Social Impact

MARCH 10-14 • CONVERGENCE. This track highlights innovative ideas from creative industries that are contributing to a better, more equitable world. This programming offers opportunities to those working on social impact to identify and share solutions: from activists, storytellers and entertainers to philanthropic nonprofits, foundations and social enterprise.


Social Impact

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