10th Anniversary Social Enterprise Summit
April 15-17, 2009
New Orleans, LA
Greetings for the New Year! We know that this year brings the prospect of
greater need for social and other services, and more constraints for capital
to meet those needs. The 10th Anniversary Social Enterprise Summit, April
15-17, 2009 in New Orleans is the event for social entrepreneurs from all
sectors to discover and discuss how social enterprise can help to meet the
challenges of our evolving economy. Join leaders from entrepreneurial
nonprofits, fair trade, micro-finance, and other social enterprises to help
us shape how government can support social innovation and to learn about
operating smarter enterprises. Your attendance is vital to help ensure
social enterprise is part of the solution!
New this year! Summit Policy Track
> SEA's new Policy Committee has designed a Summit Policy Track to bring
policy makers together with practitioners. Be part of the dialogue at the
following special sessions:
> Policy focused keynote Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu has
been invited to speak on how state government can promote and partner with
> 4 Panel Sessions
- State & City Approaches to Supporting Social
- Legislative Policy Approaches and Lessons
- Government & Social Enterprise as Partners
- Facilitated Dialogue: Harnessing Policy Opportunities
at the National Level
>(Preconference) Invitation only VIP reception for Sustainer+ level members
featuring a message on the role of public policy in building the field.
If you haven't already, Join SEA (http://www.se-alliance.org/membership.cfm)
at the organizational level and register
closes on January 7, 2009 to get a $200 discount. Plus, get an additional
$25 off each registration when you send 2 or more staff.
Visit social enterprises in New Orleans
Choose from 4 different bundles of tours, including Mississippi Landscape
and Garden, Rebuilding New Orleans, Empowering Producers, Youth Artist
Entrepreneurs and Bayou Food and Culture.
Honor someone who is an outstanding leader in social enterprise with a $1000
prize. Nominations for this year's prestigious Social Enterprise Leadership
Awards are due Jan. 9. (http://www.se-alliance.org/summit_09awards.cfm)
Reserve your space today to advertise or exhibit and get in front of more
than 500 enterprising decision-makers from across the country.
We look forward to helping you realize your aspirations in the New Year!
- SEA Staff