Students, Sector Leaders and Social Innovation
Posted on: 20 October 2015
It’s that time of year again! University terms have kicked off and we’re looking ahead to Emerge on 7-8th November at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Now in its 7th year, Emerge is one of the UK’s leading social change events, co-organised by Student Hubs and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
Emerge brings together hundreds of students, professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, activists and sector leaders to share ideas for creating a more socially and environmentally responsible world. I first attended as a student in 2013 and was struck by the energy of the event – there is something special about being surrounded by challenging discussion, engaging with the latest socially innovative thinking (I’ve been a fan of Hello Sunday Morning ever since) and meeting like-minded people from around the world.
Emerge 2015 will once again host a diverse group of internationally renowned speakers and contributors (see the full list here), including:
– Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of The Eden Project, who will be delivering the Opening Plenary
– Mirjam Schöning, Global Head of Programmes and Partnerships at The Lego Foundation, who, along with other contributors, will be discussing how to create high social returns through grant-making systems and practices
This year, the format is changing a little, with Plenary Speakers, Conversations, Masterclasses and Workshops designed to suit a range of needs – whether you’re new to social innovation and entrepreneurship or an expert in your field.
With these sessions, structured networking, Mustard Seed funding pitches, an Oxford Union debate and evening entertainment on the agenda, Emerge 2015 is not to be missed! Find out more and buy tickets here.
We hope to see you in November!