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A fallow year

After ten years of delivery and with a busy new term ahead of us, we are letting Emerge go fallow for a year – but we hope to be back in 2019 with a bountiful crop of content to excite and inspire!

Other events coming up…

If you are still hungry for events in the social entrepreneurial space, then we have inspiring lunchtime talks coming up all year in the form of our Skoll Speaker Series. These are open to all, so please sign up if you wish to attend. All events will take place at the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

Find all our upcoming events here.

Other conferences

We will be partnering with our friends at the Entrepreneurship Centre on the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF) on Saturday, 2 March. OSEF is for anyone interested in all things entrepreneurial – from pursuing start-up ideas or leading change within an organisation. Register your interest in attending.

The Skoll World Forum will be back from 9-12 April 2019. We will be hosting several ecosystem events throughout the week not to mention the abundance of events available to the public throughout Skoll Week including the plenaries. Stay tuned for more detail in the coming year.

Keeping in touch

If you would like to keep up to date with all events and programming happening at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, sign up to receive our fortnightly newsletter.

How to get the best out of Emerge 2016

Emerge is energetic, dynamic, and jam-packed with sessions, workshops, lunchtime activities and more – not to mention the opportunity to connect with +500 impact leaders over the course of two-days!

So, how do you make the most of it?

If you have a ticket for the weekend or just Saturday or Sunday – here are our top-tips on getting the best out of Emerge 2016!

Before Emerge

Check it out! Read the programme. Find out who’s talking, and decide who you might want to try to meet.

You and your goals. What do you have to offer? What do you need to learn? Emerge is your oyster; to make the most of it come prepared with knowledge of yourself and what you need to make the next move on your impact journey.

During the Event

Arrive in time to have a coffee! Registration opens at 09:15 on Saturday and 09:30 on Sunday. Make sure to check in when you arrive. This is the optimal time to scout out the event before the sessions start, check out the marketplace stalls in the Entrance Hall, or network over a coffee from the Marquee.

Take note. Remember to bring a notebook, or whatever you need to capture your learnings, words of wisdom, and someone’s email address if they’ve run out of business cards!

Bring a bottle. Let’s face it; we all feel a slight bit of guilt when we buy water in a plastic bottle. We want to decrease the number of water bottles used this year to help reduce our environmental ‘footprint’, so we are only offering one bottle per person each day (plus hiring in reusable mugs). So if you have an eco-friendly re-usable water bottle, then bring it! We have a number of water stations at the event; it’s literally on-tap!

Get social. Remember to tweet your experience live during the event using #Emerge16! Share your bite-size insights, photos or shout outs and join the conversation.

Time out. If you need to take some time to get away from the hustle and bustle, retreat to our “Zen Zone” for some quiet time. And if it’s not just you that needs to recharge, then each of our Zen Zone pods also have plug sockets for your device.

Network. There are so many opportunities to network at Emerge. Whether it’s during coffee breaks, lunchtime sessions, the Collaboration Clothesline, or even our dedicated Speed Networking session on Saturday or Drinks Reception on Sunday, make sure you come armed with your elevator pitch and trusty business cards!

After the Event

Keep the fire burning. We hope you’ll leave Emerge feeling inspired and ready to set out on your impact endeavours, so don’t let this fire burnout! Follow up on the connections you made and carry on learning by attending more of the Skoll Centre’s events and talks throughout the academic year.

See you soon!