Impact Investing Conferences: 2020 Preview, Plus Full 2019 Review

Impact investing conferences 2020Impact investing is still a nascent, rapidly evolving field—which means professionals have to work extra hard to stay on top of best practices, news, and trends.

One of the best ways to do this is to attend an industry conference. Luckily, the impact field offers dozens of top-notch events per year, with more than 70 impact conferences in 2019 alone. These conferences vary in terms of price, location, theme, duration, and keynotes, but they all promise ample opportunity for education, inspiration, and networking.

With the calendar year-end upon us, it’s a great time to map out your conference schedule for 2020. We recommend attending at least 1-2 events to boost your knowledge, build your network, and learn from experts in the field. Here are 15 leading conferences that have already announced their 2020 dates.

If none of the conferences on this list work with your schedule, here’s our full list of 2019 impact investing conferences. Keep an eye on these ones as they announce their 2020 dates.


Winter Innovation Summit

  • Hosted by the Sorenson Impact Center
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • February 5-7, 2020


Investing for Impact

  • Hosted by The Economist
  • New York, NY
  • February 13, 2020


Confluence Philanthropy's 10th Annual Practitioners Gathering

  • Hosted by Confluence Philanthropy
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • February 25-27, 2020


Harvard Social Enterprise Conference

  • Hosted by the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School
  • Cambridge, MA
  • March 7-8, 2020


Ceres 2020

  • Hosted by Ceres
  • New York, NY
  • March 23-26, 2020


Yale Impact Investing Conference

  • Hosted by Yale University’s International Center for Finance
  • New Haven, CT 
  • March 27, 2020


Impact Investing Forum

  • Hosted by the Opal Group
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • March 29-31, 2020



  • Hosted by Sustainatopia
  • Los Angeles, CA · New York, NY · Boulder, CO · Vancouver, Canada
  • May 6-8, 2020


MIE 2020 National Conference

  • Hosted by the Mission Investors Exchange
  • Atlanta, GA 
  • May 11-13, 2020


Engage for Good

  • Hosted by Engage for Good
  • Austin, TX
  • May 27-28, 2020


US SIF 2020 Annual Conference

  • Hosted by US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
  • Arlington, VA
  • June 8-10, 2020


Impact Capitalism Summit

  • Hosted by Big Path Capital
  • Nantucket, MA
  • July 15-16, 2020 


Impact Investing 2020: The Real Estate Impact Investing Conference

  • Hosted by the Housing Joint Venture
  • Columbus, OH
  • August 14-15, 2020


North American Family Investment and Impact Conference

  • Hosted by Campden Wealth
  • Denver, CO
  • October 19-21, 2020



  • Hosted by SOCAP (Social Capital Markets)
  • San Francisco, CA
  • October 20-23, 2020


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