Event theme and first speakers announced!

Event theme and first speakers announced!

Posted by: Jo Seagrave / 02 March 2018

SEWF 2018 – Inspiring a new decade of impact

 

Since the first Social Enterprise World Forum in 2008, social enterprises around the world have transformed lives, revitalised communities and tackled big economic issues. The 2018 Forum will reflect on global progress and learning, while working with the movement to establish a common vision and build ambition for the challenges ahead.

 

We are delighted to announce the first group of speakers for SEWF 2018 below. In line with the theme of the event as we look forward to a decade of increasing social impact, we have secured speakers from many of the best social enterprises around the globe. Our focus is on the amazing talent within the social enterprise movement as we recognise that those who make an impact in our communities every day are best placed to inspire and motivate others. It’s not all about large and established social enterprises and global players, many of the most inspiring stories and ideas are emerging from young social enterprises, we look forward to engaging with all of these and spreading the message of social enterprise around the world:

 

Louise Aitken

Akina Foundation

New Zealand
Susan Aktemel

Homes for Good

Scotland
Caryn Capriccioso

InterSector

USA
Jonathon Coburn

Social Value Lab

Scotland
Sarah Crawley

iSE CIC

England
Mike Curtin

DC Central Kitchen

USA
Marty Donkervoort

University of Winnipeg

Canada
David Duke

Street Soccer

Scotland
James Dunbar

New Start Highland

Scotland
Lucy Fraser

Albyn Housing Society

Scotland
Pauline Graham

Social Firms Scotland

Scotland
Alex Hannant

Griffith University

Australia
Heli Hilman

Javara

Indonesia
Celia Hodson

Journeys for Change

England
Samantha Jones

Little Yellow Bird

New Zealand
Amanda Kiessel

Good Market

Sri Lanka
Eric Lombardi

Ecocycle

USA
Karen Lynch

Belu Water

England
Collette Norval

Social Stuff

Scotland
June O’Sullivan

London Early Years Foundation

England
Jan Owen

Foundation for Young Australians

Australia
Matt Pfahlert

Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship

Australia
Stephanie Pronk

Common Good Solutions

Canada
David Upton

Common Good Solutions

Canada
Ian Walker

Johnson & Johnson

Scotland
Ingrid Webb

Cope Ltd

Scotland
Kresse Wesling

Elvis & Kresse

England
Mel Young

Homeless World Cup

Scotland
Rick Zwetsch

InterSector

USA

 

View our speaker page here.