Not one but two conferences to look forward to in 2010.
TED is coming to my home town of Sydney and I’m looking forward to getting involved before and during the event. If you know about TED, click here to find out about TEDxSydney.
If you don’t yet, know about TED, do yourself a favour and check out the TED site for some fabulous talks about “ideas worth spreading”.
I’ve just finished a year long Salon for Social Entrepreneurs, in conjunction with Cheryl Kernot from the Centre for Social Impact, Julian Noel from Aware Business and an amazing group of existing and budding social entrepreneurs and supporters. We’ve learned a lot about what’s required to set up and build social enterprises and there’s lots more learning to come as our entrepreneurs put the ideas and contacts into operation.
Last night I finished my paper exploring the year’s lessons, which I get to present at the SLaM Conference: Feb 11-14. The paper attempts to answer to the question I’ve been asked all year when I talk about the Salon – “What do you mean by social enterprises?”
The real lesson for me has been how much I love nurturing and supporting these inspiring people and connecting them with ideas, contacts and access to support.
A new niche is opening for me personally and with A Passion for Results.