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 available during SEWF 2021 and the Rural Forum.
What’s on in 2021
27-28 April (Concluded)
27 September (Concluded)
28-29 September (Concluded)
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. Also, download the 2021 Policy Forum Report here.Find out more
Youth Forum (27 September)
This year, young changemakers from across the globe joined the SEWF Youth Forum on 27 September to connect, learn and be inspired. The event was free for all under 30 and the first 500 to register received free access to SEWF 2021 on 28-29 September ⏤ bursary tickets to SEWF 2021 were also extended to all the Youth Forum attendees, courtesy of SEWF Partners and Sponsors. And thanks to the SEWF Youth Advisory Group as well, the programme content was designed by and for young social entrepreneurs, featuring masterclasses, mentoring sessions and keynotes.Find out more
SEWF 2021 (28-29 September)
Our flagship annual forum is the event for the global social enterprise community. Thousands of social entrepreneurs joined SEWF 2021 to connect with peers and other leading social entrepreneurs, in order to access world-class content and be part of the world’s largest social enterprise conversation.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more