Skoll World Forum
Thank you for your interest in the Skoll World Forum! With this year’s expansion by an additional day and many more exciting events running in parallel, there are plenty of ways to engage with social entrepreneurs and business, government, and civil society leaders and innovators.
The Forum is by invitation only. If you are a member of the press and interested in covering the Forum for a media outlet, please reach out to Teresa Guillien at Teresa@resource-media.org. Full delegate passes and day passes are available. At this time, media registration requests are being reviewed and decisions are being sent on a rolling basis. However, due to space limitations, only a limited number of selected journalists will be admitted.
A number of other events will take place throughout Oxford during Skoll Week (Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7, 2017). The Skoll World Forum plenaries will feature speakers including Atul Gawande, Hamdi Ulukaya, Winnie Byanyima, Don Henley, Jim Yong Kim, Michael Franti, and Bono. Plenaries are open to the public. For those who are not registered Skoll World Forum delegates, plenary tickets are available here online and a full list of externally-hosted Ecosystem Events is here.
Future of Media Track
This year we introduce a new Future of Media track at the Skoll World Forum to bring experts together to better understand the current global media landscape and its mounting challenges, and to identify the most promising short- and long-term solutions that can help support a thriving media ecosystem, and with it, vibrant civil society and democracy around the world.
The curated Future of Media track includes a kick-off breakfast, sessions on civil discourse in the social media age and the future of news, delegate-led lunch discussions about public media and investigative journalism, and more. Learn more.
VIP Welcome Reception
Join us before the Opening Ceremony for a pint and a bite as we meet our 2017 Skoll Social Entrepreneurship Awardees, press, Skoll leaders, and other speakers and partners. Tuesday, April 4, 2:30pm-4:00pm.
*Note, these events are open to Skoll World Forum delegates only. If you would like to register as a Press delegate, please reach out to Teresa Guillien at Teresa@resource-media.org.
Members of the press will have a special check-in desk at the Saïd Business School to pick up a media badge and program. All media must pre-register.
Please reach out to Teresa Guillien at Teresa@resource-media.org for the press kit.
Join us as the new Awardees accept their awards during the 2017 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-6:00PM GMT+1. Entry is included for Skoll World Forum delegates and public tickets are on sale here. You can also tune in at skoll.org/live.
A number of additional announcements from foundations, key partners, and other innovators will be made throughout the week. Check this page for press updates!
All Skoll World Forum plenary ceremonies and select sessions will be livestreamed on skoll.org/live.
All available audio recordings, video recordings, and transcripts will be posted to Skoll.org in the weeks following the Skoll World Forum. If your request is urgent, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and indicate the name of the session in the Description of Use.
About the Skoll World Forum
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Each year, nearly 1,000 hand-selected delegates from the social, finance, private, and public sectors convene for three days and nights in Oxford, England. Attendees representing nearly 65 countries participate in critical debates, dedicated networking events, self-organized sessions, small group workshops, and compelling panel and plenary sessions.
Program content spans global issues that are increasingly more interconnected than ever before: water, food security, climate change, education, human rights, social equity and emerging social business models. Delegates represent each geo-political sector around the world and work together to accelerate entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to the most entrenched social issues. The Forum will connect you with remarkable leaders who are implementing real change, challenging the status quo and creating new, sustainable realities for people around the world.
For a general schedule of events, click here.
The Skoll Foundation was created to pursue a vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Led by President and CEO Sally Osberg since 2001, the Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. skoll.org
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. It fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. Led by Dr. Pamela Hartigan, the Skoll Centre influences future business leaders to create more values-based markets that uphold human dignity and respect the planet. The Centre was created in 2003 with an initial and ongoing investment by Jeff Skoll. www.skollcentre.org
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Established in 1996 the Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigor and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education and research. The School has an established reputation for research in a wide range of areas, including finance and accounting, organizational analysis, international management, strategy and operations management. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world. www.sbs.ox.ac.uk