Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information.

List of attendees

Learn about the type of people that attend the Skoll World Forum

About Oxford

About the city, logistics, and travel planning
About Oxford

Pricing Information

Fees corresponding to sector represented

Learn more about Oxford and its colleges, the sites where Skoll World Forum activities will take place, and getting around this beautiful and historic setting.

Attendee Information

Click the appropriate link below for information for specific types of attendees.


The Skoll World Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for funders to connect with leaders who are challenging the status quo, implementing game-changing innovation and redefining social challenges worldwide.

The objective is to accelerate their—and your—impact. We strive to create an environment where you can make the most of your time: learning, collaborating, and exploring high-value partnerships.

Among the special activities dedicated to the funding community, a specific track is organized to surface, vet, and advance mutual strategic, programmatic, and financial goals of social entrepreneurs and the people and organizations that fund them.

Session topics have included:

Additionally, funders may be invited to several invitation-only events which are designed to help you connect with other funders or those working on the ground in similar sectors and/or geographies. Invitations for these small gatherings will be distributed individually via email.


The Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for the media to connect with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, policymakers, funders, and social investors.

The Forum is by invitation only. If you are a member of the press and interested in covering the Forum for a media outlet, learning more about the sessions and events, or requesting one-on-one interviews, please contact us and select “Media” on the form.

For more information please visit our dedicated media information page here.
For more media resources, click here.
For a general schedule of events, click here.

Highlights Video

Speakers and Moderators

The Skoll World Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to build cross-sector knowledge and understanding, to showcase established and emerging solutions to complex social issues and to champion the latest thought leadership among social entrepreneurs and other critical audiences.

It’s a uniquely powerful conversation. We look to our speakers and moderators to set the tone and pace—bringing and sharing their expertise; developing innovative, interactive sessions; and engaging delegates in meaningful discussion and debate. 


As a Speaker or Moderator, your registration fee will be waived. Once confirmed, you will receive a link to register online. You will be asked to submit a brief biography in English and a portrait photograph. More information will be provided by our speaker team.

You will need to register on-site at Saïd Business School when you arrive in Oxford.


Although travel and accommodation are not provided by the Skoll World Forum, we have reserved room blocks for speakers and moderators at several convenient hotels in the heart of Oxford.

For questions about any of the above or to nominate a speaker, please contact us and select “Skoll World Forum” in the form.

Skoll Awardees

The Skoll World Forum provides a special opportunity for recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (SASEs) to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and essential partners from government, academia, corporations and funding institutions. We strive to create an environment where you can make the most of your time: learning, collaborating, and exploring high-value partnerships. 


Finding a room in Oxford can be a challenge and we would like to help you get a jump start. We have reserved a limited number of rooms for Skoll Awardees  (SASEs) at the Malmaison Hotel. Your room is not confirmed until you contact the hotel and make your reservations. There is not enough space for every SASE at this hotel, so be sure to book early if you would like to stay there. Reservations at the Malmaison are on a first come/first serve basis—please email  to make your hotel reservation.

For additional Oxford accommodation options where you or your colleagues may wish to stay, please click here. You may also find the Oxford City Guide a helpful online booking tool to search for accommodations during the Skoll World Forum.


CONVENING DAY 1 – Monday, April 9, 2018
CONVENING DAY 2 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018
For questions regarding any of the above, please contact Lindsey Fishleder at