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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 2021, we are partnering with Common Good Solutions in Nova Scotia as event co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, therefore, the focus will be on Nova Scotia time zone (AST/ADT). 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 2021?
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No. Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding an in-person SEWF. All events will be virtual. We are developing a model for Community Hubs for SEWF 2021 in September, which would enable groups to self-organise around SEWF 2021, streaming content (either live or recorded) and enabling local networking and other activities. More information on Community Hubs coming soon!

Policy Forum

When is the Policy Forum?
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The Policy Forum was held on 27 – 28 April 2021

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).

SEWF 2021

When is SEWF 2021?
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SEWF 2021 was held from 28-29 September 2021 (into 30 September depending on location). Please refer to the programme for details of the past event.

Rural Forum

When is the Rural Forum?
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27-28 October. Please check the programme for event times.

Academic Forum

What date is the Academic Forum?
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16-17 November. Times to be confirmed.

Event language and accessibility

What languages will the event be in?
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SEWF 2021 and the Rural Forum will have French interpretation available for the main stage and selected sessions. The SEWF Youth Forum and Academic Forum will be in English.

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 27 September 2021. Since the event was free, recordings from all Youth Forum sessions will be 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 2021?
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SEWF 2021 took place 28-29 September 2021. Recordings from the event will be made available to all SEWF 2021 ticket holders in a specific SEWF 2021 Video Library on the SEWF website. These recordings will be available until September 2022 and participants will be emailed with more information on accessing the event recordings by 8 October 2021.

How do I book a ticket for the Rural Forum?
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Click here to buy a ticket for the Rural Forum.

Tickets are booked through Hopin. On booking, you will be asked to create a Hopin account, if you do not have one already. Please enter your details using an email address you have access to as this is where Hopin will email you with event updates and email confirmation.

How do I book a ticket for the Academic Forum?
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Click here to buy a ticket for the Academic Forum.

Tickets are booked through Hopin. On booking, you will be asked to create a Hopin account, if you do not have one already. Please enter your details using an email address you have access to as this is where Hopin will email you with event updates and email confirmation.

How do I buy tickets for multiple events?
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The combined tickets including SEWF 2021 were available as part of the early bird discount, which closed on 9 August.

What is the ticket cost?
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The Policy Forum is free to attend. The Youth Forum is open to under 30s only and is also free to attend.

There is a ticket cost to attend the Rural Forum, SEWF 2021 and the Academic Forum as virtual 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 (closed 9 August). 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.

Bursary support is available for the Rural Forum and SEWF 2021. For information and to apply: Rural Forum bursary (deadline: 31 August) and SEWF 2021 bursary (deadline 31 August).

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 Hopin registration page, which uses Stripe to process payments.

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 and Rural Forum can be found here. The programme for the Academic Forum will be added closer to the time. 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.

How are the event programmes created?
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All programme content is co-designed by SEWF working in partnership with 2021 co-host Common Good Solutions and other key partners and stakeholders.

At SEWF Digital in 2020, you featured nominated sessions. Will this happen in 2021?
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Instead of featuring nominated sessions, we will have dedicated “rooms” during the networking space at SEWF 2021 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. All ticket holders will be emailed by 8 October 2021 with more details on accessing the recordings through the SEWF portal.

 

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 2021?
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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 Common Good Solutions

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 Common Good Solutions?
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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).