Community Hubs FAQs

Thank you very much for your interest in SEWF 2021 Community Hubs. We will be updating the Frequently Asked Questions on a rolling basis so please do check back as more questions will be added. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please contact us.

What are the dates of SEWF 2021?
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28-29 September 2021

What online platform will SEWF 2021 be using?
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SEWF 2021 will be hosted on HopIn. For more information and to register, visit:

Are Community Hubs specific to the annual SEWF event?
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Yes. In 2021, Community Hubs will partner with us around SEWF 2021 (28-29 September). Prior to SEWF 2021, we are looking at different options for how to connect Hubs and beyond the event we hope to carry on the conversation and connecting to strengthen the global social enterprise community. 

Are you restricting how many Community Hubs are in an area?
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No. We are not be restricting numbers. If there are a number of different hubs in a small area we will introduce you to each other however we do not plan to limit the number of Community Hubs. 

Is there a fee to become a Community Hub?
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There is no charge to become a Community Hub. However, we do ask that everyone who is attending your event has a ticket for SEWF 2021 on HopIn  and Hubs agree to terms of reference. 

What time will there be live content for SEWF 2021?
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The times for the live content are subject to change but we are currently looking at Block 1: 12:00-16:00 BST / 08:00-12:00 ADT and Block 2: 20:00-00:00 BST / 16:00-20:00 ADT with the time in between for networking and marketplace. 

If we want to stream a session but it’s in a different time zone for our event is there a way to get around this?
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Yes. All content will be recorded and available following the session for playback to ticket holders and Community Hubs.

Following viewing of live or recorded content, Community Hubs may want to hold facilitated conversations taking advantage of the gathering of your community after sessions have been streamed or recorded content played to explore the topics and/or look at how the global perspectives relate to your local situation. This could be particularly valuable if you are showing recorded content so participants can air questions, ideas and make sense of the topic together.

Can Community Hubs engage with the event live?
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Community Hubs will be able to engage with live content being streamed through the HopIn platform during the ‘live hours’ of the event. This could be main stage content or breakout sessions. If the content is being streamed on the main stage, participants can use the ‘HopIn Application’ to engage with the ‘chat function’ to ask questions and connect with the global audience.

We are a commercial venue but we have hosted many social enterprise and non-profit sector events, are we able to submit an EOI to run a Community Hub?
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Hosting the event is only part of the function of the Community Hub. Our lead partner will work with SEWF to promote the event, they will curate local content and they will have an interest in the outcomes and actions emerging from the event. All EOIs must be submitted by an organisation with a track record of supporting social enterprises.