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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

Rural Forum

8-9 June

Youth Forum

27 September

SEWF 2021

28-29 September

Academic Forum

16-17 November

Policy Forum 2021 (27-28 April)

Join us as we launch our new Social Procurement Community of Practice! Effective policy is essential to facilitate the development of social enterprise. Whether you’re a policymaker, agency or intermediary involved in policies, this is a forum in which to connect and to learn.

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Rural Forum 2021 (8-9 June)

Social enterprises are often the glue that keeps rural communities together, yet they face a range of challenges that their urban counterparts do not. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated event to support, connect and build the rural social enterprise community.

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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. The event features inspirational and informative content, including masterclasses, presentations and discussions. It also provides an opportunity for connection, conversation and collaboration.

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Academic Forum (16-17 November)

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, this event is ideal for educators, academics and students. The forum will showcase best practice, recent learning and research opportunities.

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