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SEcon2013: The Forum For Revolutionary Thinking To Take Place March 22

W&M event brings together public and private sector to discuss  entrepreneurial initiatives to address social issues

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary will be the gathering place for leaders from the public and private sectors to engage and act to address social issues. The discussion and presentations will focus on how businesses can resolve social issues using entrepreneurial business strategies.


SEcon2013: The Forum for Revolutionary Thinking will focus on real-world examples of how businesses and non-profits are using their core strengths, values, and people to help solve tough social problems. They also will discuss how to leverage each other's strengths for profit and purpose simultaneously. This has been most recently described as "doing well by doing good."

The following are confirmed speakers at SEcon2013:  

  • John Bridgeland, President and CEO of Civic Enterprises
  • Peter Brown, Founder of BLJ Worldwide
  • Jim Cheng, Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Susan Davis, President and CEO of BRAC USA
  • Michael Elliott, President and CEO of ONE
  • Mike Holtzman, Partner at BLJ Worldwide
  • Neville Isdell, Former CEO and Chairman of the Coca-Cola Company
  • Tom Murray, Co-founder and President of Cuipo
  • Mike Perlis, President and CEO of Forbes Media LLC
  • Ali Siddiqui, CEO of Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation
  • George Srour, Founder of Building Tomorrow
  • Greg Van Kirk, Co-Founder of The New Development Solutions Group

A complete agenda can be found online at

In the afternoon, W&M students will be given the opportunity to pitch their social entrepreneurial idea or innovation to SEcon2013 attendees during the student poster session. Winners will receive a stipend as seed money to help get their ideas off the ground.

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