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Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)

  • 24 September 2022
  • 02 October 2022
  • Hybrid

SEWF 2022

SEWF is coming to Brisbane, Australia in 2022!

SEWF is the flagship event for the global social enterprise community, providing space for purpose-led people, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to connect, learn and be inspired.

Join us and our host, White Box Enterprises, at our two-day hybrid experience in September 2022.

SEWF 2022

Here's what you can expect:

  • 2022 themes: Indigenous Social Enterprise, Climate Solutions, Excellence & Failure, Unusual Suspects, Policy & Systems
  • Inspiring keynotes, panels and fireside chats featuring big ideas and unheard stories
  • Expert-led masterclasses around topics such as impact measurement, funding and investment
  • Networking opportunities in-person and online and much more
Book now

Since the first Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008, our events have brought together thousands of people from around the world to build the community, capacity and capability within the social enterprise sector. Each year, we move around the world, working with a different co-host to bring you challenging, topical programmes featuring local, national and international expertise.

SEWF 2022

Designed by and for social enterprises, this year’s programme of events features:

Policy Forum

24-25 May


Social Enterprise Tours

26 September

In person

Youth Forum

27 September


Academic Symposium

27 September



28-29 September


Rural Gathering

2-5 October

In person

Book today to access the Early Bird discount (closes 31 May)!

In 2022 we’re going HYBRID with options for digital and in-person participation.

Digital Pass (Early Bird)

Starting from

£29 + booking fee

Features include:

  • Opportunity to connect with thousands of like-minded people with early access (up to 2 weeks before the event) including profile-based matching, participant contact list, online meeting scheduler and chat

  • Access to hybrid sessions streamed live from Brisbane with live chat and Q&A

  • Access to online-only sessions

  • On Demand content

  • Online networking

  • Online marketplace

  • Carbon offset – read our Sustainability Statement

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Physical Pass (Early Bird)

Starting from

$300 AUD + booking fee

Features include:

  • All Digital Pass features

  • Exclusive in-person only sessions

  • In-person networking

  • Expo

  • Evening entertainment

  • Optional add-ons including social enterprise tours, evening activities and partner-led events

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"SEWF acknowledges the Turrbal and the Jagera People, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the 2022 forum is held and pays respect to the Custodians of all Country throughout Australia. We recognise a continuing connection to land and the vital role First Nations' knowledge will play in shaping our shared future."

FAQsGot a question? Check out our FAQs to find out more.

Speaker nominationsDeadline 13 April 2022

Community HubsNot able to travel to Brisbane? Find out how to host or join a Community Hub.

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