Global Shifts 2012: Social Enterprise Conference

12 – 14 December 2012 | RMIT University, Building 80, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne

9 workshops; 17 panel sessions; 1 debate and 1 real-live (Social) Dragon’s Den. 5 keynote sessions. 70+ speakers from Cambodia, India, United States, Bhutan, Vietnam, Africa, Palestine, Israel, the UK and Europe; as well as from all over Australia – from cities and from the outback. From philanthropic not-for-profits to big businesses making big changes… this is the Social Enterprise ecosystem in all its diversity and complexity.

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to make a difference…
If you want to find out more about how social enterprises function and what models really work…
If you want to be inspired; learn; debate; discuss; argue; and be amazed…

Then this is the conference for you: 3 days in Melbourne, 12-14 December…might just change your life.

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Our speakers will share their solutions, strategies, toolkits, ideas, arguments and their stories.

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The Program

The conference program will offer panels, keynotes, activities and workshops over 3 days.

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Preferred accommodation

RMIT University’s preferred accommodation is located in the heart of Melbourne City. Chosen for their sustainability ratings, the accommodation is in walkable distance to the Conference venues or an easy tram ride.

Rydges Melbourne

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

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Citadines on Bourke

131 – 135 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

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Somerset on Elizabeth

250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

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See also…

Social Enterprise Group
The Social Enterprise Group at RMIT supports a range of business development, research and educational initiatives designed to foster solutions to the world’s most pressing social problems: our business is making a difference.

Enterprise Group
The Enterprise group implement programs to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for students, staff and alumni. The Group has strong links with the business and government sectors.