This summit is hosted by the Simon Fraser University Community Economic Development program and the City of Vancouver.
Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussions
As the program is finalized more Speakers and Panels will be added to the list. Here is a sample of some of the topics that will be explored:
- Indigenomics: Economic Development and Reconciliation
- How rising commercial rents are hurting local businesses and what business associations, in partnership with municipalities, can do about it
- How can we create entrepreneurship ecosystems for rural women social entrepreneurs?
- Best Practices for Community- Benefit and Impact Agreements
- What is the pathway of least resistance for re-localizing investment funds within BC towns and neighbourhoods?
Social Innovation Challenge | April 22
Pitch your concept, discover new partners, and compete for a chance to win start-up funding! Focusing on proposals that have financial sustainability, positive social impact, an environmentally friendly focus, or are spiritually grounded. Cash prizes, tablets and coaching packages will be awarded to five pitches. Everyone will create connections with many other like-minded people and supporters.
- Participation is limited to conference attendees. Purchase your ticket today.
- Pre-registration is required. Contact us for more information here.
- This is hosted by www.socialinnovationchallenge.ca and The United Church of Canada
Rojava: A Flame in the Darkness | April 20
Explore the revolutionary co-operative models emerging from Rojava, Syria with Leman Kewan Hasano and John Restakis at an evening event, accompanied by a contemporary Syrian Art Exhibit.