Net Impact Conference 2019:
Embrace Baltimore

Saturday, March 23, 2019:
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Net Impact will host the Embrace Baltimore conference at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School  to explore issues and opportunities facing Baltimore.

The aim of the conference is to enlighten and encourage a new generation of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and volunteers in Baltimore.

The conference will feature a diverse group of speakers from the surrounding community to discuss issues in education, health, transportation, racial equity, and food security. Dr. Elizabeth Nix, chair of the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies at the University of Baltimore, will give the keynote address. The conference will also offer hands-on activities to begin brainstorming and acting on re-imagined solutions to these issues.


  • 9:00 a.m.
    Registration + Coffee & Snacks + Introduce Keynote
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Keynote Address Elizabeth Nix, Chair of the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies University of Baltimore
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Dr. Rhonda Richetta, City Springs Elementary/Middle School Education Speaker
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Anna Fitzgibbons, Outgrowth LLC Food Security Speaker
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Martin Schwartz, VFC Transportation Speaker
  • 11:45 a.m.
    Lawrence Grandpre, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Racial Equity Speaker
  • 12:00 p.m.
    Pamela Kellet, Clear Water Mills Environmental Health Speaker
  • 12:15 p.m.
    Question and Answer Session (all speakers)
  • 12:45 p.m.
    Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Fireside Chat-- Bishop Douglas Miles, BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development)
  • 2:15 p.m.
    Workshop Session I-- Financial Literacy Design Sprint (JHU Financial Credit Union), Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (FastFoward U)
  • 3:20 p.m.
    Workshop Session II-- Crowdvetting/Impact Investing (KIVA Baltimore), Food Solutions Challenge (Hungry Harvest)
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Closing Remarks/Networking Reception
  • 6:00 p.m.