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September 21: Social Innovation Forum Approach and Impact Lunch, Boston, MA
Join the Social Innovation Forum offices for lunch to learn more about the organization, their approach to social change, and the impact they’ve had over the last 13 years. It will be an opportunity to meet the team, hear from a past Social Innovator about their experience with SIF, and learn more about ways to get involved. 

September 28: Application Deadline - Staff Director for the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins College

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub Staff Director works with the Innovation Hub Faculty Director to develop strategies that advance social innovation education across Rollins, in our community, and in higher education more broadly. The Staff Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations that enable Rollins to build a thriving ecosystem for social innovation across offices, departments, students, staff, and faculty to achieve the mission of creating global citizens and responsible leaders. Additionally, this person will be the co-Changeleader for Ashoka U. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. Full time position, Master's Degree required. 

September 30: Deadline for BIG Pitch Call for Solutions 
Hosted by Georgia Southern University and Ocean Exchange, the 2016 BIG Pitch competition is seeking Undergraduate & Graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment, fitting under the theme of sustainability. Teams or individual innovators with faculty advisors are invited to register to compete for the $10,000 cash award. Eight finalists will be invited to present at Ocean Exchange November 11, 2016 in front of 150 delegates from business, NGOs, academia, and government.

October 5: Deadline for Presentation Submissions, 2017 Ashoka U Exchange Presentation 

The Exchange,  co-hosted by Miami Dade College on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida, is one of the world’s largest annual gatherings that highlights exciting, globally relevant models of social innovation in higher education.

October 10-12: SXSW Eco Austin, TX
SXSW Eco celebrates the power of business, technology, and design to drive economic, environmental, and social change. The 2016 conference will create a space for business leaders, investors, innovators, and designers to participate in a series of interactive, provocative programming, build strategic alliances and find real solutions.

October 18-19: COMMIT! Forum: To a Responsible Culture and Supply Chain, The Westin Times Square, New York City 
Engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals on how to improve the role of business in society and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money and improve asset values.

October 20: 6th Annual Tech Gives Back, Boston, MA
TUGG's 6th Annual Tech Gives Back is presented in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and powered by Building Impact. Tech Gives Back offers Boston tech an opportunity to get out of the office and into the community to remodel classrooms, plant community gardens, prep and serve meals in soup kitchens, provide interview training for veterans, and much more.

November 14-16: New Metrics '16, Boston, MA
Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. The three-day event examines leading-edge work that expands the way business can create, quantify, manage and communicate value and enhance financial performance with shared value, including discussions on UN sustainable development goals and applicability for the private sector.  Join the leading brands and businesses who are continuing to learn from remarkable thought leaders working to create a path toward smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders.​​

November 17: Entrepreneurship Summit, NYC and Online 
Co-Hosted by The KIND Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established by KIND Snacks, and Venture for America, an entrepreneurship fellowship program for recent college grads, this educational day will provide skill development, networking, and mentorship opportunities. Aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs (under 10 full-time employees) who have an appetite for using business to create long-term societal value are invited to attend. Applications to the Summit will be accepted on a rolling basis and capacity is limited.