Oaxaca Forum on Social Innovation

1 Nov 2011 - 7 Nov 2011

Free Tags: entrepreneurship, local communities, local economy, social business, social innovation

November is the start for the Euroaxacan Inititative for Transformative Cultures, and the project will be launched in Oaxaca. Some parts of the program coincides with the Oaxaca Forum on Social Innovation, which we have kindly been invited to co-host with a number of Oaxacan collaborators.

The kick-off program is chosen to coincide with Oaxaca's greatest cultural celebration, The Day of the Dead, which runs from October 30 to November 2, 2011. We begin our stay in Oaxaca by taking part in this distinct event.

The Oaxaca Forum on Social Innovation includes presentations, site visits, discussions and informal meetings around issues such as social entrepreneurship, contemporary strategies for achieving well-being by design, and innovation as a catalyst for local economies. A red herring throughout the forum is creative interventions that engage community with ideas and know-hows that drive social enterprises to create the world we all want.

Presenters include: Geska and Robert Brecevic (Performing Pictures / EITC), Dougald Hine (Space Makers / EITC), Paula Moreno Zapata (Former Columbian Minister of Culture), Lucina Jimenez (ConArte), Cheryl Heller (PopTech & SVA Design for Social Innovation), Rodrigo Villar (Director New Ventures Mexico), Hernan Fernandez (Angel Ventures Mexico), Tony Carr (Halloran Philanthropies), Nick Kislinger and Elizabeth Stewart (Hub Los Angles), Saul Fuentes (Director CORAL Oaxaca), Daryn Dodson (Calvert) Javier Lozano (Clinicas del Azucar, Luis Duarte (YoReciclo), Michael Cox (Hub Cities), and more....

Partnering Organizations for the Forum are: Performing Pictures & The Euroaxacan Inititative for Transformative Cultures, SVA Design for Social Innovation, Next Plays, Con-Arte, New Ventures, Comunicacíon Lateral & Creative Industries Conference, Colibri Consulting and more to be announced.