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Join SEWF Digital to connect with thousands of leading social entrepreneurs, access world-class content and be part of the world’s biggest social enterprise conversation

 
This September, Social Enterprise World Forum C.I.C. (SEWF) is going virtual to hold our biggest event to date. SEWF Digital will champion the potential of social enterprises – small and large, rural and urban – to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. The week-long programme will feature keynotes and plenaries from three different world zones with live Q&A, online networking, and partner-organised sessions. Participants will also be able to self-organise content during the opening two days. Speakers will include leading social entrepreneurs and changemakers from across the world with over 4,000 participants from over 50 countries.
 
SEWF Digital event week features three parts:
  • Monday/Tuesday focuses on connecting and learning through masterclasses, webinars, group discussion, specialist sessions, and nominated content (content nomination for registered participants is open from 1 July until 31 August). 
  • Wednesday/Thursday room partitions come down (virtually) with a series of keynote addresses and plenaries that will inspire and encourage action.  
  • Friday will focus on reflection and next steps as we close the event. 
 
Each day the programme will start in Oceania/East Asia moving west to Africa/Europe/Asia and finishing in North, Central and South America. This means that no matter where you are in the world you can access live content and networking during your day. Content will also be recorded so that you can access it at any time up until September 2021. 
 

SEWF DIGITAL: Additional information


Dates: Monday 21 September – Friday 25 September 2020
 
Times: 06:00 BST (UK) – 20:00 BST (UK) (start and end times vary each day). Please note that Hopin adjusts the programme timing to the time zone you are in. However, we recommend that you check the time shown on Hopin with the programme on our website (available soon) and your time zone.
 
Programme: The outline programme is available on our website with many sessions included in the schedule below where you have the option to add them to your calendar.
 
Participant nominated content: SEWF registered participants can nominate session topics for the opening two days of SEWF Digital (one nomination per organisation per day). Nominations will be open from 1 July until 31 August through our SEWF Digital Slack channel. On registering for the event you will receive an email that includes details of how to access the SEWF Digital Slack channel. 
 
Ticketing
There is a ticket cost to attend the event as although the event is virtual it still involves considerable resources. As a social enterprise we do not intend on generating a profit rather we want to encourage the biggest ever virtual social enterprise conversation and provide a space for the social enterprise community to connect. We aim to achieve a balance between ensuring SEWF is both enterprising and sustainable while making the event as accessible as possible. We thank all our partners and sponsors for their support, which has significantly reduced the participant fees. 
 
Ticket types
  • Early bird: Tickets priced at the early bird rate are only available until 1 August 2020 (23:59 BST/UK 31 July). After this date they will be charged at £49 GBP.
  • Standard ticket: Ticket holders will have full access to the SEWF Digital event including access to recorded content until September 2021.
  • Low income, lower middle income and conflict affected countries: As defined by World Bank Atlas at June 2019. The qualifying criterion is the regular business address of the delegate. Registrations will be checked and if the delegate address does not match the selected category the ticket will be cancelled.
  • Start-up social enterprise / student / youth: Start-up social enterprise (within 24 months) employing fewer than 10 people and with turnover of less than £100,000 GBP at last accounts. Any full-time student. Please use your university/college email address to register. Anyone under 25 years old.
  • Bursary tickets: There are two types of bursary tickets 1) COVID-19 Hardship tickets and 2) Low income, lower income and conflict affected countries. More details below.
  • Group discount (10% for groups of 10 or more): Please contact [email protected] with the number of tickets required. Prior to 1 August the ticket price will be charged at the early bird rate (£39 per person).

Ticket prices include a non-refundable booking and administration fee. Please enter the details of the person to be registered on the right under "Tell us about yourself." Please note that you can only purchase one ticket option at a time. Also, at the time of purchase you must input the details of the participant and register that person for Hopin, which enables access to the event. After completing registration, you will receive an email confirmation from [email protected] Please check your junk folders and mark the email address as “safe.”  Following registration, ticket swaps are not possible. Prior to purchasing, please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy for more details.
 
Bursary tickets 
With thanks to the generous support of sponsors, partners and individuals, SEWF is building a bursary fund as we recognise that these are extremely difficult times for much of the social enterprise community. If you represent a social enterprise (leader, practitioner, board member) and have experienced a significant loss in business income of 50%  as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 and/or are based in a low income, lower middle income or conflict affected country (as defined by World Bank Atlas at June 2019), apply here. These tickets are designated for people that genuinely cannot afford the standard registration fees and there are limited tickets available. For more information and to apply, visit SEWF Digital Bursary Application. 
 
