Change-makers, social entrepreneurs and high-profile leaders from Australia and abroad will come together at Global Shifts 2012 – Social Enterprise Conference (12-14 December), hosted by RMIT University’s Social Enterprise Group.
Participants will discuss debate and demonstrate ways in which pushing the boundaries of existing business models can contribute to positive social change.
Early bird registrations are now open for the conference, which builds on the groundswell of activity and commitment in the social enterprise space and aims to direct this energy into a powerful movement for change.
– Pamela Hartigan, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University, UK
– Bunker Roy, Barefoot College, India
– Chid Liberty, Director, Liberty and Justice, USA
– Jimmy Phan, Founder and CEO, KOTO
– Rebecca Scott, Founder and CEO of STREAT
– Danny Almagor, RMIT Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and Founder and CEO, Smallgiants
The conference will be beneficial to people who:
* Are interested in productive and financially viable ways to address the world’s most pressing issues
* Want to set up a social enterprise
* Are already running a social enterprise
* Are interested in investing in social enterprises
* Are part of a large company that wants to shift corporate social responsibility to the centre of your company’s strategies
* Want to be change-makers in any environment
What: Global Shifts 2012: Social Enterprise Conference
When: 12–14 December, 2012
Where: RMIT University, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia.