Smith College 2008

Social Entrepreneurship Conference

February 23, 2008

Creating a Better World through Dedication, Education and Enterprise

A Student Conference Organized by

Americans for Informed Democracy in Collaboration with Youth Action International


Made possible with donations from the Smith College Chapel and the Student Organization Resource Committee

Speakers and Biographies

 Seth Green

 Kim Gattle

 Elizabeth Ngonzi

Bina Valsangkar


 Lindsey Pollak

 Marissa Davis

 Justin Simeone

 Abigail- Leigh Collazo

Illac Angelo Diaz



Please use this link to Google Maps for directions to and from your school.

 Smith College is located in Northampton Massachusetts off of route  1-91, exit 18

 Parking is available for visiting students on Green Street Parking Area and the Smith College Parking Lot located on West Street.

 Local PVTA Bus Schedule for Five-College Students


A Very Big Thank You!

Conference Staff would like to acknowledge the support of the following

 ORC Discretionary Fund
SGA Lecture Fund
Smith College Chapel
Smith College Office of the President  

Thank you for your generous support of our conference.

 What is Social Entrepreneurship anyway?

     A social entrepreneur  creates innovative solutions for society's most pressing social issues.  The Smith College chapters of Americans for Informed Democracy and Youth Action International have prepared an exciting day of education and outreach to college students. On Saturday February 23, 2008 We hope to explore career possibilities and post college opportunities to participate in social justice within the field of Social Entrepreneurship.

    Learn about the field of Social Entrepreneurship through nationally renowned professionals and student activists

    Gain valuable insight into the world of social entrepreneurship. 

Students are encouraged to participate in as many lectures as they wish, please click below to learn about lecture topics!

    Beginning at 9:30 AM  our morning panel will consist of nationally recognized leaders within the world of social entrepreneurship.  

At 12:15 PM Lindsey Pollak, an established career writer and consultant will deliver the lunchtime keynote about  7 Absolute Musts for a Career in Social Innovation.  

    The afternoon panel begins at 1:00 PM and will spotlight students leaders who have made significant social impacts through original social entrepreneurship endeavors.  

     A book signing Lindsey Pollak's "Getting from From to Career:  90 Things to do Before you Join the Real World" and reception conclude the days events. 

    For a complete conference schedule please click here


  Major lectures to take place in room 201 of Seelye Hall on the  Smith College campus.


  The conference is free however we strongly encourage all participants to donate a book for Cutoff Youth Library Project in New Orleans. 

Reserving Your Seat

  Click here to reserve your seat 

  Please provide your name (first and last), school, class year, and major.

* If your are reserving spots for multiple people please provide the names of all those attending and the school you are representing.

Dress Code  

  All participants are expected to wear business casual attire.

Conference Staff

Allison Maranuk, Youth Action International

Vice- Chair
Rebecca Slatin, Americans For Informed Democracy
Publicity Team 
Eva Huffman
Heewah Choi
Selena Moon

Tina Jackson
Web Designer 
Rebecca Slatin