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Attendee Information


General delegate information can be found under Overview, About Oxford, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Click the appropriate link below for information specifically for Funders, Media, Speakers, Moderators, and Skoll Awardees.



Speakers & Moderators

Skoll Awardees

The Skoll World Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for funders to connect with leaders who are challenging the status quo, implementing game-changing innovation and redefining social challenges worldwide.

The objective is to accelerate their – and your – impact. We strive to create an environment where you can make the most of your time: learning, collaborating and exploring high-value partnerships.

Among the special activities dedicated to the funding community, a specific track is organized to surface, articulate and further mutual financial and strategic goals of social entrepreneurs and the people and organizations that fund them.

Session topics have included:

Additionally, funders may be invited to several invitation-only events which are designed to help you connect with other funders or those working on the ground in similar sectors and/or geographies. Invitations for these small gatherings will be distributed individually via email.

The Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for media to connect with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, funders, social investors, corporate leaders and policy-makers.

The Forum is by invitation only. Those with an interest in covering the Forum for a media outlet, learning more about the sessions and events, or requesting one-on-one interviews, please contact Suzana Grego at For a general schedule of events, click here.

Highlights Video

A snapshot of the Forum experience is available here:

About the Forum

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change.

Each year, nearly 1,000 hand-selected delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors convene for three days and nights in Oxford, England. Attendees representing nearly 65 countries participate in critical debates, dedicated networking events, self-organized sessions, small group workshops and compelling panel and plenary sessions.

Program content spans global issues that are increasingly more interconnected than ever before: water, food security, climate change, education, human rights, social equity and emerging social business models. Delegates represent each geo-political sector around the world and work together to accelerate entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to the most entrenched social issues. The Forum will connect you with remarkable leaders who are implementing real change, challenging the status quo and creating new, sustainable realities for people around the world.

About Us

The Skoll Foundation was created to pursue a vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Led by President and CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, the Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. It fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. Led by Dr. Pamela Hartigan, the Skoll Centre influences future business leaders to create more values-based markets that uphold human dignity and respect the planet. The Centre was created in 2003 with an initial and ongoing investment by Jeff Skoll.

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Established in 1996 the Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education and research. The School has an established reputation for research in a wide range of areas, including finance and accounting, organisational analysis, international management, strategy and operations management. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world.

Media Onsite Registration

Media will have a special check-in desk at Saïd Business School to pick up a media badge and programme. All Media must pre-register. Media who have not pre-registered will not be given any access.

For More Information

For media inquiries, please contact Suzana Grego at

The Skoll World Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to build cross-sector knowledge and understanding, to showcase established and emerging solutions to complex social issues and to champion the latest thought leadership among social entrepreneurs and other critical audiences.

It’s a uniquely powerful conversation. We look to our speakers and moderators to set the tone and pace – bringing and sharing their expertise, developing innovative, interactive sessions and engaging delegates in meaningful discussion and debate.


Although travel and accommodation are not provided by the Skoll World Forum, we have reserved room blocks at several convenient hotels in the heart of Oxford. For more information, please contact Room blocks are available until 01 March 2013.

Bio and Photo

Speakers will be asked to provide a bio and photo for use on the website and in the printed programme.
BIO: You will be asked to submit a brief biography in English, within an 80 word maximum (430 characters, including spaces).

PHOTO: You will be asked to submit a high-resolution original portrait photograph (head and shoulders only in an EPS, JPG, BMP, or TIFF format. As a guide, a JPG image of head and shoulders should be at least 1MB. Please note that images taken from the Internet will not be of sufficient quality for the printed programme.

For questions about any required materials, please contact

Speaker and Moderator Specific Events

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Satellite Registration for Speakers and Moderators

Start: 10 April, 9:00 AM
End: 10 April, 2:00 PM
Venue: Randolph Hotel

Speakers and Moderators should plan to pick up badge and programme at the Randolph Hotel. Convenient for those staying at the Randolph and for those attending the Speaker/Moderator Luncheon.

Moderator and Speaker Lunch and Briefing

Start: 10 April, 12:00 PM
End: 10 April, 2:00 PM
Venue: Randolph Hotel

For speakers and moderators, this private luncheon is a great way to connect with other speakers and moderators on your panel. During lunch, we will provide a concise briefing to help set your expectations and prepare you for your upcoming sessions.

This year marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Skoll World Forum and we looking forward to seeing you to celebrate this special occasion. The Skoll World Forum provides a great opportunity for Skoll Awardees (SASEs) to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and essential partners from government, academia, corporations and funding institutions. We strive to create an environment where you can make the most of your time: learning, collaborating and exploring high-value partnerships.

Please note: None of the activities listed below are open to the general public, only to SASEs and colleagues.

Room Blocks

As in prior years, we have reserved room blocks for all Skoll Awardees. Your name will be on a list provided to the hotel acknowledging your role at the Forum and giving you access to reserve one of these rooms. Space is extremely limited – please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure accommodation. Because of space limitations, we regret that we cannot offer additional rooms to colleagues of SASEs. Click here for a list of Oxford accommodations where your colleagues may wish to stay. Colleagues may also find the Oxford City Guide a helpful online booking tool in the search for accommodation for the Skoll World Forum.


Registration is waived for ALL SASEs. The SASEs with active grants have money designated in the grant for SWF travel and accommodations. For those SASEs who no longer have an active grant with us and express financial need that would prevent you from attending, please contact Laura Vais at and she will work with you directly on your needs. Colleagues will be asked to pay the non-profit organization rate of $1100+VAT per person, plus travel and lodging expenses.

SASE Specific Events, by invitation only

Monday, 08 April 2013

Convening Day 1

Start: 08 April, 11:00 AM
End: 08 April, 4:30 PM
Venue: Town Hall,
St. Aldate’s Street

For SASEs and colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you to our new Convening location at Town Hall. Lunch will be provided.

Drinks Reception

Start: 08 April, 4:30 PM
End: 08 April, 5:30 PM
Venue: Town Hall,
St. Aldate’s Street

Join fellow SASEs and colleagues for a drinks reception following the Convening. Monday evening is on your own.

Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Convening Day 2

Start: 09 April, 8:00 AM
End: 09 April, 4:00 PM
Venue: Town Hall,
St. Aldate’s Street

For SASEs and colleagues. Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Pre-Forum Foundation Dinner for SASEs

Start: 09 April, 6:00 PM
End: 09 April, 9:30 PM
Venue: Balliol

Please join the Skoll Foundation for a private dinner at Balliol College. Because of space constraints, we apologize we cannot extend an invitation to this event to colleagues. However, we will sponsor a networking dinner for colleagues at the same time (see details below).

Colleague Networking Dinner

Start: 09 April, 6:00 PM
Venue: Location will be provided

We invite all colleagues to attend a Skoll-sponsored dinner to meet one another for a group dining experience at a local restaurant. Location information will be provided at the Convening. We will have stewards available to help facilitate group tables.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Convening Day 3

Start: 09 April, 8:00 AM
End: 09 April, 11:45 AM
Venue: Town Hall,
St. Aldate’s Street

For SASEs and colleagues. Breakfast provided.

The Skoll World Forum commences on Wednesday April 10 following the convening and runs through Friday, April 12. Please see the full schedule for more details.


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