The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU Lyle School of Engineering and the Inclusive Economy Consortium are delighted to  present the monthly series


for Agents of a Climate-Smart Inclusive Economy




Connection with other like-minded professionals, knowledge and experience sharing, and collaborative action for collective innovation and impact. 


ImpactNights will occur on the 2nd Thursday of each month in 2020. Satellite ImpactNights will be hosted by our Partners in various DFW communities. 

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2020 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm | SMU Lyle School of Engineering

Click Here to Register for February 13 ImpactNights

Event Schedule

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Registration & Networking - Hunt Institute

4:00 - 5:00 pm: One-on-One Office Hours with Experts - Office 1, 2 & 3 in Hunt Institute

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Group Sessions with Experts Lab - 1, 2 & 3 in Caruth Hall

6:00 - 6:45 pm: Wisdom of the Crowd - Hunt Institute

7:00 - 8:00 pm Networking - Hunt Institute 

4:00 - 5:00 pm Office Hours

  • Eva Csaky | Social Enterprise Business Models and Best Practices
  • Heather Hankamer | Practice Your Pitch with a Seasoned TEDx Speaker Coach
  • James Olivier | Intellectual Property for Protecting Your Ideas
  • VR Small |  Partnership Advantage: Turning Contacts into Contracts 

5:00 - 7:00 pm Group Sessions

  • What’s what - Social Enterprise vs. Social Entrepreneurship vs. Social Innovation | Hosted by Suzanne Smith & Benjamin Vann
  • Inspiring Stories of Women Social Entrepreneurs: Unpacking the challenges and triumphs of women who evoke change through entrepreneurship. | Hosted by Dr. Candice Bledsoe & Jin-Ya Huang & Ana Rodriguez 
  • There is increasing call for corporations to serve a dual mandate: to continually improve business performance while improving the lives of all stakeholders touched by the business. Schneider Electric’s Stephanie Byrd will share how her company addresses business, climate, and inclusive mandates together and why it takes an ecosystem of internal and external participants. Hosted by Eva Csaky & Stephanie Byrd

6:00 - 6:45 pm Wisdom of the Crowd

VR Small will moderate a group discussion around a business/non-profit problem that needs a solution. Submit an issue you would like to see discussed when you register and join the group to hear what solutions the crowd comes up with. 

7:00 to 8:00 pm Networking + Appetizers and Drinks from Local Food Social Entrepreneurs 

Future Events

 March 12, 2020 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm | SMU Lyle School of Engineering

Archived Events

Inaugural Event

January 9, 2020 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm | SMU Lyle School of Engineering

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