Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2nd National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship @ XLRI - Registration Details

Hello Folks!

I am happy to invite your participation in the 2nd National "Working" Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, which we are organising at XLRI Jamshedpur (Jan 29-31).

The registration details of the conference are enclosed and also pasted below - and I am also enclosing the Nomination Form.

If you know of someone who may be interested in attending this conference, please forward these too - thanks!

Wishing you all a wonderful and meaningful 2010

ps: er.... a bit of "ambush marketing" ;0) - if you have not much to do, pl also have a look at my article in WSJ which got published yeterday :)


Why a "Working Conference"? - Purpose & Theme

Welcome to a conference with a difference!

Breaking away from the format of outlined agenda, specified topics, and fixed speakers, the <> 2nd National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship is designed to collaboratively explore, discuss, learn from each other, and co-create.

Designed as interest-based 'facilitated' Working Groups, the conference aims to:
facilitate learning by actively involving the participants in collaboratively solving real, live problems, which are of their interest and concern.

. leverage the rich experience and competence available in the participants' community to address real challenges, issues and opportunities facing the sector, and help learning from each other.

. result in relevant "take-home" learning (solutions and alternatives) for the participants, which can be implemented.

The Themes & Design

The Conference is designed around seven broad themes for the Working Groups; each group would be anchored by Social Entrepreneurs/ Resource Persons, who have contributed significantly to that particulars space, and will add value to the discussions and outcomes:

. Market Linkages: Mainstreaming the Marginalised Producers
. Employment & Livelihood: Organising the Unorganised
. Universal Primary Education: Investing in the Future
. Financial Inclusion: Creating an Equitable India
. Healthcare & Hygiene for All: Making a Healthier Society
. Access to Technology & Societal Resources: Empowering the Masses
. Grass Root Innovations: Supporting Social Entrepreneurship

Dates: January 29 - 31, 2010

Venue: XLRI, Jamshedpur

For Whom:
Development sector professionals, i.e.,
. Social entrepreneurs,
. NGOs,
. Government officials operating in development space,
. CSR executives,
. Academicians, and
. Interested students

3. Participation Fee

** due to "interactive working groups" methodology, the conference will accept limited number of participants on a first-come basis

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

Download Nomination Form

Nominations should be sent to:
Prof Madhukar Shukla
Conference Coordinator
The 2nd National Entrepreneurship on Social Entrepreneurship
CH Area (East), Jamshedpur 831 001
Ph: 0657 - 398 3333 Fax: 0657 - 398 3200
Conference Blog :

Confirmed Resource Persons:

Mr Arbind Singh
Executive Director
<> Nidan & Ashoka Fellow

Mr Arun Diaz
Trustee & Member of Investment Board
<> Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund

Mr Ashish Rajpal
Co-Founder & Managing Director> iDiscoveri

Mr Ashok Kamath
<> Akshara Foundation

Dr Ashwin Naik
Co-Founder & CEO
<> Vaatsalya Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd

Dr Balaji Utla
<> Health Management & Research Institute

Mr Devendra Shukla
<> Jaipur Rugs Foundation

Mr GN Murthy
General Manager - New Initiatives
<> ITC - Agri Business Div

Dr Joe Madiath
Founder & Executive Director,
<> Gram Vikas & Skoll Social Entrepreneur

Mr Kirti Prasanna Mishra

Mr Niraj Subrat
Vice President -Marketing
<> International Development Enterprises - India

Mr Paul Basil
Founder & CEO
<> Villgro & Ashoka Fellow

Mr Pravin Mahajan
Founder & Executive Director
<> Janarth

Mr Rohit Magotra
Chief Operating Officer
<> Ekgaon Technologies

Mr Samit Ghosh
<> Ujjivan

Mr Sandeep Farias
Founder & Managing Director
<> Elevar Equity

Ms Saloni Malhotra
Founder & CEO
<> DesiCrew Solutions Pvt Ltd

Ms Sohini Bhattacharya
Director, South Asia Partnerships
<> Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Mr Soumen Biswas
Executive Director

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