San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Echoing Green, Acumen Fund, Purpose: Shaping platforms for social innovation
Presented by New Challenge at The New School
The New Challenge Panel & Celebration will include a discussion with thought leaders who are shaping new contexts for social innovation.
How is social innovation defined today? What explains the rapid growth of this field? How is an ecosystem evolving that supports and funds social entrepreneurs? What are new models of leadership for social change? Leaders from Echoing Green, Acumen Fund, and Purpose speak about fostering new contexts to catalyze social innovation.
A conversation with:
Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer, Acumen Fund
Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
Jeremy Heimens, Co-Founder and CEO, Purpose
Moderated by: Bruce Nussbaum, Professor of Innovation and Design, Parsons The New School for Design & Author of Creative Intelligence.
Following the panel, we will announce and celebrate the 2013 New Challenge Social Innovation Award Winners.
Reception to follow awards ceremony.
Sponsored by The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons, Lang College, and the Provost's office through support to the Social Innovation Initiative.
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Social Innovation Initiative
The New Challenge, launched in 2011 is a university-wide ideas competions, social innovation community, an much more. New Challenge expands opportunities for students to realize their ideas and to take them to the next level of implementation. Building on The New School’s commitment to learning through action, New Challenge helps students develop as changemakers and to lead real change in the world. As a campus-wide platform it also strengthens community across the university, enriching learning and opportunities for creative collaborations. Learn more about the New Challenge at www.newchallenge.newschool.edu.