Wednesday Nov 14

LA Inside & Out

8:30 am - 1:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Workshops

10:00 am - 1:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Eric Wahl

Main Stage Talk

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 6:30 pm

Community Dinners

6:30 - 9:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Receptions

9:30 - 11:30 pm

Thursday Nov 15

Public Square

8:00 - 9:30 am

Workshops

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm
in Public Square

Main Stage Talk

8:30 - 9:00 am

Public Square

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Tarana Burke

Workshops

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 5:30 pm

Receptions

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Gardner Awards dinner

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Receptions

9:30 - 11:30 pm

Friday Nov 16

Public Square

8:00 - 9:30 am

Workshops

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch in Public Square

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Main Stage Talk

8:30 - 9:00 am
Lisa Ling

Public Square

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Closing remarks

2:30 - 3:00 pm
DAY 1

Wednesday Nov 14

LA Inside & Out

8:30 am - 1:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Workshops

10:00 am - 1:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Eric Wahl

Main Stage Talk

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 6:30 pm

Community Dinners

6:30 - 9:30 pm
*additional registration fee

Receptions

9:30 - 11:30 pm
DAY 2

Thursday Nov 15

Public Square

8:00 - 9:30 am

Workshops

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm
in Public Square

Main Stage Talk

8:30 - 9:00 am

Public Square

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Tarana Burke

Workshops

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 5:30 pm

Receptions

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Gardner Awards dinner

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Receptions

9:30 - 11:30 pm
DAY 3

Friday Nov 16

Public Square

8:00 - 9:30 am

Workshops

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch in Public Square

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Main Stage Talk

8:30 - 9:00 am
Lisa Ling

Public Square

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Public Square

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Main Stage Talk

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Closing remarks

2:30 - 3:00 pm
  • LA Inside & Out
    Taking place the morning before Upswell officially kicks off, this series of site visits will take you to inspiring spaces and innovative communities throughout the Los Angeles region to see how social change work is happening on the ground. You’ll be exposed to the forward-thinking and innovation that LA is known for, offering inspiration for continued connection and creativity at Upswell.
  • Workshops
    From skills-building to prototyping and deep learning to group reflection, Upswell’s workshops offer a wide variety of ways to understand how changework happens – and how we can collaborate to make an even greater impact. 
  • Community Dinners
    There’s something special about sharing a meal with others, and the dinner table is where some of the most intimate and meaning conversations take place. This set of specially curated meals gives you the chance to go into the community to experience LA’s rich culture firsthand and make deeper connections with your fellow changemakers.
  • Public Square
    The public square is at the very heart of civil society. It’s where we build community, test ideas, and make change. It’s where creativity, innovation, science, spirituality, and strategy collide in fantastic ways. And it’s where you’re going to experience some of the very coolest things Upswell has to offer. 
  • Main Stage
    In the heart of the Public Square, the Main Stage offers high-impact, high-profile speakers who can expand your mind and fill your soul for the important tasks ahead.
  • Awards Dinner
    You can’t be in LA and not have an awards show! This banquet will celebrate the work of transformative leaders, including the winners of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award and the American Express NGen Leadership Awards.