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An inspiring and energetic weekend at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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20+ sessions

Keynotes, panels, how-to’s and more covering a diverse range of topics

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50+ speakers

Speakers from across the globe recognised for their game-changing social impact ideas

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500 attendees

Students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, businesses and sector-defying organisations

11 – 12 November

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Emerge is all about ‘what’s next’: the big ideas disrupting and challenging unjust systems and practices.

It brings together a community of those who are driving transformational social change, and those who want to get involved. At Emerge, you can explore new ideas, dig deeper into issues alongside experts, build skills, and immerse yourself in the innovations which are redefining our world.

Come along to be inspired, to learn, and to start to create the change you seek. In the words of William Gibson; the future is already here, it just isn’t evenly distributed.

TICKETS

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017

Get Tickets

Ticket registration closes at 23:59 GMT on Thursday, 9 November.


Student

£35.00 Early-bird Weekend – Saturday & Sunday (regular price £45)

£25.00 Early-bird Saturday (regular price £30)

£25.00 Early-bird Sunday (regular price £30)

Recent Graduate*

£60.00 Early-bird Weekend – Saturday & Sunday (regular price £75)

£40.00 Early-bird Saturday (regular price £45)

£40.00 Early-bird Sunday (regular price £45)

*graduated in 2017

Professional

£130.00 Early-bird Weekend – Saturday & Sunday (regular price £165)

£80.00 Early-bird Saturday (regular price £100)

£80.00 Early-bird Sunday (regular price £100)

All conference tickets include

Lunch and refreshments on Saturday & Sunday

The Friday night film screening on 10 November at 17:30

The Saturday night Emerge Spotlight Entertainment at Crisis Café


Emerge Dinner – *SOLD OUT*

£22.00 Saturday Night Dinner at Crisis Café, Oxford.

Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal and continue the conversation after hours!

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To attend this dinner, you must have purchased a dinner ticket along with your Emerge Conference ticket.


Exclusive Offer!

The first 150 Emerge delegates to buy tickets will be entered into a draw to win any of these three great prizes!

Once we hit the 150 tickets-sold-milestone we will conduct the draw and inform you via email if you have been one of our lucky winners! You can claim your prizes on the day of the conference.

1st Prize

Elvis & Kresse Note Book

Elvis & Kresse is a social enterprise that creates luxury lifestyle accessories made from reclaimed materials.

This A5 note book is bound in their signature decommissioned red fire-hose and contains 98 leaves of unbleached, recycled cream paper. The paper can be refilled with thier A5 note book refill.

Elvis & Kresse Note Book in red fire-hose

2nd Prize

Box of Harry Specters Chocolates

Harry Specters is a social enterprise dedicated to crafting delicious chocolates and createing employment for young people with autism.

This box contains 24 award-winning chocolates. A variety of different flavours including: caramel, sea-salt caramel, rose and cardamom, and praline.

Deluxe selection of Harry Specters Chocolates

Allergy advice: This product will contain nuts and milk.

3rd Prize

1 Emerge Dinner Ticket

Have dinner on us! See above for more details about the 2-course Emerge Dinner at Crisis Café, including the menu.

If you have already purchased an Emerge Dinner ticket, or would like to so they don’t sell out (and they do), then we will reimburse you the cost of the dinner if you are the lucky winner of this prize.

Emerge Saturday Night Dinner 2016

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PROGRAMME

Please note this schedule is subject to change. We will be adding to our programme as Emerge 2017 draws nearer.

Friday Night Film Screening

To kick off Emerge 2017, we will be holding a film screening on Friday, 10 November from 17:30 at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford! All conference ticket holders will be able to attend at no extra cost, just make sure you tick the box when purchasing your Emerge ticket so we can put you on the guest list.

More details will be announced soon.

Emerge Session Tracks

Plenary speakers – inspirational speakers to spark ideas and frame key issues

Panel – discusssion between a panel of experts themed around current issues or trends

Mixed bag – Haribo, playlists, and melting pots oh my!

Experience – immerse yourself, well as much as you can within our four walls

How to – learn new skills or tool to “just do it”!

