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Center for Social Innovation

Speakers & Workshops

[photo - past speakers]

The Center for Social Innovation is committed to supporting a vibrant community of people actively engaged in building a more just and sustainable world. Activities such as speakers, conferences and social events allow students to engage with faculty, alumni, and expert practitioners who share similar interests.

Social Entrepreneurship Program

The Social Entrepreneurship Program is an ongoing series of workshops and talks throughout the year designed to support aspiring social entrepreneurs at Stanford with critical training, resources and inspiration. For more information on this program, contact Liz Peintner.

The Annual Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment

The Annual Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment was established by members of the MBA Class of 1987 to honor the memory of their classmate, Conradin von Gugelberg, who died shortly after graduation. Inspired by Conradin's love for the outdoors and commitment to environmental protection, particularly conservation and recycling, the annual lectures aim to inspire and support students and alumni interested in environmental issues.

Social Innovators Forum

Student clubs contribute to an ongoing series of talks and discussions bringing to campus the greatest minds in social innovation. This is your chance to find out what people in the trenches are doing, what works and what doesn't, what strategies they are using to effect change. This is also a unique opportunity for you to ask questions about their personal experience as leaders and innovators.

The Latest
[photo - Ridwan Djamaluddin]

In Indonesia, warning technology exists to alert people to coming weather catastrophes like tsunamis, but too few people have access to the information. So says Ridwan Djamaluddin, Indonesia's deputy chairman for Natural Resources Development, in this university podcast. He discusses the important role of connection technology in increasing the efficiency of tools and enhancing partnerships between governments and their people. Djamaluddin spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference, hosted by Stanford.