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Think Local First DC

Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Thursday Evening Locals Unplugged Social Enterprise Salon Event ONLY (TLF MEMBERS)   more info Ended $50.00 $3.49
DGS Admission: Think Local First Member/Non-Profit Ended $99.00 $5.94
DGS Admission: Non-Member Ended $149.00 $8.44
DGS Admission: Student Ended $75.00 $4.74


Event Details

Do Good Summit is an one-day, intensive, interactive conference for entrepreneurs. Workshops, panels and speakers teach entrepreneurs how to run successful businesses that have steam-lined, innovative operations with a focus on having a positive social and environmental impact.


Attendees will experience a mix of traditional and innovative conference platforms, hands-on breakout sessions, inspiring local, regional and national speakers and a wide array of networking opportunities designed to grow their business.  We've scheduled group brainstorming/strategy sessions and niche learning sessions where you can discuss your areas of interest and expertise. There will also be an area dedicated solely to networking all day long.

May 10, 2012- Thursday Pre-Conference Kick-Off

Locals Unplugged Social Enterprise Salon

Busboys and Poets, 14th and V

5:30-8 p.m.

$50 (Includes Appetizers, Wine and Beer) 

As a kick-off for our DO GOOD SUMMIT, please join us for Happy Hour and Unplugged discussion about business models for generating social and economic value in communities, ranging from the legalities, strategies, structures, lessons learned  and why this is the platform for the future, presented by three pillars of the movement.

Salon Speakers:

Andy Shallal- Busboys and Poets

Robert Egger- CForward.org/Founder DC Central Kitchen

Paul Saganaw- Zingerman's Family of Business


5:30 to 6:30 Networking

6:30 to 7:45 Locals Unplugged Social Enterprise Salon




For questions contact Stacey Price at Stacey@thinklocalfirstdc.com.

May 11, 2012- DO GOOD SUMMIT

Think Local First member tickets are $99, and non-members $149 and students $75. More details and registration coming soon. 


Day-of expo spots are available.  Please contact stacey@thinklocalfirstdc.com for more information. In addition to the day-of networking, attendees will be invited to a pre and post networking reception. 


8:00AM - 9:00AM Networking and Registration
9:00AM - 10:00AM Opening and Ice Breakers (BALLROOM)
10:00AM - 10:45AM Morning Speaker - Robert Egger (BALLROOM)
11:00AM - 11:50AM Workshop I

Art of Giving Great Service
Paul Saginaw

ROOM 251- AV
PR Strategies to Make your Message Stick
Moderator: Carrie Fox (@carriefox)of C. Fox Communications
Panelists: Danielle Douglas (@DaniDougPost) of The Washington Post, Pat Doran of WUSA9 (@wusa9), Jeanine Clingenpeel of SmartCEO Magazine (@SmartCEO), and
Doug Donovan of Patch (@patchtweet)

Benefits of the Benefit Corporation
Laura Jordan [bio+headshot]

ROOM 250
How to Begin Sustainable Practice
Moderator: Gina Shaeffer
Cindy Olson, Eco-Coach [bio+headshot]
Ron Rodriguez, Clean Currents (@cleancurrents) [bio+headshot]
Steve Ma, Live Green (@WeLiveGreen) [bio+headshot]

ROOM 259
Creative Financing: Thinking Outside the Bank
Moderator: Raj Arggarwal
Trevor Brown, Eagle Bank [bio+headshot]
Ian Fisk, William James Foundation (@WJF_Competition) [bio+headshot]
Alex Budak (@abudak), Start Some Good (@StartSomeGood) [bio+headshot]
12:00AM - 12:45PM Lunch with Services (MAIN HALL)
12:45PM - 1:30PM Speaker: Paul Saginaw (BALLROOM)
1:45PM - 2:30 PM Workshop II
ROOM 251- AV
Social Media BootCamp
Hatef Yamini (@hatefyamini), Provoc (@provocme)
Austen Levihn-Coon (@AustenLC), Fission Strategy (@fissionstrategy)

ROOM 250
Smart Growth: How to Expand your Brand
Moderator:  DJ SAUL (@DarienJay100)[bio+headshot]
Geoff Dawson, Ripple (@RippleWDC) / Buffalo Billiards (@buffalobilldc) / Riot Act (@RiotActComedy) [bio+headshot]
Sharee Lawler (@SCLinDC), Collective Method (@OurMethod),  [bio+headshot]
McKee Floyd, Sweetgreen

ROOM 259
Increasing Sustainability: Decreasing Waste
Chris O’Brien (@GreenAU), American University [bio + headshot]
Adrienne Edmands, Fat Worm Composting (@fatwormcompost) [bio+headshot]
Kera Carpenter, Domku (@domkucafe) [bio+headshot]

ROOM 258- AV
Beyond Branding: Company Culture & Crafting Your Internal Narrative (1:45 - 2:15 p p.m.)
Nancy Belmont (@nancy_belmont), Belmont Inc. (@BelmontInc)

Creating Events that Drive Traffic (2:15-2:45p.m.)
Philippe Chetrit (@PickledPickle)
Affinity Lab  (@AffinityLab) /Tixelated (@Tixelated)
2:30PM - 3:00PM Networking Break
3:00PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Speaker - Michael Shuman (AUDITORIUM)
4:00- 4:45PM Speaker - Andy Shallal (AUDITORIUM)
4:45PM - 5:00 PM Closing  (AUDITORIUM)
5:30PM - 7:00PM Do Good Happy Hour- Ris


For questions contact Stacey Price at Stacey@thinklocalfirstdc.com.

Have questions about DO GOOD SUMMIT? Contact Think Local First DC

When & Where

The George Washington University
2201 G St
Washington, DC 20037

Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Think Local First DC

Working with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in Washington DC.
Think Local First DC works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in Washington DC.
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