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First keynote speakers for EVPA Annual Conference announced!

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Backing the change-makers in a time of uncertainty: can we do more?

On 13 – 14 November around 400 delegates and leaders of the sector will convene in Dublin for EVPA’s 8th Annual Conference. This year the premier event in venture philanthropy and social investment looks at recent challenges that the sector faces with the theme of the conference being “Backing the change-makers in an era of uncertainty: can we do more?

First keynote speakers were announced last week, including Mary Robinson from the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and Johann Andresen, owner and CEO of FERD, Norway. Both change-makers and visionaries of our time, they will certainly inspire all participants.

EVPA is delighted to host its Annual Conference for the first time in Ireland. The vibrant city of Dublin not only has a rich cultural heritage. It is also facing economical difficulties and a time of uncertainty, making it a great background to this year’s conference. Site visits to some of Dublin’s main players in the venture philanthropy and social investment landscape will also be included in this year’s programme.

To learn more on the conference venue, speakers and social events please visit our conference page.

Registrations for the Annual Conference will open on May 2nd.

We are grateful for the support of the One Foundation.