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SourceLink Affiliate Summit 2023

SAVE THE DATE!

April 24-26 2023

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Only 40 spots left for the Summit!

Meet us in San Juan! We are coordinating an affiliate gathering in San Juan, Puerto Rico in partnership with Colmena66, our network affiliate.
 
This is an exclusive event for members of the SourceLink affiliate network.
 
The dates of the gathering are Monday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
 


Tentative Agenda

Day One

Monday, April 24 AC Hotel by Marriott, San Juan Condado. 1369 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

8:30–9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast, registration, networking
Join us for a continental breakfast as we start our exciting day together.

9:00–10:15 a.m. Welcome!
Summit overview and fun introduction activity.

10:15–10:30 a.m. Networking Break 

10:30–11:45 a.m. Building the Puerto Rico Entrepreneurship Network
Fireside chat with our hosts:

11:45 –1:00 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Address Speaker TBA

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Break

1:15 –2:15 p.m. Funding Sustainability ROI Maria Meyers, SourceLink Founder and Executive Director UMKC Innovation Center

2:15–3:15 p.m. Professional Development Workshop: Shared Goals Peer mentoring session to discuss Summit takeaways / goal setting / Attendee Worksheet discussion

3:15–4:00 p.m. Cambio Enclave: Social Hackers that Dance  Meet Rafael Cancel, social entrepreneur, Cambio en Clave, who has taught more than 50,000 people to dance and learn why he believes in the strength of art and social integration. 

4:00–4:30 p.m. Break –  move those tables so we can Salsa!

4:30–6:00 p.m. Cambio en Clave! Let’s dance with Rafael Cancel!

6:30–9:00 p.m. Dinner/Networking at the AC Marriott – Bar C Lona Rooftop

Day Two

Tuesday, April 25 – AC Hotel by Marriott, San Juan Condado. 1369 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

8:00*–8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast, networking
Join us for a continental breakfast as we start day two! (*Note earlier start)

8:45–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Morning Inspiration 
Overview of the day’s events.

9:00–10:00 a.m. Maximizing Your Resource Partner Network

10:00–10:45 a.m. Next Level Network Navigation

10:45–11.00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00–12:00 p.m. Successful Storytelling and Amplifying Network Reach 

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch with Colmena66 Resource Partners  National Ecosystem Building Trends with Andy Stoll, Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Nathan Ohle, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

1:30 –1:45 p.m. Networking Break

1:45–2:45 p.m.  Sustainability Secrets for Network Builders
SourceLink veteran affiliates

2:45–4:15 p.m. Where’s the Money? Funding Entrepreneurs Conversation with funders

Where’s the Money? Funding Ecosystems Conversation with funders

4:15–5:00 p.m. Professional Development Workshop: Shared Challenges Peer mentoring session to discuss Summit takeaways / shared challenges / Attendee Worksheet discussion

6:00–8:00 p.m. Optional* Dinner

Deep dive discussions on Professional Development, Marketing or Funding at three different restaurants. Details TBA

OR

Dinner on your own. See Places to Eat, Shop and Play, a curated list from Colmena66, coming soon. 

Day Three

Wednesday, April 26 – AC Hotel by Marriott, San Juan Condado. 1369 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

8:00*–8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast, networking
Join us for a continental breakfast on our last day together. (*Note earlier start)

8:30– 9:00 a.m. Welcome! 
Overview of the day’s events and round up of national initiatives/trends we are seeing and how to get involved.

9:15 –10:15 a.m. SiteConnex™ Website: Best Practices and Advanced Features

10:15 –10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 –11:30 a.m. SourceLink℠ Pro and The Resource Navigator®: Best Practices and Advance Features

11:30–12:30 p.m. Professional Development Workshop: Shared Celebrations and Commitments  Peer mentoring session to discuss Summit takeaways / action plans / Attendee Worksheet discussion

12:30– 1:30pm Lunch & Learn Box lunches and farewell!

full agenda available for download soon.

Agenda subject to change.

Special thanks to Colmena66 and Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Trust.

 

Accommodations

SourceLink affiliates will receive a discounted rate of $195/night plus taxes and fees at the beautiful AC Hotel by Marriott, San Juan Condado. We recommend booking at this hotel as summit activities will be conducted in the event space onsite, but you are welcome to make reservations elsewhere.

Please use this link to reserve accommodations at the AC Marriott

A block of twenty (20) rooms at the AC Marriott is available at the group rate from Thursday, April 20 to Saturday, April 29, 2023. The last day to book at this rate is Thursday, March 23, 2023. 

It’s best to make your reservations from the above link to receive the special rate at the AC Marriott. If you have questions, contact Pola Firestone, SourceLink, pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com or Cindy Aldea, Director of Sales and Marketing, AC Hotel San Juan, 787-827-7297,  cvenegas@achotelsj.com

Venue Information: San Juan, Puerto Rico

For your convenience, most of the activities will be held at the AC Hotel by Marriott, San Juan
1369 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

 Hotel Accessibility Information

Investment

This is an exclusive event for members of the SourceLink affiliate network. Tickets are available for purchase at $400/per person, and everyone must REGISTER to attend.

“The value of attending the SourceLink Summit in 2018 was immeasurable. Meeting with veteran ecosystem builders from around the country, learning about national trends and initiatives from leaders in the industry and building relationships with SourceLink affiliate colleagues helped me focus on how to solve problems which I learned are very similar across the network and gave me dozens of ideas that I couldn’t wait to implement. So excited for the next one!” 

Denisse Rodríguez Colón, Executive Director Colmena66

Coming soon:

Places to Eat, Shop and Play in Puerto Rico – curated list from Colmena66

FAQs about visiting Puerto Rico

Visiting Puerto Rico Travel and COVID 19 Guidelines

We continue to monitor the transmission rate nationally, internationally, and in Puerto Rico.  We strongly encourage each attendee to take a COVID test within 48 hours before your arrival as a way to keep everyone safe.  Further, we continue to evaluate whether testing may be required or mask indoors will be required and we will make that decision closer to the Summit with close consideration of CDC, and local guidelines. 

For additional Places to Eat, Play and Shop in San Juan visit the ‘Discover Puerto Rico’ website 

Questions? Ideas? Let us know! Contact Pola Firestone, pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com.

Last updated 11.17.22
Check back often for updates!