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Creating Global Impact: Social Innovation and Cross-Sector Solutions

Wednesday July 12, 2017

211 W San Francisco
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 988-1234
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Global thought-leaders and respected international figures Dr. Diana Wells, Nat Sloane, Kim Meredith and Lidewij Edelkoort discuss the trend forecasting and social innovation.


 A free and public panel discussion at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Wednesday July 12, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

As part of the 2017 International Folk Market | Santa Fe, the International Folk Art Alliance is proud to present, Creating Global Impact: Social Innovation and Cross-Sector Solution, and host global thought-leaders and respected international figures who embrace IFAA’s mission and vision. This free event brings together four of the most respected leaders in the world of trend forecasting and Social Innovation.  Social innovation is a field dedicated to solving social problems by attacking root causes through novel approaches, shifting away from a conventional charity approach of managing conditions.

Speakers include:

Lidewij Edelkoort is a world renowned trend forecaster, and is recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Fashion. Edelkoort has been named the Honorary Chair for 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.

Kim Meredith, publisher, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and founding-director, Stanford Center for Philanthropy & Civil Society

Nat Sloane, England Chair, Big Lottery Fund, venture capitalist recently honored with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to venture philanthropy and social investment

Dr. Diana Wells, President, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, the largest global network of social entrepreneurs

2017 IFAM | Santa Fe Artist, Somporn Intaraprayong

Somporn is self-taught textile artist and she has taken her creativity, passion, and discipline across various regions in Thailand to teach women to sew clothing and accessories by hand using traditional techniques and stitches.


The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe opens with Creating Global Impact: Social Innovation and Cross-Sector Solution, a panel discussion, on Wednesday, July 12, 6:30pm, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are free to the public, but must be reserved online: