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Social Enterprise Symposium

The 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: "Don't Hold Back"

Friday, March 7, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

AGENDA

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration Open
 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Morning Keynote
 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Morning "Buzz"
 12 p.m. - 12:30p.m.  Break / Professionals' Luncheon / Sustainability Tour
 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Breakout Session 1
 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session 2
 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Breakout Session 3
 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Afternoon Keynote
 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Do Good Ventures Showcase (with light refreshments and networking)

 * Note that breakout sessions are offered across three distinct tracks:  Inspiration (I), Exploring Impact (E), and Action (A).

MORNING KEYNOTE: TO BE ANNOUNCED, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

MORNING “BUZZ”: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

The “Morning Buzz” is a series of back-to-back solo presentations by thought leaders on our main stage from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Speakers will cover topics ranging from Gamification to Sustainability. Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Aaron Price, Co-Founder, LiveCube
  • Reiner Hengstmann, PUMA

BREAK / PROFESSIONALS’ LUNCHEON / CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY TOUR:
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Office of SustainabilityStretch your legs, grab a bite to eat in the food court – or visit the Green Tidings Food truck parked just outside of Stamp! The Food Truck features delicious local and sustainable products and a menu that changes biweekly.  Professional guests, speakers, and VIPs are invited to mix and mingle at the Networking Luncheon (12 – 1 p.m; room to be determined). Or, jump on board the Sustainable Campus Tour and learn why UMD is recognized on the Green College Honor Roll! (Departs from Stamp Main Lobby; in partnership with our friends at the Office of Sustainability.) 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1:  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

INSIDE INDUSTRY: CREATING SOCIAL VALUE (I)

From local government to big business, many “changemakers” work within the constructs of industry to make their mark. This panel will introduce four “Change Agents”, each who have successfully forged a unique path to make a difference in this world. Speakers include:

  • Jeff Senne, Corporate Responsibility Operations Leader, PwC
  • Robert Kashan, Founder & CEO, Earth Color 
  • Tracy Gerstle, Sr. Policy & Advocacy Advisor, Farm Journal Media

MODELS FOR IMPACT: REFORMING CAPITALISM (E)

It’s been said that “the worst thing we could do is throw out capitalism; and the second worst thing we could do is fail to reform it.” This session will explore new and emerging business models that have the potential to disrupt and enhance capitalism as we know it today. Speakers include: 

  • Dirk Sampselle, Founder, B-Revolution 
  • Jim Kucher, President – Baltimore Chapter, Social Enterprise Alliance 
  • National Cooperative Business Association 
  • MODERATOR: Professor Rachelle Sampson, Robert H. Smith School of Business

HOW TO LAUNCH A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (A) * This Workshop runs from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Starting a business is difficult enough. Starting a business with a social mission can be even more challenging. This session will focus on opportunity recognition, helping participants demystify Social Entrepreneurship by offering practical advice for finding opportunity in everyday life.

BREAKOUT 2:  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

TERRAPIN IMPACT: LESSONS FROM UMD (I)

Every corner of campus -from the sciences and humanities to research and business- innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact, and sustainability are taking on new meaning at UMD. Join us for this rousing session offering first-hand insights and lessons learned from those Terps helping UMD forge a path to greatness. Speakers include: 

  • Dean Chang, Associate Vice President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UMD
  • Jeff Hilnbrand, Director, Startup Shell 
  • Mark Stewart, Sustainability Manager, UMD Office of Sustainability 
  • Mairin Srygley, Co-founder & President, Voices: Arts for Social Change
  • Pammi Bhullar, Program Manager, Center for Social Value Creation / ChangeTheWorld.org 
  • Smith Undergraduate Chapter of Net Impact 

INVESTING FOR IMPACT (WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FINANCE?) (E)

Impact Investing seeks to balance financial return with measurable social and environmental impact. This session will explore what it means to be an impact investor, discuss the strengths and limits of the sector, explore the challenges that come with taking this industry to scale, and ultimately raise the question: “is it possible to create a world where everyone’s an impact investor?” Confirmed speakers include: 

  • HIP Investors 
  • Cary Krosinsky, Adjunct Faculty, Robert H. Smith School of Business

THE SUSTAINABILITY SWOT: A TOOL FOR INTEGRATION & ACTION (A)
* This Workshop runs from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The sustainability swot (s swot ), produced by the Markets & Enterprise Program at the World Resource Institute, is designed to drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges. This workshop provides hands-on practice in working with the tool in order to translate big trends into actionable risks and opportunities to create new, sustainable value.

BREAKOUT 3: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

SOCIAL MEDIA, DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL CHANGE (I)

Storytelling and the sharing of ideas are essential parts of the human experience. In the 21st century we’ve seen technology amplify this human norm in a way that engages, inspires and connects people around shared values. This session will look at the use of new media in affecting positive social change. Speakers include: 

  • Andy Stoll, Social Entrepreneur &Photographer 

AIMING FOR IMPACT: THE PULL OF BIG DATA (E)

In the midst of fiscal uncertainty, organizations in every sector are being pressed to validate their social impact through the use of data. This panel will offer multiple perspectives on the organizational and societal impact of this current trend and the implications for organizations aiming to measure and evaluate their impact. Speakers include: 

  • Rob Hamill, Senior Consultant & GovLab Manager, Deloitte 
  • Jeff Lundy, Director, Business Civic Leadership Council – US Chamber of Commerce
  • MODERATOR: Professor Bill Rand, Robert H. Smith School of Business

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: TO BE ANNOUNCED, 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DO GOOD VENTURES SHOWCASE:  5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.