WHAT IS SECON?

This year we seek to address the big questions and central tensions in the field of social enterprise under the theme of “What’s the Bottom Line?” From social enterprises’s own triple-bottom line — aspiring to financial, social, and environmental returns — to getting to the core of its most complex issues, join like-minded students, academics, and professionals in an engaging and interactive exploration of these critical concerns.

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Unleashing Human Potential

How can social innovation catalyze and unleash human potential? This track addresses critical questions around education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and competitiveness through the lens of social entrepreneurship. 

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Startup Society

How can we leverage social enterprises to better society? This track equips attendees with the tools and understanding become agents of change using social enterprises to shape interactions across sectors, geographic borders, and individual differences.

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Disruptive Potential. Unanswered Questions

Understanding how and when to scale, measure impacts, and meet changing demands are critical concerns of social enterprises, both new and well-established. This track will bring attendees deep into the social enterprise design process and help them navigate critical road blocks initiatives face.

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Reimagining Capitalism

What can social enterprises learn from business, and vis-versa? This track explores this relationship and asks how the common goal of addressing social issues can be used to create more inclusive and global for-profit ventures.

March 25

9:00 am -10:30 am
Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

11:15 am - 7:00 pm
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138

March 26

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Harvard Business School
100 Western Ave. Boston, MA 02163