The event starts at 9am and goes through until 1pm, there will be a chance to hear twelve short talks on different aspects of the social economy - from homelessness projects, to the rise of populist politics; from the economic theories behind social enterprise, to the data-driven future of the urban landscape.
They are bringing together twelve leading local figures from the worlds of business, academia, politics and more for a half-day of lightning talks on the ideas they think can help to improve the world around us. Come along for the full morning or pop in for a couple of hours. It's a chance to hear interesting people talking about interesting things, all in the name of the wider social economy.
If you like TEDx or Ignite then it sound like you'll enjoy this.
The speakers for the day are as follows:
Michelle Langan, Papercup Project, on Preventing homelessness and rough sleeping
Lol Baker, LJMU Fab Lab, on Cybernetics in the city, and the part LJMU can play
Tabitha Morton, Metro Mayor candidate for the Women's Equality Party
Matt Thompson, Heseltine Institute, on Urban social economy from an academic perspective
Jon Davies, Deep Hedonia arts agency, on How to help social entrepreneurs better engage with the arts
Lynne Robertson, Santander Startup Incubator, on Start-up Liverpool, and the growth of city business
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor candidate for the Labour Party
Cahal Moran, Post-Crash Economics Society, on Social economy teaching and pluralism in economics
Kate Stewart, We Make Places, on The psychology of making in the social enterprise sector
Sally Anne Watkiss, Homebaked Bakery, on Community trading and the Homebaked Bakery
Tracy Fishwick, People's Powerhouse, on The need for the People's Powerhouse conference