Disrupting Poverty Conference: Ideas with Impact

Join researchers, policymakers, program leaders, renowned experts, and low-income families to advance solutions to a complex problem: How do we best support low-income families secure a place in the middle class and beyond?

The biennial Disrupting Poverty Conference provides a forum for stakeholders–across many sectors–to share evidence-based approaches, create innovative solutions, and build networks that promote enduring intergenerational exits from poverty.

In 2016, the conference drew more than 300 social innovators and human service leaders from 32 states and 6 countries. The group included poverty researcher and author Kathryn Edin ($2 a day); entrepreneur Liz Powers (co-founder of ArtLifting); internationally renowned social scientist David Williams (Harvard University); and top philanthropic organizations (Gates, Kresge, and Annie E. Casey).

In 2018, EMPath expects even more attendees and another outstanding group of presenters. “Ideas with Impact” will focus on strategies for the remediation of income inequality; implicit bias and its influence on behavior; and new tools like big data and social media.


Registration for the event is full.

A live stream of Friday afternoon’s session will be available for viewing.


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Individual Registration (Non-Exchange Members – Conference Only) $300
All Orgs/3 or more attendees (price per person) $270