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Social Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy Events Around The World In 2019

Social Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy Events Around The World In 2019
By Matt Fleming
December 13, 2018
Here are the must-attend conferences, forums and summits in the fields of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in 2019

Global Philanthropy Forum

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Photo courtesy of Global Philanthropy Forum

Date April 1-3, 2019
Location Redwood City, USA

The Global Philanthropy Forum is for executives from private, public and corporate foundations and those who have made a “significant commitment” to philanthropy across the world. Past speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The event is invite-only, but you can nominate a leader you think would benefit from the forum and the lifelong connections that could be made there.

Skoll World Forum

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Photo courtesy of Skoll World Forum

Date April 9-12, 2019
Location Oxford, UK

Skoll shines a spotlight on new innovations and best practices in the field of social entrepreneurship, connecting leaders so they can accelerate global social progress. The four-day programme includes workshops, panels, discussions, film screenings and more, with previous celebrity attendees including Sir Richard Branson, Charlize Theron and Bono. The forum is primarily invite-only, but Skoll also accepts applications.  

Social Innovation Summit

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Photo courtesy of Social Innovation Summit

Date June 4-5, 2019
Location Los Angeles, USA

The Social Innovation Summit, which is in LA for the first time this year, is for “black swans and wayward thinkers” who want to explore “the next big idea” and drive cross-sector partnerships and long-term social impact. The summit includes talks, boardroom workshops and shows over two days, covering everything from philanthropic trends to new methods of engaging with social challenges.

AVPN Conference

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Photo courtesy of AVPN

Date June 25-28, 2019
Location Singapore

Funders and resource providers worldwide will descend on Singapore to join what’s said to be the “largest gathering of social investors in Asia” at the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network’s annual conference. AVPN, which is “committed to building a vibrant and high-impact social investment community across Asia,” is the organisation behind the conference, which is now in its seventh year. The 2018 conference focused on the theme of “maximising impact” and was geared towards creating collaborations and knowledge sharing.

One Young World

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Photo courtesy of One Young World

Date October 22-25, 2019
Location London, UK

The annual One Young World Summit features young leaders from the worlds of business, government and academia. Attendees, who are mostly under 30, come together to discuss challenging global issues and hear from inspirational thought leaders. Past speakers include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and philanthropic rock star Bob Geldof.


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