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SEWF 2021

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.

This year we travel – albeit virtually – to Nova Scotia, 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. Priority themes and topics include climate and circular economy, youth, rural, Indigenous-led social enterprise, gender, social procurement, COVID-19 and economic recovery. 

Designed by and for social enterprises, SEWF 2021 will champion the potential of social enterprises – small and large, rural and urban – to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. 

“I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the digital format. The sessions felt more intimate and connected than seeing speakers up on stage. There were lots of opportunities to connect with speakers and with other participants. The speaker selection was fantastic.”
Participant, SEWF Digital 2020, Sri Lanka

Key event information


28-29 September 2021 (into 30 September depending on time zone)


12:00-00:30 BST (GMT+1)


SEWF 2021 is being held virtually on Hopin. Community Hubs are also taking place in a range of locations. More info on Community Hub locations coming soon!


All sessions will be recorded and available to ticket holders via the SEWF event platform during the event.


Prices range from £29-£49 with discounts available for students, start-up social enterprises and social enterprises based in low income, lower middle income and conflict affected countries. Group discounts available for bookings of 10 or more.


1) COVID-19 hardship bursary (closed 31 August), 2) bursaries for social enterprises based in low income, lower middle income and conflict affected countries (closed 31 August), 3) youth bursaries (closed on 16 July)


The event will be held in English with French interpretation and CC captions available. Other languages to be confirmed soon.

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