Catalyst 2030's
Catalysing Change Week 2024
Building the Social Innovation Sector
6 - 10 May 2024

Guidelines for CCW Sessions/Events

The following guidelines serve as an example of what you can expect for CCW2024.

Who can propose and host sessions/events?

Catalyst 2030 members and Catalyst 2030 Awards winners and finalists may propose and host sessions and events. We invite you to engage with other Catalyst 2030 members to co-create sessions and submit them on behalf of a collaboration. Members may collaborate to plan and host local, in-person activities, as well as hybrid events at a national and regional level.

Sessions co-created by multiple Catalyst 2030 members tend to be accepted rather than individual proposals.

When will sessions/events for CCW take place?

Online, offline and hybrid sessions and events will take place again in 2024. The exact times are still to be confirmed.

When organising CCW events and activities always:

  • Respect national and local safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Prioritise online interaction if local health authorities have discouraged in person activities.

What types of sessions/events is hosted during CCW2024?

Here are several formats of sessions and events that will take place during CCW2024:

Policy Roundtable Discussions

Social innovators and funders co-create recommendations for systems change that can help scale issue-based solutions.

Fireside Chats / Celebration Sessions

Challenges and solutions proposed will be highlighted and raised with relevant policymakers and leaders, focusing on how solutions can be jointly co-created.

Closed Door Salons

Closed, unlisted conversations with a small, selected audience, tentatively including dialogue with donors.

Problem-Solving Sessions / Thematic Workshops

Host workshops to ideate big thinking and collaborative problem-solving with our global community of innovators.


Designed as a sprint-like event, hosting a hackathon is a good idea for problem-solving sessions.

In Person Regional and Country Events

You can plan in person activities at local levels and hybrid events and sessions in your country and region with other Catalyst 2030 members. CCW2024 events and activities that can be organised at a locally include:

  • A CCW launch and / or closing event that your community attends
  • An official launch of a chapter
  • Social innovator and entrepreneur visits to universities to give guest lectures
  • Social entrepreneur visits to schools to talk about challenges and solutions
  • Government visits to projects / enterprises
  • Panel discussions with government officials, corporates, business leaders or UN representatives
  • Social entrepreneur meet and greet networking events
  • High-level whole of society roundtable discussions
  • A programme and / or project launch with the community or the government
  • A Tendrel forum launch together with other social impact leaders
  • Workshops, seminars and lessons
  • Visits to schools, universities and museums
  • Drawing, photo, video and essay competitions on the CCW theme and other topics
  • Fairs and exhibitions
  • TV or radio talk show appearances

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