We have partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to deliver a two-day event focusing on the role that academia has to play in supporting social enterprise. The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU was founded in 2010 in honour of Noble Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus in recognition of his efforts to advance social and economic opportunities of poor people through micro- credit. Since then, and particularly under the leadership of Professor Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business and Health, the Yunus Centre has grown to become one of the world’s leading centres for the study of social enterprise. GCU has steadily become renowned internationally for its ground-breaking work in social enterprise research, both at home and internationally, and their academics provide international leadership in the developing fields of social enterprise scholarship, teaching and practice.
The university will host circa 100 academics and social enterprise practitioners from around the globe to look at what academia is doing internationally to advance social enterprise teaching, research and community engagement.
See prices to attend the Academic Symposium below.
(available until 30th June 2018)
(available until 17th August 2018)
|Government / Public / Academic sector||£299||£349|
|Corporate / non-social enterprise||£349||£449|
All costs are subject to VAT charged at current rate of 20%. All bookings received after 17th August 2018 are subject to a late booking surcharge on standard price tickets, if places are available.
*Charities and non-profit organisations are eligible for this delegate type.
Please note: All payments through our registration system are by credit card only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
John Pearce Memorial Lecture:10th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to the John Pearce Memorial Lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University from 6.30-7.30pm. Delegates are then invited to take a short walk to Glasgow City Chambers for a civic reception, hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking. This event gives them the opportunity to hear from Baroness Glenys Thornton and network with some local social enterprises in Glasgow and further afield.
Evening event at The Experience: 11th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to participate in a karting and networking evening at The Experience, Hillington, the only indoor electric karting centre in Scotland, which operates as a social enterprise, part of Kibble Education and Care Centre. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking.