Saturday, December 10, 2011

4th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship @ XLRI (Jan 27-29, 2012)

Dear friends,

I am happy to inform you that we are organizing the 4th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at XLRI Jamshedpur (India) during Jan 27-29, 2012.

During last few years, rural sector has not only opened up immense possibilities for entrepreneurship, but has also sprouted many innovative social entrepreneurial models. Moreover, rejuvenation of rural landscape and livelihoods is also emerging a significant national priority. Even government schemes, e.g., National Rural Livelihood Mission, National Rural Health Mission, Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship scheme, etc. envisage a significant role of social entrepreneurs in rural revival.

Correspondingly, this year, the conference theme – Entrepreneurship for Rural Revival - aims to create a platform to explore the opportunities and challenges for social ventures in rural sector.

The conference design will entail the following panel sessions, where social entrepreneurs/ development sector professionals will share their experiences, issues and challenges:

·         Rural Revival: Opportunities & Challenges
·         Technology, Development & Inclusion
·         Models of Sustainable Farming
·         Solutions for Rural Healthcare
·         Innovations in Rural Revitalization
·         Emerging Rural Ventures – A Showcase
·         Creating Markets for Rural Producers
·         Building Self-Reliant Rural Communities

More information about the conference is available at:

I am happy to share that the response to our invitations to proposed speakers/ panelists has been quite encouraging.  We are still awaiting more confirmations, and hopefully will have the complete list of speakers ready in a week or so. Like earlier years, we also anticipate a conference community of around 150-170 people.

I am enclosing the Registration Form for the conference for your reference, and will invite you to join us in this event. (The Registration Form can also be downloaded here)

I will also be grateful if you can share this mail with others who may be interested.

With warm regards

Dr Madhukar Shukla
Chairperson, Fr Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES)
Coordinator – 4th National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
XLRI School of Business and Human Resources
CH Area (East)
Jamshedpur 831001 (India)
Ph #: 91-657-665 3333 (epbx)/ 91-9431113764

Confirmed Speakers:
(Nov 27th, ‘2011)

Ajay Maniar

Amit Jain

Dhirendra Kumar IFS
Managing Director

Elango Rangaswamy
Panchayat President

Gijs Spoor
Founder & CEO

Dr Joe Madiath
Executive Director

Kirti P Mishra

Mrityunjay Tiwari
Founder-Project Head

Mukti Bosco
Secretary General

Paul Basil
Founder & CEO

Pradeep Ghosh

Pravesh Sharma, IAS
Managing Director

Dr Radha Basu

Sanjeeva Srivastwa

Satyan Mishra
Founder & MD

Stan Thekaekara

Sundara Rajan Sampath
Founder & CEO

Dr Vanita Viswanath
Secretary & CEO