The clock is ticking. Socially responsible brands and entrepreneurs are needed now more than ever. In that spirit, the theme of the 2020 UN-SUMMIT is: Do Shit That Matters. Read the inspiration behind the theme.


Do Shit That Matters. It’s been COMMON’s rallying call from day one. And at no other time in history has it been more relevant.

In 2019, more CO2 was emitted into the atmosphere than ever before in history, economic disparities continue to widen, nationalism is on the rise globally, etc. (all due in part to the effects of capitalism). We could go on and on.

In response, an entirely new business system is emerging, one venture at a time. That means new models, products and services, technologies, supply chains, reporting and metrics, laws, and distribution of profits. No one has it all figured out, and the necessary pieces and people are at different stages of development.

You, we, are the ones doing the hard work, doing the heavy lifting of creating the new business system – together as one global movement. Coming together to celebrate our commitment to a shared purpose, shared goals, shared values and shared means is the critical fuel for inspiration and regeneration all of us need to continue driving our work forward.

If Do Shit That Matters is indeed a rallying call to entrepreneurs around the world to join our movement, what else is it?

To us, it’s a practical reminder to everyone in the field of social enterprise to do what matters NOW. To find and double down on the things that generate trust, increase your visibility and exponentially uplevel your agency and impact.

It’s about expanding your knowledge of the dynamics and complexities affecting social enterprises, then immersing yourself in the latest practices that will help you execute on the things that matter most to you and your brand.

This is the promise of this year’s UN-SUMMIT. This is Doing Shit that Matters.

Please join us.



12:30 - 2:30 pm MT
Private Lunch and VIP Member Celebration/Acknowledgment

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm MT
Breaking Their Silence Film Screening • Q&A with Kerry David

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MT
Welcome Reception



8:00 am MT
Doors Open

9:00 am - 10:00 am MT
Welcome and Introduction

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Talk • Maggie Fox
Changing Culture

11:30 am - 12:30 am MT
Talk • Rob Schuham
The Future Of Capitalism

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm MT
Got To Lunch With An UN-SUMMITer

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT
Interactive Activity Breakouts

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT
Talk • TBD Breakouts

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MT
Open Source Programming

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT



8:00 am MT
Doors Open

9:00 am - 9:30 am MT
Welcome and Introduction

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Talk • Joe Huff
Running A Social Enterprise After You Scale

10:15 am - 11:45 am MT
Open Source Programming

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MT
Got To Lunch With An UN-SUMMITer

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm MT
Interactive Activity

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm MT
Open Source Programming

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm MT
Talk • TBD

4:45 - 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm MT
Closing Remarks

6:00 pm - Evening Celebration


What is an UN-SUMMIT?

A gathering of FearLess savants, rock stars, and badasses (yes, that’s you and your fellow COMMONers) who know that saving the world has to be fun – or else no one will do it.

Who Can Attend?

Anyone is welcome as long as they are fun and believe in the power of community.

Why Should I Attend

The snarky answer is: “Have you looked outside, read a paper, or watched the news lately?”

A better answer is: We’ve been working with social entrepreneurs and socially responsible brands for a long time. And while we’ve gotten extremely good at leading powerful digital and remote experiences, there is no substitute for spending time together, in person.

The bottom line? We cannot affect big change unless we come together in real time. Full stop

What's The Program?

The program will be a mashup of:

1) Talks by thought leaders, spearheading conversations about the broader dynamics and complexities affecting the field of social enterprise in 2020.

2) Hands-on workshops facilitated by subject matter experts to address everyday the challenges of operating a social enterprise.

3) Impromptu, in the moment, open-sourced discussions, work sessions and activities created and led by UN-SUMMIT participants (like you).

What's the Point with the Format...Really?

We are a collaborative community. That’s the point. The best moments are those that enable us to learn from each other and encourage each of us to contribute to the overall experience. We are interested in what you have to say, how you can help your fellow UN-SUMMITers become better at what they do and what roles you can fill so you walk away feeling connected, inspired and like it was your UN-SUMMIT rather than just a thing you attended.

Hours and Schedule?

Wednesday, May 13th: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm MT
Thursday, May 14th: 9:00 am 6:00 pm MT
Friday, May 15th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm MT


• Early Bird: $299.00 (USD) per person. Feb 15th thru Mar 15th

• On Time: $499.00 (USD) per person. Mar 16th thru May 1st.

• Just Made It: $699 (USD) per person. May 2nd on.

Tickets include admission to all UN-SUMMIT scheduled events.



May 12th – 13th: Syntropic Enterprise Masterclass: Learn tools and models to create business for a world with a future with Christine McDougall, COMMON member and Founder of Syntropic Enterprise. This is a 1.5 day Pre UN-SUMMIT Workshop on May 12th & 13th.

May 13th: Film Screening: Breaking Their Silence + Q&A with director and producer, and COMMON member, Kerry David.

May 15th: Evening Celebration: Join the COMMON team and UN-SUMMIT participants for a night on the town.


Boulder, CO Location Will Be Announced Soon.