Conference Partners & Vendors



The New School

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and a calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence. 

Humanity in Action is delighted to partner with The New School on its annual New York Conference and innovative programming in design thinking, executive education and leadership. 


Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and most recognizable civil rights organization in the United States. Throughout its history, the NAACP has relentlessly fought against violations of civil and human rights. From lynching to segregation, job discrimination to urban poverty, the NAACP has stood steadfast for human rights and justice. 

At this time of great political, social and racial tension in the United States, Humanity in Action proud to partner with the NAACP. In 2016, the two organizations established the NAACP-Humanity in Action Fellowship. The fellowship installs a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow in the Baltimore headquarters of the NAACP for one year to conduct high level policy research and advocacy. 



Eat Offbeat

Eat Offbeat, the brainchild of co-founders Manal and Wissam Kahi, is a catering company and refugee-run kitchen that offers a taste of authentic ethnic cuisine conceived, prepared and delivered by refugees and asylum-seekers resettled in New York. Developed in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, Eat Offbeat endeavors to transform public perception by highlighting the cultural and economic value refugees contribute to their new communities, while simultaneously supporting the integration and self-sustainability of the city's refugees through skills training and professional development. 

Humanity in Action is thrilled to work with Eat Offbeat to bring foods from Nepal, Iraq, Syria and Eritrea to the conference. 


Dopper is a Dutch sustainable water bottle company. Dopper wants to live in a world where people are aware of the environment, where we actively reduce single-use plastic waste, and where everyone, close to home and far away, has access to safe and fresh drinking water. We raise consciousness around single-use plastic waste through activations, partnerships, and brand ambassadors; we provide a sustainable design for water bottles - cradle to cradle certified, 100% recyclable, BPA free; and we support clean water programs and scholarships worldwide.

Humanity in Action is excited to introduce Dopper to the network of Fellows and Senior Fellows. Dopper will give out water bottles in Humanity in Action colors at the New York Conference.