2011 Symposium

Social Enterprise Symposium: Be Bold. Be Now. Be the Future.

3rd Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: Be Bold, Be Now, Be the Future
Thursday, March 31, 2011
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

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The keynote and 2 sessions will be broadcasted live at www.livestream.com/creatingvalue
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Be Bold, Be Now, Be the Future

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The Center for Social Value Creation invites you to its third annual Social Enterprise Symposium ‘Be Bold, Be Now, Be the Future’ on March 31st 2011.

On March 31st, 2011, learn -

  • New approaches for using business to create blended economic, social and environmental value
  • How organizations of all sizes are reframing business’ role in society
  • To apply business skills to social enterprise ventures
  • Ways to address issues you care most deeply about by seeking systematic change
  • To align personal and professional values to create a career with impact

The Social Enterprise Symposium gives you the opportunity to explore, learn and challenge what you know about building solutions to social and environmental challenges of today… and tomorrow. Hear from social entrepreneurs who have disrupted traditional boundaries to start their ventures that combine business principles with social mission.

Follow the vision of Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, as he designed and built a company that would transform an industry. Pitch your world changing ideas to thought leaders and investors to win prizes in the Social Business Plan Competition, including $1500 prize sponsored by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

At the launch of the Center for Social Value Creation in 2009, Seth Goldman spoke about how he founded Honest Tea and the challenges and highlights in his pursuit to change the beverage industry. 
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Join students, faculty, alumni and practitioners for this University-wide event.

Register Now for the 2011 Social Enterprise Symposium!

Registration Fee
UMD College Park Students, Faculty and Staff Free
Non-UMD Students $25
Professional/Alumni $50 
2011 Symposium Networking Fair

We invite attendees to join the Networking Fair at the Social Enterprise Symposium for a chance to mingle and network with for-profit and non-profit organizations who are leading the effort on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and more.

Organizations interested in participating at the 2011 Symposium Networking Fair may register here.

Become a Sponsor

Only through the generous support of corporations and partner organizations is this event made possible. To learn more about becoming a valued sponsor, please click here.