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January 17, 2009 / compassioninpolitics

Social Entrepreneurship Events and Education Calendar for 2009

Corporate Social Responsibility and Enterprise Events and Education Calendar in the United States for 2009

SE Alliance Summit scheduled for April 15-17, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans.

Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Fransisco, CA April 26 – 28, 2009

Social Enterprise Club-Harvard School of Education March 1, 2009

• May 4, 2009, the Phoenix Project, together with The Corporation for National and Community Service, will convene Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship: How Technology is Knocking Down Doors and Fueling Social Innovation! For more information, please visit

Global Micro Finance Investment Congress Leading micro finance experts speak. May 19-21, 2009 ($1495 – $2395)

International Development Design Summit in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) , 8 July through 12 August 2009

Social Capital Markets (SoCap 2009) Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA September 1-3, 2009

Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University provides a 2 week intensive ” that enables successful technology innovators to scale their endeavors and achieve sustainability.”

6th Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs at NYU Stern (not announced yet: November 2009)

2009 Net Impact North America Conference, November 13-14, 2009
The Johnson School at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Nonprofit Bootcamp organized by the Craigslist Foundation (not announced yet; was hosted in San Fransisco in October in 2008) For more details from the Craigslist Foundation or check out this Nonprofit Bootcamp participant interview by JD Lasica.

Micro enterprise events and conference list at Micro finance Gateway

Other Educational and Training Events

Institute for Social Renewal:

Delancey Street’s Institute for Social Renewal (ISR) is a “think and action tank” geared toward solving the most pressing justice issues of our day such as drugs, crime, homelessness, poverty, illiteracy, and self-destructive values, attitudes, and behaviors which are tearing apart not only some of our individuals, but also the fabric of our whole society. The Institute provides training and technical assistance in replication of the Delancey Street model, applied particularly to underclass populations such as ex-felons and homeless people, among others. There is specific focus on such issues as:

• Job development and economic self-sufficiency
• Self-governance
• Drug-free, crime-free community living
• Social responsibility
• Social entrepreneurship

Cost is $150 per day of training per person; $300 per person for two day Institute. For a group of five or more from one location, the cost is $125 per day of training per person. Please no cell phones at Institute.

For free social entrepreneurship education (training and case studies)

Below you will find the schedule for the 2009 Social enterprise Club event…. Even if you aren’t attending it can give you an idea who some of the major players and thought leaders in social entrepreneurship are and may help you follow the blog commentary on the conference online.

If you have more calendar events for social entrepreneurs and non-profits, feel free to leave that info in the comments. I will do my best to add relevant events to this post. Thanks!


Education Reform: What Can the US Learn from the International Community?
Moderator: Dr. Charles Glenn, Dean ad interim of the School of Education, Boston University
– JEFF BEARD Director General, International Baccalaureate
– ANDREW COULSON Director of the Center for Educational Freedom, The Cato Institute
– HARRY PATRINOS Senior Education Economist, The World Bank
– CHRIS WHITTLE Founder and Chairman, Edison Schools Inc.
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Education Leaders Closing the Achievement Gap
Moderator: Stacey Childress, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School
– LINDA BROWN Executive Director and Founder, Building Excellent Schools
– KARL CHENG Partner, The Parthenon Group
– FRANCES MCLAUGHLIN Senior Director, The Broad Foundation
– DR. THOMAS PAYZANT Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education
– JEFF WETZLER Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Teach For America

Innovation as an Engine for Change in K-12 Education: New Principals, Schools and Tools
Moderator: Stacey Childress, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School
– LARRY BERGER CEO and Co-Founder, Wireless Generation
– BENJAMIN FENTON Chief School Performance Support Officer and Co-Founder, New Leaders for New Schools
– JOHN STUPPY President,
– JOSH ZOIA Founding Principal, KIPP Academy Lynn


Mega-Banks in Microfinance: Endgame or Irrelevant?
Moderator: Professor Michael Chu, Senior Lecturer in the Initiative on Social Enterprise, Harvard Business School
– ROBERT ANNIBALE Director of Microfinance, Citigroup
– ÁLVARO RODRÍGUEZ ARREGUI Chairman of the Board, ACCION International

The Growth of Corporate Social Responsibility: Is it Sustainable?
Moderator: Herman “Dutch” Leonard, Co-Chair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative; Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration; George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Sector Management, Harvard University
– RAPHAEL BEMPORAD Principal & Founding Partner, BBMG
– ROBERT GLASSMAN Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, Wainwright Bank & Trust Company
– ALEX HAUSMAN CSR Reporting Manager, The Timberland Company
– CARLY JANSON Social Impact Director, Boston Consulting Group

Profitable Social Impact: Exploring For-Profit Business Models that Create Social Wealth
Moderator: V. Kasturi “Kash” Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School
– COLIN BRADY (HBS ‘04) COO, (Product)RED
– CLIFFORD HENRY Associate Director, Procter & Gamble Global Sustainability
-ZLATA HAJRO Associate, Microfinance Institutions Group, Morgan Stanley

Building New Valleys: Venture Capital and International Development
Moderator: Nick Beim, General Partner, Matrix Partners
– ASIM KHWAJA Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
– RAJ KUNDRA Director of Capital Markets and Energy Portfolio, Acumen Fund
– STACE LINDSAY Consultant; Entrepreneur, Blue Moon Fund; New England Portable Storage, LLC

