Development Dialogue is an international social entrepreneurship ecosystem conference hosted at Hubballi, Karnataka by the Deshpande Foundation. It brings together people from diverse sectors that share the common purpose of creating sustainable solutions. It is an international gathering of social entrepreneurs, leaders from non-profit and for-profit organizations, government officials, grassroots practitioners and impact investors, coming together to inspire, share insights and forge productive collaborations.
The annual conference brings together over 400 delegates, 200 organizations, 200 startups and 1,000 university students to connect and collaborate over important issues of common interest.
Delegates find themselves coming back to the conference every year for inspiration and ideas.
In the past we have hosted legends like former President Dr. Abdul Kalam; Nobel Laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Prof.Muhammad Yunus, Magsaysay awardees Deep Joshi, Harish Hande and Anshu Gupta, global business leaders and philanthropists like Ratan Tata, Narayana Murthy, Sudha Murthy and Ronnie Screwvala; and highly ranked Government officials like the Chief Secretaries and Department Secretaries among others.