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The 2018 Skoll World Forum will take place April 10-13, 2018.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.

2018 Theme: The Power of Proximity

In order to address inequality and injustice, we must more deeply understand the current status quo—and how to disrupt it. There is no other way to do this than to engage with, and be close to the people and communities facing deep and persistent biases of all kinds. We’ll hear from community leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, and innovators who bring a profound appreciation of our shared challenges and who have worked from within and side-by-side with communities to find solutions.

Skoll Week Schedule


During Skoll Week, there are a range of opportunities and activities for Skoll World Forum delegates and the general public.

SWF Delegates General Public
Pub Nights throughout the week
Film Screenings at New Theatre
Plenaries at New Theatre (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
(priority seating – no reservation required)

(tickets required)
Ecosystem Events*
These are independently-organized events requiring separate, advanced registration. Check website here for more information on Ecosystem events and to RSVP.

(with RSVP)

(with RSVP)
Saïd Business School Sessions, networking and other activities
Serendipity Dinners (Monday) and Delegate Dinners (Tuesday)
Wednesday night Awards Ceremony Reception
Skoll World Forum Mobile App
Personal profile included on and in delegate directory