Impactmakers X Event

Join author, Paksy Plackis-Cheng, and change makers from her book IMPACT X on May 19th, from 4 pm – 6 pm, at New Vic Theatre, Santa Barbara, California.

The panel will discuss economic and social impacts taking place in Santa Barbara, California, and beyond.

Special Presentation

Marcello Palazzi, Stanford University Fellow, co-founder of B-Lab Europe, and Founder President of Progressio Foundation will present how next-generation companies drive profit with purpose.


Amir Abo-Shaeer, Founder of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy & MacArthur Fellow, will share how he went from teaching an elective physics class to founding the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy.

Bruce Chernof, M.D., CEO and President of The SCAN Foundation & Chair of the Federal Commission on Long-Term Health Care, will provide insight on the national debate on long-term health care.

Daniel Spitzer and Teresa Law, For-profit social entrepreneurs, will discuss how Mountain Hazelnuts, the only American social enterprise in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, will engage 15 percent of the population in building a major hazelnut production capability.

Also featured in the book are Santa Barbara change makers: UCSB Professor Emeritus, Duncan and his wife Suzanne Mellichamp, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Rev. Dr. Katherine Wiebe, Thomas Kenny, and the Mosher Foundation.

Together with an oceanographer “Hero of the Planet” according to Time Magazine, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, a U.S. Presidential Award winner, and a Dutch 3D printing architect, they will give you a glimpse of their work and thoughts on why your unique community involvement matters.

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