FAQs

FAQs

Why should I attend?

      If you are an experienced philanthropist or impact investor

      Serve as a mentor to the next generation of donors and investors. Bring attention to key global issues and strategies to address them.

      If you are a newbie to philanthropy or impact investing

      Learn from some of greatest philanthropic leaders and investors of your generation. Get inspired by the latest innovations in the field. Find mentors. Find job and volunteer opportunities with your ideal philanthropy and social investing ventures.

      If you are a social entrepreneur

      Dialog and partner with some of the greatest minds of your generation about leading innovations.

      If you are an influencer

      Take this important knowledge from the leading voices of our generation and share it with others.

When does the application process begin?

Our applications for the 2017 NEXUS Global Summit are currently OPEN! Click here to apply. Also, join our mailing list here to receive email announcements when other summit application processes open up.

What hotels do you recommend?

Some programming of our 2017 NEXUS Global Summit will take place at the ONE Hotel across the street from the United Nations. We recommend this hotel for convenience, or the W Hotel in Union Square. We do not currently have any group discounts at any location.

What is the target age of NEXUS Summits?

Most participants are between the ages of 15 and 40, however up to 10 percent of spots are made available to allies and mentors over 40.

Does a quality application guarantee a spot?

No, but if your application is successful you will get a formal response within a few weeks.

What is the cost?

The fees for NEXUS events are modest, at cost, or free. Limited subsidies are available, however all participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel and accommodations. For details, send an email to subsidyrequest@nexusglobal.org.

Participation in the majority of NEXUS events around the world is free. This arrangement has allowed everyone to participate on the same level, permitting everyone to identify and contribute as they see fit. As the network has grown around the world, new mechanisms of income generation became necessary to transition from an all volunteer effort to a more professional operation.

If you are interested in helping to subsidize the participation of NEXUS participants please send us email at info@nexusglobal.org.

What is the cancellation policy for the Global Summit?

Conference fees are 50% refundable up until 30 days before the Summit start date. Conference fees are not refundable thereafter.

What about solicitation?

All conference participants are asked to adhere to a “no-fundraising and no-solicitation of business” ethic throughout the conference.

How is the event funded?

Through conference fees, donations, sponsorships, and partnerships. If you are interested in making a contribution to NEXUS, we are seeking additional supporters. Please contact Liza Heavener at lizah@nexusglobal.org.

How does selection work?

We accept people on a rolling and first-come-first-served basis. To get a spot, apply soon. We have a number of criteria that are used internally to screen candidates including the written application, who is referring the candidate, personal and professional background, diversity, and more. We review each application within a few weeks of submission.

What about press?

The NEXUS Global Youth Summit and our other events are open to select media. We have a limited number of press passes available. To apply for credentials, email press@nexusglobal.org and include your outlet and links to recent work.

What is the legal status of NEXUS?

NEXUS is a non-profit enterprise. It was originally developed as a project of Search for Common Ground. It is currently a project of The Giving Back Fund.

Will there be translation?

Some translation will be offered at some of our summits. Please email info@nexusglobal.org for more information.

We have a consent form which needs to be completed and returned to us before the summit commences. Email us at info@nexusglobal.org for this form.

Where will the events take place?

Global Summit: The 2017 NEXUS Global Summit will convene at the United Nations, as well as The New School and the ONE Hotel. More details will be announced in the weeks leading up to the Summit.

Other Regional Summits: For details about the venues and start times of other regional summits visit the appropriate regional summit page.

Who is coming?

We do not make participant lists available to the public, but there are partial lists of hosts, panelists, presenters and advisors on the pages of each summit website.

What should I wear to NEXUS Summits?

Attire for our summits is Business Casual. We would like all of our participants to be comfortable. The attire for NEXUS dinners and parties is upscale casual; we would like our participants to feel free to dress up for these events if they would like to, but it is not a requirement.

Will there be free time?

Time is scheduled between day time programs and evening programs to offer free time. See each summit program separately for details.

Can I be added to Facebook Group?

If you have never attended a NEXUS Summit before, you cannot be added to our official Facebook group until after the event. Email us at info@nexusglobal.org and ask for details.

What is the format for NEXUS sessions?

Our Summit sessions may take many different forms ranging from workshops to panel discussions. We traditionally use a format that we call Expert Led Conversations.

How do I report misuse of the Network?

In order to register for a NEXUS Summit, delegates must sign a Community Code of Conduct, which can also be found on our printed program and other Summit materials. We encourage you to read our Code of Conduct below:
 
1. Non-Solicitation: Including but not limited to business/fundraising efforts and promotions.
 
2. Safe Space: Free from verbal, online, physical or sexual harassment and assault. Free from discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, class, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, perceived gender identity or expression.
 
3. Drugs & Alcohol: Official summit events are drug-free and alcohol is to be consumed responsibly.
 
Should you witness any behavior by NEXUS members that goes against this code, please report it to redflag@nexusglobal.org and we will respond immediately with further instructions on how to file a report. Please note all communication on the matter will be completely confidential.