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The Development Dialogue is an international social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference hosted at Hubballi, Karnataka by the Deshpande Foundation. Development Dialogue brings together numerous social entrepreneurs as well as those who believe in and are involved in creating ecosystems to nurture social enterprises and entrepreneurship. The conference is attended by participants from for-profits, not-for-profits, global visionaries, impact investors as well as local communities to share proven models, innovations, and transforming perspectives.



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Every year we have keynote speakers, extraordinary personalities, visionaries, whose transformative work have been globally recognised. We invite them to the Sandbox
to share their experience and inspire solution-driven approaches to development challenges. In the past we have hosted Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi,
Narayan Murthy, Ratan Tata and others. Check out their legendary addresses at the past Dialogues!


Panel Sessions help dig deeper into pertinent issues, these well moderated, intimate power sessions focus on implementation challenges and ground realities that social entrepreneurs face. Check out the panel sessions at the past Dialogues!

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