Special Events

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Beyond the conference walls, there’s more to the Net Impact Conference experience that includes socializing with peers, exploring the local community, and eating amazing Baltimore seafood. We will offer dozens of opportunities to connect with other attendees through no-host group dinners, receptions, happy hours, local tours, and more.

Local Off-site Business Tours

Back by popular demand, we will be offering local business tours for a fun, first-hand look at the unique experiences Baltimore has to offer. Sign-ups begin today, click on the links below to register. Space is limited.

These informal social gatherings include our popular professionals-only reception to be held Friday night and our 20th anniversary celebration to be held Saturday night.

No-host Dinners

Interested in discussing key conference topics in a small group setting? Reservations for 20 have been made at several highly recommended restaurants in the Inner Harbor. Sign ups will take place on Thursday, October 25, at the Baltimore Convention Center near registration. Dinner topics include:

  • Community Development
  • Energy & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Impact Investing
  • International Development
  • Social Innovation

Welcome Party

Join us between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at PBR Baltimore to celebrate the opening of the 2012 Net Impact Conference. PBR Baltimore, located at 2 Market Place, is one of many bars at Powerplant Live!, the center of nightlife in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Happy Hours

A joint effort between Net Impact Central and local partner chapters, the following happy hours will take place Friday, October 26.

If you are interested in hosting a happy hour or no-host dinner that is open to the public, please contact Emily.

Conference Bookstore

The Ivy BookshopThe Ivy Bookshop will be on-site at the 2012 Net Impact Conference selling books by conference speakers. As a locally owned business, The Ivy Bookshop shares Net Impact's commitment to community and sustainability.

Impact Unplugged! Recording Booth

What will you do to accelerate your impact when you head back to work or school? Whether this is your first conference or your fifth, pop into our Impact Unplugged! recording booth to share a quick impact win, a challenge or project you're working on, or other unplugged insight. Open during conference coffee breaks and meals in the main lobby, the booth is free and open to all conference attendees and speakers. Don't miss your chance to express yourself and accelerate your impact in just minutes!

Ford Ride and Drive Event

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to see and drive Ford’s all-new C-MAX Hybrid and Focus Electric vehicles. In addition, enter to win a two-year lease on a 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid! The Find & Make A Difference Tour and Ford have partnered with the United Way and will make a $10 donation for every test drive!