Events and Lectures

The Center for Social Sector Leadership brings thought leaders and practitioners from the social sector to Berkeley Haas to share their insights and experiences with students, alumni, and community members. Most events are open to the public and tackle cutting-edge issues and explore best practices for social impact.

Upcoming Events

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC US West Regional Finals
Friday, March 16, 2018
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Registration Required:

Join us on March 16th at Berkeley Haas for the annual Future of Social Ventures Conference, which brings together members of the social impact community to advance practice, sharing, learning, and acceleration for social ventures.

The Conference will feature keynotes from two successful social entrepreneurs: Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, and Carlos Orellana, Founder and CEO of SalaUno, who will share their entrepreneurial journeys. OpenIDEO will lead an interactive design-thinking session, and the afternoon will feature the top US West Regional Finalists teams of the 2018 Global Social Venture Competition.  

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For a complete list of social impact events across UC Berkeley, click here.