Sponsorship: Support the global social enterprise movement by sponsoring SEWF Digital. For more information, please contact [email protected] with the subject “Sponsorship enquiry.”
 
Virtual Marketplace: Interested in exhibiting at the event? More information is available here.

Already registered for the event? Access SEWF Digital event reception and chat.
 
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For more information, contact: [email protected] 

Schedule

· Sessions
PROFILE: Social procurement in action - supplier and buyer perspectives
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DISCUSSION: Best practice in co-working social enterprise spaces
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PROFILE: Agricultural social enterprise solutions
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PROFILE: Social investment approaches
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DISCUSSION: Connecting rural social enterprises
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PROFILE: Scaling for impact
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PROFILE: Collaboration between local government and social enterprise.
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MASTERCLASS: Business model redesign
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PROFILE: Creative manufacturing - new collaboration opportunities
· Sessions
MASTERCLASS: Impact measurement
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DISCUSSION: Building a youth movement
· Sessions
DISCUSIÓN: Colaboración para fortalecer el ecosistema de empresas sociales en América del Sur [en Español]
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MASTERCLASS: Community Benefit Agreements - tools and systems.
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PROFILE: Work integration social enterprises (WISE)
· Stage
DISCUSSION: A cross-continental conversation: Building and fostering an enabling environment for social procurement
· Sessions
PROFILE: Impact frameworks – Invest well
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SPOTLIGHT: Regional Collaboration - sharing and exchange between social enterprise hotspots
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DISCUSSION: Social enterprise networks - influencing, campaigning and advocating for social enterprise and social change
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MASTERCLASS: Telling your social enterprise story
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PROFILE: Why measurement of social value can inform social enterprise implementation
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SPOTLIGHT: Social enterprise and international development
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PROFILE: Social enterprise education
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PROFILE: Social enterprises as influencers of mainstream business
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DISCUSSION: Buy Social (the global social procurement group) examine the value of collaboration and expanding the Buy Social family
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PROFILE: Community ownership models
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PROFILE: Creative and cultural social enterprises tackling discrimination and exclusion
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MASTERCLASS: Shifting your social enterprise to digital delivery.
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SPOTLIGHT: Collaboration to advance social enterprise across the Caribbean
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PROFILE: Tackling inequality and discrimination - enterprising approaches from social enterprises
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PROFILE: Creative manufacturing - new collaboration opportunities (focus on the Americas)
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PROFILE: Climate change and community scale social enterprises
· Stage
Opening address and welcome: Hélène Malandain, SEWF (New Zealand)
· Stage
Panel: Leadership and building an impact economy - perspectives from young leaders
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Panel: Innovative social enterprise responses in community and economic recovery
· Stage
Panel: Why social procurement is a game changer for social enterprises
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Panel: Showcasing youth-led social enterprises
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KEYNOTE: Social enterprises supporting communities, reducing inequality
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Panel: Innovative and collaborative COVID-19 responses
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Panel: Adopting innovative economic models
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Panel: Social enterprises responses to youth unemployment and disadvantage
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Panel: The role markets can play in ecosystem building and economic resilience
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Panel: Social enterprises tackling racial inequality
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Panel: Addressing the climate emergency - social enterprise and community responses from the Americas
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Panel: Innovation in job creation
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Panel: How and where young people can engage with social enterprise
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Panel: Why social enterprises are critical to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
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Showcasing youth-led social enterprises (focus on Asia)
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Panel: Tech for good - showcasing social enterprises using technology for social impact and community benefit
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Panel: Creating more inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies
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Panel: The role of social enterprises in COVID-19 response and recovery
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Panel: Climate and Waste
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KEYNOTE: Reverse migration and the opportunity to create more entrepreneurial rural economies
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Panel: Campaigning and awareness raising - the moment for bold and brave approaches
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Panel: Accessing new markets and pushing boundaries - entrepreneurial approaches to job creation and social value
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Panel: Social enterprises addressing gender inequality
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Panel: Breaking new ground in commercial-social partnerships - moving beyond "CSR"
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Panel: Introduction to social enterprises - supporting communities, challenging inequality, delivering social impact
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Panel: Creating a social value marketplace
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Panel: Business to business - connecting buyers and social enterprise sellers
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Panel: The urgent need for alternative investment models
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Closing Panel: Youth to the Front featuring Nile Rodgers (We Are Family Foundation) and Amonge Sinxoto (Blackboard Africa)
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SEWF legacy and vision

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