Global
summit

2023 Dates TBA

discover the future of everything

Be part of our unforgettable annual global summit of Singularity University’s global community of leaders and changemakers. We’ll explore the exciting convergence of exponential technologies, connect new people and ideas, and co-create a better world together.

Join leaders from around the world for in-depth conversations and discussions about the future and the role that each of us play in it. Global Summit will give you the momentum to begin changing the world today to ensure an even better tomorrow for us all. 

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“I found the content and the presenters first class, like early TED talks but with more depth and content.”

Craig Hampel

Past Global Summit Attendee

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Over the course of two transformational days, people from all corners of the world will come together as a first-of-its-kind community to identify, catalyze and solve for convergence and impact, and establish practical actions we can all take, right now to create everlasting change and transformation.

To accommodate a truly global audience we have two tracks attendees can join:

am track: 8am-12pm PST
pm track: 6pm- 10pm PST

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8:00-8:05am PST

Welcome + Your Invitation to 2022 the Year of Impact

Singularity CEO welcomes you to your path to impact

Speaker: Steve Leonard- Singularity Group CEO

8:05-8:10am PST

The World's greatest challenges are your greatest opportunities, and the power of the future is faster than we think

Speaker: Peter Diamandis-Singularity Group Co-Founder & XPrize Co-founder & CEO 

Technology + Impact = Opportunity

8:10-8:20am PST

Creating Impact Matters and Why it Matters

How to take your impact to the next level in 2022 and beyond

Speaker: Darlene Damm-Singularity Group, Head of Impact

8:20-8:40am PST

Personal Path to Impact

A Powerful Roadmap for clarity, connection making, and creativity

Speaker: Kyle Hermans- Co-Founder & CEO of Be Courageous Innovation

8:30-9:00am PST

The New Exponential Economics of Doing Good

Harnessing the converging power of exponential technologies to tackle the world's greatest challenges the Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker: Paul D. Roberts-Partner at Be Courageous Innovation

9:00-9:30am PST

Technology, Climate, and COP26 Implications and Actions

What are the implications from COP26, and how can governments, industry, and the technology create the world we want to live into.

Speakers:
Joe White, MBE, HM Tech Envoy to the US and Consul General to San Francisco
Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainability, IT, UK Department for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Professor Gavin Shaddick, Chair of Data Science and Statistics at the University of Exeter and co-Director of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence
Stephen McGough, Senior Lecturer in Data Science and Machine Learning within the Scalable Computing Group in the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

9:30-10:00am PST

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose between three impact panels

SDG4 - Quality Education Panel
How can we ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Speakers: Dr. Sanjeev Arora - Founder and Director at Project Echo; Hla Hla Win - CEO & Co-founder of 360ed; Dr. Ayesha Madni, Senior Research Associate and Program Manager at University of Southern California

SDG13 - Climate Action Panel
How to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Speakers: Maria Fujihara - Founder & CEO at SINAI Technologies Inc, Mariana Vasconcelos - Founder & CEO at Agrosmart S.A.

SDG7 - Affordable Energy Panel
How can we ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
Speakers: Mathew Hampshire-Waugh - Director of Climate Change at Enzo Advisors LLC; Lex Hoefsloot - Co-Founder and CEO at Lightyear

10:00-10:30am PST

Connections

Moderated connection session from Breakouts

10:45-11:00am PST

Day 1 Recap: Learn, Connect, Take Action

Review content and recommendations from Day 1

Speakers: Steve Leonard, Darlene Damm, Kyle Hermans

11:00am-12:00pm PST

Impact Networking

Mingle and connect with participants and Singularity Group and start your journey in a collective, exponential community moving the world forward

8:00-8:10am PST 

Day 2 Welcome

Review Day 1 and set goals and outcomes for Day 2

Speaker: Kyle Hermans- Co-Founder & CEO of Be Courageous Innovation

8:10-8:55am PST

Exponential Technologies & Innovation to Disrupt Global Hunger

With 8.5 billion people on the planet by 2030, now is the time to harness the power of exponential technologies to unlock the next food revolution.

