Monday, January 29, 2007

Skoll 2007

If you haven't registered yet, know that time is running out!

Registration is under way for the 2007 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at https://www.oxforduniversityshops.co.uk/sbsCPG.

This annual event will take place March 27-29, 2007, at Said Business School at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. To view more information about the 2007 program, schedule and fees, click here: http://www.skollfoundation.org/skollcentre/swf2007.pdf

With tremendous demand and limited capacity in Oxford, we expect the event to sell out very quickly. Unfortunately, neither the Skoll Centre nor the Skoll Foundation is able to provide a wait list or accept individual inquiries for space. Those unable to attend this year will have unlimited access to streaming video, daily blogs and other resources from the Forum at www.socialedge.org.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is an international event that last year attracted nearly 700 social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, policy makers, corporate representatives, financiers, philanthropists and students from more than 40 countries. The theme for 2007 is enabling social innovation, understanding how innovation informs new models and approaches for solving complex social and environmental problems. For three days, we will convene a series of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and academic presentations designed for learning, problem solving and community building.

Among the speakers will be:

  • Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation and Participant Productions
  • Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Grameen Bank founder and microfinance pioneer
  • Christiane Amanpour, Chief Foreign Correspondent, CNN
  • David Galenson, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of
    Chicago and best-selling author of numerous books on creativity and
    innovation
  • Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org, Founder and former Director of the Seva Foundation
  • Bill Drayton, CEO and Chair, Ashoka
  • Jeroo Billimoria, Founder, Child Savings International
  • Fazle Abed, Founder, BRAC
  • Susan Collin Marks, Senior Vice President, Search for Common Ground
  • Ashok Khosla, President, Development Alternatives Group
  • Nina Smith, Executive Director, RugMark
  • J.B. Schramm, Founder and CEO, College Summit, Inc.
  • Salman Ahmad, world renowned Pakistani musician and UN Goodwill Ambassador

During the conference, you will be invited to attend the inspiring Skoll Awards Ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, which honors individual social entrepreneurs from all over the world who are creating positive, systemic change across critical issue areas, including the environment, institutional responsibility, health, peace and security, social and economic equity, and tolerance and human rights.

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