This event will examine the nature of giving in the 21st Century. What does Philanthropy mean to us today, how does it relate to the Philanthropic ideals of 150 years ago and how has modern thinking and modern technology changed the nature of how we try to give back to society.
Our speakers will examine the concepts of micro-giving, knowledge sharing, time-banking and crowd-sourcing and highlight the change in attitude towards societal responsibility mirrored against the economic crisis that grips modern europe. We will question whether there is still a place for the "industrial philanthropist" and, if there is, what motivated them.
Alongside the central theme we will be discussing social enterprise and entrepreneurship and the effects these are having on the society in which we live.
Besides this great theme and great speakers we also promise a little fun and excitement ... but we'll let you wait and see on that one!