Since the first Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008, our events have brought together thousands of people from around the world to build the community, capacity and capability within the social enterprise sector.

SEWF 2021: Co-hosted with Common Good Solutions (Nova Scotia, Canada)

In 2021, we are partnering with Common Good Solutions in Nova Scotia as event co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, while 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 enterprises. 

We will be kicking off our new annual event programme with the SEWF Policy Forum in April. This will be followed by the SEWF Rural Forum in June and SEWF 2021 in late September/early October. We will close the year with the SEWF Academic Forum in November. All events will be in English and French and will have digital participation with our flagship forum – depending on travel restrictions – blending online and in-person sessions (to be confirmed 1st March).

Our new event strategy recognises the ongoing and lasting impacts of COVID-19 on our community, as well as the opportunity digital presents and builds on the success and lessons learned from last year’s event and also the Community Consultation we recently undertook. 

Policy Forum (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, you will be able to connect and learn at this event. 

More information and tickets.

Rural Forum (8 & 9 June)

Social enterprises are often the glue that keep rural communities together. And 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.

More information coming soon…

SEWF 2021 (September/October)

Our flagship forum is one of the world’s leading events for social enterprise. It provides a space for connection and community, conversations and collaborations. It’s also an opportunity to be informed and inspired by masterclasses, presentations and panel discussions.

More information coming soon…

Academic Forum (November)

More information coming soon…

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