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cross-pollinate. educate. activate.

At the roots of Canopy City are the various community, youth and tech startup programs that we are continually launching, beginning with the Canopy Social Impact Event Series kickoff that occurred on January 28, 2016 at Tufts University’s Cohen Auditorium. The event featured a keynote by MIT luminary Noam Chomsky and a panel of renowned thought leaders from various fields, all of whom were speaking on the topic of the role of innovation in peace and international security.

We believe that by sparking untapped collaborations and the cross-pollination of ideas through our events and programs, we can collectively tackle our most complex challenges more efficiently and more effectively.

Somerville: Check our events calendar for the latest updates.

Exeter: Check our events calendar for the latest updates.

We see a huge opportunity for companies from different industries to come together and learn from each other, and to also be able to support the next generation of entrepreneurs through our student outreach program.
— Stewart Noakes, Canopy Cofounder
Noam Chomsky addressed the crowd at the very first Canopy Social Impact Series event.

Noam Chomsky addressed the crowd at the very first Canopy Social Impact Series event.

The Canopy Social Impact Event Series 

The Canopy Social Impact Event Series is a monthly vibrant discussion, hosted by Canopy , which focuses on the most pressing local, national and global issues facing us today. By bringing together local, national and internationally renowned experts who are working towards solutions to the same problems, in distinctly different realms--such as government, academia and the tech sector--we can galvanize their efforts and amplify their positive impact. 

Creating diverse panels that are open to the public will also serve as a catalyst for reaching equally diverse audiences. 

What also makes Canopy gatherings different is our event format. Our keynote speakers illuminate the framework for the moderated panel discussion that follows. What is also unique is the addition of a "Canopy Featured Nonprofit" at every event. At the end of the moderated panel discussion, we will introduce our featured nonprofit, who is hitting the respective challenge head on. 

So in three words, the objective of the Canopy Social Impact Event series is to: Cross-pollinate. Educate. Activate.