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The Quad Cities WIU campus has established The Social Entrepreneurship Salon (SES), a series of informal events where thinkers and practitioners can gather to network and exchange ideas related to social entrepreneurship initiatives that serve the Quad Cities Area.

“The purpose of the SES is to breakdown perceptions of a false dichotomy between the liberal arts and business by demonstrating the blending of humanistic inquiry, the structure of human societies, our understanding of group/individual interactions, and business operations as well as the creation of new career opportunities through interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.”

Susan A. Martinelli-Fernandez, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
William C. Bailey, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Business and Technology


All salon speaker events are held in Rooms 103 and 104 in the Riverfront Hall on the WIU-QC campus at 3:30 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

Current Schedule

"Sustainable Assisted Living for Seniors"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 3:30pm

A panel discussion on the topic of how we as a society are addressing the issue of supporting and caring for our senior citizens as they approach the end of life. Gradually, a new concept of "assisted living", developed by social entrepreneurs, has replaced the traditional concept of "nursing homes" as the preferred solution. Experts and practitioners in the field will discuss how this new model has impacted the quality of life for QC seniors.



Western Illinois University
3300 River Dr.
Moline, IL  61265

Dr. James Rabchuk

Experience Previous Salons

Community Foundations

How Can WIU Help Create a QC Entrepreneurial Community?

The "For Purpose" Business Model

The Local/Organic Foods Movement

Sustainable Partnerships in Floreciente

Mega Trends in Social Entrepreneurship

  • flyer - dvd available in the library (9/7/16)

Doing Good and Making a Living

  • flyer - dvd available in the library (3/10/16)

Win-win Contracts as a Force for Social Change

  • flyer - dvd available in the library (2/10/16)