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Compass Partners Launches Annual National Summit

On April 1 over 300 innovators from around the world will gather in Washington, DC for Shift Series, a two-day summit focused on creating solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. This conference, hosted by Compass Partners (, will explore the ways that we can more effectively make a difference as individuals, institutions and society as a whole. Registration is now officially open at

Washington, DC, March 03, 2011 --( Compass Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based education non-profit has announced the creation of a new annual national conference, Shift Series. Compass Partners is an organization dedicated to providing social entrepreneurship education, resources, and mentoring to college students. Compass plans to host the Shift Series Conference in the interest of furthering dialogue about social entrepreneurship across disciplines.

Compass is inviting over 300 students, educators, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, nonprofit leaders, and policy-makers to attend this two-day event. Shift Series will take place on April 1st and 2nd, and will center around the question: “How can we prepare the world today to address tomorrow’s social problems?” Early registration is now open to the public at $250 per ticket reduced rate registration thanks to generous support from sponsors.

Shift Series will present a unique, three-tiered approach to analyzing and discussing social issues. Because change begins most fundamentally with the individual, Shift Series will first explore how individuals can shift their mindset and behavior to produce positive social impact. We will focus on change-making at the institutional level and then finally and most broadly, at the societal level.

At Shift Series, attendees will have the opportunity to network with a multitude of ambitious personalities, from college students with fresh outlooks on social issues to experienced professionals with enticing insights. Thus, we hope Shift Series will result in a valuable and inspiring cross-disciplinary discussion about the search for more effective and meaningful solutions to the world’s problems.

The Shift Series conference is therefore structured around the concept of interdisciplinary exchange. Shift Series attendees will join a Home Team consisting of a diverse group of students, educators, government officials and entrepreneurs. A member of the Shift Series team will lead each Home Team and team members will interact regularly with one another at workshops throughout the two-day event.

At each of the aforementioned levels (individual, institutional and societal), Shift Series will feature both a keynote speaker and a related workshop. In the workshops, Home Teams will collaborate to discuss hypothetical solutions to real-world problems. Additionally, attendees will be invited to a number of other lectures showcasing the work of outstanding academics, business and nonprofit leaders and policy makers.

At the culmination of each day’s activities, all attendees are welcome to attend a reception, where they will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with program members and speakers. In addition, the second day of Shift Series will provide a special “Classrooms Without Quizzes” program, consisting of fun, leisurely activities relevant to the program and hosted on the Georgetown University campus.

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About Compass Partners

Compass Partners provides resources, training and a vibrant support network to students with innovative ideas to change the world through business. We offer campus-based social entrepreneurial incubators and training programs that employ creative methods of education and make a deep investment in each student. Our main program, the Compass Fellowship, exposes 15 college freshmen at each university to the world of social entrepreneurism through an intensive personal development and social business training program. The Compass Fellowship currently runs at five universities and is now expanding nationally.

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