Impact Leaders

| Convening | Venice
Impact Leaders

Europe’s impact leaders are invited to join us for a two-day event celebrating our first 20 years – and reimagining the next 20 – on 2 and 3 September in Venice.


Acorns to Oaks 

Gathered in the heart of Venice, we’ll connect the first and the next generations of impact leaders to see the starkest challenges for people and the planet from new angles. We’ll join heads and hands around the concepts and practices of catalytic capital, impact integrity and collective impact action. Along the way, we’ll leverage lessons from the past and look boldly to the future, as we spotlight the people, projects, partnerships, places and principles that broke ground on venture philanthropy and built the movements of strategic philanthropy, impact investing and corporate impact. 

Fair and Neutral

We’ll strive for breakthroughs at the intersection of social and environmental impact, zeroing in on just transition with the aim to deliver not just an action plan, but a community to deliver on its promises. 

Big Pictures

At the Venice Film Festival, happening concurrently with our event, we’ll present the first ever Impact Award, underscoring the power of stories to change minds.

Invitations are out!

While much has changed in our world in 20 years, we're keeping one thing exactly the same: the unique and purpose-driven connections only Impact Europe can forge. Join us as we connect the individuals with the capital and influence to change the world with those whose expertise and creativity are reinventing education, health, tech, finance, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and society. 

This event is by invitation only. 


Convened together with our founders 

Doug Miller and Stephen Dawson


In partnership with

Event Venue

A Fitting Venue

Procuratie Vecchie on Piazza San Marco was built in the 12th century to house St. Mark's Procurators, Republic of Venice treasury. It was reopened in 2022 after restoration work by 2023 Pritzker Prize winner David Chipperfield. Today it is the home of our host and partner The Human Safety Net.

Venice holds a special place in Impact Europe’s legacy. For years it was the venue for its Leaders Gathering, a fixture on the calendar of venture philanthropy pioneers. Impact Leaders summit is a deliberate nod to the past and an attempt to establish a new tradition with a reimagined format fit for Impact Europe.

Hotel Information

Hotels are filling up fast in Venice, and we're afraid we can't help much on that front this time. Please reach out to your travel agent, adesso!