6th Annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Live Final Round, Keynote Address & Social Innovator of the Year Award

Join us for the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

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We welcome you to the concluding day of the 6th annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge: a day of inspiration, information, networking, and celebration of New Hampshire’s student and community social entrepreneurs!

This initiative of the University of New Hampshire has been organized by the Center of Social Innovation and Enterprise in conjunction with the Carsey School of Public Policy, Paul College of Business and Economics, UNH Sustainability Institute, and Net Impact UNH.

November 29, 2018
Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. | Registration, Coffee & Networking | Holloway Commons, First Floor
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. | Welcome & Opening Ceremony | Holloway Commons, First Floor
8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Final Round Presentations 

  • Student Track Finalists | Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room
  • Community Track Finalists Track | Holloway Commons, Pisquatqua Room
    From a large pool of competitors, the eight finalists in each of the community and student tracks will present their ideas and answer questions from a distinguished panel of judges. 

11:15 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. | Social Innovator of the Year Award, Keynote Address, & Announcement of SVIC WinnersSVIC Keynote Address, Social Innovator of the Year Award, and SVIC Awards Presentation | Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room

We are honored to announce that this year's keynote speaker and Social Innovator of the Year Award recipient is Marina Kim, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Ashoka U. 

KEYNOTE: Education for the Future: Mobilizing Changemakers
How is UNH equipping the next generation, our students, with the knowledge and tools to be successful in tackling humanity’s most pressing social and environmental grand challenges? The world is in the midst of transformation – driven by technology, globalization, and generational trends – and the nature of work, education, and leadership are shifting as a result. We need to be prepared to lead in a new way. As colleges and universities work to achieve the mission of creating knowledge, educating and serving their communities, changemaking and social innovation can be powerful lenses for transformation. How can we support this learning in the most powerful way? What changes do we need to see in higher education to live the values of changemaking throughout the campus culture? How can we all live purposefully and contribute to effective impact? 

More about Marina Kim
Marina’s work in social entrepreneurship dates back over 15 years. She co-founded and leads Ashoka U, which works with colleges and universities to embed social innovation as an educational focus and a strategic approach to aligning the university’s culture, programs and operations. To date, Ashoka U has worked with over 400 institutions globally. Marina’s writing on institutional change and higher education innovation has been featured in Forbes.com, SSIR.org, and the Diversity & Democracy Journal, and Ashoka U has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Huffington Post and The New York Times. Marina was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, received the post-graduate Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy from Stanford, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Northampton. Marina holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

The event will conclude with the exciting announcement of the winners of the 2017 New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge and the awarding of the prizes!

Earn i2 Passport points for attending the Live Final Round & Keynote.
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