The SBC conference is a platform for intellectual exchange among scholars and practitioners to advance the field of social business. This year’s conference will be held from the 15th to the 20th of June 2023 in a hybrid format, both online and in Montreal, Canada. The participants will join multiple parallel sessions to discuss contemporary issues and solutions to social challenges through entrepreneurial actions. The conference is structured in two different orientations.

Preliminary program

Practitioner-oriented sessions: 15-18 June 2023

  • Showcase how your business creates impacts
  • Expand your professional network and meet with mission-driven people
  • Join SBC professional training and business coaching
Timeline for practitioners
  • Application for customized professional training and business coaching: January 15- April 30
  • Application to attend: June 14

Academic-oriented sessions: 19-20 June

We aim to publish the best papers from the conference in special issues on social entrepreneurship at Scopus-indexed journals or in a book series on advances in social business research. All manuscripts will be subject to rigorous blind peer review processes. The Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship has agreed to host one special issue, which will be edited by Prof. Mai Thai and Dr. Amon Simba.

  • Research studies
  • Teaching cases
  • Teaching methods
Professional Development Workshops (PDW)
  • Advanced research on research methodologies
  • Training on teaching methods
  • Training on teaching case writing
Doctoral Students and Early-Stage Researchers Consortium
  • Career orientation
  • Training on research methodology
  • Training on preparing manuscripts for publication

Timeline for academics

  • Application for PDW participation: January 15- April 15
  • Abstract submission for presentations: March 30 – May 30
  • Early registration:  March 1 – May 15
  • Regular registration: May 16 – June 20