See below for key information and actions to help conference attendees get the most out of their time at the Mission Investors Exchange National Conference.
Download the Conference App
Conference attendees can download the App
, generously sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). The App will be the go-to resource for notifications and resources during the conference. As an added incentive, the 2 most engaged users will each receive a prize, generously provided by RPA:
- First prize: The most engaged App user will receive a $500 donation to their charity of choice.
- Second prize: The second-most engaged App users will receive a collection of impact investing books.
Read the Latest from Impact Alpha
Impact Alpha, MIE's media partner for the Conference will be keeping us and the larger field abreast of our leadership conversations next week. See the latest stories on foundations, MIE, and the conference below:
To ensure you as conference attendees are in the loop, Impact Alpha is generously offering a discount of $1 for 30 days to their online platform. You have until June 30 to sign up. The trial begins from the day you use the code. Conference attendees should check their email for details!
Check Out the Final Program Book
Where to Register
Registration opens on Sunday, May 13 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on the 2nd Floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
- Sunday, May 13, 3:00PM – 7:00PM
- Monday, May 14, 7:30AM – 7:00PM
- Tuesday, May 15, 7:00AM – 6:00PM
- Wednesday, May 16, 7:00AM – 2:00PM
Follow and Post on Social Media
on Twitter. When live tweeting during the conference, make sure to include #MIElive so that your tweets can be included in the conference app's SocialWall. Link your App profile with social media accounts to live tweet straight from the App's Event Feed.
Attend the Receptions
- Welcome Reception: Monday, May 14, 5-7pm in MIE Networking Center
- Chicago Skyline Reception, presented by Northern Trust: Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm in Looking Glass and Raised Rooftop Bar on the 3rd Floor
On Monday, enjoy light hors–d’oeuvres and drinks at an informal welcome reception. On Tuesday, join your colleagues on the roof of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel overlooking the beautiful Chicago River and skyline for a not-to-be-missed evening that begins with a short program featuring local youth performers and artists.
Visit the MIE Networking Center
Take advantage of this “unconference” space in between sessions to connect with colleagues. Visit the ‘Lawyer Is In’ area to discuss your organization's impact investing legal questions with an attorney in the MIE network. Look for a sign up sheet in the Center. See the App for detailed hours.
Meet Your Mentoring Group
(Now closed to new participants). All attendees were welcome to sign up for a mentoring group by May 1. By now, most of you who signed up have been assigned to a group. We recommend you meet during the May 14 Reception. If you have any questions, please email Maggie Cutts
Join Us at Networking Breakfasts
Early risers, start the day off right with breakfast with colleagues. Open Networking Breakfast starts at 7:30 am on Tuesday, May 15 and 7:45 am on Wednesday, May 16. See the conference App for details.
Take Part in Structured Networking Roundtables
Three informal roundtables — taking place on Monday, May 14 — will convene to address issues particular to these groups: Attorneys & Legal Counsel; Finance & Investments Professionals; and Community Foundations. You don't hav to be an attorney or finance staff to join these sessions as roundtables are open to all types of professionals. See the App for details on hours and locations.
View the Investment Gallery
Don't miss this digital gallery of deals made by foundations and other impact investors. The gallery gives you a snapshot of some of the most innovative and high-impact projects in the MIE community.
Stop by Registration or look for an MIE team member with a green name badge lanyard. The Mission Investors Exchange team is available to make sure that you have the best conference experience. If you need help, don't hesitate to find one of us or email [email protected]