How do I get an invitation to the Forum?
Although the Skoll World Forum is an invite-only event, there are several opportunities to attend Forum public-access events, such as the four plenary sessions at the New Theatre in downtown Oxford. In addition, several social entrepreneurship-oriented organisations use the Forum timeframe to schedule conferences simultaneously in Oxford, such as Oxford Jam, where attendance is free and open to the public. In addition www.skollworldforum.org hosts live streaming during the event and video from sessions will be made available to the public in the coming months. Please check back on the video page for the latest videos as they become available.
What are the dates for next year’s forum?
The 2014 Skoll World Forum will take place April 9 – 11
When is video from 2013 sessions being made available to the public?
We will be releasing videos of all 2013 Skoll World Forum Plenaries and Sessions over the next two months. Please check back on the 2013 video page for the latest videos as they become available.
If I can’t attend the Forum, how else can I be involved?
What is the attendance fee?
The attendance fee for the 2013 Skoll World Forum ranged from $500 to $2700 USD, plus 20% VAT. The attendance fee is determined by the sector in which the delegate works. There is no ‘early bird’ registration. Please click here for specific pricing tiers.
What is VAT and why is it being added to my fee?
Valued-Added Tax or VAT is a form of consumption tax. Per the UK government, because the event takes place in England, we are required to charge 20% VAT for each registration purchased for the Forum. Some delegates may be eligible to obtain a refund of this VAT from the UK government by submitting a valid claim within the statutory deadline.
Can I suggest someone to take my place at the Forum?
While the invitation is specific to each person, we will take recommendations on a case by case basis. Please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation refunds will be made (less a $50 administration fee) on requests received on or before Friday, 21 March 2014. Refunds will not be available after 21 March 2014. Due to the nature of our merchant account, any refunds requested more than 60 days after your registration is complete must be processed via a Paypal online money transfer and will also be subject to Paypal’s online money transfer fees.
How can I participate in communicating about the Forum before, during and after the event?
Our online community is up and running year-round! You can follow @SkollFoundation and @SkollWorldForum on Twitter and view photos on Flickr. You can tag your own Skoll World Forum blog entries and Flickr photos with skollwf and Tweets with #skollwf. The @SkollWorldForum Twitter feed will be used for live updates around activities at the Forum.
Can I bring a personal guest to any of the Forum sessions?
Each invitation is specific for each person. Personal guests are not permitted to attend Skoll World Forum activities at Saïd Business School. Activities held at New Theatre, however, are open to the public and tickets will be sold closer to the event.
How can I offset my carbon emissions to the Forum?
If you wish to offset your carbon emissions, Climate Care is a service that can help individuals and organisations to calculate their carbon offset and make contributions to stem the effects of climate change.
The Skoll Foundation will offset calculated carbon emissions for our staff and contribute the final sum to Climate Care.
In addition, to minimise the footprint of the Skoll World Forum, we have taken great care to ensure that the entire event prioritizes sustainable practices. Therefore, each and every product you see at the Forum, from the signage, production sets and furniture have been made using local, sustainable products and reused where possible from prior years. In addition, any paper materials are made via Forest Stewardship Council printing companies and meals include fair trade products and local produce.