The 2021 Concordia Annual Summit Adopting a Hybrid Model!
The 2021 Concordia Annual Summit is taking place the week of September 20, 2021 and will adopt a hybrid model with both digital and in-person opportunities. The Annual Summit is the leading and most inclusive forum alongside the UN General Assembly in New York City, convening the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to foster dialogue and enable effective partnerships for positive social impact while examining the world’s most pressing challenges to identify avenues for collaboration. They have over a decade of experience bringing together heads of state, leaders of the private and NGO sectors, and those often not included in critical discussions around policies that impact them the most. At Concordia, they believe in the power of in-person engagement.
That’s why they are offering an in-person component to the 11th Annual Summit, while of course adhering to all CDC guidelines. With preparations for the Summit well underway, Concordia’s Matthew Swift stated that “The shift to virtual and hybrid convenings is improving inclusivity and accessibility. We can reach a much broader and globally diverse audience through digital channels, bringing conversations into living rooms and home offices while removing travel barriers. What’s vital is that we embrace this momentum and the new environment we’re all finding ourselves in. And perhaps that will mark the start of something new for convening and, as a result, collaboration on a global scale. With that, 2021 may yield some of the best conventions in human interaction, even if they don’t occur in-person. And Concordia will be part of that success.”
Concordia is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to actively fostering, elevating, and sustaining cross-sector partnerships for social impact. It was founded in 2011 by Matthew A. Swift and Nicholas M. Logothetis. It aims to produce powerful and inclusive convenings that elevate voices and perspectives from across all sectors and levels to advance critical conversations around globally-impacting issues; Utilize expertise and insight into partnering best practices around a diverse range of issue areas to effectively connect, position, and fuel relationships between individuals and organizations to create a unique community of unlikely partners; Nurture, enhance, and build long-term partnership models that transform conversations into action and achieve positive social impact.