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FAQs

FAQs

We will continue to update this page throughout the year. If your question is not answered below, please contact digital@sewfonline.com

Event details

What time zones are the events based around?
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In 2022, we will be partnering with White Box Enterprises in Australia as event co-host to shine a spotlight on Australia, therefore, the focus will be on the Australian time zone (AEST). Please note: Hopin will adjust the programme timings to your time zone. We still recommend that you check the times shown on Hopin with the programme, which will be provided on the SEWF website nearer to the event date.

Will there be an in-person SEWF event in 2022?
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Yes. Due to COVID-19, SEWF 2022 will be HYBRID with options for digital and in person participation. We are developing a model for Community Hubs for SEWF 2022 in September, which would enable groups to self-organise around SEWF 2022, streaming content (either live or recorded) and enabling local networking and other activities.

Policy Forum

When is the Policy Forum?
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The Policy Forum was held on 27 – 28 April 2021. More details on 2022 coming soon.

Youth Forum

When is the Youth Forum?
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The Youth Forum was held on 27 September 2021 (into 28 September depending on location). More details on 2022 coming soon.

SEWF 2022

When is SEWF 2022?
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SEWF 2021 was held from 28-29 September 2021 (into 30 September depending on location) and SEWF 2022 will be held 28-29 September 2022.

Rural Forum

When is the Rural Forum?
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The Rural Forum was held 27-28 October 2021. More details on 2022 coming soon.

Academic Forum

What date is the Academic Forum?
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This was held 16-17 November 2021. More details on 2022 coming soon.

Event language and accessibility

What languages will the event be in?
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SEWF 2021 and the Rural Forum had French interpretation available for the main stage and selected sessions. The SEWF Youth Forum and Academic Forum were in English. More details on 2022 events coming soon.

Will the event have closed captioning?
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Yes. This will be available through a third-party platform, which participants will need to have open in a separate browser.

What kind of technology will I need to participate in SEWF?
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SEWF will take place on Hopin. For the best experience, participants will need a computer with a camera and microphone, an internet connection, and a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Our team will provide instructions for our online event platform to ensure everyone is informed how to participate.

Booking

How do I book a ticket for the Youth Forum?
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The Youth Forum took place on 27 September 2021. Since the event was free, recordings from all Youth Forum sessions are made available in the SEWF Video Library for anyone to watch. These recordings will be available until September 2022.

How do I book a ticket for SEWF 2022?
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SEWF 2022 will take place in September 2022. Get an early bird ticket here.

How do I book a ticket for the Rural Forum?
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The 2021 Rural Forum was held from 27-28 October 2021 and video recordings are available in the SEWF Video Library. More details on 2022 coming soon.

How do I book a ticket for the Academic Forum?
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The 2021 Academic Forum was held from 16-17 November 2021. More details on 2022 coming soon.

How do I buy tickets for multiple events?
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Get tickets to SEWF 2022. More details coming soon.

What is the ticket cost?
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There is a ticket cost to attend SEWF 2022 either virtually or physically as such events still involve considerable resources. As a social enterprise we do not intend on generating a profit and we thank all our partners and sponsors for their support, which has significantly reduced fees.

There are early bird discounts available, as well as combination ticket discounts (more details coming soon). There are also discounted tickets for young people (u30), full-time students, start-up social enterprises and those based in low income, lower middle income and conflicted affected countries.

See tickets costs.

Can we request an invoice instead of paying with a credit card?
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All payments must be made by credit or debit card via our event registration page.

Purchasing more than one ticket (up to 9 tickets)?
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Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy multiple tickets at the same time as Hopin requires each participant to be registered at the time of purchase to ensure access to the event. Please see below for purchasing 10+ tickets.

