LIVE: 2010 Social Enterprise Symposium at U Maryland

3p is excited to present a LIVE webcast event this afternoon on behalf of The Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

The Social Enterprise Symposium: Transforming Business for the Global Good is an interactive evening event designed to introduce new approaches for making impactful, lasting social change around the world using market-based approaches. The event brings together private, public and nonprofit practitioners who are crossing traditional barriers to enable social and environmental change. Stay tuned right here until 5PM EST, 2PM Pacific to take part in the whole thing. The full schedule and more details are below.

Full schedule after the jump:


5:30-6:00PM – Keynote: “From Spare Change to Real Change” – Stanley Litow, VP of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM and President, IBM International Foundation

6:00-6:50PM – Jumpstarting Sustainability in the Corporate Sector

As environmental concerns continue to grow in all sectors of society, companies are rethinking business models, products, and employee engagement programs to remain competitive in their respective industries. Not only do sustainable practices create a positive reputation for an organization, but these strategies can lower costs and raise revenues as well. Come learn about the trends and job opportunities in sustainability and how companies are incorporating environmental programs in all aspects of their businesses.

Featuring panelists:
Shari Aaron, Founder, Climb the Green Ladder
Kevin Moss, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BT Americas Inc.
Joseph Suarez, Director of Community Partnerships & Philanthropy, Booz Allen Hamilton
Michael Danzansky, CEO, The World Benefits (Moderator)

7:00-7:50PM – The Power of Social Media

Today’s generation of changemakers are using the tools of social media, including Facebook, blogs and Twitter, to engage with and support their favorite causes.  Come learn about the exponential “power of a Tweet” in revolutionizing the way savvy companies, nonprofits and entrepreneurs create awareness, raise funds, and mobilize their supporters around their missions.

Featuring panelists:
Anne Mai Bertelsen, President & Founder, MAi Strategies
Matthew Mahan, Nonprofit and Business Development Director, Causes
Susan Strayer, Director of Global Employer Brand and Marketing, Marriott International
Deron Triff, Co-Founder & CEO,
Tom Dawkins, Social Media Director, Ashoka (Moderator)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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