Here’s the second post in the series giving you a brief overview of the Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship sector conferences.
2. Oxford Jam
Oxford Jam was set up in 2010 to run alongside the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The aim is to bring together social entrepreneurs to develop the social economy. Oxford Jam works on the basis of an open access policy meaning it’s really inclusive and anyone at any stage of social entrepreneurship/ enterprise can attend to share knowledge, experience, develop networks and create innovation solutions to social problems- also a key element is to enjoy yourself by the looks of things!
Who is the conference aimed at: Oxford Jam is aimed at social entrepreneurs who would like to develop networks, would like to engage in discussions and debate, looking to problem solve, share ideas for social change, engage and participate with global and UK social economy representatives.
Where & When will the conference take place: Oxford Jam takes place in Oxford at the Oxford Jam Factory , Oxford Jam runs from 30th March-1st April
What topics will be covered: Climate change and how our work can help us be carbon neutral, how to sell your social venture for investment, intergenerational innovation, how to use video to effectively communicate what you do, regenerating disadvantaged neighbours through community entrepreneurs, business modelling for impact, gift economies, scaling up your social venture, students and social entrepreneurship, strategies for women’s empowerment, rare diseases and social enterprise, metrics what to do with we measure and lots more.
Who are the speakers: a whole mixture of social entrepreneurs and representatives from organisations supporting social entrepreneurs including:
- Danny Chivers, climate change researcher, activist, aurthor and performance poet
- Charmain Love, CEO of Volans, a think tank and business consultancy focused on social innovation
- Liam Black, social entrepreneur of various social enterprises including Fifteen (Jamie Olivers social venture), speak and writes on leadership, enterprise and social change
- Suzanne Biegel CEO of Investors Circle and social entrepreneur
- Mark Cheng Senior Advisor at Ashoka and Executive Director of Chelwood Capital London based corporate finance and strtategic advisory firm
- Joanna Herrmann programme Associate of the Aspen Network of Development (ANDE)
- Antonella Nortari Vischer 18 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Head of Public Communication, Director of Corporate Communication at Blue Orchard, board member of Geneve Roule
- Cliff Prior, social entrepreneur and Chief Executive of UnLtd (Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs), 30 years experience in working in third sector, CEO of Rethink
To read a full list of speaker biographies visit the Oxford Jam website
How can you get involved: you can take part in Oxford Jam as a delegate, contribute to sessions or become a roaming reporter. You can keep to date with what is going on on twitter @oxfordjam (www.twitter.com/oxfordjam), #oxfordjam, on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOxfordJam, on facebook http://www.facebook.com/oxfordjam and on the Oxford Jam website.