INSPiring events

For the first time, this year’s annual conference will bring our international delegates (social entrepreneurs and journalists) together with Scotland’s social enterprise, charity and business leaders, for a unique discussion and networking event that will:

  • Bring social innovators together, to discuss and debate solutions to poverty and inequality.
  • Provide an international networking opportunity for business, social enterprise and charity leaders.

Contact if you are interested in attending (free admission) or sponsoring the event.

Event agenda: Panel discussion with audience Q&A (Mitchell Theatre, 6:30pm – 8pm), followed by networking drinks reception for audience members (Mitchell Library Main Hall, 8pm – 9pm).

Chair: Eammon O'Neil


  1. John Bird: Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Big Issue UK
  2. Susan Aktemel: Founder & director, Homes for Good; Founder, Impact Arts
  3. Jamie Livingstone: Head of Oxfam Scotland
  4. Lauren Currie: Co-founder, Snook (design and social innovation agency)
  5. Steven Persson: INSP board director; CEO, The Big Issue Australia

Event sponsors:


The Big Issue UK

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