Future of Events (Sep 25th)



Tuesday, September 25th: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Impact Hub New York
394 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

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Join us on September 25th at 7PM for a conversation on the Future of Events, a deep dive into the latest strategies and technologies for creating impactful events. Regardless of the event, creating a memorable experience for your attendees is essential to initiate action and drive your mission. Our panel will cover everything you need to know to execute your best event yet including techniques on marketing, fundraising, event logistics and use of the latest tech tools. You’ll have an opportunity to network with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community, and walk away with a better understanding of how to create memorable, impactful events to drive social change.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to make Be Social Change events zero waste – help us by bringing your reusable water bottle to the event.


    • 6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors Open
    • 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Collaborative Q&A
    • 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking & Closing



Give Lively is a tech startup in New York City that is disrupting the online nonprofit space by building innovative fundraising tech and giving it away to nonprofits for FREE. Give Lively’s philanthropist founders cover their operating costs so they can build best-in-class tech to empower nonprofits. Nonprofit members have unlimited access to Give Lively’s always free and always evolving fundraising platform, which includes features like Text-to-Donate, Peer-to-Peer, Event Ticketing, Embeddable Widgets, Video Storytelling, and more.

Give Lively partners with thousands of nonprofits to help them raise more money online. GuideStar-registered 501(c)(3)s organizations can sign up online for free membership to gain unlimited access to Give Lively’s fundraising technology.

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    • Phoenix Porcelli, Certified Meeting Planner, Convene
    • Vanity Gee, Associate Producer of Public Programs, BRIC
    • Justine Stephens, Special Events Producer, All Stars Project, Inc.
    • David DeParolesa, CEO, Give Lively


Phoenix Porcelli, Certified Meeting Planner, Convene

Phoenix Porcelli brings over a decade of meeting and event expertise in Boston, Paris and NYC to the Convene team. Convene is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. As a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Phoenix works collaboratively with other CMPs and Event Professionals to solve problems and achieve operational objectives through venue selection and strategic planning efforts. Her role provides a unique perspective on industry trends. Prior to joining Convene, Phoenix worked at the Waldorf Astoria.


Vanity Gee, Associate Producer of Public Programs, BRIC

Vanity Gee is many things, but mostly a bundle of thoughts, feelings and matching facial expressions. Currently, she is having a wonderful time creating events as the Associate Producer of Public Programs at BRIC in Brooklyn, NY.  In addition to being an arts administrator and programmer for most of her career, Vanity is an advocate for young people, music educator, and production manager, but most importantly, is a loving friend, daughter, sister, and wife. She is also a multi-instrumentalist, adult beverage connoisseur, writer, and bibliophile. She studied music, economics, and education, and has a few degrees to match.

Vanity is an alumna of the Harvard of the Midwest, the Home of the Badgers, and that very old and very erudite university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Though the library is pretty much the only place Vanity truly feels at home, her roots go back to Southern Illinois and Missour-ah. She is currently searching for the best fish and shrimp plate New York has to offer.


Justine Stephens, Special Events Producer, All Stars Project, Inc.

Known for her dedication to bringing music, culture, and arts to all communities, Justine is enamored with the art of presentation of music and events.

Justine dedicates much of her time in New York City to the nonprofit sector—giving back to the very cultural institutions that inspired her during her formative years. She is the Special Events Producer at the All Stars Project, and also proud to have worked at and contributed to the growth and development of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Opera. Additionally, Justine serves as Secretary on the board of directors for Music Beyond, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals through music and engagement in developing countries, currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Justine holds an undergraduate degree in Flute Performance from Ithaca College and lives in Brooklyn. She is a fierce advocate for black lives, mental health, invisible illnesses, and the human right to fair and affordable housing. Justine is a contributing writer to The Flute View, and she enjoys yoga, cooking, and riding her bike.


David DeParolesa, CEO, Give Lively

David is the Chief Executive Officer at Give Lively, a startup with a philanthropic mission that builds fundraising tech and gives it away to nonprofits for free. When he isn’t developing products, coding, or designing the “next big thing”, David can be found making tasteful improvements to his Hell’s Kitchen rental or back in Boston playing with his baby niece, Olivia.


Marcos Salazar, CEO, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community-builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them find and do purposeful work, connect with like-minded people, and lead sustainable lifestyles. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.MarcosSalazar.com.


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goMkt was first conceived in 2016 with a simple mission: reduce food waste, support small business and charitable giving, and bring people together to share delicious food. goMkt is an online platform that helps retailers reduce food waste, drive foot traffic to stores, and increase revenues, at no extra cost.


Impact Hub NYC is a coworking & events space for a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.  

Members have access to a local & global community of change agents, a beautiful & ergonomic space outfitted by design leader Herman Miller, a variety of amenities (including wifi, coffee/tea, privacy booths, printing & more), frequent events, discounted event & meeting space rentals & more.

Impact Hub NYC is a part of MissionHUB, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs and impact investors in building sustainable businesses that drive long-term social and environmental change.


Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the event by contacting Be Social Change at support@besocialchange.com.

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