Speakers: Bernhard Kowatsch - Head of the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator;
Houman Haddad - Founder of Building Blocks;
Armin Wedler- Head of planetary Exploration and Field Robotics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics; Claire Rhodes- CEO Producers Direct

8:55-9:40am PST

Impact In Action Toolkit: Stakeholder Centered Strategy

Unlock the exponential impact by unlocking the power of shared value through stakeholder centered strategy

Speakers: Michael Dix - Founder & CEO at Intentional Futures; Christian Anibarro – Director of Stakeholder Centered Strategy at Intentional Futures

9:40-10:10am PST

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter now more than ever

Action as a Founder
How to create the world you want to live into by founding an impact focussed company.  Key insights to success.
Speakers: Tres Fontaine - Coach, Facilitator, Consultant, 
Public Speaker, Author; Tiffany Tong - Co-Founder and CEO of Aloi and
 Singularity Group Expert; Lucrezia Bisignani - Founder and CEO of Kukua

Action as an Impact Investor
Turning the $85 trillion global economy towards a thriving sustainable opportunity for all will take significant investment, how can you make impactful change through your investing.
Speakers: Angel Gambino - VC and CEO of Alchemist Collective; Cecile Blilious, - Pitango Ventures; Daniel Izzo - Vox Capital

Action as an Intrapreneur
A change in mindsets and actions is beginning to take hold within many of today's organizations.  How do you start to move the SDG needle within your organization?
Speakers: Lewis Perkins - President at Apparel Impact Institute; Sharif Hoque -Sustainability at H&M; Harsh Sheth - WWF; Kyle Hermans- Moderator 

Action as an Active Citizen
SDG 17 emphasizes the need for inclusive partnerships at the global, regional, national and local levels to bring about change. How do your find your place and operate as an Active Citizen?
Speakers: Federico Rivas - Co-founder of SingularityU San Salvador Chapter; Konstanze Frischen - Global Leadership Group Member, Ashoka

10:10-10:40am PST

Acting With Ethical Awareness

The actions we take today will impact generations to come.  How do we  ensure that as we move forward that we are creating the world we want to live into, and not unleash unintended consequences

Speaker: Alix Rübsaam- Director of Research Content for Singularity Group

10:40-11:00am PST

Turn Insights into Action

Review your Path to Impact Roadmap and recommendations from Day 2

Speaker:Steve Leonard, Darlene Damm, Kyle Hermans

11:00am-12:00pm PST

Impact Networking

Mingle and connect with participants and Singularity Group and start your journey in a collective, exponential community moving the world forward

6:00-6:05pm PST

Welcome + Your Invitation to 2022 the Year of Impact

Singularity CEO welcomes you to your path to impact

Speaker: Steve Leonard- Singularity Group CEO

6:05-6:10pm PST

Technology + Impact = Opportunity

The World's greatest challenges are your greatest opportunities, and the power of the future is faster than we think

Speaker: Peter Diamandis-Singularity Group Co-Founder & XPrize Co-founder & CEO 

6:10-6:30pm PST

Creating Impact Matters and Why it Matters

How to take your impact to the next level in 2022 and beyond

Speakers: Darlene Damm-Singularity Group, Head of Impact

6:30-6:40pm PST

Personal Path to Impact

A Powerful Roadmap for clarity, connection making, and creativity

Speaker: Kyle Hermans- Co-Founder & CEO of Be Courageous Innovation

6:40-7:00pm PST

The New Exponential Economics of Doing Good

Harnessing the converging power of exponential technologies to tackle the world's greatest challenges the Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker: Paul D. Roberts- Partner at Be Courageous Innovation

7:00-7:55pm PST

Technology, Climate, and COP26 Implications and Actions

What are the implications from COP26, and how can governments, industry, and the technology create the world we want to live into.

Speakers:
Joe White, MBE, HM Tech Envoy to the US and Consul General to San Francisco
Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainability, IT, UK Department for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Professor Gavin Shaddick, Chair of Data Science and Statistics at the University of Exeter and co-Director of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence
Stephen McGough, Senior Lecturer in Data Science and Machine Learning within the Scalable Computing Group in the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

8:05pm-8:35pm PST

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter now more than ever

Sustainable Cities Panel
How can we build the cities of the future that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?
Speakers: Peter A. Cabral - Political Scientist; Robert Muggah - Principal of SecDev Group and Co-Founder of the Igarape Institute, Singularity Group  Expert; Melba Kurman - Author and Singularity Group Expert

SDG13 - Climate Action Panel
How to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Speakers: Melba Kurman - Author of Driverless & Fabricated; TBA; TBA

