I go to (and speak at) a lot of events. Although I mostly forget to recap them, I did want to share a recap of the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University this year. It’s a wonderful event for social entrepreneurs (for-profits, non-profits, anyone with a passion for world change), and one of my favorites. I had missed last year, and had cried mightily about it.
For the discerning reader: The Skoll Foundation sent me to Business School at Oxford, so I have a thing for them.
The Skoll World Forum is the premier invitation-only event for causes, nonprofits, social enterprise, CSR. It’s like Davos, but for social good types. About 1,000 delegates from 70 countries once a year.
Things That Happened:
- A delegates live tweet-up of twitter best practices for social good.
- Twitter chat with Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg.
- Live Tweeting the Horizontal Media session with NPR and others.
- Fascinating discussion of how horizontal media is changing the landscape for the Saudi women’s movement.
- The presence of the BBC World Challenge, and the day-by-day blog about it.
- Live Tweeting Arianna Huffington’s talk.
- Tim Harford grilling Hans Rosling on population and Larry Brilliant on pandemics.
- Video questions (summarized on Twitter) from backstage at the Skoll World Forum.
- Discussions online and off about philanthro-capitalism, innovation and flux.
- My piece on being an Accidental Social Entrepreneur.
- More highlights over at Guardian Sustainable Business.
Other Attendee’s Perspectives:
- Top 6 take-aways from the Skoll World Forum Opening Plenary (Skoll Scholar Daniela Papi)
- Waking up to Gordon Brown, Nick Danziger, Eve Ensler and Pamela Hartigan (Skoll Scholar Andy Thornton)
- Three ways women in conflict zones are changing the world (Skoll Scholar Christopher Adams)
- Lost ducks, lucky pants and portaloos (Vlog from Jess Search)
- Healthcare beyond hospital walls – creating transformative ecosystem change (Skoll Scholar Andy Thornton)
- Social Entrepreneurship: Why It Matters (Sally Osberg orignally on HuffPo)
- Demanding Prosperity for People and Planet (Skoll Scholar Adri Kerciku)
- Building corporate partnerships is more like dating than a lopsided wrestling match (Skoll Scholar Ira Leeds)
- Part II: Reviving the Moribund Corpse of Capitalism (Leo Johnson)
- David and Goliath: How Social Entrepreneurs are Making Big Business Part of the Solution (Skoll Scholar Tyler Spencer)
- Young and Not Dumb! How youth are being overlooked to the world’s detriment (Skoll Scholar Joshua Grehan)
- Notes from a new convert (Founder and CEO of Innovation Alchemy, Parvathi Menon)
Thanks to everyone who pointed out some of these great articles and recaps;)