The BIG List of Social Good Events to Speak At

Climate change, women's empowerment, sustainability and other types of social good conferences around the world feature keynote speakers who share their expertise and/or stories about the obstacles that they have overcome as a way to educate and inspire others.

The best venues offer an eclectic mix of celebrities, authors, poets, scientists, writers, startups, activists, indigenous people, and foundations, amongst others. Depending on the institution, engagements can range from being unpaid but offer a tremendous amount of publicity, to paid with average professional speaking fees coming in at $6,000 and going up beyond $40,000 per hour.

If someone who you know has done something that is making a difference in the world, use this list to nominate that person as a speaker. Note, some of these events even allow you to nominate yourself.

TEDTED is home to a constantly growing set of novel and powerful ideas. Front-row seat to see what's shaping up in technology, business, science, design and the arts.Nominate Speaker at TED
Social Good SummitThe Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held annually during UNGA Week.Nominate Speaker at Social Good SummitFall, annuallyNew York
SDG Media ZoneThe SDG Media Zone is a platform to create live content, connect and celebrate the initiatives of the global community working on the Sustainable Development Goals.Nominate a Speaker at the SDG Media ZoneFall, annuallyAt the United Nations in New York
COPConference of the Parties for climate change.
Hustle ConAn event for non technical startup tactics.Nominate a Speaker at Hustle Con
Sustainable BrandsMission is to inspire, engage and equip brands to succeed by leading the way to a sustainable futureNominate a Speaker at Sustainable Brands
MIT Technology ReviewThe mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.Nominate a Speaker at MIT
techweekTo spread wealth creation to diverse places and people by supporting the emergence of Hero Companies.Nominate a Speaker at techweekNew York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City
NASAThe Office of the Chief Scientist produces a platform for innovative discussion and inspiration to catalyze scientific progress, share ideas, and communicate new and exciting concepts. Nominate a Speaker at NASA"
Global Entrepreneurial SummitDuring his "A New Beginning" speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has become an annual event.Nominate a Speaker for GES
SustainatopiaFounded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries.Nominate a Speaker at SustainatopiaMAY 7TH - 10TH, 2017SAN FRANCISCO · TO MARINES MEMORIAL CLUB & HOTEL
SUP-XA two day international conference and expo that attracts 1500+ startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors and related service providers from throughout North America. Nominate a Speaker at SUPMarch 6-7, 2017Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Yale University“If you can identify with something bigger than yourself and ‘bask in reflected glory,’ you can feel pretty good about other people’s successes. This is the key to happiness. … This is what makes this place so wonderful.”
— Peter Salovey, President Yale Univeristy
Nominate a Speaker at Yale
VERGEVERGE focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. This global event series convenes the ecosystem of leading players working to turn the promise of sustainability into tangible opportunities for business, the environment, and society.Nominate a Speaker at VergeJUNE 20th - 27thHawaii