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Global Engagement Summit Keynote Speaker

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project ended on November 02, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Global Engagement Summit Keynote Speaker

What is GES?

The Global Engagement Summit (GES), is a student-run social innovation conference hosted every April at Northwestern. GES gathers young student changemakers from around the world to develop and implement effective social ventures. What started as a project by two Northwestern undergraduates in 2005 has grown into an international community of over 500 delegates and 60 staff members spanning more than 45 countries. Delegates arrive with projects aiming to tackle the world’s biggest issues, ranging from education to healthcare to environmental sustainability. The Summit offers a wide variety of capacity-building programs including hands-on workshops and individualized mentoring sessions. Delegates leave inspired by their newly acquired tangible skills and are equipped with strategies to improve their projects and most effectively create change.


Our Event

The 2017 Global Engagement Summit will be bigger and better than ever. Our focus this year, beyond continuing our mission to inspire and assist student change leaders, is to focus more locally on the Northwestern community. In directing our efforts toward Northwestern, we hope to spread the inspiration, support, and community created in the Summit with our fellow Wildcats.

In April 2017, the Summit will host a social change leader on campus to recount their story and shed light on a relevant social issue in Chicago. The speaker event will be open to all Northwestern students, not just our delegates. They will be able to engage in the energy of the Global Engagement Summit and also become inspired. In participating in socially relevant conversations, we hope to inspire Northwestern students to think critically about the social change they can drive.  


Our Goal In order to engage more people on campus, we want to feature a well-known social change leader. We understand that such an in-demand figure will require covering not only transportation and accommodations, but also a speaking fee. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to cover the expenses of securing the best possible social change leader for our event.

With your help, we will continue to create a community of social impact leaders at Northwestern and around the world.

Choose a giving level


Honorary GES Staff Member

Thanks! Your donation helps pay for the reception after the event. To show our thanks, you will be receiving a thank you email from the GES staff.


The Senior Class Giving Level

Thanks a ton! Your donation helps pay for marketing materials for the event! To show our thanks, you will be receiving a handwritten note from the GES staff.


Honorary GES Co-Director

You're a rockstar! This donation helps make the event free for the Northwestern student body. To show our appreciation, you will be receiving a shoutout on our social media platforms.


Honorary GES Alumni

Thank you! Your donation helps pay for the hotel costs for the Speaker to stay in Evanston. To show our appreciation, you will be receiving a special shoutout at the beginning of the event in April.


GES Sponsor

Thanks for your generosity! Your donation helps pay the flight costs for the speaker to visit Northwestern's Evanston campus! To show our appreciation, your name will be featured on our sponsors page in the Summit program, and you will be receiving a special shoutout at the beginning of the event in April.

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