2015 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, April 15 – 17 Oxford, England
Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information.
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to 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. Co-produced by the Skoll Foundation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, the Forum shines a spotlight on best practices, new innovations and connecting leaders to one another to further global social progress. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in inspiring Oxford locations. We provide a unique platform for delegates to openly share, collaborate, innovate and ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.
Past participants have included:
Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate, education activist, blogger, author
Kofi Annan, Nobel Laureate, Former United Nations Secretary-General
Jimmy Carter, Nobel Laureate, Former President of the United States
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
Robert Redford, Sundance Institute
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Sir Ronald Cohen, Founder, Apax Partners
Tony Elumelu, C.O.N., Chairman, Heirs Holdings
Mary Robinson, Mary Robinson Foundation, Former President of Ireland
Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, Grameen Bank
Marina Silva, Marina Silva Institute, Green Party Presidential Candidate, Brazil
Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, Former Vice President of the United States
Peter Gabriel, Activist & Musician
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan
… and the list goes on.
Each year we also aim to acknowledge and highlight the role various artists play in the pursuit of human improvement. Recently we have celebrated with Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Baaba Maal, Vusi Mahlasela, KT Tunstall, violinist Miri Ben-Ari and the Playing for Change Band on our stage.
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