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Join us in Toronto, Canada as we convene leading global thinkers, researchers, and practitioners from across sectors to share actionable research insights and advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


Nov 20

Nov 21

Nov 22

2024 Reach Conference
See you there!

This event is invite-only. To request an invitation contact: Please take note that Conference Day 1 (November 20) is reserved for Reach Alliance researchers, faculty mentors, and advisory council members. Conference Days 2 and 3 (November 21 and 22) are open to our broader community.

Community Insights Corner

“Whether it’s peace and security, climate change, or our attempts to improve human rights in our separate societies we have a lot of work to do. You need to do better than we have on these issues, that’s my challenge to Reach researchers. By connecting, working together, thinking together, and exchanging I’m feeling more hopeful about the state of our climate.”

Graeme C. Clark
Ambassador of Canada to Mexico

“What would the world look like if we started from the premise of acknowledging the dignity that we all yearn for and built systems to allow people to contribute to, I think that’s what Reach is about and I think that’s what we all have to be about.”

Jacqueline Novogratz
Founder and CEO, Acumen

“Reach’s work is centered around how to get important stuff to everyone everywhere. Reach is interested in the network effect in convening stakeholders from across sectors and seeks to drive collaboration between the academy, civil society, the private sector, and government.” 

Walt Macnee
Retired Vice Chairman, Mastercard Worldwide; Advisory Council, Reach Alliance

“Engaging students in research of the lived experiences of marginalized groups is likely to amplify students’ ethical, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking; their concern for others and the courage to act for change.”

Angela Owusu-Ansah
Provost, Ashesi University

“The Reach Alliance is about strengthening networks, but it’s also about something I consider to be the most exciting part of working at a university: the free-flowing exchange of knowledge.” 

Melanie Woodin
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto

“Our commitment to research and social impact is a testament to our belief that knowledge when harnessed and applied wisely has the power to bridge gaps, and barriers and create opportunities for all.”

Juan Pablo Murra
Rector for Higher Education, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Advisory Council, Reach Alliance

“Solving big problems requires collaboration and co-creation [across sectors and disciplines]. And leadership that is human! Reach prepares the next generation of global leaders by turbo-charging the development of human skills like adaptability, collaboration, creativity and  empathy.”

Zabeen Hirji. Retired Chief HR Officer, Royal Bank of Canada; Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte; Advisory Council, Reach Alliance

“It has been an amazing experience to share, learn, and grow among a global cohort of such passionate and critical thinkers. I am very appreciative of programs like the Reach Alliance for fostering the growth and development of individuals like myself and better equipping me as a global thinker.”

Jina Yazdanpanah
Reach Alumnus, University of Toronto

“It’s a life-changing experience to share spaces, even if digital, with a community of people driven together by the desire to create a positive and lasting global impact. Reach is an example of what can happen when the right people get together and create opportunities for young people to get involved and to use their knowledge to build something bigger than ourselves.”

Giovanna Villalobos
Reach Alumnus, Tecnológico de Monterrey

“Attending the 2023 Mexico Reach Conference helped me reflect on the importance of having a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to addressing global issues and creating innovative solutions. This has reignited my interest in using our research in an applied manner to make substantial and sustainable change. It was also incredibly motivating to hear about all the visionary research being conducted worldwide by our generation.”

Francesca Lanzarotti
Reach Alumnus, University College London

In Case You Missed It:
2023 Conference Highlights

Revisit highlights from the 2023 Mexico Reach Conference. Reach researchers from all eight partner institutions joined prominent thinkers and practitioners to share their actionable research insights. To explore inequality, both its social and economic aspects, we spent three days advancing our collective understanding of this vital issue. Over 100 passionate leaders attended from around the world.

Special thanks to our incredible hosts at Tecnológico de Monterrey. We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to the 2024 Toronto Reach Conference to continue connecting, learning, and facilitating meaningful impact.

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