The 4th Annual Sector Forward Conference is the premier regional conference on nonprofit enterprise and social innovation will bring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation through entrepreneurship.  The event will feature an outstanding lineup of inspirational speakers, as well as thought-provoking workshops and interactive sessions. In addition, the conference offers opportunities to collaborate and engage with leaders from across all sectors, including social entrepreneurs of all levels.  You will leave the conference invigorated, energized, empowered and equipped to save the world.  Our event is now SOLD OUT! Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Keynote Speaker: Justin Harlow, Founder and CEO of Lateral Labs 

Justin Harlow is an entrepreneur, investor, and mentor with extensive experience across various disciplines in over 40 countries. He started Lateral Labs with the belief that the majority of the world's problems can be solved in two hours or less. Justin uses Lateral thinking techniques to help people break free from predictable thinking, unleash their creative capacity and rapidly solve their most stubborn challenges.

Previously, he founded Emergo, a venture partner platform dedicated to emerging markets. Prior to Emergo, he served as an Executive Officer and head of global investment for TAQA, a sovereign wealth fund headquartered in Abu Dhabi. He started his career as a development economist where his clients included the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the Gulf Cooperation Council.


The conference includes collaboration work labs, powerful workshops, community HACKATHON, networking receptions and the opportunity to hear an organization "pitch" to win $5,000!  Yes, thanks to the generosity of the Knight Foundation, participating organizations in the 6-week entrepreneurship program for nonprofits, IMPACT+, will have the opportunity to "pitch" their business concept in front of our conference attendees and judges. The winner will receive $5,000 to launch or invest in their social enterprise.
Workshop tracks include Fund Development, Tech & Tools and Leadership.


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Registration includes:

  • Participation in your choice of a Collab Lab 
  • Participation in community HACKATHON
  • All workshops and presentations
  • Welcome Reception and "Pitch" Presentation
  • Power Breakfast & Breaks
  • Super Hero After Party
  • "Victory" Swag Bag
  • "Super" T-shirt
  • FREE Parking at Kleman Plaza Parking Garage


SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thursday, September 5 

Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence, TCC Center for Innovation, 300 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301

1 pm - 3 pm Registration Opens

3 pm - 5 pm  Collab Labs:  Education, Children & Families and Public Health Issues

5 pm - 6:30 pm  President's Welcome Reception with President Jim Murdaugh, Tallahassee Community College Music provided by 4th String 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  IMPACT+ Philanthro-Pitch Presentations and Awards sponsored by Knight Foundation


Friday, September 6

Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301

7:30 am - 8 am  Morning Meditation

8 am - 9 am Power Breakfast Networking presented byEmergent Design and Development

9 am - 10 am Keynote Speaker: Justin Harlow, Founder and CEO of Lateral Labs

10 am - 12 pm Community HACKATHON presented by Lateral Labs

12 pm - 1 pm Lunch and Learn:  Hurricane Michael Resiliency Research Unveil with Dr. David Berlan, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy sponsored by City of Tallahassee - Office of Resiliency and provided by VALE Foods

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Workshops - Round I sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group

12 Noon - 4 pm  Exhibit Hall Open

2:15 pm Power Break sponsored by Aging With Dignity

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshops - Round II sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group

3:30 pm Power Break sponsored by Aging With Dignity

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Workshops - Round III sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm After Party sponsored by FBMC and hosted by Prive

Super Early Registration (before August 1st)

INIE Members: $119

Non-Members: $199

SUPER TEAM Deal (Two or more attendees from

the same organization):  Before August 1, 2019

INIE Members: $89 each

Non-Members: $169 each

Late Registration (after August 1st)

INIE Members: $169

Non-Members: $249









*Limited to 8 attendees.  Additional fee of $50 per person.  Don't delay! Register today.


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