Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit

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21 April, 2017 to 22 April, 2017

Hopeful Economic: Leadership & Innovation SummitThis 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?

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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. 

Learn more about Hopeful Economics

SFU's Harbour Centre
Vancouver  British Columbia
Community Capacity Building
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
First Nations, Inuit and Métis
Introduction to CED
Partnership Building
Stories and Experiences
Sustainable Development