Panel: "Social Innovation: The Austin to Latin America Connection"
Tue, November 8, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • SRH 3.124
Sharla Megilligan, Executive Director of Makarios
Tab Barker, Founder of Project Schoolhouse
Nick Meyer, Co-founder of Nisolo
Social innovation is becoming an increasingly popular concept and practice around the world. By focusing on creative ways to address long-standing urban and rural challenges in developing countries, scholars, activists, policy makers, and businesses work in concert to provide substantive impact and opportunity for many of the world's poor. In Social Innovation: The Austin to Latin America Connection, three Austin-based organizations demonstrate that it is no longer necessary to re-locate the Washington or Latin America in order to make a difference through social innovation in Latin America. The panel will explore both for-profit and not-for-profit models of social innovation in the Domincan Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of the RGK Center's Dell Social Innovation Challenge, but RSVP is required.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Adam Torres as soon as possible.