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.

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 Bruinor refer to the website for updates.

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

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
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