Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ashoka Twin Cities Solutions Forum: The Business of Social Innovation

As a former Youth Venturer and supporter of Ashoka's systems-changing work, I'm excited about the upcoming launch event for the Ashoka Twin Cities chapter. Ashoka Fellows Andy Lipkis and Jill Vialet will be on hand at the Ashoka Solutions Forum, and you're invited, too! RSVP though, as space is limited. See you, and your solutions, soon!


Announcing the first Ashoka Twin Cities Solutions Forum

The Business of Social Innovation

You're invited to an inspiring evening of learning, sharing and creative thinking around new solutions to advance lasting social change.

Join other Twin Cities private and citizen sector leaders including media personality, Rick Kupchella, who will interview Ashoka Fellows Andy Lipkis and Jill Vialet. The event is free and will be held at the Walker Art Center on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow.

By applying lessons found in nature, Andy Lipkis improves cities by creating sustainable urban ecosystems. more

Jill Vialet leads a comprehensive school-based program that creates safe and inclusive recess play. more

Their experiences share insight into the business of social innovation and can help further your own work.

Ashoka is the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs-men and women with system-changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Ashoka sources the best social innovations, mobilizes hundreds of thousands of people to create change and enables businesses, the media, policy makers and "changemakers" to work together to create global impact.

This forum is the debut event of the new Ashoka Twin Cities chapter. Space is limited, so reserve your place today to be a part of the Ashoka network in the Twin Cities from the very beginning. RSVP Today

Ashoka Solutions Forum

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

Forum begins at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Walker Arts Center, McGuire Theater

Reception begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Skyline Room

The event is co-sponsored by InCommons and The Knight Foundation.

InCommons is a new statewide initiative launching in Dec. 2010 that will connect Minnesotans through local gatherings and web networking, so they can find and share credible tools, knowledge and resources to solve problems and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Knight Foundation's Communities Program aims to improve the quality of life in the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The organization has identified the Twin Cities as a hub of social innovation.

Learn more about Ashoka Fellows in the United States at

1 comment:

  1. Why is Ashoka stealing the name of the already established Solutions Twin Cities forum that focuses on these very topics. Not playing fair and none of the Ashoka "fellows" have street cred in the Twin Cities other than being more of the same old white people.


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