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RIPPLES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2013 VISION. VOICE. VIBRANCE.

DELEGATE APPLICATION BOOKLET


TO BEGIN WITH...

THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS: 1. Introduction to Ripples International Conference 2013 2. Why Social Innovation? Why Social Enterprises? 2. Why Ripples 2013? – Highlights 3. Why Hong Kong? 4. Application Details


Ripples International Conference 2013 - a platform for you to‌. -Increase your awareness and knowledge on Social Innovation -See what you can do as a changing agent

INTRODUCTION

Hey everyone! Listen up! Time to make an impact!!

RIPPLES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Have you thought of spreading your impact like dropping a tiny object into a static pond and watching it move across the water?

2013

This year, with the theme of Social

Innovation, Ripples

International Conference 2013 will be held by AIESEC-LC-HKU to

create ripples in the ocean of Social Enterprise (SE) in the Asia Pacific region! Ripples International Conference, a must-go conference organized by AIESEC-LC-HKU, has been held for more than four years. For years, AIESEC-LC-HKU has been committed to providing the best conference learning environment as well as an

enlightening, interesting, creative and interactive platform for all of you, and Ripples International Conference 2013 will not be an exception. Hong Kong, as an international financial centre with lots of business opportunities and innovative ideas, is the best place for us to view

social enterprises

through different lenses. 2


The answer is through: Social Entrepreneurship.

WHY

SOCIAL INNOVATION?

In the modern times of rapid change and technological advancement, more and more focus is placed on innovation and creativity. Have you ever considered mixing the concepts of ‘creativity’ and ‘society’ and see the reaction that they produce? That is the idea of Social

Innovation. The key concept of Social

Innovation is to leverage youth’s creativity to create sustainable solutions to social problems, thus bringing favourable influences to our society. It is about self-initiated breakthroughs. As we are the leaders of tomorrow, it is essential that we use this concept to make the world a better place. But Social Innovation seems to be a very vague concept - how exactly is this concept put into action? The answer is: through Social

Entrepreneurship

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WHY

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES?

Unlike most commercial entities, social enterprises do not aim at maximizing their profits or benefiting their investors. Instead, they exist to achieve certain social

and environmental goals,

e.g. create job opportunities for disadvantaged groups or provide products and services to aid the elderly. Many of them always come up with innovative as well as peoplefriendly solutions to fulfil different social objectives. They hold their faith of putting social aims as their primary goal, hoping to make an impact on society and to change the world for the common good. Social enterprise actually plays an important role in our community’s development. In recent years, more and more people in different parts of the world have stepped into this field and tried to solve the problems that governments have failed to. Social Entrepreneurs believe that everyone can do

something to make surprisingly positive changes to society- why are you still hesitating?

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WHY RIPPLES 2013?

HIGHLIGHTS


1. INTERNATIONAL SETTING With at least 1/3 of the delegates and facilitators coming from other countries, we guarantee a wide range of ideas from different perspectives, which is vital to the process of idea generation. Moreover, events like Global Village allow cultural

exchange and also give you a great chance to meet international

friends!


2. FORUMS, DISCUSSIONS & WORKSHOPS ON SOCIAL INNOVATION

Leading social entrepreneurs and organizations are to be invited to give speeches and share their views on the current situation of social enterprises in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. We do not expect you to know a lot about this topic; thus discussions and in-depth sharing serve as a good way for you to gain more knowledge on the subject! Social Innovation is about trial and error. Mere discussion is not enough. Thus we shall include sessions which enable you to learn through experience. The Ripples

Day will involve an on-street campaign,

giving you a chance to interact with the local community and raise the public’s awareness of certain social issues. Further visits

to social enterprises in Hong Kong will

give you a glimpse of the daily operation of these institutions!

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3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT’S FUN! We understand that most people join conferences because they find them fun and cool. Of course we are not going to disappoint you! There are plenty of activities for you to relax, meet new friends and have fun. Enjoy the ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ culture in AIESEC!

Global Village – it brings together everyone in the world. A good platform for delegates to socialize in a diverse cultural environment and enjoy the process of cultural exchange!

Parties - party in the AIESEC way! Enjoy our dances, music, cheers and drinking competition! Mini Hong Kong tour – for local delegates, think you know Hong Kong well enough? We’ll reintroduce Hong Kong to you from another perspective. For international delegates, it is time for you to explore how beautiful and lively the city is!


