The format of most conferences is centered around speeches and
presentations. Keynote speeches are usually given by prominent
people, and offer them an opportunity to give their insights into
'the big picture', i.e., how the field may be affected by evolving
events. Often, as is the case with several SRI conferences, the
proceedings are made available afterwards as a published document,
helping to increase the knowledge base of the industry.
Tony Colman's address to the UKSIF AGM, and Frank Blighe's speech
at a New York conference are examples of this type of communication
"UKSIF AGM 1997 Keynote Speech - Tony Colman MP
Tony Colman is a newly elected Labour MP.
He spoke on the newly released government budget, pension review,
sustainable international development and general social investment
issues in the UK."
"International Social Investment - Past, present and future
By Frank Blighe, Stewardship Market Development Manager, Friends
Presented at the conference "MAKING A PROFIT WHILE MAKING
A DIFFERENCE", New York, 23rd July 1997."