SDG7 - Affordable Energy Panel
How can we ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
Speakers: Mathew Hampshire-Waugh - Director of Climate Change at Enzo Advisors LLC; TBA

8:35-8:45pm PST

Connections

Moderated connection session from Breakouts

8:45-9:00pm PST

Day 1 Recap: Learn, Connect, Take Action

Review content and recommendations from Day 1

Speakers: Steve Leonard, Darlene Damm, Kyle Hermans

9:00pm-10:00pm PST

Impact Networking

Mingle and connect with participants and Singularity Group and start your journey in a collective, exponential community moving the world forward

6:00-6:10pm PST

Welcome

Review Day 1 and expectations for Day 2

Speaker: Kyle Hermans- Co-Founder & CEO of Be Courageous Innovation

6:10-6:55pm PST

Exponential Technologies & Innovation to Disrupt Global Hunger

With 8.5 billion people on the planet by 2030, now is the time to harness the power of exponential technologies to unlock the next food revolution.

Speakers: Houman Haddad, Head of Emerging Technologies at the United Nations World Food Programme and Founder of Building Blocks; Armin
Wedler - Head of planetary Exploration and Field Robotics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics; Claire
Rhodes - CEO and Founder, Producers Direct; Bernhard Kowatsch - Head of the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

6:55-7:40pm PST

Impact In Action Toolkit: Stakeholder Centered Strategy

Unlock the exponential impact by unlocking the power of shared value through stakeholder centered strategy

Speakers: Christian Anibarro – Director of Stakeholder Centered Strategy at Intentional Futures; Michael Dix - Founder & CEO at Intentional Futures

7:40-8:10pm PST

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter now more than ever

Action as a Founder
How to create the world you want to live into by founding an impact focussed company.  Key insights to success.
Speakers: David Lloyd - CEO & Co-founder FREDsense Technologies, David Auerbach -Co-Founder at Sanergy, Darlene Damm - Faculty Chair & Head of Social Impact at Singularity Group

Action as an Impact Investor
Turning the $85 trillion global economy towards a thriving sustainable opportunity for all will take significant investment, how can you make impactful change through your investing.
Speakers: Angel Gambino - VC and CEO of Alchemist Collective; TBA 

Action as an Intrapreneur
A change in mindsets and actions is beginning to take hold within many of today's organizations.  How do you start to move the SDG needle within your organization?
Speakers: Lewis Perkins - President at Apparel Impact Institute; Sharif Hoque -Sustainability at H&M; Kyle Hermans- Moderator

Action as an Active Citizen
How do your find your place and operate as an active citizen?
Speakers: Molly Pyle - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development Lead at Center on Rural Innovation; Konstanze Frischen - Global Leadership Group Member, Ashoka

The Journey Beyond Fear
Achieving our potential and helping our institutions and society grow.
Speaker: John Hagel - Trusted Advisor, Global Speaker, Futurist,
Best Selling Author | Founder, Beyond Our Edge

8:10-8:40pm PST

Acting With Ethical Awareness

The actions we take today will impact generations to come.  How do we  ensure that as we move forward that we are creating the world we want to live into, and not unleash unintended consequences

Speaker: Alix Rübsaam- Director of Research Content for Singularity Group

8:40-9:00pm PST

Turn Insights into Action

Review your Path to Impact Roadmap and recommendations from Day 2

Speaker:Steve Leonard, Darlene Damm, Kyle Hermans

9:00-10:00pm PST

Impact Networking

Mingle and connect with participants and Singularity Group and start your journey in a collective, exponential community moving the world forward

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Ja-Naé Duane

facilitator

For over 20 years, Ja-Naé Duane dedicated herself to one mission: Make life better for one billion people. This award-winning innovator and expert on global networks focuses on revolutionary ideas and develops programs that impact individuals and our world. Ja-Naé focuses her passion by educating and empowering entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and global changemakers at the intersection of global impact, technology, and the future. Currently, she leads the charge at The Revolution Factory, a global network creating innovation ecosystems in corporations, governments, and universities. Ja-Nae guides companies forward, helping them get out of their own way to create exponential innovation and future forecasting. She is the author of the bestseller, “The Startup Equation” and excels at advising startups because she understands from personal experience what it means to scale a global organization. Read Ja-Naé's full bio here.

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