A SIX event to explore what can be done to bridge the current gaps to create large scale systemic change and further advance the field of social innovation for the next 10 years.
Seen through one lens, social innovation has achieved a huge amount over the last decade, but compared to the scale of social challenges facing the world, this success looks marginal. We don’t have enough examples of social innovation creating large scale, deep and systemic change. Only tiny fractions of commercial investment and public spending contribute to social innovation, and the scale of social innovation institutions pales in comparison to their equivalents in technology, the military or medicine.
We are inviting a select group of 150 global experts from across 6 continents who have played, and will continue to play, a critical role in building the social innovation field. We will explore what more can be done to bridge the current gaps to create large scale systemic change and further advance the field of social innovation for the next 10 years.
We are working with several supporters and sponsors around the world including UNDP, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). Speakers will come from around the world from governments, INGOs, global companies, universities, the media and charities.
The event is being organised by SIX and hosted by Nesta.
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