Save the Date for a #SocEntChat on May 17th on Powering Economic Opportunity

Save the Date for a #SocEntChat on May 17th on Powering Economic Opportunity

John Converse Townsend's picture

It's that time again — time to get the Twittersphere chirping about social change! On May 17th, from 3PM to 5PM EDT, Changemakers® will be hosting a multilingual #SocEntChat about innovative market-based solutions to create economic opportunity for disadvantaged populations. Innovators, social entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts from around the world will be jumping on Twitter to share their opinions and form new ones. Join us, whether you have a hankering to discuss the future of global job markets, or you are simply hoping to listen and learn more about the issue.

The #SocEntChat is an opportunity to complement our latest collaborative competition — Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World That Works, supported by the eBay Foundation and The Opportunity Project. Participants will have the chance to discuss the state of the global economy, identify the latest market innovations around lasting employment, and pinpoint areas requiring more exploration.

Joining the conversation is easy. Just log in to Twitter at 3 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, introduce yourself, and take a minute to get to know the other chatters. Please remember to use the #SocEntChat hashtag, stay on topic, be respectful, and have fun!

Mention @changemakers (English), @ChangemakersES (Spanish), or @ChangemakersPT (Portuguese) prior to the chat with any questions or issues you would like us to address in this conversation. And be sure to invite your friends and followers to join the discussion, too. Here is a sample tweet:

Join @changemakers on May 17 3-5 PM EDT for a #SocEntChat on Powering #EconOpp. Spread the word & save the date! #socent #econdev

If you are unable to attend the live event, a recap of the chat highlights and a transcript of the conversation will be made available.

Catch you all on Twitter, changemakers!

P.S. Don’t forget that if you submit your entry to the Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition by 5PM EDT on May 11, you’ll be eligible to win the early entry prize US $1,000!


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