Social Innovation 2.0: Changing the Way Foundations and Corporations Do Business
Moderator: Karim Lakhani, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
– NANCY BARRAND Special Adviser for Program Development, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
– MARIA BLAIR Associate Vice President & Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
– CHARLIE BROWN Executive Director, Ashoka’s
– KRISTIN D. RECHBERGER Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, National Geographic Society


Cause Marketing: Private Gain or Public Good
Moderator: Jay Winsten, Associate Dean and the Frank Stanton Director of the School’s Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health
– ALISON DASILVA Vice President, Knowledge Leadership and Insights, Cone, Inc.
– V. KASTURI “KASH” RANGAN Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School
– KATE ROBERTS Founder and Director, YouthAIDS
– IAN V. ROWE Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs, MTV: Music Television

Going to Scale . . .
Moderator: Lisa Schorr Kaplan, Associate Director, Impact and Evaluation, The Bridgespan Group
– GEORGE CHU Chief Financial Officer, Citizen Schools
– GEORGE OVERHOLSER Founder and Managing Director, NFF Capital Partners
– ALAN SAFRAN Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School
– STEPHEN SEIDEL Director of Field Operations, Habitat for Humanity International

Re-Thinking Development Funding: Innovative Foundation Business Models
Moderator: Jon Hugget, Partner, The Bridgespan Group
– MATTHEW DAGGETT Dalberg Global Development Advisers
– PAMELA HARTIGAN Founding Partner, Volans Ventures; Founding Managing Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
– RUTH MESSINGER President, American Jewish World Service
– SALIMAH SAMJI Program Manager,

Consuming with a Conscience
Moderator: Tom Steenburgh, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
– DAVID CROSS Principal, (R)evolution Partners
– CHRISTINE DRISCOLL Business Development Manager, edun LIVE
– NANCY MAHON, ESQ. Executive Director, MAC AIDS Fund
– CRAIG R. SCHLONEGER CEO, Ten Thousand Villages


The New Era of Humanitarian Response
Moderator: Jennifer Leaning, Co-director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Professor of the Practice of International Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Advisor in International and Policy Studies, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
– TAREK GHANI Investment Manager, Humanity United
– ASIM KHWAJA Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
– HELGA LEIFSDOTTIR Coordinator, ReliefWeb, UN Offi ce for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
– TED OKADA Director, Microsoft Humanitarian Systems

International Development in 2020
Moderator: Eric Werker Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
– NANCY BARRY President, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty
– TJADA D’OYEN Agricultural Development Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
– DONALD LEE Senior Advisor, Office of Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
– DONALD F. TERRY Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank

Technologies. Innovation. Development
Moderator: Joost Bonsen, Program Director, Legatum Center, Massachuesetts Institute of Technology
– DAMIEN BALSAN Director, Head of NFC Business Development Americas, Nokia Emerging Business Unit
– Timothy Prestero Co-Founder and Co-Director, Design that Matters
– KHALID QUADIR CEO, Brummer & Partners Bangladesh Limited; Founder, bracNet
– AMY SMITH Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Future of Social Enterprise
Moderator: Gordon Bloom, Founder, Harvard Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (SE Lab)
– ALVARO RODRIGUEZ ARREGUI Founder and Managing Partner, IGNIA Partners, LLC
– NANCY BARRY President, Nancy Barry Associates-Enterprise Solutions to Poverty
– PAMELA HARTIGAN Founding Partner, Volans Ventures; Founding Managing Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
– MARK KRAMER Founder and Managing Director, FSG Consulting

Careers in Mision-Driven Consulting
Moderator: Mukti Khaire, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
– SUSAN WOLF DITKOFF Manager, The Bridgespan Group
– MARCELA ESCOBARI Executive Director, Harvard Center for International Development
– ADEEB MAHMUD Consultant, FSG Social Impact Advisors
– MEREDITH QUINN Strategic Services Project Manager, Ithaka

Impending Climate Change Revolution: What Lies Ahead for Businesses and Nations Worldwide?
Moderator: Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force
– KYLE CAHILL Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense
– NICK NICHOLS Vice President, Environmental Practice, NERA Consulting
– ADAM SEITCHIK Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Trillium Asset Management Corporation
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Innovative Solutions to Homelessness
Moderator: Edward Marchant, Harvard University, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
– NELLI GARTMAN Senior Researcher, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University
– LORIANN GIRVAN Director of the Common Ground Institute, Common Ground Community
– KAREN OLSON Founder and President, Family Promise


Election 2008: Is Change on the Horizon?
Moderator: Darin McKeever, Co-Founder, Heads Up
– AUDREY R. ALVARADO Director, Nonprofi t Congress, Executive Director, National Council of Nonprofit Associations
– ROBERT EGGER Founder and President, DC Central Kitchen and V3 Campaign
– KELLEY KREITZ Fellow, Knowledge Sharing, Root Cause
– KELLY WARD Director, America Forward


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  1. To Whom it May Concern,
    The Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University has a different URL then the one listed above. I would greatly appreciate your efforts in changing the URL to Thank you for you attention.
    GSBI Team


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