Social Innovation: The Austin to Latin America Connection

Join us for a brown bag panel discussion on Tuesday November 8th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in SRH 3.124 to hear from Sharla Megilligan, Executive Director of Makarios, Tab Barker, founder of Project Schoolhouse, and Nick Meyer, co-founder of Nisolo. The panel explores both for-profit and not-for-profit models of social innovation in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru.

Social innovation is becoming an increasingly popular concept and practice around the world. By focusing on creative ways to address long-standing urban and rural challenges in developing countries, scholars, activists, policy makers, and businesses work in concert to provide substantive impact and opportunity for many of the world’s poor. In Social Innovation: The Austin to Latin America Connection, three Austin-based organizations demonstrate that it is no longer necessary to re-locate to Washington or Latin America in order to make a difference through social innovation in Latin America.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the RGK Center's Dell Social Innovation Challenge. If you are interested in attending and enjoying complimentary lunch, please RSVP to adamtorres@utexas.edu as soon as possible.