2024 Social Innovator Showcase

Be inspired. Be connected. Be activated.

Thank you for attending the 2024 Social Innovator Showcase! View the livestream recording here.

On April 25, the Social Innovator Showcase will bring together individuals and organizations that share the Social Innovation and Change Initiative’s (SICI) commitment to advancing innovative efforts that address pressing social problems. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to hear short presentations from student social innovators – Cheng Fellows – and connect with a community of social change leaders, students, and Harvard University colleagues.

We invite you to learn from our guests, share your experiences, and support the next generation of social innovation leaders advancing efforts that span across sectors, focus-areas, and geographies. Our hope is that your connection and engagement will support the continued acceleration of the Cheng Fellows and the movement for social changemaking.

Showcase Agenda

Thursday, April 25

6:30 – 7:00 pm — Doors Open | Light refreshments will be served

7:00 – 8:00 pm — Showcase Program

Opening Remarks | Welcome from SICI Faculty Chair, Julie Battilana

Cheng Fellow Showcase | Brief presentations on innovative efforts happening around the world, with introductions from Beck Visiting Social Innovator, Rey Faustino.

  • Developing Technology for Impact
  • Leveraging Stories for Change
  • Scaling through Government
  • Centering Community Voices in Health Services

Closing Remarks | Closing from Cheng class speaker and SICI Senior Program Manager, Devin Samuels.

8:00 – 8:30 pm — Reception

Get to know our social changemaking community.

Cheng Fellows 2023-2024


April 25, 2024
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wexner Commons or Livestream

Harvard Kennedy School

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge

(Drop-off location 29 Eliot Street)

Directions: Enter through the HKS Courtyard into the Wexner Building and check-in at the HKS Security Desk with your HUID or government-issued ID. From the Wexner lobby, take the stairs on your right down one level. Wexner Commons is the glass atrium at the bottom of the stairs.

Photography/Videography: This event will be photographed and recorded. If you choose to participate in the event, you are presumed to consent to the use of your image and/or comments and subsequent use of recordings. Please contact the event organizers should you have any concerns.


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Contact Namika Maki, Education Coordinator