2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Traditional Charity Is Dead

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

This session will be a conversation between Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama, Matt Taylor, Director of Strategy and Operations at IDEO.org, and Soraya Darabi, Co-Founder of Zady on the idea that traditional charity is dead. The future is a reimagined version of relief where business is the ultimate driver of social impact; a new model where our charitable efforts are no longer reserved for nights and weekends but incorporated into our 9-to-5.
This panel will explore ways we can accomplish that vision and open up a broader discussion about how business can (and should be) used to make the world more just, verdant and peaceful.

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Lane Wood


Woodwork Consulting

Leila Janah

Founder & CEO


Leila Janah is the founder and CEO of Sama and an award-winning social entrepreneur.

Prior to founding the Sama, Leila was a a visiting scholar with the Stanford Program on Global Justice and Au...

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Matt Taylor

Dir of Strategy + Operations


Matt drives business development at IDEO.org. In this role, Matt works with partners to think strategically about what challenges and opportunities human-centered design can help them address. Matt...

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