Join TPW members and peers to ask hard questions and collaborate to advance what works.

The Global Summit seeks to mobilize a network of philanthropic and entrepreneurial leaders who accelerate best practices, drive social impact, and humbly partner with communities to solve the urgent problems facing our world.

The Global Summit is about action: openly sharing ideas, key challenges and constructively engaging with peers and experts to advance what works. We want every leader who attends to leave with new strategic connections, practical knowledge that applies directly to their work, and committed partners who can help unlock resources.

2019 Theme: Hard Questions

Socrates believed that a society is shaped by the questions it asks. Given the unprecedented challenges humanity faces in the coming decade, there has never been a greater opportunity to ask challenging questions of ourselves, our leaders and our institutions. It is a time where networks can advance innovation and positive change faster than ever before. Throughout our weekend together, we will ask hard questions and explore the solutions needed to achieve positive social impact in the world.

Schedule At A Glance

Over the course of four days, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow peers, learn and share best practices, dive deep into pressing global issues, and collaborate to advance impact. Below is an overview of each day of the Summit:


May 2, 2019

Attendees select an evening activity:

In San Francisco, join a one-of-a-kind interactive group session with Smuin Ballet, followed by a reception and Smuin’s World Premiere Performance.

In Sonoma, join peers for a convivial welcome reception with fellow TPW members, peers, and our Summit guest speakers.


May 3, 2019

We officially kick off the Summit with a full day of large- and small-group sessions, diving into current global issues. In the afternoon, we break out into small group action sessions, exploring best practices and innovative models. We convene in the evening for a celebratory dinner and toast.


May 4, 2019

We begin the day exploring topics such as climate change, democracy, and a spotlight on Napa. In the afternoon we breakout into small group discussions and reconvene to examine human health and disease prevention. We then spend an evening together with live music and salsa dancing!


May 5, 2019

In our final morning, we discuss what is needed to create integrated systems and leaders, and ask ourselves, “Is wealth a global threat?”

We conclude by discussing how we can take the connections made and best practices shared into the world and the work we lead every day.

Meet Our 50+ Global Speakers

At the TPW Global Summit, you will be joined by over 50 world-class speakers. Our speakers are social investors and philanthropists; community leaders and TPW members; artists and data aficionados; founders and issue-area experts; and most importantly, our speakers are committed to collaborating on solving the world’s most pressing social issues.

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