Join us as we livestream the 2017 Collective Impact Convening's plenary sessions each day from Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25.

Visit the livestream page on Youtube during the plenary session times, and join attendees from around the world for the Forum’s biggest event of the year!

Check back at our Youtube livestream on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00pm ET when the livestream starts!


Livestream Times

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm ET
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am ET
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:30am - 10:00am ET and 12:15 - 1:30pm ET

Follow along on Social Media: Convening attendees and livestream viewers will be sharing thoughts and insights thoughout the sessions. Follow along and share your own ideas via the tags #CollectiveImpact and #CIConvening, and tag us on Twitter at @CIForumTweets.

Can’t make this livestream event? We will post videos of the convening plenary sessions later to the Collective Impact Forum resource library and announce it in a future e-newsletter.

See the schedule summary below or visit the convening website for the full agenda.


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Welcome and Opening Plenary: 2:00pm – 3:45pm ET

Welcome Remarks


  • Sheri Brady, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions
  • Paul Grogan, The Boston Foundation
  • Jennifer Splansky Juster, Collective Impact Forum

Performance from local spoken word poet Payal Sharma

Insights on Supporting Collective Impact


  • Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Jennifer Splansky Juster, Collective Impact Forum
  • Patrick McCarthy, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Hilary Pennington, Ford Foundation
  • Jocelyn Sargent, The Hyams Foundation


Morning Plenary: 8:00am – 10:00am ET

Welcome Remarks

Monique Miles, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Performance from vocalist Dom Jones and guitarist Oscar Brown, III

Complementary or in Conflict? Community Organizing and Collective Impact


  • Melody Barnes, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions
  • Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Marjorie Parker, JobsFirstNYC
  • Marc Philpart, PolicyLink

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Morning Plenary: 8:30am – 10:00am ET

Performance from local spoken word poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Collective Impact – What's the Business Case?


  • Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, Reliance Methods
  • Dannielle Campos, Bank of America
  • Kesha Cash, Impact America Fund
  • Alok Deshpande, SmartPath
  • Kim Fortunato, Campbell Soup Company

Lunch Plenary: 12:15pm – 1:30pm ET

Performance from local spoken word poet Kaitlin Pang

The Future of Collective Impact in Turbulent Times


  • Kat Allen, Communities That Care Coalition
  • Tawanna Black, Northside Funders Group
  • Steve Patrick, Aspen Forum for Community Solution
  • Heather Peeler, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Ursula Wright, FSG

View the full 2017 Convening Agenda

Watch the Livestream on YouTube