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.
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.
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.
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.
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.