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Each year, the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information.

Attendance at the Skoll World Forum is by invitation only. When you receive an invitation and register, you become a delegate of the 2018 Skoll World Forum. The information below is to help you make the most of your time in Oxford.

If you are interested in attending the Skoll World Forum, but have not received an invitation yet, please fill out the Delegate Invitation Application.

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Delegate Information

In recent years, about half of delegates are practicing social entrepreneurs and the remainder are senior representatives from finance, philanthropy, academia, business, media, the arts community, and beyond. In addition to the Forum program, there are various opportunities for the following delegate groups to join discussions and networking events.


The Skoll World Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for funders to connect with leaders who are challenging the status quo, implementing game-changing innovations, and redefining social challenges worldwide.

The objective is to accelerate their—and your—impact. We strive to create an environment where you can make the most of your time: learning, collaborating, and exploring high-value partnerships.

Among the special activities dedicated to the funding community, a specific track is organized to surface, vet, and advance mutual strategic, programmatic, and financial goals of social entrepreneurs and the people and organizations that fund them.

Session topics have included:

Additionally, funders may be invited to several invitation-only events which are designed to help you connect with other funders or those working on the ground in similar sectors and/or geographies. Invitations for these small gatherings will be distributed individually via email.


The Forum is an unparalleled opportunity for the media to connect with the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, policymakers, funders, and social investors.

The Forum is by invitation only. If you are a member of the press and interested in covering the Forum for a media outlet, learning more about the sessions and events, or requesting one-on-one interviews, please contact us and select “Media” on the form.

For more media resources, click here.

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