 

  • 09:00 – 09:50

    Registration, Networking, & Coffee

    09:50 – 10:00

    Welcome to Emerge

    10:00 – 10:30

    Opening Plenary

    10:30 – 10:45

    Break

    10:45 – 12:00

    Panel

    Finding pathways through the sustainable growth paradox

    10:45 – 12:00

    Mixed bag

    Corporate venturing

    10:45 – 12:00

    Experience

    Out of the shadows: ending human trafficking

    10:45 – 12:00

    How to

    Going beyond measuring financial returns

    12:00 – 13:30

    Lunch & Activities

    Film Screening: EuroTrump is a documentary about right wing populist and the world’s most notorious anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders. Film screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers

    Speed Networking

    13:30 – 14:45

    Panel

    Universal Basic Income: a social experiment of the 21st century

    13:30 – 14:45

    Mixed bag

    Mapping systems: understanding tools for systempreneurs

    13:30 – 14:45

    Experience

    The Circular Economy Make-a-thon

    13:30 – 14:45

    How to

    How to shape the political system we want now

    14:45 – 15:00

    Break

    15:00 – 16:15

    Panel

    Show me the money: taking ownership of the effects of your pension

    15:00 – 16:15

    Mixed bag

    21st century medici: creating spaces for creative collisions

    15:00 – 16:15

    Experience

    Using virtual to create a new reality: VR’s role in social innovation

    15:00 – 16:15

    How to

    What can I do about the refugee crisis? Today

    16:45 –18:15 Emerge Debate at the Oxford Union

    “This house believes business is the best vehicle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

    18:45 – 20:15

    Dinner at Crisis Café

    (you must have pre-purchased a ticket to attend, the dinner is not included in the Saturday, Sunday, or Weekend conference ticket)

    20:30 – late

    Emerge Spotlight: Evening Entertainment Night at Crisis Café

    After dinner join us for the Emerge Spotlight entertainment night.

    This event is free to all Emerge delegates, but due to the small, intimate venue, the seats will fill up quick – be sure to arrive on time.

  • 09:30 – 10:15

    Registration, Networking, & Coffee

    10:15 – 11:45

    Emerge Pitch Competition

    Supported by Mustard Seed

    11:45 – 12:00

    Break

    12:00 – 12:30

    Keynote

    12:30 – 14:00

    Lunch & Activities

    Speaker Hosted Lunch Tables

    Speed Networking

    14:00 – 15:15

    Panel

    Solutions journalism: stories that drive change

    14:00 – 15:15

    Mixed bag

    How fair is your phone: how your tech could be funding conflict

    14:00 – 15:15

    Experience

    In our shoes: a day in the life of a venture capitalist

    14:00 – 15:15

    How to

    TBC

    15:15 – 15:30

    Break

    15:30 – 16:45

    Panel

    Tech for good

    15:30 – 16:45

    Mixed bag

    TBC

    15:30 – 16:45

    Experience

    TBC

    15:30 – 16:45

    How to

    Red+Blue=Purple: a new kind of dialogue

    16:45 – 17:00

    Break

    17:00 – 17:30

    Closing Plenary

    17:30 – 18:30

    BNY Mellon Drink Reception

    Generously provided by our strategic partner

Pitch Competition

Join us for one of Emerge’s best-loved features – the Emerge Pitch Competition supported by Mustard Seed on Sunday, 12 November from 10:15am.

Social enterprises will pitch for the opportunity of further support from Mustard Seed and exposure to its network of angel investors.

If you’re not pitching, you’ll get to vote alongside the judges, so don’t miss the action! To attend as an audience member, please purchase your Emerge 2017 ticket in advance.

Join live on Twitter: #Emerge17, @EmergeConf, @MSeedImpact

OurPath - winners of the 2016 Emerge Pitch Competition

Do you have a social start-up? Want to pitch at Emerge?

Got a social venture in need of support and possible investment? Present your business at the Emerge Pitch Competition!

Finalists will have the chance to practice their pitch with experts in the field before Emerge. These expert mentors will help finalists fine-tune their presentations in preparation for the competition held on Sunday, 12 November at Emerge. Each final pitching team will also receive two free Sunday Emerge tickets.

Winners of the pitch competition will receive prizes designed to help them grow their ventures.  Both the judge’s choice and audience’s choice will win a greenhouse day with Mustard Seed in London and be connected to relevant members of the Mustard Seed network.

Apply by 12:00 noon on 16 October for the chance to pitch!

