3rd SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT – SES2021
"Building Ecosystems for a more sustainable and resilient society"
8th, 9th and 10th September 2021 – Guayaquil, Ecuador
For more information and full CfP: www.equalisi.com/ses2021
The Social Entrepreneurship Summit – SES – brings together academics, students, business leaders, government officials and social entrepreneurs to co-create solutions to the most challenging issues of our society. This summit aims at gathering all different actors to foster the collaboration among themselves and to intensify the hands-on support to social entrepreneurs and all ecosystem partners. The summit is organized by Equalisi BVBA, in cooperation with the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and ESPAE Business School (Ecuador).
The first edition of the summit was organized in 2019 in Santa Marta, Colombia, with more than 120 participants, of which 70 presentations from 15 different countries and 30 participants in the fair. In 2020, the summit took place online due to the pandemic. Despite the online setting, our summit congregated more than 200 Participants, 26 countries, featuring 85 presentations and a wonderful online Social Entrepreneurship Fair with more than 30 online videos from social entrepreneurial projects with entrepreneurs from Belgium, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania
We are proud to present the SES2021 edition "Building Ecosystems for a more sustainable and resilient society" to be held in a hybrid format: participation is possible online and onsite in Guayaquil, Ecuador. For two days, participants in the summit will exchange ideas on how to develop ecosystems that contribute to addressing our most challenging sustainability issues, which now are becoming more complex due to the pandemic. At the summit, participants will benefit from the provoking talks of distinguished Key Note Speakers, as well as from direct contact with numerous social entrepreneurs at the social entrepreneurship fair.
What does it mean a "Hybrid conference"
It is our ambition to organize SES2021 safely and responsibly, in light of the current situation worldwide related to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Currently, SES2021 is planned to be held both, onsite in Guayaquil and online. This means that we are looking forward to giving the possibility to participants (those unable to travel to Guayaquil) to join the conference online to attend the sessions and present their work to others.
Nevertheless, we will be monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in Ecuador in close coordination with our local host institution ESPAE. In case that the current conditions continue to be unfavourable for organizing the onsite part of this conference in Guayaquil, we will move ahead with the SES2021 in a fully online manner. All interested participants (onsite or online) will be notified in due time, as we understand that planning a trip under current circumstances might take extra time.
Who can participate?
What can you expect from this summit?
What are the main topics?
This is not an exhaustive list of topics. Therefore, we will welcome any other submission on topics related to Social Entrepreneurship.
There will be an opportunity to publish full papers after the conference both in English and Spanish.
In English, participants are welcome to submit their manuscript to
In Spanish, we will continue with our book series published by Universidad del Magdalena Press. Authors presenting their work in Spanish can submit their manuscript for consideration after the conference, following the guidelines for the publication of SES2021.
Abel Diaz GonzalezVrije Universiteit Brusseladiazgon@vub.be
+32 484 413091
Nikolay A. DentchevVrije Universiteit BrusselNikolay.Dentchev@vub.be
+32 477 91 71 21
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