How to Make and Scale Social Change


11th March 2017  |  University College London

This conference will bring together a multidisciplinary community of young change-makers and explore a series of topics in international development and social innovation – but with a little twist.
The day will consist of two plenaries with guest speakers, a brainstorming session, an open Q&A and an immersive team challenge, as well as breaks for networking.
So whether you are into development economics, social enterprise, local leadership or policy (or perhaps all of these), be sure to keep an eye on this page.

Our speakers

Bernie Ward

Governance & Civil Society Advisor at The British Council

Pyoe Pin Representant

Glen Mehn

Head of Development Innovation, Innovation Skills at Nesta

Co-Founder at Bethnal Green Ventures

Solava Ibrahim

Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University

Pip Wheaton

UK Director at Ashoka

Founder at enke: Make Your Mark

Skoll Scholar

Darryl Mootoosamy

Community Builder at B Lab UK


Aggie Kalungu-Banda

Humanitarian Sector Consultant at Wasafiri Consulting

Associate at the Presencing Institute

Michael Simpson

Programme Manager at Year Here

Our agenda


Morning // Focus on plenaries

09.00 – 09.40 IDEAS Welcome: Collective Icebreakers & Speed Brainstorming
09.40 – 10.15 Plenary 1: Making Social Change
10.15 – 10.45 Break for Networking & Collective Mind Map
10.45 – 11.30 Plenary 2: Scaling Social Change
11.30 – 11.45 Collective Mind Map & a little bit more Networking
11.45 – 13.00 Dynamic Discussion Session


13.00 – 14.00

Afternoon // Focus on the team challenge

14.00 – 14.10 Introduction to the team challenge
14.10 – 15.30 Immersive Team Challenge Part I: Context for Project Building
15.30 – 15.45 Break in Teams
15.45 – 17.00 Immersive Team Challenge Part II: Mentoring Session for Project Building
17.00 – 17.45 Speed Pitching
17.45 – 18.00 Final Remarks & Ceremony for the Winning Project

N.B. – Please note that lunch is not included in the ticket.



IDEAS Globally Members* £5

Non-Members £10

On the door £12


You can now get your ticket below:


* ‘IDEAS Globally Members’ applies to all those who have purchased the UCLU IDEA Society membership for the academic year of 2016 / 2017. If you are a UCL student and would like to join our society, you can get the membership here: http://uclu.org/clubs-societies/idea-society.

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