Sunday, January 04, 2009

National Social Entrepreneurship Conference @ XLRI (Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2009)

I am happy to share that we are organising the 1st National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at XLRI during January 31 - February 1, 2009.
I am pasting and enclosing the conference brochure + nomination form.
This event would be of interest for those involved in the development sector (social entreprenurs/NGOs/CBOs, Acedmics, CSR executives, etc.). Most welcome to register...
...and please also pass it on to others who you think will find this of interest.
ps: we are also looking for sponsors - so any help on this front would be most welcome

The Purpose

· To showcase innovative social entrepreneurship ventures by individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporates, and government agencies

· To provide a common platform for sharing experiences, issues and concerns.

The Theme
One common theme that cuts across diverse social entrepreneurial ventures is their aim to create a more sustainable and equitable society. Social entrepreneurs achieve this by innovating solutions which make available the societal resources (education, energy, credit, healthcare, livelihood opportunities, market-linkages, etc.) to those who lack access to these. Correspondingly, proposed theme for the Conference is:

The Social Entrepreneurship Conference is designed across 6 sessions over two days, each dealing with the "access" issue, viz.:

· Access to Credit & Financial Services

· Access to Education

· Access to Healthcare & Hygiene

· Access to Livelihood Opportunities

· Access to Market, and

· Rural Access to Societal Resources

In addition, the Conference will also provide an interactive platform/workshop for the delegates to share their work, concerns and issue, and arrive at collaborative solutions.


January 31 & February 1, 2009


XLRI, Jamshedpur

For Whom

Development sector professionals, i.e.,

· Social entrepreneurs,

· NGOs,

· Government officials operating in development space,

· CSR executievs,

· Academicians, and

· Interested students

Participation Fee*

Indian Delegates

Foreign Delegates







Social Entrepreneur/ NGO/ CBO

Rs. 3,000/-

Rs. 1,000/-



Funding Agency/ Support Organisation/ Govt Depts

Rs. 5,500/-

Rs. 4,000/-




Rs. 4,000/-

Rs. 2,500/-




Rs. 6,500/-

Rs. 5,000/-



Student in a full-time course

Limited seats are available for student participants, at a participation fee of Rs. 750/-

* fee includes Participants’ Kit and all meals (residential) & lunch (non-residential)

** Last Date of Registration: January 19th, 2009

The Cheque/DD should be drawn in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur

Nominations, on enclosed Registration Form, should be sent to:
Prof Madhukar Shukla

Conference Coordinator

The 1st National Social Entrepreneurship Conference


CH Area (East), Jamshedpur 831 001

Ph: 0657 – 398 3333 Fax: 0657 – 398 3200


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