FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SYSTEMS THINKING & COMPLEXITY

The Adelphi University, Garden City, April 24-26, 2008




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Thursday April 24 evening from 4PM to 10PM

Registration begins 4:00 PM Alumni House

Opening Session: Welcome & Complexity themes for the Conference 5:30 PM 7:00 PM Alumni House

Welcome & Logistics
  • Jeffrey Goldstein & James Hazy: welcoming remarks, logistics, conference flow (in packets as well)
  • Special guests - Dean Anthony Libertella & Tom Shinick, Chairman of School of Business Advisory Council

Opening Complexity Session
Complexity Themes for the Conference
Complexity Address from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Alumni House
  • Topic: lessons from Complex Systems Modeling; Crisis, Innovation, Decision Making
  • Guest Speaker: Peter Erdi, Henry R. Luce Professor, Center for Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College and author of Complexity Explained (2007)
New Methods, New Tools, New Science

Welcome Reception and Keynotes 7:00 PM 9:45 PM Alumni House

    • Reception / Networking
      • Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Carving Station
      • Piano by Karolina Baker

    • Opening Keynote - "Social Business-- Designing the Possibility Space for Social Action"
      • Ron Schultz, Well Known Author, Speaker and Social Entrepreneur

    • Keynote - "The Pleasures and Challenges of Large Scale Social Entrepreneurial Organizing"
      • Jim Gibbons, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries International
    • Table Discussions

BUS BACK TO HOTELS 10:00 PM


Friday April 25 from 7:30AM - 10:00PM


BUS FROM HOTELS (SEE SCHEDULE) 7:00 AM 7:15 AM Continental breakfast 7:30 AM 8:30 AM Alumni House Welcome 8:00 AM 8:15 AM Alumni House
    • Jeffrey Goldstein & James Hazy - Short recap of program and logistics
    • Jeffrey Goldstein Introduces Adelphi University President Robert Scott
    • Adelphi University President Robert Scott

Plenary Paper Session 1 - Creating Social Value Through Social Capital from a Complexity Perspective 8:15 AM 10:15 AM Alumni House


BREAK 10:15 AM 10:30 AM

Plenary Paper Session 2- Leveraging Complex Networks In Social Enterprises 10:30 AM 12:00 PM UC 213/214

LUNCH - Setup can begin for Interactive Poster Sessions in room UC 313 12:00 PM 1:00 PM UC 213/214

OPEN Campus wide plenary - Global Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Alumni House

    • Joyce Silberstang - Adelphi Professor as Facilitator
    • Goldstein/Hazy - Moderators
PANEL
    • Mariano Torras, Adelphi Professor of Economics
    • Gita Surie, Adelphi Professor of Business Strategy and Policy, also Economist
    • Ron Schultz, Author and internationally known in social entrepreneurship
    • Rodrigo Zeidan, Professor of Economics, Rio De Janiero Brazil
    • M. Imrul Kayes, Scholar, Bangladesh
    • Narcisse Mbunzama Lokwa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Founder of Infogroup International

BREAK/NETWORKING World Café - First Interactive Poster Session 3:00 PM 3:30 PM UC 313

Interaction Poster presentations


    • Merwyn Strate et al: Social Entrepreneurs Engage in Adaptation: Twin Virtues for Leading Complex Systems
    • Steven Wallis: Seeking the Robust Core of Social Entrepreneurship Theory
    • Christopher Wasden & David Schwandt: Addressing Social Needs by Creating Social Markets: A Case Study of Social Entrepreneurship

Plenary Paper Session 3: Social Entrepreneurial Ventures as Dynamical Systems 3:30 PM 6:15 PM UC 213/214
    • James Hazy: Toward a Complexity Context for Social EntrepreneurshipJeff Trexler: Is Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable?
    • Mallary Tytel: Social Responsibility and Social Norms: Creating the Context that Matters
    • Allison Pinto, Heater Curry, Tim Dutton et al: A "Swirly Goodness" Approach to Community Sustainability
    • David Schwandt (Discussant)

Interactive Poster Sessions (Continued) 6:15 PM 7:15 PM

Gala Banquet 7:00 PM 10:00 PM UC 313
    • Keynote address: "'Development Economics, Complexity and Social Entrepreneurship" 9:00 PM UC 313
      • Rodrigo Zeidan, Professor of Economics, EBAPE/FGV and Unigranrio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BUS BACK TO HOTEL 10:00 PM


Saturday April 26 from 7:30AM - 3:00PM


BUS FROM HOTELS (SEE SCHEDULE)

Continental breakfast 7:30 AM 8:00 AM UC 313

Paper Plenary Session 4: Emergent Communities: Form Local to Global 8:00AM 9:45 AM UC 313

    • Tina Odinsky-Zec et al.: Evolution of an Organic Champion: Social Entrepreneurship, Complexity Theory and Leadership in Transition-A Croation Case
    • Christine Woods et al.: Social Entrepreneurship and Complexity: Social Innovation in an Indigenous Context (Case Study Maori)
    • Silvia Catalina Mitra: Social Entrepreneurship - A Challenge but an Opportunity
    • David Haskell & Janice Hayashi Haskell: Social Entrepreneurship Ventures in the Middle East: A Practitioners Perspective
    • Joyce Silberstang (Discussant)
BREAK/NETWORKING 9:45 AM 10:00 AM

Plenary Paper Session 5: Building a complexity science of social Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM 12:00 AM UC 313

    • Jeffrey Goldstein: The Self-Transcending Construction of Emergent Communities
    • David Schwandt, Scot Holliday et al.: The Complexity of Social Entrepreneurship Systems: Social Change by the Collective

    • Doncho Petkov et al.: A Case of Using SSM in Community Revitalization

    • Brenda Massetti: The Social Entrepreneurship Matrix as "Tipping Point" for Economic Change
    • James Hazy (Discussant)
LUNCH 12:00 PM 1:00 PM UC 213/214

Plenary: Next Steps and Good-by: Where do we go from here 1:00 PM 3:00 PM UC 313

    • Joyce Silberstang facilitation
    • Goldstein & Hazy Moderators
    • Brendan Giordano: Building a Virtual Community of Complexity-Social Entrepreneurs.
    • All participate as panelist

Farewells 3:30 PM