The University System of Georgia is pleased to announce the Georgia Social Business and Microcredit Forum to be held on October 17th, 2011 at the Georgia Tech Robert Ferst Center. The forum is part of the University System’s statewide economic development partnership efforts with other Georgia entities. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the microcredit concept, Professor Muhammad Yunus will be the keynote speaker. Professor Yunus is known worldwide as the “Father of Microcredit”.
The conference has been organized to bring together economic development interests from all regions of the state to hear Professor Yunus’ social business concept of combining business know-how with the desire to improve quality of life. In addition college student teams from across Georgia will be challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. Their application of these ideas will be judged and winners announced at the end of the day-long conference.