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A unique opportunity to meet with, reconnect and learn from the largest gathering of social enterprise practitioners in Australia.  This event is open to all social enterprises and interested parties.

David LePage, Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada and Board Director on both the Social Enterprise Council of Canada and the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), will be our international guest this year.

  • Learn about how the state of the social enterprise sector in Australia
  • Hear from David LePage about the progress of social enterprises in Canada and overseas

Interesting and diverse breakout sessions such as Assessing Capital, Impact Measurement and Pitching

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State of Social Enterprise in Australia

20th August 2019

08:00 - 19:00

Abbotsford Convent,
1 St Helier Street,
Abbotsford Victoria 3067

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Event Features

Learn about how the state of the social enterprise sector in Australia

Hear from David LePage about the progress of social enterprises in Canada and overseas

Interesting and diverse breakout sessions such as Assessing Capital, Impact Measurement and Pitching

International Keynote

David LePage focuses on contributing to creating a social value market place, where trading generates community capital rather than merely economic capital. His work involves the developing and advocacy for social enterprise and social procurement.  He is co-founder, Director and Managing Partner of Buy Social Canada. Buy Social Canada facilitates social purchasing relationships and offers a certification program for social enterprise suppliers and purchasers.

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Program

08:00 - 08:30
Registration
08:30 - 09:30
Welcome & opening remarks
09:30 - 09:50
Keynote: State of social enterprise in Australia, Canada & globally
09:50 - 10:30
“Social enterprise will emerge from the edges into the mainstream” – it’s debatable!
10:30 - 11:00
Break
11:00 - 12:00
Breakout I
12:00 - 12:15
Break
12:15 - 13:15
Plenary: Access to Capital
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 15:30
Breakout II
15:30 - 16:00
Break
16:00 - 16:45
SE Uncut & Uncensored! Chatham House rules apply.
16:45 - 17:00
Closing remarks
17:00 - 19:00
Networking drinks

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing & Payments

When does Early Bird prices end?
Early Bird prices apply until midnight, 30 June 2019.
What is Last Minute prices?
Last Minute prices apply to tickets purchased after 31 July 2019. Tickets purchased between 1 July 2019 and 31 July 2019 will be charged at the Standard Ticket prices
Can I register now to reserve my spot but pay later?
Payment must be made at the time of registration.
Can I be invoiced?
Unfortunately, no. All payments must be made at the time of registration
What does my ticket cover?
Your ticket is for one individual to attend the conference – as outlined on your ticket. One registration may not be utilised by several individuals
What is Social Traders cancellation policy?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds. Ticket holders (name registered) can be changed prior to 31 July 2019. Please send details of your request – name on original ticket, and new name to be registered to conference@socialtraders.com.au. We are unable to offer this option after 31 July 2019.
Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Conference ticket purchased can only be used for one individual for the duration of the package purchased. A conference ticket can be transferred to an individual only. Please notify conference@socialtraders.com.au before 31 July 2019.
I only want to attend one session within the program. Can I buy a sessional ticket?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sessional tickets at this conference. Each conference package provides a good variety of sessions and we are confident you will find more than one session that will inspire.
Will I receive contact details of other event attendees?
We encourage you to share contact details with people you meet at the event. We are unable to share attendee details post the conference due to privacy policies
I have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Social Traders Awards, which takes place during the conference. Does this mean I receive a free registration?
No. All shortlisted finalists must purchase a ticket to the Conference in order to attend the Awards event.