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2021 events

2021 events

This year we travel – albeit virtually – to Nova Scotia, Canada, where we have partnered with Common Good Solutions as 2021 Co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, while also addressing priorities and issues for social enterprises around the world. Key themes will include climate change, young people, social procurement, economic recovery and indigenous social enterprise.

All SEWF events in 2021 will be virtual with French interpretation.

What’s on in 2021

Policy Forum

27-28 April (Concluded)

Youth Forum

27 September

SEWF 2021

28-29 September

Rural Forum

27-28 October

Academic Forum

16-17 November

Policy Forum 2021 (27-28 April)

Effective policy is essential to facilitate the development of social enterprise. This year we opened the event to anyone interested in social enterprise policy and the event had its largest ever attendance with over 600 registrations. At the event, we launched our Social Procurement Community of Practice. You can view recorded sessions through our Video Archive. Report coming soon!

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Youth Forum (27 September)

Calling all young changemakers! Join the SEWF Youth Forum on 27 September to connect, learn and be inspired. The event is free for all under 30s and the first 500 to register will get free access to SEWF 2021 on 28-29 September. Programme content will be designed by and for young social entrepreneurs and will feature masterclasses, mentoring sessions and keynotes.

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SEWF 2021 (28-29 September)

Our flagship annual forum is the event for the global social enterprise community. Join SEWF 2021 to connect with thousands of leading social entrepreneurs, access world-class content and be part of the world’s largest social enterprise conversation.

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Rural Forum 2021 (27-28 October)

Social enterprises are often the glue that keeps rural communities together yet face a range of challenges different to those in urban communities. That’s why we are partnering with leading rural social enterprises in Canada, Australia, Scotland, India and elsewhere to create this event to support, connect and build the rural social enterprise community.

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Academic Forum (16-17 November)

Practice-informed research and education provides one of the most significant opportunities to build the future of social enterprise. Designed in partnership with leading academics in the field of social enterprise, the Academic Forum will showcase best practice in community engagement, emerging research and learning and research project collaboration opportunities.

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