The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) is pleased to announce its next Conference will be held at Massey University’s Innovation Campus, Albany, Auckland, from 10‐12th February 2016.

The conference theme – Collaborating for Impact – reflects the importance of collaborative action for advancing this emerging scholarly field. Following on from the successful inaugural 2011 and the 2013 international conferences, the 2016 conference will bring together participants across sectors (non‐profit, business, government sectors) and academic disciplines to explore ways to advance theory, practice and policy in social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Sir Stephen Tindall
New Zealander of the Year 2015, was awarded the Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009, received the Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2007 and in 2006 the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. He is the Founder and current Director of The Warehouse Group Ltd. and co-Founder and Trustee of the philanthropic family foundation, The Tindall Foundation.

Keynote Presentation: The Profit & Non Profit Journey

In addition to keynote and paper presentations, the conference will feature special sessions on a variety of topics. In the spirit of the conference theme, this conference will be in collaboration with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. The Ākina Foundation, at the forefront in intermediating social enterprise growth in New Zealand, will also be associated. Other conference associates will be progressively announced.

Please contact SIERC Director, Professor Anne de Bruin or refer to the website for updates.

Australian inquiries may also be addressed to CSI Director. Professor Jo Barraket.

Conference News

Opening Keynote Address | Sir Stephen Tindall

Sir Stephen Tindall (2015 New Zealander of the Year) to present the opening keynote address.
The presentation is titled:
The Profit & Non Profit Journey

Key Dates

  • 18 November 2015 | Special session proposals close
  • 23 November 2015 | Abstract submissions close
  • 25 November 2015 | Acceptance notification of special sessions
  • 11 December 2015 | Acceptance notification of papers
  • 25 January 2016 | Deadline for full paper submission

Accommodation and Transport

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