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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, vet and advance mutual strategic, programmatic and financial 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 the media to connect with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, policymakers, funders, and social investors. The Forum is by invitation only. If you are a member of the press and interested 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

Highlights from past Forums are available here.

About the Forum

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches to solve the world’s most pressing problems. 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 rigor 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, organizational 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

Members of the press will have a special check-in desk at the Saïd Business School to pick up a media badge and program. All media must pre-register; otherwise access will be barred.

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 March 01, 2014.

Bio and Photo

You will be asked to submit a brief biography in English and an original portrait photograph (head and shoulders only) More information will be provided by our speaker team. For questions about any required materials, please contact

Speaker and Moderator Specific Events

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Satellite Registration for Speakers and Moderators

Start: April 9, 2014 9:00 AM
End: April 9, 2014 2:00 PM
Venue: Randolph Hotel
Speakers and Moderators should plan to pick up badge and program 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: April 9, 2014 11:30 PM
End: April 9, 2014 1:00 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.
The Skoll World Forum provides an 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.

Room Blocks for SASEs

Finding a room in Oxford can be a challenge and we would like to help you get a jump start. We have reserved a room block for all SASEs at the Malmaison Hotel. 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 and is first come/first serve— please email to make your hotel reservation early and ensure accommodation. For additional Oxford accommodation options where your colleagues may wish to stay, please click here. Colleagues may also find the Oxford City Guide a helpful online booking tool in the search for accommodation for the Skoll World Forum. If you have any questions about hotel accommodations, please contact Rachel Seangsuwan at


Skoll World Forum registration fees are 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 $1150+VAT per person, plus travel and lodging expenses.

SASE Specific Events, by invitation only

Monday, April 7, 2014

Convening Day 1

Start: April 7, 2014 10:00 AM
End: April 7, 2014 4:30 PM
Venue: Said Business School, West Wing
For SASEs and CEOs only. We look forward to welcoming you to our new Convening location at Said Business School’s West Wing, the beautiful new building created for Saïd’s Executive Education program. Lunch will be provided.

Drinks Reception

Start: April 7, 2014 4:30 PM
End: April 7, 2014 5:30 PM
Venue: Said Business School, West Wing
Join fellow SASEs and Skoll Staff for a drinks reception following the Convening. Monday evening dinner is on your own.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Convening Day 2

Start: April 8, 2014 8:00 AM
End: April 8, 2014 4:30 PM
Venue: Said Business School, West Wing
For SASEs and all Colleagues. Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Pre-Forum Foundation Dinner for SASEs

Start: April 8, 2014 6:00 PM
End: April 8, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Balliol College
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: April 8, 2014 6:00 PM
Venue: Worcester College
We invite all colleagues of SASEs to attend a Skoll-sponsored dinner to meet one another for a group dining experience at Worcester College.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Convening Day 3

Start: April 9, 2014 8:00 AM
End: April 9, 2014 11:30 AM
Venue: Said Business School, West Wing
For SASEs and all Colleagues. Breakfast provided.

The Skoll World Forum commences at noon on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 following the convening and runs through Friday, April 11, 2014. Please see the full schedule for more details.

Please note: The activities listed above are open to SASEs and Colleagues only, not to the general public.


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