Apply to Pitch (button)

About Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed LogoMustard Seed enables the creation and evolution of world-class businesses that generate positive and sustainable outcomes. They believe that solving big social and environmental problems drives commercial success in the long run. Mustard Seed seek scalable solutions to gaps currently left unfilled by government and industry.

Find out more at www.mustardseed.vc.

Speakers at Emerge 2017

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Bibi Bleekemolen

Bibi Bleekemolen



Impact and Public Engagement, Fairphone
Anthony Painter

Anthony Painter



Director of the Action and Research Centre, RSA
Henry Tsai

Henry Tsai



Founder, Hi From The Other Side
Megan Karlshoej-Pedersen

Megan Karlshoej-Pedersen



Director, The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network
Stephen Robert Morse

Stephen Robert Morse



Managing Partner, OBSERVATORY
Karim Harji

Karim Harji



Co-Founder and Director, Purpose Capital
Sam Gray

Sam Gray



Partner, Apposite Capital
Becky Richeson

Becky Richeson



Systems & Complexity Project Manager, The Omidyar Group
Pip Wheaton

Pip Wheaton



UK Director, Ashoka
Charmian Love

Charmian Love



Co-Founder and Co-Chair, B Lab UK
David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson



Author and Investor, David Pitt-Watson
Dr Carmen Hijosa

Dr Carmen Hijosa



Founder and CEO, Ananas Anam
Kresse Wesling

Kresse Wesling



Co-Founder, Elvis & Kresse
Andy Middleton

Andy Middleton



Chief Exploration Officer, Project Slipstream
Dinah McLeod

Dinah McLeod



Director, The B Team
Amaf Yousef

Amaf Yousef



Development Coordinator, Rethink Rebuild Society
Eirik Olsen

Eirik Olsen



Co-Founder & Director, One Solution Global
Mara Gleason

Mara Gleason



Co-Founder, One Solution
Nazia Ali

Nazia Ali



Programme Manager – Developing Talent, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Anja Meinhardt

Anja Meinhardt



Artistic Director, Justice in Motion
Julian Cottee

Julian Cottee



Programme Manager – Research & Insights, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Emily Kasriel

Emily Kasriel



Head of Editorial Partnerships & Special Projects, World Service Group, BBC
Ella Saltmarshe

Ella Saltmarshe



Co-Founder, The Comms Lab
Nikhil Dugal

Nikhil Dugal



Founder, Aadhan Infrastructure
Nicholas Hampson

Nicholas Hampson



Head of Production, OBSERVATORY
Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark



Director, Finance Dialogue
Catherine Howarth

Catherine Howarth



Chief Executive, ShareAction
Aaron Bartnick

Aaron Bartnick



Master of Business Administration Candidate, Saïd Business School
Giselle Green

Giselle Green



Head of Constructive Voices, NCVO
Michael Plant

Michael Plant



DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford
Anandana Bakshi

Anandana Bakshi



Director – Oxford Foundry, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Amanda Feldman

Amanda Feldman



Director, Impact Management Project and Bridges Impact+
Alexander Asen

Alexander Asen



Public Campaign Manager, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Marko Oroz

Marko Oroz



Managing Director, Refugee Open Ware (ROW)
James Temperton

James Temperton



Digital Editor, WIRED UK
Meryam Omi

Meryam Omi



Head of Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management
Sam Daws

Sam Daws



Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, DPIR, University of Oxford
Mila Lukic

Mila Lukic



Investment Director, Bridges Fund Management
Clara Shen

Clara Shen



Catalyst Director, Mars Catalyst
Solomon Elliott

Solomon Elliott



CEO, The Student View
Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy



CE100 Network Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Micol Alexandria Chiesa

Micol Alexandria Chiesa



Doctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn



Chief Executive Officer, Zoona Transactions
Sandra Fisher-Martins

Sandra Fisher-Martins



Chief Clarity Officer, Claro
Juan M. Galeazzi

Juan M. Galeazzi



Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
Stewart Lansley

Stewart Lansley



Visiting Fellow, City University
Prof Shelley Sacks

Prof Shelley Sacks



Director SSRU; Core Group, UOT Lab for New Knowledge and an Eco-Social Future; Social Sculpture Research Unit (SSRU), Oxford Brookes University

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