What is IMAGINE Social Good?

IMAGINE Social Good (IMAGINE) is a gathering of some of the most inspiring human beings on the planet. We are coming together in Richmond, Virginia to convene, converse, and create diverse coalitions of change-making individuals who are committed to building a more just and livable world.

The weekend consists of main-stage events with keynote speakers that are attended by everyone, breakout sessions where student teams present their work to panels of experts, a Hacks for Humanity marathon, inspiring workshops and multiple moments to meet, listen to and learn from one another.

IMAGINE (the Summit) was founded by Shawn Humphrey, the Blue Collar Professor and Change-Maker in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University’s da Vinci Center. IMAGINE Social Good was founded by Dan Morrison, Shawn’s long-time friend and kick ass collaborator.

Who should attend IMAGINE?

IMAGINE is a summit built around students and their work in the social good space. So, students (from middle school to graduate school) should definitely attend. However, IMAGINE is not just for students. And, not just for students with projects. Everyone interested in building a more just and livable world is encouraged to attend.

Can I be a volunteer?

Oh hell yeah! Anything worth building takes a team. And, if you want to join the IMAGINE team email Shawn at professor.humphrey@gmail.com. We are recruiting new team members now.  Team members can work remotely from anywhere across the country. And, this spring, we’ll begin recruiting “ambassadors” to serve attendees during IMAGINE. To be an “ambassador” you must be available during the entire weekend for IMAGINE. Shawn will announce the application to become an “ambassador” on his blog and through twitter this spring.

How much is IMAGINE?

Its free!

What if I cannot afford the travel and lodging expenses?

As of December 1, 2017, we do not have the funds to help cover student travel expenses. However, as a first-generation college student who grew up poor in a small Ohio town, I (Shawn) am committed to doing my best to make IMAGINE an opportunity for you. I cannot promise you that I will be successful. I can promise you that I will try. Just email me: professor.humphrey@gmail.com

How can I get a ticket?

Easy. Just Register.

Still have questions?

You can use our Contact form or email Shawn at professor.humphrey@gmail.com. He’ll get back to your quickly. We know he will because he is typing this right now.