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Social Innovation Leadership Conference

Create or find a meeting place, either physical or virtual, for a conference enabling social impact and innovation networking and mentoring to take place between experienced leaders, social entrepreneurs, and the OpenIDEO community of ideators.

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Create a physical or virtual space where either quarterly or annually social innovation experts can get together to exchange ideas and explore business models for change.  Invite people such as William Drayton, founder of Ashoka, or Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, to network and mentor those who are interested to make social change on a small or large scale.  The conference would allow for both one-way, two-way conversations and discussion groups.  Also, this conference can feature hands-on workshops where ideators get a chance to begin implementing their ideas similar to Boston's Startup Weekend format, but focused on social change initiatives instead.

Here are some links for reference:

Wharton Social Impact Conference

Babson College Social Innovation Lab for Collaborative Solutions

Boston StartUp Weekend


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