A COLLECTION OF LINKS DIRECTING YOU TO VARIOUS CONFERENCES ON SOCIAL INNOVATION, ENTERPRISE AND ALLIED FIELDS...
We've covered conferences and what they are all about. For actual dates and locations (which vary each year), please go to the respective websites to check out the details.
Most conferences are annual and vary in locations across the globe, so please check respective websites and make sure you are seeing the correct year!!
We've split them into broad categories to help you decide faster and better!!
NOTE: All conference descriptions are from respective websites and Quiet Value is not in any way responsible for their views and words. If a link is broken, please let us know.
We suggest you browse through each conference to see if something in it resonates with you.
However, if you know exactly which area you are interested in, click on each button to take you to the category of your choice.
This is by no means a complete list and DOES NOT cover all events from around the world. If you have something to add, get in touch and let us know, we'll be sure to look into it!!
Broad based agenda
Most conferences have broad categories and are focused on growing the field, knowledge and generally increase awareness...
Social Outcomes Conference
The Social Outcomes Conference brings together prominent academic and practitioner voices from ‘different countries and disciplines for an in-depth exploration of the practice and evidence base around the implementation of outcomes-based models of public service provision from across the world
Social Innovation Summit
According to their website, "The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it."
International Social Innovation Research Conference-‘The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. ISIRC 2019 will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th September 2019. The conference will take place at 200SVS, in the heart of Glasgow City Centre
International Conference on Social Enterprise and Innovation-This conference ‘aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Social Enterprise and Innovation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns.’
Global Health and Innovation Conference
This conference says their website "is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with nearly 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries". It is designed and curated by Unite for Sight.
Agents of Change Summit
According to their website, this is ‘The Summit will return in 2020 bigger than ever with new technologies, insights and research. The Summit unifies and expands the community of change agents using marketing and technology to drive positive behavior change. Together, we have the power not only to change health in our own communities, but across the country, and around the world
The Montreal Summit on Innovation summit will "join forces with experts, university researchers, entrepreneurs and donors to transform ideas into action.Through various panels, collaborative experiences and conferences, the MSI and its nearly 240 industry leaders will encourage invitees to rethink current research practices and reflect on the challenges to come.’
Focused mostly on climate change, their social track is one to watch nonetheless. "With updated studies putting climate change front and center in the global conversation, leaders, and scientists from a variety of groups will cover their challenges and successes in trying to effect lasting environmental change during the Climate & Social Action Track."
Markets, investing and technology
Conferences with a broad focus on the financial and tech side of social impact.
SOCAP is an annual conference hosted by Social Capital Markets is described as “the leading gathering of global changemakers addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.”
It draws plenty impact investors but is for everyone, drawing almost 3,000 attendees in 2019.
Focusing on nonprofits
Networking to branding / marketing to fundraising, here are some options dedicated to nonprofits
Frontiers of Social Innovation
Every two years, Stanford Social Innovation Review—the leading global publication on cutting-edge theory and practice for the social sector—brings together senior leaders from nonprofit organizations and foundations, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists, leading academics and researchers, executives of for-profit CSR-centric businesses, and government policymakers from around the world for two days, to discuss, debate and develop solutions that address the most pressing global challenges.
Some of these events are put together and backboned by a university, oftentimes organized by students and alumni...
"The Collaborative is a 3-day immersive experience designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals and social impact leaders to learn, share, and get inspired. From fundraising and marketing best practices, to the latest in technology and data, gain the tools, strategies, and connections you need to accelerate your organization’s impact".
"PurpleCON is the ultimate brand amplification and business acceleration conference for social entrepreneurs. We elevate the stories of women and people who color who are scaling innovative companies and solving the world’s stickiest challenges. If you’re on a mission to make money and make a difference, you can’t afford to miss it."
Branding, marketing& consumer goods
it's not enough to do good, you need to get the word out there you exist and stake your place... and know the wonderful products that are striving to make a social impact
Global People's Summit
"The Global People’s Summit provides a space for a truly global conversation to take shape—a place where people and organizations around the world can collaborate, share best practices, foster innovation, build community, celebrate success, influence global agendas, and find new ways to translate their vision into action—together online"
NOTE: Nothing is slated for 2020.
The Big Ones...
And here are the real big ones....done on a global scale with prominent partners and celebrities, innovators and entrepreneurs all working toward the greater good.
So, which one is right for you??
What you see above is a small selection which we could find on the web. There are several other local conferences going on all the time. So how do you decide??
These conferences as wonderful as they are, are all very very expensive and adding travel, food and accommodation can add to a tidy sum indeed. While we can say no pain no gain, it is a different story when it comes to money....
Think carefully what you want to do, where you live, see if your school has travel or conference grants, see if your organization has a budget or will make one for such events....it is not easy that we grant you right away.
Think very carefully what your interests are and where your career is right now and how you want it to grow. if not this year, save money and go next year to the one you really want, than spend on something that is not of use to you.
Get in touch with us if in doubt, we are happy to guide you (and we won't charge for this advice, we promise!!!).
Also, see the Who am I? map on this website, might be of help.
Good luck and let us know how your experience was!!