So, how can I get into the social innovation world? 

This is the most common question I get when I tell people what I do. After sending people to these resources in many emails and conversations, I've decided to curate them on this page. 

This page is a work in progress and far from complete.  
Tweet your suggestions to @_behrouz.

Conferences and Events

SOCAP is one of the largest gatherings for social innovators globally. It is known more for the networking opportunity with 2000 social innovators under one roof and countless satellite parties.  Browse the list of attendees and companies and you will discover some amazing people and projects . 
October 6-9, 2015 | San Francisco

Aspen Ideas Festival  is organized in partnership with The Atlantic magazine. It features high profile speakers including secretaries of state, corporate leaders, top creatives and writers. 
June 25- July 04, 2015 | Aspen, Colorado

Global Health and Innovation Conference looks like a very specialized conference, but it features 300 speakers across 19 topics including Global Health, Design Thinking, Environment,  Maternal and Child Health. Browse 2015 keynotes for such interesting titles as "What Condom Manufacturers Could Learn From Car Designers".
March 28- 29, 2015 | Yale University, New Haven

Also keep an eye on

Clinton Global Initiative 
 Multiple Events | New York

Independent Sector Conference
October 27-29, 2015 | Miami

Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
February  14-15 , 2015 | Harvard University, Boston

More to come...

Networks and Workplaces

Center for Social Innovation
Toronto and New York

The Impact Hub
Multiple locations

News Sources and Blogs

The Guardian: Global Development 


Job Boards

Social Enterprise Google Group gives you a wide range of postings from design oriented to partnership and admin positions from around the globe and mostly with NGOs in the international development sector.

Consultancies  was born out of a IDEO's commitment to bringing design to the development sector and applying it to poverty alleviation. is an independent non-profit consultancy based in San Francisco, and recently expanding to New York. I had the pleasure of being a design fellow in 2013-14.
Also see Design Kit | ACUMEN+ Course | Careers
San Francisco | New York

Design Impact Group is a new design consultancy that builds on the extensive network of Dalberg's 14 global offices. The principals Robert Fabricant and Ravi Chhatpar both come from leading design roles at Frog Design.
New York | London

Reboot Design, research, implementation, and evaluation. 
New York 

D-Rev D-Rev is a non-profit product development company that designs and delivers products to people living on less than $4 a day.
San Francisco 

Catapult Design  
Design Impact 
IDE / IDE Cambodia 
Good Corps 
Mass Design 
Architecture for Humanity 
Design that Matters 
Innovations for Poverty Action 
Public Policy Lab 
Engineers Without Borders 
Global Good 
Greater Good Studio

This page is a work in progress and far from complete.
Tweet your suggestions to @_behrouz

Thanks to Danny Alexander and other friends for their generous resource sharing.