WHY HONG KONG?

Hong Kong – The Pearl of the Orient The unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures of Hong Kong originates from her past as a British colony. Having been handed over to China since 1997, Hong Kong proudly stands in the world as one of the most developed cities and is part of the prestigious Nylonkong Delta, along with London and New York. Well praised as being the Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong is well-known for its Victoria Harbour with modern skyscrapers constituting a unique skyline. Positioned as an international financial centre, Hong Kong is no doubt a fast-paced city. In this Isle with style, you are destined to experience different lifestyles with their own fascinations, and to come across the most diverse population in this small but in no way dull city.

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Gateway to Uniquely Blended Culture With many ancient Chinese temples sprinkled in different corners of the city, Hong Kong is a place with a perfect blend of the Orient and the Occident. You may well be fascinated to see a Victorian style building and a traditional Chinese temple on the very same street, or couples of different skin colours on shopping sprees in the malls.

Eating Paradise Renowned for being the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong is home to more than 11,000 restaurants with different cuisines. Apart from enjoying the local Cantonese and regional Chinese food, visitors can savour a full choice of authentic Asian cuisines and Western fare. Local must-try dishes include dim sum and fresh seafood, with some of the top examples found in the best of the best award-winning restaurants.

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DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE: Date: !!

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4th - 8th June 2013

Duration:

5 days

Venue:

The University of Hong Kong & Wu Kai Sha Youth Village


HOW TO APPLY?

DETAILS OF APPLICATION: Please fill in the application form using the link:

For LOCAL applicants: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Byc3kXC9e9BP8BXthh-dukTEd6nPoiQGRHJGVA3iJw/ viewform? sid=1cda33ff01d7941a&token=oTIHaj0BAAA._G ZaPgonAW7g0SD0i07xJg.0GPme7WJc81yBIY4Qe5dQ

For INTERNATIONAL applicants: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ 1kgIz8JEAqnEvlfvsp8XnVJ_3AwFX7FtMDDHkGR PB_3A/viewform? sid=6533102478ddf4d3&token=slYIaj0BAAA._G ZaPgonAW7g0SD0i07xJg.FXnTRNuxINiULmJvS 0Bwvg

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FOR LOCAL APPLICANTS: Application Deadline: Early Bird: 29th March 2013 (23:59 GMT+8) Normal: ! 12th April 2013 (23:59 GMT+8) For non-AIESECers, a one-hour interactive session will be arranged shortly after your application. Admission to participate in conference is subject to your attendance and performance in the challenge session. The result will be announced on 22nd April 2013. For the approved delegates, you will receive another online form to send your receipt to confirm your attendance. If we do not receive it on 25th April 2013(23:59 GMT+8), your seat will be reallocated to someone else. Delegate Fee: Early Bird:!

HKD $980

Normal:!

HKD $1,200

!

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FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Application Deadline:

1) Visa Application

Early Bird: 5th April [23:59 GMT+8]

For International Delegates, we will issue you a confirmation letter together with your name and passport details in order for you to apply for a visa. Meanwhile, you can check the Immigration Department website to see if you need to apply for a visa.

Normal: ! 20th April [23:59 GMT+8] The result will be announced on 22nd

April

2013. For the approved delegates, you will receive another online form to send your receipt to confirm your attendance. If we do not receive it on

25th April 2013(23:59 GMT+8), your

http://www.immd.gov.hk/en/services/hk-visas/visittransit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html

seat will be reallocated to someone else.

2) Purchase of Insurance Delegate Fee: Early Bird:!

USD $170

Normal:! !

USD $200

Important Reminders to International Delegates:

Purchase of Insurance is a must for INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES to attend this to ensure their safety. The organizing committee will not be liable for any damage or accidents that you suffer during the conference. Please purchase insurance as soon as possible once you receive the confirmation letter. 14


STILL HESITATING? FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM AND LET’S MAKE AN IMPACT TOGETHER! FOR MORE ENQUIRIES, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US BY: EMAIL: RIPPLESCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM FACEBOOK PAGE: FB.COM/RIPPLES2013

SEE YOU THERE!

Ripples International Conference 2013 Delegate Application Booklet  

Come and join us now! LOCAL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Byc3kXC9-e9BP8BXthh-dukTEd6nPoiQGRHJGVA3iJw/viewform?sid=1cda33ff01d7941a&to...

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