Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2019

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 09.30-15.30
at Electric Works, Digital Campus, Sheffield S1 2BJ

The Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2019 celebrates International Social Enterprise Day, 21 November 2019, and will showcase the state of social enterprise in Sheffield City Region and beyond. This interactive event includes plenaries for policy dialogue and joint action planning, case stories from social entrepreneurs, workshops on social impact and skill sharing, and opportunities to exhibit for participating social enterprises. The event is free and includes lunch, refreshments and time for networking with other social entrepreneurs.

To book your free ticket please use the booking form below.


09.30 Registration

10.00 Opening plenary – Building the social economy
Welcome and introductions, Sangita Basudev, Sheffield Live!
State of the sector: Steve Buckley, Community Media Solutions
Guest speakers: Phill Bedford, Boris Segal and Stuart Bolton, S4All

11.15 Refreshments break

11:30 Workshops
Social impact – environment and climate change, with Gareth Roberts, Regather, Luke Wilson, Sheffield Renewables and David Gray, River Stewardship Company
Social impact – inclusion and community development, with Steph Hryschko, Kiveton Park and Wales Community Development Trust, Sue Pearson, Heeley City Farm and Rob Cotterell, SADACCA
Skill sharing – communications and social media, with Ellie Rogers and Tess Bocking, Mantra Media
Skill sharing – social enterprise start-up, with Sara Qutub, Groundwork South Yorkshire

12:30 Plenary – case stories
Emma Taylor, Girl About Sheff
Lai Lim, Doncaster Community Learning Centre
Ben Keegan, Roundabout

13.00 Networking lunch

14.00 Workshops
Social impact – equality and diversity, with Sangita Basudev, Sheffield Live! and Ibtissam Affarah, DEWA
Social impact – health and well-being, with Danielle Reilly, Everyone Deserves a Chance and Samuel Palmer, Well Rotherham
Skill sharing – building-based development, with Richard Motley, Integreat Plus
Skill sharing – social enterprise start-up, with Sara Qutub, Groundwork South Yorkshire

15.00 Closing plenary – Action for the future
Workshop reports and recommendations
Guest speaker: Darren Chouings, Sheffield Social Enterprise Network

15:30 End