Do Well?”

April 23-25, NashvilleCLA 2018 National Foundation Conference

May 16, ChicagoMission Investors Echange Conference

July 9Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”

July 10Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”

September 6 – “Wise Women Leaders and Money: Rhythm and Soul—Part 1” From 4:00–8:00PM at the FINNOVATION Lab with Julie Delene of Move As One and Ivy Kaminsky of Find Your Power

September 125th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum “Panel: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Integration”

September 18, PhiladelphiaGreater Philadelphia Philanthropy Network Social Innovation Symposium “Mission Aligned Investing for Community Impact”

October 8Twin Cities Start Up Week “By, For, With: Investing in Diversity”

November 8Impact Investing Breakfast Featuring Aperio and Impact Engine

January 18MCF Conference: “Opportunity Zones are the talk of the town: How can Foundations Engage?”

March 5Confluence Philanthropy’s 9th Annual Practitiones Gathering: DAFs: Maximizing the Impact of Donor Advised Funds


Tony Loyd Podcast: The Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Map with Susan Hammel, Cogent Consulting

SOCAP 17: Come Together, Right Now: Catalyzing Place-Based Impact Investing Ecosystems

Fresh Energy: Energize for Impact

High Water Women’s 2017 Impact Investing Symposium: Taking Action: Removing Obstacles to Change

Food Finance Institute: Impact Investing in Regenerative Agriculture

Social Impact Now: Structural Racism, the ecosystem, and unaccredited investors in impact investing

Social Entrepreneur Roundtable

Cogent’s Social Entrepreneur Roundtables are an opportunity for social enterprises to discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and impact investing as well as to share and exchange resources.

Learn more about the roundtables.