About Development Dialogue

Development Dialogue is an International social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference hosted at Hubballi, Karnataka by Deshpande Foundation. Development Dialogue brings together numerous social entrepreneurs as well as those who believe in and are involved in creating ecosystems to nurture innovation 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. The past year we had about 600 participants from across the globe attending the conference. Delegates find themselves coming back to the conference every year for inspiration and ideas. We find this platform both inspiring and motivating as it brings together all likeminded agents of change to connect and collaborate on good ideas. In the past we have had legends like Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Prof. Muhammad Yunus , Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Mr. Deep Joshi, His Excellency Mr. Stewart Beck, Mr. T V Mohandas Pai and Mrs. Sudha Murthy who have attended the dialogue among others. Relevance of dialogue and presence of important guests have led to an increasing interest from the subcontinent as well as from countries like Germany, Philippines, and Cambodia and of course from USA and Canada who are interested in contributing to learning from the sandbox experience.

Development Dialogue 2017

The theme for the Dialogue is 'Scaling Effectively' . Once a social innovation idea has proven itself, it needs to scale in order to significantly disrupt the problem. Scaling up is a challenge with a multitude of factors testing the organization's managerial skills, ambition and commitment towards making a meaningful difference in the world. It can only succeed if it is done right and creates the intended large-scale impact. Through inspirational Keynote speeches, insightful panel discussions and informal round table sessions, the Dialogue aims to demystify the 'what' and 'how' of Scaling Effectively.

Past Dialogues

  • Prof Muhammad Yunus

    Keynote Session: Prof. Muhammad Yunus speech

    Keynote 2016
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  • Dr Anousheh Ansari

    Keynote Session: Dr Anousheh Ansari speech

    Keynote 2016
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  • Sri Kailash Satyarthi

    The Nobel laureat Sri. Kailash Satyarthi speaker gives a Key note at Development Dialogue 2015

    Keynote 2015
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  • Keynote speakers

    The Keynote speakers share insights from their remarkable journey in their fields and discuss what mattered to them in their respective roles and how they made it count.

    Keynote 2014
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  • Mr. Ratan Tata

    Listen to Keynote panel that includes Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. N R Narayana Murthy, Dr. R Mashelkar share about “Tipping Point”, a point in time when elements of success come together and the program starts scaling.

    Keynote DD 2013
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  • Building an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs

    Path breaking approaches to change making: from building an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to putting data to work or just changing a pervasive mindset to make a way for a more inclusive world!

    Entrepreneurs without Borders
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  • Glimpse of Development Dialogue

    Have a glimpse of Development Dialogue. The Development Dialogue is an international conference, organized in Hubballi, Karnataka that brings thousands of people including world leaders, visionaries, grassroots activists, social entrepreneurs and innovators together to celebrate success and discuss issues that are relevant to the social sector.

    Preamble to DD
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  • Sri Deep Joshi

    Padmashri Sri Deep Joshi, co-founder of PRADAN, speaks about marriage between head and heart and his work of over three decades in the developmental sector.

    Deep Joshi: A Dialogue
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  • Technology

    Panelists deliberate on initiatives that are shifting paradigms in favor of usage of technology and its cascading impact for Social Good.

    Technology as a Catalyst: Making Impact Matter
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  • Sandbox experience

    Panelists deliberate on the learning points from the Hubballi Sandbox experience, exploring what makes the ecosystem count

    Science of Ecosystem: Replicating the Ecosystem
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  • N R Narayana Murthy

    Watch Mr. N R Narayana Murthy share his insights

    Keynote Speaker - Mr. N R Narayana Murthy
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  •  how businesses get scaled

    The panel deliberates on elements of success and how businesses get scaled.

    Tipping Point: Panel Discussion
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  • social enterprise

    Panelists discuss on choosing career in social enterprise, their passion and what drives them ahead.

    Catalysts Roundtable: Social Intrapreneur
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  • Visionaries

    Visionaries from diverse backgrounds and geographies share what 'matters' in their own endeavors of translating ideas into action at different junctures and stages.

    Making Synergy Matter
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