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When? November 9th-10th 2017
Where? Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo, Norway
What is it about?
Are you interested in building sustainable non-profits and social enterprises? Are you curious about
cross-border philanthropy and investment, scalable societal impact or impact management? Would
you like to work with government or corporations to find effective solutions to persistent societal
problems? In that case, you may be interested in this year’s EVPA annual conference.
This year’s conference, themed Guiding Lights, will bring together a unique variety of different
actors all interested in working together, in building partnerships and in openly sharing lessons
learnt as funders and supporters of building new societal solutions. What unites us is a common
desire to stimulate and scale these new and inclusive approaches.
Why attend?
The conference is one of the largest and most established conferences in social investment and
venture philanthropy, bringing together European social investors, social enterprises, grantees, VP
organisations, business representatives, academics and policy makers, from the Balkans to the
Baltics. The 2016 EVPA Annual Conference brought together 525 professionals from 51 countries.
It is a platform to learn from experts in the field, connect with peers and meet like-minded European
organisations to collaborate and co-invest with. Be inspired by a variety of actors in venture
philanthropy and social investment (VP/SI) showcasing the Nordic model.
Who will attend?
The EVPA Annual Conference attracts each year around 500 attendees from at least 30 countries and
300 organisations, all interested in supporting initiatives that create positive societal impact in
Europe.
Our speakers are accomplished leaders in their fields, bringing a rich variety of backgrounds and
expertise to the sessions.
If I want to learn more about the conference?
For further information, to register and to read the programme, please visit
http://evpa.eu.com/annual-conference or contact conference@evpa.eu.com.
For a short highlight of our 2016 conference in Paris, click here.
FERD, Oslo Kommune, Sparebankstiftelsen/DNB , Sparebankstiftelsen Oestfold A, TD Veen
generously support this year’s Annual Conference.