We are excited to be bringing you this online festival that will celebrate the social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region whilst exploring how we can come together as a sector to reset and successfully move forward.

The week will start with an opening session, on Monday 16th November, that will include input from the Social Enterprise Exchange partners and Social Enterprise UK. We invite everyone to sign up for this session.

This will be followed by a series of sessions that will take place from the afternoon of Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th November. These sessions will be focused on different sectors and types of organisations, with the aim of sharing practice, case studies, and creating discussions to encourage learning and collaboration. Register for as many of these sessions that you feel are relevant to you or your organisation.

International Social Enterprise Day will be on Thursday 19th November, and we will be hosting panel sessions that will include input from Social Enterprise UK, Keyfund, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation as well as others influencing key issues throughout the region; including, diversity, health and social care and the environment. You will need to sign up for both panel sessions in order to take part in the whole of the Thursday programme. We welcome everyone to sign up for this day.

The week will finish with networking and learning groups on Friday 20th November. Sign up for the session that suits you to join others in the sector to discuss what you have learned throughout the week and seek ways forward. You will be able to find these on the festival page at https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/Reset2020/conferences. Here, you can also engage in conversations and ask questions, leading up to the festival, in the discussion area.

We want to celebrate the social enterprises in our region. One of the ways we will be doing this is through various fringe sessions running throughout the week. Keep an eye out here and on the discussion area of the festival page above for further information about these.



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