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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 around the world with live Q&A, online networking, partner-organised sessions and participant nominated content. Speakers will include leading social entrepreneurs and changemakers from across the world with over 4,000 participants from over 50 countries.

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.

 
SEWF Digital event week features three parts:
  • Monday/Tuesday focuses on connecting and learning through masterclasses, group discussion, spotlight sessions, and nominated content (content nomination for registered participants closed 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.
 
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: Closed 31 July 2020.
  • 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. 

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. Ticket sharing is also not permitted and SEWF reserves the right to cancel a ticket with no refund if this occurs. 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 created a bursary fund recognising that these are extremely difficult times for much of the social enterprise community. The bursary application process is now closed. Thank you to all those who supported!
 
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] 

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Programme

· Main Stage
Welcome address [07:45-07:55 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: All Heart NZ (New Zealand) [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Social procurement in action - supplier and buyer perspectives [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Social enterprise networks (zone 1) [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Masterclass: Crowdfunding [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Unfacilitated Open space [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Best practice in coworking social enterprise spaces [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Migrapreneurship in a changing climate [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Unfacilitated Open space [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE [09:50-11:00 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Biji-biji Initiative (Malaysia)[11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Masterclass: Impact measurement [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Communities leading in rural tourism [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Social enterprise networks (zone 2) [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Sparky Social Enterprises (Uganda) and iSchool (Zambia) [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Connecting rural social enterprises [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Why every social entrepreneur needs a mentor and how to find one [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Unfacilitated Open space [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Masterclass: Business model redesign [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space facilitated by Leonie Jarrett [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Kiipo (Taiwan/Ethiopia) [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Collaboration between local government and social enterprise [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Entrepreneurial and personal wellbeing [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Strontian Community School Building (Scotland) [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
In conversation: "Talkin Bout A Revolution" with Jacqueline Novogratz (Acumen Fund) and David LePage (Buy Social Canada) [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Facilitated by Kate Gardner: An Open space [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Creative manufacturing - new collaboration opportunities [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Tech for good: Digital solutions for arts and cultural social enterprises [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE [14:50-16:00 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Manos del Uruguay [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Building a youth movement [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discusión: Colaboración para fortalecer el ecosistema de empresas sociales en América del Sur [en Español] [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: When and why certification matter in the USA [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: From changemaker to ecosystem builder [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Skwachàys Lodge and Gallery (Canada) [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Work integration social enterprises (WISE) [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Unfacilitated Open space [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Masterclass: Community Benefit Agreements - tools and systems [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: The world of social procurement: Building and fostering an enabling environment with governments, corporations and intermediaries [23:00-00:30 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: How social entrepreneurs can create systems change [07:00-07:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Sobah Beverages [07:00-07:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Challenges resulting from COVID-19 to early stage social enterprises working in development cooperation [07:00-07:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Levers for impact - What's the best approach? [07:00-07:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space by Gemma Heard [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Regional collaboration - sharing and exchange between social enterprise hotspots [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) at the Old Beechworth Gaol (Australia) [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Social enterprise networks - influencing, campaigning and advocating for social enterprise and social change [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Building bridges between social enterprise and structural change [08:00-08:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Masterclass: Telling your social enterprise story [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Social enterprises in sustainable agriculture [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Spotlight: Agency collaboration for international development by KOICA/WTF [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space facilitated by Anne Martin [09:00-09:50 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Jaipur Rugs (India) [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Social enterprise education [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Founder Syndrome: Strategies to recognise it early and take action to prevent it [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Social enterprise and international development [11:00-11:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Good Nature Agro (Zambia) and Gorilla Conservation Coffee (Uganda) [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Social enterprises as influencers of mainstream business [12:00-12:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: Exploring cooperative and community-led approaches [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space facilitated by Kate Gardner [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
In conversation: Social value and social impact - in conversation with Jeremy Nicholls of Social Value International [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Brouwerij de Prael / De Prael Brewery (Netherlands) [13:00-13:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated session: Reaching the SDGs and transforming towards a Social Economy [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Pandemic piloting, pivoting and product roadmapping in digital (what did we learn?) [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Social enterprise in schools international virtual awards [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space facilitated by Kate Gardner [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Creative and cultural social enterprises tackling discrimination and exclusion [14:00-14:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Sessions
Open space facilitated by Jiselle Steele [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Tackling inequality and discrimination - enterprising approaches from social enterprises (Americas/UK) [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Discussion: "Buy Social" – international collaboration to build markets for social enterprise [16:00-16:40 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Participant-nominated: The role of social enterprise in engaging young people in sustaining rural communities and populations [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: Circo Para Todos [16:00-16:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Climate change and community scale social enterprises [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Inside social enterprise: DC Central Kitchen (USA) [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Spotlight: Creative manufacturing - new collaboration opportunities [17:00-17:50 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
Welcome and housekeeping [06:00-06:10 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open Space to continue conversations..
· Main Stage
Leadership and building an impact economy - perspectives from young leaders [06:10-06:55 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Innovative social enterprise responses in community and economic recovery [07:05-07:45 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Why social procurement is a game changer for social enterprises [08:15-08:45 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
The rising stars of social enterprise, innovating and disrupting for social impact [08:55-09:40 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Social enterprises supporting communities, reducing inequality [10:40-11:10 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
Innovative and collaborative COVID-19 responses [11:20-12:05 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Adopting innovative economic models [12:15-12:45 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Youth-led social enterprises tackling unemployment and disadvantage [13:05-13:50 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
The role markets can play in ecosystem building and economic resilience [14:00-14:45 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Climate crisis: Social enterprises tackling waste [15:45-16:30 GMT+1]
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
Social enterprises tackling racial inequality [16:40-17:25 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
Innovation in job creation [17:55-18:35 GMT+1]
[sign language interpretation]
· Networking
Networking
· Main Stage
Be part of the shift - young people in social enterprise [18:45-19:15 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Why social enterprises are critical to COVID-19 response and recovery [19:20-20:00 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Showcasing youth-led social enterprises [06:00-06:40 GMT+1]
· Sessions
Open space [GMT+1]
Continue the conversation and connect with others around the main stage panel topics and discussions during the break.
· Main Stage
Tech for good [06:50-07:30 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Creating more inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies [07:40-08:20 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
The role of social enterprises in COVID-19 response and recovery [08:40-09:20 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Climate crisis: Food, fashion and community [09:30-10:10 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Reverse migration and the opportunity to create more entrepreneurial rural economies [11:00-11:25 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Campaigning and awareness raising - the moment for bold and brave approaches [11:35-12:15 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Accessing new markets and pushing boundaries - entrepreneurial approaches to job creation and social value [12:25-13:05 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Social enterprises addressing gender inequality [13:30-14:10 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Breaking new ground in commercial-social partnerships [14:20-15:00 GMT+1]
· Marketplace
NETWORKING & MARKETPLACE
· Main Stage
Introduction to social enterprise - supporting communities, challenging inequality and delivering social impact [16:00-16:40 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Creating a social value marketplace [16:50-17:35 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Business to business - connecting buyers to social enterprise sellers [17:40-17:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Alternative social enterprise investment models [18:20-19:00 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
Closing Panel: Youth to the Front featuring Nile Rodgers (We Are Family Foundation) and Amonge Sinxoto (Blackboard Africa) [19:10-19:50 GMT+1]
· Main Stage
SEWF legacy and vision [19:50-20:00 GMT+1]

The event is over

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