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The 9th EVPA Annual Conference
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When: 11/26/2013
Where: Geneva

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European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)                


**EVPA is offering a 15% discount to WINGS members**

On 26 and 27 November, EVPA will head to Geneva, Switzerland for its 9th Annual Conference.

Join us and other venture philanthropy and social investment experts and practitioners from Europe and beyond to discuss this year’s principal theme ‘Responsible Leadership: Inspire and Act!’

Exchange on what kind of leadership is required to develop real partnerships with grantees and investees, to create a culture of transparency on objectives and impact, and to  balance  social and financial returns – overall: what leadership is required  in our sector from EVPA and its constituency?

A number of experts on the topic of leadership will be participating and discussing these questions throughout 4 plenary and 23 breakout sessions. In addition to this, we are delighted to welcome two inspiring keynote speakers this year:

  • Olivia Leland, Director at Giving Pledge, an effort founded by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to help address society’s most pressing problems by encouraging billionaires to commit the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
  • Rodrigo Jordan, a social entrepreneur and a renowned mountaineer from Chile. He is an expert on the topic of leadership, offering seminars and even hosting "Leadership in Person,” a TV show interviewing Chile’s most important leaders.

As importantly, and in line with EVPA’s mission to promote the work of practitioners, the conference will also provide delegates with inspiring stories and ideas as well as concrete benchmarking sessions on lessons learned, tools and best practices.

For the programme and a full list of speakers, click here.

We are aiming to increase the networking opportunities for our participants even more this year. In addition to networking lunches and breaks, we will soon launch an online platform that allows you to find who else is coming to Geneva, search by sector focus and interest and connect beforehand. More information on this will be coming soon.

Additionally, several participants of previous EVPA conferences have expressed their desire to find (co-) investments at the conference and asked for more involvement of social purpose organisations. This is why, for the first time ever, EVPA together with a number of member organisations have selected 10 European social ventures to present their model during two pitching sessions. These aim to link investors, philanthropists and social start-ups and thus complete the chain of social venturing and to secure funding for the ideas society really needs.

Click here for more information on these pitching sessions.

**EVPA is offering a 15% discount to WINGS members**

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