How do I make a group booking?
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Not applicable for the Policy Forum or the Youth Forum. For other events, a 10% group discount can be provided for groups of 10 or more. Please contact digital@sewfonline.com with the number of tickets required and a CSV file with the following information for each registration in the following order (email, first name, last name, job title/position). Please note that these details will be shared with our event platform Hopin so that tickets can be issued. To access the event, all participants will need to create an individual account with Hopin. Group payment will be required prior to issuing tickets. Please note that ticket swaps are not possible. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

Accessing the event

How do I access the event on the day?
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When registering for the event, you will have created an account with Hopin. Sign into Hopin here. Once you have signed in, you will see a page with your upcoming events listed. Click into the event to access. You will be able to enter the event 5 minutes before the start time.

 

I have forgotten my password
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If you have forgotten your password, click “forgot your password” on the Hopin sign in page. Please note that this is managed by Hopin so we cannot assist with password issues. Please check your junk folder for emails from Hopin (no-reply@hopin.com) and mark as “safe.”

I am not receiving any event emails from Hopin
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Hopin emails often arrive in your junk folder. Please check your junk folder for emails from no-reply@hopin.com and mark as “safe”.

I am unable to find my ticket/booking confirmation
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Please check your email including your junk for an email from no-reply@hopin.com and mark this address as safe for any further event communication. If you have not received a confirmation, it is unlikely your registration went through the system. Please send us the name of the person and email address that you registered with so that we can check.

Refunds

Can I request a refund if I will no longer be attending the event?
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Refunds must be submitted in writing by email to enquiries@sewfonline.com, email subject “Refund” with your ticket confirmation attached. For a refund to be acknowledged, you must provide these details, and have received written confirmation in return. Refunds are accepted up to 14 days before the event. There will be no refunds after this time. Ticket prices include a non-refundable booking and administration fee. All refunds will be notified and processed within one month of the event end date.

Programme and speakers

Where do I find the programme?
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SEWF 2021, Youth Forum, Rural Forum and Academic Forum can be found here. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to keep updated.

Who is speaking at the event?
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Check out the event pages for more information.

Can I nominate a speaker?
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Nominations for our flagship forum SEWF 2021 (28-29 September) are now closed. More details for SEWF 2022 coming soon.

How are the event programmes created?
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All programme content is co-designed by SEWF working in partnership with 2022 Co-host White Box Enterprises and other key partners and stakeholders.

At SEWF Digital in 2020, you featured nominated sessions. Will this happen in 2022?
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Instead of featuring nominated sessions, we will have dedicated “rooms” during the networking space at SEWF 2022 in September for participants to meet around specific topics or geographies.

Recorded content

Will sessions be recorded?
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All main stage sessions and parallel sessions for SEWF Youth Forum and SEWF 2021 were recorded. Youth Forum content will be available in the SEWF Video Library by 8 October 2021. SEWF 2021 content will be available via a unique SEWF 2021 Video Library only accessible to SEWF 2021 ticket holders.

When and where will content be available? / How do I access this content?
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Some recorded content will be available during the events through the Replay area on Hopin.

Content from the Policy Forum is available through the SEWF Video Library. Youth Forum content will be available in the Video Library by 8 October 2021.

All other content from SEWF 2021 events will be accessible to ticket holders only.

Partnership and sponsorship

Who are the sponsors and partners for the events in 2022?
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For a full list of sponsors and partners, please visit Partners and sponsors.

Interested in partnering with us?
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Contact us to find out more about how becoming a SEWF partner, event sponsor or community hub supporter can help you achieve your goals to support the social enterprise movement.

SEWF and White Box Enterprises

Where can I find more information about SEWF?
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More information about SEWF can be found here.

Where can I find more information about SEWF 2022 Co-host White Box Enterprises?
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More information can be found here

SEWF 2022

Where is SEWF 2022 taking place?
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SEWF 2022 will be taking place in Australia with Co-host White Box Enterprises. The event will be hosted in Brisbane as a hybrid event where guests will have the opportunity to participate both digitally and in person. Read more about SEWF 2022 here or register interest.

Media enquiries

Please send more information to enquiries@sewfonline.com so that one of our team can assist you (e.g. interview request, covering content at the event, etc).