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Public Invited to Fourth Annual Social Innovation Forum & Expo at SMU, Tuesday, April 7

Free event offers panel discussions, networking opportunities, and information on Dallas-area groups developing solutions to social problems

Social Innovation Forum

What is social innovation, where is it going and how can you be a part of this movement? Learn from experts, including social entrepreneurs living in Dallas and making an impact in the world, at the fourth annual Social Innovation Forum & Expo at SMU on Tuesday, April 7 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The event, presented by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Hegi Family Career Development Center, takes place in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Admission is free; advance registration is requested. To register, visit here.

Two panel discussions with a dozen experts who are developing solutions to pressing social issues will be led by Trey Bowles, adjunct lecturer at the Meadows School and co-founder and CEO of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Panelists will include representatives from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Warby Parker, Hari Mari, Social Impact Architects and other leading Dallas organizations and social entrepreneurs. The discussions will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, Room 2130 in the Owen Arts Center, followed by a networking reception and Social Impact Expo from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby. The expo, which is co-sponsored by SMU’s Engaged Learning office, will allow participants to network with panelists, visit with social enterprises, entrepreneurs and nonprofits in the DFW region, sample products, and learn about jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities that have a positive impact on the community. Expo participants include Goodwill Industries, CitySquare Americorp, Akola and many others.

For more information, call Abigail Smith at 214-768-3425 or email

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