Friday, March 23rd

LOCATION

TIME

DESCRIPTION

ALC 1st Floor Lobby – Welcome Desk 4:00 – 7:00 pm Registration
ALC 1107 5:30 pm IMAGINE Welcome Address with Special Performance by IMAGINE DREAM TEAM
ALC 1st Floor Lounge 5:30 – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception with speed meeting/networking *Including refreshments and the Jake Adams Jazz Quartet
ALC 1107 6:30 – 7:15 pm “WE ARE…” Disrupting Deficit Perspectives through PHOTOVOICE – presentation and discussion panel with student authors

Saturday, March 24th

LOCATION

TIME

DESCRIPTION

ALC 1ST Floor Lobby – Welcome Desk 7:30 – 8:20 am Registration
ALC 1107 8:20 – 8:45 am IMAGINE Welcome (Shawn Humphrey) with Special Performance by VCU Ethiopian Student Association
ALC 1107 8:45 – 9:15 am Keynote #1: Charles Corprew – What’s Your Revolution?
ALC 1100 9:30 – 10:45 am Lightning and Value Session #1A

Emma Cunningham-Bradshaw (Episcopal High School) – Genes Load the Gun

Anna Fitzgibbon (Johns Hopkins University) – OutGrowth

Armin Gholami (UC Santa Cruz) – Sustainable Finance Research + Earth Accounting

Monica Vallejo and Leslie Arreaza (Meredith College) – We Stand with All

ALC 1100 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 1a – Emma Cunningham-Bradshaw (Episcopal High School) – Genes Load the Gun
ALC 1102 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 2a – Anna Fitzgibbon (Johns Hopkins University) – OutGrowth
ALC 1104 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 3a – Armin Gholami (UC Santa Cruz) – Sustainable Finance Research + Earth Accounting
ALC 1105 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 4a – Monica Vallejo and Leslie Arreaza (Meredith College) – We Stand with All
ALC 1st Floor Lounge 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 5a – Open Pitch
ALC 1107 9:30 – 10:45 am Lightning and Value Session #1B

Elisabeth Ivey (Messiah College) – Moving Stories from the Margins

Alli Jakubek (University of Mary Washington) – Teaching Through Trust: Community Based Financial Literacy

Olivia Tucker (Episcopal High School) – Re-Righting the Native Narrative: Sexual Assault on American Indian Reservations

Aleena Taufiq (Southern Methodist University) – Geared Up

ALC 2100 LEFT 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 1b – Elisabeth Ivey (Messiah College) – Moving Stories from the Margins
ALC 1201 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 2b –  Alli Jakubek (University of Mary Washington) – Teaching Through Trust: Community Based Financial Literacy
ALC 2100 RIGHT 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 3b –  Olivia Tucker (Episcopal High School) – Re-Righting the Native Narrative: Sexual Assault on American Indian Reservations
ALC 1107 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 4b – Aleena Taufiq (Southern Methodist University) – Geared Up
ALC 1st Floor Lounge 9:45 – 10:45 am Breakout 5b – Open Pitch
ALC 1st Floor Lounge and Open Spaces 10:45 – 11:15 am Circles + Dialogue
ALC 1107 11:25 – 11:30 am Summit Address by VCU  President,  Dr. Michael Rao
ALC 1107 11:30 am-12 pm Keynote #2: Sofia Arroyo – Indigenous Worldviews: Inspiration for a Good Life
On Your Own 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
ALC 1100 1:15 – 2:30 pm Lightning and Value Session #2

Logan Burum and Hannah Rothwell (University of Mary Washington) – Open Discussion on the Ethics of Development

Aaliyah Montague-Bass (Dalton State College) – Smart Food Initiative

Kesley Richardson (University of West Florida) – The New College Success

ALC 1100 1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout 1 – Logan Burum and Hannah Rothwell (University of Mary Washington) – Open Discussion on the Ethics of Development
ALC 1102 1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout 2 – Aaliyah Montague-Bass (Dalton State College) – Smart Food Initiative
ALC 1104 1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout 3 – Kesley Richardson – (University of West Florida) The New College Success
ALC 1st Floor Lounge 1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout 4 – Open Pitch
ALC 1st Floor Lounge and Open Spaces 2:30 – 3:00 pm Circles + Dialogue
ALC 1100 3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop Session A

Nada Milijkovic – Fundamentals of the Lean Start-Up:

Get an introduction of the Lean Start-Up methodology and how to search for a successful startup idea as well as create a business plan. We will learn how to use the business model canvas and the core principles: value propositions, customer segments and engagement, channels, cost structure, and key resources, activities, and partners.

