The 2016 Social Enterprise Conference
The second annual Social Enterprise Conference will be held on the beautiful UBC Vancouver campus on March 12th of 2016. The 300-350 delegates of the conference will be a diverse group of students across faculties primarily attending the University of British Columbia. Unlike last year, we are opening the conference to other universities in Vancouver and across Canada, giving students the opportunity to engage in an enriching experience otherwise not offered at their respective school. They will range from students who are new to the idea of social enterprise to those who are deeply engaged in the field. The delegates will hear from thought leaders who have created immense scalable change within their respective fields as well as fellow students who have started their own social ventures. Taking it one step further, delegates will also be challenged to think critically about how they can innovatively affect change and present their ideas under the mentorship of successful social entrepreneurs.
We choose the theme ‘Limitless Change’ not only to inspire the delegates of the 2016 UBC Social Enterprise Conference but to unleash their potential and create a feasible call to action. The actions of existing social entrepreneurs prove the idea behind limitless change, they essentially are the change we are currently experiencing and their predecessors have the opportunity to be the ones creating the change we wish to see in our future. Based on this idea, the ultimate purpose of the conference surrounds preparing and connecting delegates with the tools and mentors needed to question traditional norms, envision a world that puts communities over compensation and create a changemaker within themselves.
By showcasing social entrepreneurs from a variety of disciplines alongside one another, we hope to emulate the idea that change is limitless not to those who stay within the traditional boundaries of their field but rather to the ones who are willing to take action, break boundaries and pioneer the positive change they wish to see.
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