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.
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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...
News Sources and Blogs
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.
IDEO.org was born out of a IDEO's commitment to bringing design to the development sector and applying it to poverty alleviation. IDEO.org 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.
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.
IDE / IDE Cambodia
Architecture for Humanity
Design that Matters
Innovations for Poverty Action
Public Policy Lab
Engineers Without Borders
Greater Good Studio