2017 Summit


November 29 & 30, 2017


More than ever, we need spaces where diverse perspectives can unite, engage in productive dialogue, and collectively act to solve the complex social issues we face.

Join the 2017 Collective Impact Summit, bringing together nonprofit, business, government, philanthropic partners and community members from across Colorado and beyond, to build skills and knowledge around what it takes to ensure healthy and thriving communities.




Topics for the Fall 2017 Collective Impact Summit

Framing and Communicating Social Issues in a Way that Drives Collective Action

Skills for Leading Collaborative Efforts

Deliberative and Collaborative Decision Making

Applying Equity to Collaborative Work

Creating the Space for Community to Drive Change

Supporting Action Teams to Get Work Done

The Art of Listening in a Divided World

Sustainability Thinking from the Beginning

Systems Design and Thinking

Evaluating Collaborative Work

Creating and Adapting a Community Process Design Plan

Technology-Based Tools that Faciltate Collaboration

Factoring in Human Centered Design Principles

Getting to Results: Using Results Based Accountability

Collaborative Process/Collective Impact 101





Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

1420 Stout Street. Denver, CO 80202

A special group rate of $154/night is available by calling the hotel directly at (720) 587-6932, or by calling 1-800-HILTON, and requesting to reserve a room under The Civic Canopy room block by November 14, 2017. You may also reserve online via this link and using the code RCI


Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Founder & Chief Catalyst, The Equity Project

Mark Cabaj

President, From Here to There Edmonton

Bill Fulton

Founder & Executive Director, The Civic Canopy

Collective Impact Summit Schedule Overview

Return to the Summit website often as the event schedule is finalized.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 amWelcome and Convene Summit Learning Community
11:00 AMBreak
11:15 am – 12:15 pmTool Sessions
12:15 – 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 – 3:00 pmWorkshop A
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 5:00 pmWorkshop B
5:00 – 6:00 pm Summit Reception
Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 – 9:45 amReconvene Summit Learning Community
9:45 – 10:00 amBreak
10:00 – 11:30 amWorkshop C
11:30 – 12:45 pmLunch
1:00 – 2:30 pmWorkshop D
2:30 – 3:30 pmSummit Learning Community Closing

Proudly Sponsored By:

Canopy Change-Makers

Canopy Champions

Canopy Catalyst