The 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium:
“Here and Now”
Friday, March 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
CLIF BAR, 10 – 11 a.m.
How can organizations be agents of change? Join Elysa Hammond of CLIF Bar and
learn how they are getting it done. This decade old company has achieved double-digit
annual revenue growth, won a long list of employment, diversity, and sustainability
awards, and has ultimately raised the bar for fellow entrepreneurs on what it means
to be a sustainable business.
BACK TO THE TOP
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:
11 – 12 p.m.
"Key Ingredients for a Mission Driven Enterprise"
Running a financially profitable and socially responsible company requires a
unique blend of skills. This engaging session features business leaders of well-established
triple bottom line companies in a conversation about what it takes to make money
while doing good. Moderated by Richard Eidlin, Policy Director for the American
Sustainable Business Council, this session will include live twitter engagement
with the audience for real time questions.
"Storytellers: From the Diaries of Social Entrepreneurs"
Social Entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most
pressing social problems. What does it take to be one, and what are the challenges?
Meet three social entrepreneurs who are tackling issues ranging from education to
the environment. Hear their first hand stories and personal moments of reflection
as they take you on a journey of living the dream of social impact.
"Reinventing the Economy: Value Creation & Capital Markets"
The recession has profoundly impacted both the private and nonprofit sectors
causing many to question the integrity of our current economic system. How can we
transform this system to solve the world’s toughest challenges while also generating
compelling financial returns across sectors?
"Advancing the Nonprofit Funding Model - A Board Room Discussion "
Calvert Board Room (2nd Floor) By Invitation Only
The nonprofit sector is critical to addressing some of society’s toughest issues.
But as traditional nonprofit funding streams dry up nonprofits are now faced with
cultivating cash flow. Join Larry Bram, Senior Vice President for Innovation & Program
Development at Easter Seals for an in-depth discussion on the future of nonprofits,
and planning for the long-term by encouraging sustainable business model innovation.
This session is by invitation only, and is geared toward MBA's, MPP’s, and undergraduates
with a proven interest in nonprofit management. Only 19 seats are available.
PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING LUNCH:
Noon – 1 p.m.
Registered professionals will have the opportunity to mix, mingle and ‘talk
shop’ at this professionals only networking lunch.
Sustainable Campus Tour
(In partnership with the UMD Office of Sustainability)
The Sustainable Campus Tour is hosted by our friends at the
Office of Sustainability and brings you the latest on sustainability at UMD.
Departing from the main lobby, the tour features the Cumberland green roof,
Eppley Moss Filtration system, and the School of Public Health Garden. Join us,
and find out why UMD is one of 18 colleges and universities to make the
Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2:
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
"Social Entrepreneurs as Peacekeepers in Conflict & Post Conflict Environments"
In 2012 movements of historic proportions swept across the Middle East and North
Africa and helped draw attention to both the tremendous opportunity and risk involved
in nation building and peacebuilding. Explore what it means to be a social entrepreneur
and advocate for peace during times of serious conflict.
"Social Value as a Driver of Corporate Strategy"
Can corporate social impact be truly profitable, or is it the next passing trend?
Explore why profit-centered companies are increasingly embedding social value in
strategy and daily operations.
The Right Fit: 3 Business Models for Social Impact
How can different business models be leveraged to realize financial success and
social impact? Explore three examples to gain an understanding of how they differ
and which model is best for your next big social impact idea.
"Innovation & Financial Strategy - A Board Room Discussion"
Calvert Board Room (2nd Floor) By Invitation Only
Join Wellford Dillard, Chief Financial Officer at GetWell Network and former
VP of finance at OPower for an exclusive board room discussion on what it takes
to develop and execute strategies that accelerate growth and social impact. This
session is invitation only and is geared toward MBA's and undergraduates with a
proven interest in financing change and social value creation. Only 19 seats are
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 – WORKSHOPS:
1:30 – 3 p.m.
"More than Money Career Workshop"
Learn how to concretely translate past experience and education into a well-paying
job aligned with individual values. The session includes insights from brain plasticity
research, a winning structure to organize your efforts, and success stories that
will motivate you to go from intention to action as you build a path to meaning
"College Park Impact Workshop"
Experience a taste of Design Thinking by engaging in a creative brainstorming
session aimed at helping a local organization address a complex business or sustainability
challenge. Facilitated by an expert Design Strategist.
"Think Sustainable Design Workshop"
Diminishing resources, high risk supply chains, and growing consumer demands
have placed sustainable product design at the top of the list for many companies.
Explore what it means to 'think sustainable design' in this hands on workshop.
Documentary and Discussion, “FIXING THE FUTURE”
Hoff Theater, 0126
Fixing the Future takes you on a journey visiting people and organizations
across America attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy.
By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create
jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a
people overwhelmed by economic collapse. The film highlights effective, local
practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time
banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. This is a 60
minute film followed by a rich discussion with some of the organizations
featured in the film.
3 – 3:15 p.m.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: INSPIRED SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS 3:15 – 4: p.m.
How can one individual make a difference? Join us for an inspiring afternoon
keynote featuring a remarkable social entrepreneur who's making an impact and changing
“NO LIMITS” PITCH
4 – 5 p.m.
No limits – it’s not a question; it is a statement about Social Entrepreneurship.
Get inspired and cheer on some of UMD's brightest students as they pitch their ideas
to change the world. First prize is $3,000 of start-up capital, plus in-kind services
including access to the CSVC's social entrepreneurship network. In partnership
with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Find out more!
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us for our newly revamped catered Network Reception where you can mix and
mingle with for-profit and nonprofit organizations who are leading the effort on
corporate social responsibility, sustainability and more. A "speed networking" style
engagement will kick off at 5:00 p.m. followed by the announcement of the winners
of the No Limits Social Impact Pitch Competition. Featured organizations include: