Recap, Day One: Communities, Hearts and Ambition
April 10, 2014 | 1638 views
Building off the advance series collection of articles written by delegates and speakers of this year's Skoll World Forum, this section will feature live blogs and pieces from the event in Oxford. We will be covering a wide variety of sessions, panels and discussions on-site. View the live-stream on the homepage, and watch here for real-time articles all week! -- Each year at the Skoll World Forum, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information. Learn more about the 2014 Skoll World Forum, sign up to our newsletter to be notified of the live stream, view the 2014 delegate roster and discover what themes and ideas we'll be covering this year at the event. Also, read about the seven recipients of this year's Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Day One of the Skoll World Forum kicked off with near-boundless energy all over the Saïd Business School here in Oxford, UK. Bright sunshine showered our incoming delegates and speakers; from the very start, we witnessed both reunions of old friends and colleagues, as well as new introductions being made on the spot in the hallways and gardens. That’s probably one of the best parts about attending the Forum in person: even if you’re brand-new, you’re automatically family.
Whether it was a session about global girls’ education, dissecting social impact bonds, thinking about the gift economy and transformative scale, or our hearts bursting open during the opening plenary, there wasn’t a dull moment. (Is there ever at #SkollWF?) Here are some of the highlights from our experiences:
See you tomorrow for Day Two’s recap! Be sure to follow along for up-to-the-minute news, quotes and more on Twitter (you can follow our handle, @skollworldforum, or the hashtag, #SkollWF), and tune into the live stream of many of our sessions.