Events and Lectures

The Center’s Speakers Series brings thought leaders and practitioners from the social sector to Berkeley-Haas to share their insights and experiences with students, alumni, and community members. This yearlong speaker series, open to the public, tackles cutting-edge issues and explores best practices for social impact.

Upcoming Events

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals
Date: Friday, April 7, 8:30am-5:30pm
Location: Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Join us at the first annual Future of Social Ventures Conference on Friday, April 7, 2017. The conference will bring together members of the social impact community to advance practice, sharing, learning, and acceleration for social ventures. Professionals from OpenIDEO, Tideline, and the Omidyar Network will lead sessions and workshops on best practices for growing social organizations, and the 2017 Global Finalists of the Global Social Venture Competition will be featured.

The conference kicks-off Friday morning with our Featured Keynote – a Fireside Chat on Omnipreneurship with His Excellency Amr Al Dabbagh, Chairman and CEO of the Al-Dabbagh Group and Founding Chairman of the Stars Foundation and Philanthropy University, and Professor Laura Tyson, Director of the Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact.

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