Community Hubs

Community Hubs
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What is a Community Hub?

The SEWF Community Hub mode provides an opportunity for groups to self-organise during SEWF’s annual flagship event, curating their own programme tailored to their community. With our Community Hub model, social enterprises and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to engage with SEWF programme content, network, share ideas and opportunities with each other locally.

"I'm excited by the Community Hub model because it can be very difficult - if not impossible - for rural social entrepreneurs to find the resources and time needed to travel to international conferences. So a model like this is great, because it affordably combines the benefits of face-to-face interaction with peers from a given region, with the expansive learning that comes from engaging with others on a global level".
Pete, SEWF 2021 Community Hub host (Australia)
“It was very valuable to come together with the stakeholders in the ecosystem after a long time, discuss social entrepreneurship from different aspects and feel the hope again that the power of being a community provides”.
Sinem Gökçe, Community Hub Host (Turkey)

Case study: SEWF 2021 Community Hub (Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada)

Choices for Youth hosted an in-person Community Hub during SEWF 2021. The event was attended by around 100 people in the community market and featured a mix of in-person panels and discussions as well as live streamed content from SEWF 2021.

Read about Choices for Youth

SEWF 2022 Community Hubs

There were over 30 Community Hubs around the world during SEWF22 (28-29 September).

Africa

Educate The Future Liberia (ETF Liberia)

The Liberia Hub will provide a space for emerging entrepreneurs, leaders, thinkers, and innovators to incubate their ideas for transformation while building lasting networks and learning the SEWF Methodologies and opportunities

  • When: 29 November 2022
  • Time: 12:00 (GMT)
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 Hopin platform
Coming Soon

Challenges Ghana

We can’t wait to host SEWF22 Community Hub and show what Ghana has to offer.

  • When: 29 November 2022
  • Time: 08:00-11:00(GMT)
  • Where: Skills Hub by YOTA, Accra, Ghana
Coming soon

Challenges Rwanda

We can’t wait to host SEWF22 Community Hub and show what Rwanda has to offer.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 17:00-18:00 (GMT +2)
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 Hopin platform
Get your ticket!

Americas

AB Seed and Innovate Calgary

Join us in person at Innovate Calgary’s Social Innovation Hub for two days of streamed SEWF22 sessions, discussions bringing these sessions into the Alberta context, and building connections with fellow folks in the network.

Collaboratively Hosted by AB Seed and Innovate Calgary

  • When: 28-29 September 2022
  • Time: 08:00-16:30 (MDT)
  • Where: Innovate Calgary’s Social Innovation Hub, Calgary, Canada
Find out more

Social Venture Circuit

Two weeks on from SEWF22 we look forward to joining together to reflect on the conversations had at SEWF22 and reconnect with friends new and old.

  • When: 18 October 2022
  • Time: 17:00 EST
  • Where: Online, Zoom

Asia

Creativity Lab for empowerment and innovation

Our SEWF22 Community Hub is working to empower the next
generation to address society’s needs in Palestine and beyond.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 09:00-09:45 (GMT+1)
  • Where: Online, SEWF HopIn platform
Coming soon

KIDsforSDGs

The Hong Kong SEWF22 Community Hub aims to establish a platform for purpose-led individuals, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to connect, learn and be inspired while advancing collective action towards achieving Agenda 2030.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 17:00-19:00 HKT (GMT+8)
  • Where: House of Empathy, Hong Kong
Find out more!

Lanka Social Ventures

Join us for a conversation online with the Sri Lankan social enterprise community!

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time:15:00-16:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
  • Where: Online, Teams
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Mission Fortitude - powered by HuanAi

A hybrid community hub focused on fostering dynamic interactions between youth internationally to inspire social change, promoting the idea of “East meets West” to maximise global impact.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: Coming Soon
  • Where: Hybrid
Coming soon

Neouprise, Bijji Bijji & Social Enterprise Academy

A combined initiative by key players from Malaysia such as TEGAS Digital Village, NeoUprise and Me.reka looking to inspire and empower more problem solvers out there.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 16:00-16:45 (MYT)
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 HopIn platform
Get your ticket!

SUBstitute Makerspace & Playo.id

SUBstitute Makerspace & Playo.id will bring out the playful side of being a sociopreneur for SEWF 2022.

