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Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough Conference

Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough Conference

Thursday 15 November 2018 will see the second annual conference celebrating Hackney's rising social enterprise movement. The 'Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough' Conference takes place on Global Social Enterprise Day (see online campaign #whoknew) at Hackney House in Shoreditch.

This follows the recognition of London Borough of Hackney as an official Social Enterprise Borough in 2017, awarded at last year's event (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SdwrUtIHBE).

This year's event will feature the launch of #HackneyisSocial - a Social Enterprise Manifesto for Hackney by special guest Claire Dove OBE DL, Crown Representative for VCSE and Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville.

The manifesto is a vision statement for a fairer society and will share commitments from stakeholders such as the Hackney Social Enterprise Partnership (Bootstrap Company, Hackney Council, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney CVS, Hackney Roots, Loughborough University London, Renaisi, Shoreditch Trust, UBS, Urban MBA and UnLtd) CAN, Locality, ALLIA and others.

Through a series of talks, panels, breakout sessions and workshops the conference will offer a window into the sector as it stands today and a platform for people to share their passion, their social and environmental missions and their innovations. It will also be a call for collective action, for the sector to make use of the resources offered through the #HackneyIsSocial manifesto (and generally available) to organise for social and environmental change.

The taster workshops in the afternoon will offer a variety of options to grow your skills and reflect on your work on a personal or collective level.

Most of all - this event will offer an incredible networking opportunity that can support your personal and professional growth, whatever stage you're at.

Who's it for:

Everyone is welcome - whether you are just learning about social enterprise or whether you have been working in the sector for years.

Timings:

Doors will open at 8.45am & the bar will close at 9pm (full timings to follow).

Tickets:

Full price: £25 - this covers lunch and daytime refreshments

Concession price: £20 - for those who cannot afford the full rate, this covers lunch and daytime refreshments*

Full price + dinner ticket: £35 - this covers lunch and daytime refreshments and will also give you a ticket to a plate of beautiful hot food with a choice of options

Concession price + dinner ticket: £30 - this covers lunch and daytime refreshments and will also give you a ticket to a plate of beautiful hot food with a choice of options

*if you are a Hackney resident or worker and cannot afford this amount please contact socialenterprise@hcd.coop

The programme features:

Keynote Speech: Race Equality through Social Enterprise, Annetta Bennett aka Empress Jai, Ambassador to Olmec

#HackneyIsSocial Manifesto launch - Claire Dove OBE DL, Crown Rep for VCSE, HM Government; Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney; Mohammed Mansour, Hackney CVS; Angela Dy, Loughborough University London; Sumi Ejiri, Create Jobs; Kofi Oppong, Urban MBA

#WhoKnew #HackneyIsSocial Talks from Social Enterprises (majority Hackney based or operating): ACT Training Services, Breadwinners, Blume, Cass and Claredale, Circle Collective, Counter Politics, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Design for Disability,  Glow, Green Schools Project, Hackney Tours, Holistic Support, Made In Hackney, mayamada, ReSpace, Rural Handmade, Renaisi, UK Teranga, Urban MBA, Words of Colour, 840 Arts, 888 Collective

Workshops/ breakout talks from:

ALLIA, Boxing Academy, CAN Invest, Co-ops College, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney Tours, Keep It Simple Training, Locality, Olmec and Working With Voice

Exhibition stands:

ALLIA, CAN Invest, Co-ops College, HCVS, Stir To Action and more

Artwork:

Container Collective, 840 Arts and Beaucoup Films

Evening Entertainment:

Folked Up including performances from Mahalia and Empress Jai.

Daytime catering:

Teas & coffees, delicious cakes, sandwiches and salad lunch by The Coffee Shop - a Peter Bedford Social Enterprise

Accessibility:

The main conference space is accessible, however we apologise as some of the networking and workshop spaces are not. Please contact us with your needs and we will try to arrange things accordingly.

Media Partners:

Pebble, Pioneers Post, Stir To Action

Thanks to other partners:

Bootstrap Company, Co-ops UK, Hackney Council, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney CVS, Hackney Roots, Loughborough University London, Renaisi, SEUK, Shoreditch Trust,  UBS, Urban MBA and UnLtd

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!