ALC 1102 3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop Session B

Megan Coolidge – Strategies for Social Good:

Interested in starting a social venture, but don’t know where to start? Have a vague idea for a problem that needs to be fixed, but no idea how to fix it? Come learn how organizations tackling some of our biggest societal challenges, including childhood hunger, racial equity, and health parity, create strategies for transformational change. You’ll walk away with an understanding of processes and frameworks you can use to identify a societal need and determine the best approach for tackling that problem.

ALC 1104 3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop Session C

Santiago Sueiro and Jeff Paddock – How to Build a Client-Centered Organization:

Participatory development models are important because they ensure sustainability. Enter a conversation with us to find ways to include communities in our processes and represent them fairly. We all need a paradigm shift. Let’s change the way we see development.

ALC 1105 3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop Session D

Christina Dick – Using Social Media to Build And Better Your “Real Life” Connections:

Social media sometimes get a bad rap for being isolating or replacing authentic relationships. Learn how social media can actually help you build your real-life network.

ALC 1107 3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop Session E

Shawn Humphrey – Get Sh*t Done Diagnostic:

There are times when we feel indomitable. We are squeezing every bit of humanity out of our fleeting existence. We love it here, want to stay here. But, our sense of empowerment tends to vary from day to day. It doesn’t have to be this way. Join me in taking a full-sensory inventory of those moments when you feel fully empowered and begin building a sustainable change-maker lifestyle.

ALC 1st Floor Lounge and Open Spaces 4:30 – 4:50 pm Coffee + Solitude
ALC 1107 5:00 – 5:30 pm Keynote #3: Danielle Nierenberg – Women and Youth in Agriculture
ALC 1107 5:30 – 5:45 pm Closing Remarks
N. Linden St. Courtyard/Park Plaza

(Alternate: ALC 1st Floor Lobby & Lounge)

6:00 – 8:30 pm Concerts/Performances/Food Truck Rodeo/Maker’s Faire

Sunday, March 25th

LOCATION

TIME

DESCRIPTION

ALC 1ST Floor Lobby – Welcome Desk 7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
ALC 1107 8:00 – 8:15 am IMAGINE Welcome (Team)
ALC 2100 8:15 – 9:15 am Special Presentation:

  • Urban Gardens, the James River, & Sustainability at VCU (Wyatt Carpenter)
ALC 1st & 2nd Floor Lounges and Open Spaces (including small gathering spaces 1103, 2202, 2101, 2102, 2106) 8:30 – 9:25 am Circles + Dialogue  
ALC 1107 9:25 – 9:30 am Special Performance by ARABHI Acapella – Contemporary Bollywood Fusion
ALC 1107 9:30 – 10:00 am Keynote #4: mark! Lopez
ALC 1104 10:15 – 11:15 am Workshop Session A

Fred Thompson – Selling Your Idea: Tips for Developing a “Story” That Attracts Investor Support:

Okay, you’ve developed an idea… a concept that has the potential to solve an important societal problem.  Now what? You need to convince others that your proposed solution will actually deliver. You need to develop a story that sells the benefits of your plan to supporters and investors — constituents with the ability to help make your vision a reality.  This workshop is intended to provide the building blocks for creating and communicating messages that compel action.

ALC 1105 10:15 – 11:15 am Workshop Session B

Charles Corprew – What’s Your Revolution?

When you can answer that question, you can change and define how you live, love, and lead. Learn three ways you and your organization can conceptualize your revolution and use it to transform yourself and the world.

ALC 2104 10:15 – 11:15 am Workshop Session C

Megan Vaughn-Albert and Nadir Shams – Knowing What Works: Measuring the Impact of Social Enterprises:

You have an idea for a social enterprise that will change the world. Great! But how do you know you are addressing the problem you sought to solve, if your idea is working, and if there are other, better approaches? In this workshop, we will introduce high level evaluation methods for social enterprises and have participants design simple assessments for real organizations

ALC 2107 10:15 – 11:15 am Workshop Session D

Vida Williams – See a Need, Fill It: Ideation Realization Methodology:

This workshop will introduce an ideation methodology for filling needs.  The core of every social entrepreneur is to ‘do something’ about ‘something.’ Participants will walk through idea realization to planning for tactical execution.

ALC 1107 11:15 -11:45 am Welcome to RVA – Special Performance by the Rappahannock Tribe (Drummers + Dancers)
ALC 1107 11:45 am-12:15 pm Keynote #5: Angela Patton – Why I stay?
On Your Own 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
ALC 1100 1:30 – 2:45 pm Lightning and Value Session #3A

Bi’Anncha Andrews (Catholic University of America) – The Rights of Residents: Confronting Gentrification

Mark Herring and Liam Missios (University of Mary Washington) – Developing a Microfinance Institution in Virginia

Kenney Tran (Merrimack College) – Dealing Meals

ALC 1100 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 1a- Bi’Anncha Andrews (Catholic University of America) – The Rights of Residents: Confronting Gentrification
ALC 1104 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 3a- Mark Herring and Liam Missios (University of Mary Washington) – Developing a Microfinance Institution in Virginia
ALC 1105 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 4a- Kenney Tran Merrimack College) – Dealing Meals
ALC 1201 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 5a- Open Pitch
ALC 2100 1:30 – 2:45 pm Lightning and Value Session #3B

Megan Carey, Neha Pondicherry, and Nikita Cotzias (Virginia Commonwealth University)  – Ram Pantry +

Omar Jafar and Devina Thapa (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Stepping into STEM-H

Charlotte Vitak (University of San Diego) – My Story

ALC 2107 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 1b- Megan Carey, Neha Pondicherry and Nikita Cotzias (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Ram Pantry +
ALC 2104 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 2b- Omar Jafar and Devina Thapa (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Stepping into STEM-H
ALC 2100 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 3b- Charlotte Vitak (University of San Diego) – My Story
ALC 1201 1:45 – 2:45 pm Breakout 4b- Open Pitch
ALC 2104 3:00 – 4:15 pm Lightning and Value Session #4A

Oliver Aurand (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Revlidy

Faizaan Khan (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Healthcare at Home

Tatenda Ndambakuwa (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Shiri

Mashaba Rashid (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative

ALC 2107 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 1a- Oliver Aurand (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Revlidy
ALC 2104 3:15 – 4:15 pm Break out 2a- Faizaan Khan (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Healthcare at Home
ALC 2100 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 3a- Tatenda Ndambakuwa (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Shiri
ALC 2201 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 4a- Mashaba Rashid (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative
ALC 1201 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 5a- Open Pitch
ALC 1102 3:00 – 4:15 pm Lightning and Value Session #4B

Ashley Koo – A Heart to Heart Hotline

Ashlee Lester – Engaging Youth After School

Ceciela Polanco (UNC Chapel Hill) – Pupusas for Education

Santosha Veeramachaneni – The DOT

ALC 1100 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 1b- Ashley Koo (Virginia Commonwealth University) – A Heart to Heart Hotline
ALC 1102 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 2b- Ashlee Lester (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Engaging Youth After School
ALC 1104 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 3b- Santosha Veeramachaneni (Virginia Commonwealth University) – The DOT
ALC 1107 3:15 – 4:15 pm Breakout 4b – Cecilia Polanco (UNC Chapel Hill) – Pupusas for Education
ALC 1105 3:15- 4:15 pm Breakout 5b- Open Pitch
ALC 1st & 2nd Floor Lounges and Open Spaces (including small gathering spaces 1103, 2202, 2101, 2102, 2106) 4:15 – 4:45 pm Circles + Dialogue
ALC 1107 5:00 – 5:30 pm Keynote #6: Jennifer Lentfer – Why is it so hard to “do good”?
ALC 1107 5:30 – 5:45 pm Special Performance by Yu Dance Arts – Chinese Traditional Dance with a Western Modern Aesthetic
ALC 1107 5:45 – 6:15 pm Summit Charge and Closing Remarks with Slam Poetry Performance by Michelle Dodd of SLAM! Richmond