  • When: 23 September 2022
  • Time: 15:00-21:00 West Indonesia Time
  • Where: Online, Zoom Platform
Get your ticket!

Europe

Black South West Network

Join BSWN, this year’s SEWF22 Community Hub in Bristol, and fellow Social Entrepreneurs for a two-day programme of streamed webinars and panels with exciting local and regional speakers.

  • When: 28 – 29 September 2022
  • Time: Coming Soon
  • Where: The Coach House, Bristol, UK
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Euclid Network

An online gathering to bring together the social enterprise sector across Europe.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 Central European Time
  • Where: Online, SEWF HopIn platform
Coming soon

Impact Hub Inverness

They are hosting an online session to support the development and growth of social enterprises and SMEs in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 (GMT+1)
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 HopIn platform
Coming soon

İstasyonTEDÜ

Sosyal Girişimcilik Dünya Forumu’nu (SEWF) birlikte takip etmek, oturum konularını değerlendirmek, birbirimizden öğrenmek ve yeni işbirliklerinin tohumlarını atmak amacıyla sizleri 28-29 Eylül’de İstasyon’a bekliyoruz.

  • When: 28-29 September 2022
  • Time: Coming Soon
  • Where: Coming Soon
Find out more

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC

Social Enterprise Acumen is proud to host a SEWF22 Community Hub at The Old Rectory, Houghton-le-Spring, come and be part of the global conversation!

  • When: 30 September 2022
  • Time: 15:00-17:00 GMT
  • Where: The Old Rectory, Houghton-Le-Spring, UK
Find out more

Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland

Connecting, sharing and debating national and international topics.

  • When: 27 September 2022
  • Time: 18:00-20:00 Irish Standard time (GMT+1)
  • Where: The Edge, Tallaght, Dublin & Online
Coming soon

Sociale Entreprenører i Danmark - Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark

How can social procurement strengthen social enterprises?

  • When: 28 September 2022
  • Time: 15:00-16:00 (CET)
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 HopIn Platform
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Trividend and Provincie Antwerpen

Creating exchange between other social impact entrepreneurs in Antwerp and the world.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 12:00–20:00 (Brussels Time)
  • Where: KAVA Congres Centrum (KCC), Antwerpen, Belgium
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YourY Network

An evening of good food and interesting conversations with like-minded individuals to catch up with everything that’s happening at the Social Enterprise World Forum events that week.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 19:00 (GMT+1)
  • Where: Third Space Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland
Coming soon

Oceania

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub

Come together at Frankston Social Enterprise Hub to access live and on demand content from SEWF22. Global content, local conversations.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 09:00-19:00 AEST
  • Where: Frankston Social Enterprise Hub, Frankston, Australia
Get your ticket!

Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective

Social enterprise approaches for regeneration of tourism in a rural community on the frontline of the climate emergency.

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 18:00-18:45 AEST
  • Where: Online, SEWF22 HopIn platform

 

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Social Enterprise Southern Lakes

Join us in person at Wanaka’s Urban Grind for two days of breakfast catchups after watching the SEWF22 sessions. We will have discussions bringing these sessions into the Central Otago context.

  • When: 29 – 30 September 2022
  • Time: 08:00-10:00 NZ Standard Time
  • Where: Urban Grind, Wanaka, New Zealand
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The Growth Drivers

In responding to systemic social problems, when is it best to address the symptoms over the underlying structures? How might we curate interventions to deliver qualitative system change? And when can we create enduring system change by focusing on the symptoms?

  • When: 29 September 2022
  • Time: 18:00–20:00 AEST
  • Where: 235 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia
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UNE SMART Region Incubator

The UNE SMART Region Incubator is a friendly, focused and connected community built to support aspiring regional businesses.

  • When: 28 – 29 September 2022
  • Time: 09:00-17:00 AEST
  • Where: 122 Faulkner Street, Armidale, Australia
Coming soon

Wellington City Council

Let’s get together at this community hub hosted by Wellington City Council at Prefab café in Wellington, New Zealand after each full day of talks to connect and share ideas on what we have heard and how we can apply it to our mahi.

  • When: 29 – 30 September 2022
  • Time: 08:30-10:30 NZ Standard Time
  • Where: Prefab, Wellington, New Zealand
Get your ticket!

SEWF 2022 Community Hubs