As promised you lovely MA SocEnters, below is the provisional schedule/information for our incredibly high flying and thought provoking summer speaker series. If you thought our classes were filled with mind-blowing amounts of social innovation knowledge, think again, because we’re bringing some of Britain’s best & brightest to Goldsmiths. It will be free and open to the London social innovation community so please invite people you think would be interested. Room numbers/on campus locations are subject to availability so keep posted for that info over the next few months. Most events will be on Mondays 5 – 7 PM, but there may be one or two that take place at other times. The subject and format for each talk will also be flexible, but in general there will be a 1 hour presentation on a topic of interested followed by a 45 minute Q&A discussion. I have requested that speakers bring their most up-to-date reflections, research and knowledge to the table but we have not specified certain topics in order to allow for the freedom to explore new and uncharted territory during the sessions.
We have three unconfirmed dates but tentative confirmations from: Dr. Alex Nichols (Professor in Social Entrepreneurship Saiid, Oxford University) ; Soushiant Zanganehpour (Strategy & Special Projects Lead – Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship); and Dan McQuillan (Founder: Social Innovation Boot Camp; Board Member, Bethnal Green Ventures; Goldsmiths Lecturer, Creative and Social Computing).
Monday 19th May 5 – 7 PM – Jeremy Nichols, Director of the SROI Network- http://www.thesroinetwork.org/about-us
Monday 26th May – Unconfirmed
Monday 2nd June – Rebecca Eastmond, Director of Philanthropy at JP Morgan and Christian Busch, Co-Founder of Sandbox and Associate Director of the Innovation and Co-Creation Lab @ LSE.
Monday 9th June – Tim Jones, experienced cultural and creative entrepreneur and consultant (http://about.me/timj0nes)
Monday 16th June – Debjani Ghosh – Senior Consultant at the New Economics Foundation.
Monday 23rd June & 30th June – Unconfirmed.