Speakers List 2012

Please check per speaker. You will find videos and presentations as far as agreed to be published.

Platzhalter Speakers
Marie Ringler

Country Director Austria and Central and Eastern Europe, Ashoka










Marie Ringler founded Ashoka in Austria in 2011 and is also Ashoka`s Director for Central and Eastern Europe. Ashoka is the world`s largest network of nearly 3000 Social Entrepreneurs, spanning across 70 countries.  She was born in Vienna, studied Sociology, Political Science and Women`s Studies at the University of Vienna, and holds an MBA from the University of
St. Gallen, Switzerland. She helped build Public Netbase, an art institution dedicated to exploring the societal implications of the internet and new technologies through the lens of art, and managed its operations and international exhibitions and conferences. She was elected into office as a Member of the Regional Parliament and City Council of Vienna in 2001 and focused on developing policy to drive innovations in society. After two successful terms in office, she decided against a life-long career in politics and founded Ashoka in Austria.



“Solutions of Social Entrepreneurs that create very real change”