Ambrose University, FigTree Foundation and Vibrant Communities Calgary as co-hosts and BDC as lead partner are proud to host this year’s Soul of the Next Economy Forum on September 29 & 30 – where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility, we come together to LEARN about local & global social and development issues; CONNECT with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues; and ENGAGE in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues.
Event schedule & highlights for 2017:
Friday, September 29
1:30 – Executive Roundtable with 32 Calgary business & community leaders as hosts, Enbridge’s Linda Coady as moderator and Minister Joe Ceci kicking off the event (last year Mayor Nenshi kicked off the event with Imaginea’s Suzanne West as moderator) (www.nexteconomyforum.com/2017-2/executive-roundtable)
5:00 – Keynote with Wayne Visser, author of Sustainability Frontier and 20+ other books on responsible business as the way of the future (http://www.waynevisser.com)
7:30 – Food Co-op film screening
Saturday, September 30
8:30 – Morning keynote with Daniela Papi-Thornton, Oxford scholar tackling Heropreneurship
10:00 – Break-out sessions on such topics as mental health in the work place, effective international development, cultivating an innovation ecosystem, engaging millennials, supply chain & human rights, disruptive business, social impact through blockchain. Notable presenters include Haskayne School of Business Dean Jim Dewald, Engineers Without Borders CEO Boris Martin, Rainforest Managing Partner Henry Doss and Calgary entrepreneur Craig Elias. (www.nexteconomyforum.com/2017-2/sessions)
2:45 – Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge – understand the problem, don’t tell us your solution (www.lionsdenalberta.org)
Soul of the Next Economy Forum exists to bring together different sectors to learn, connect and engage on social & development issues and how we can work together with businesses to address them. Please contact them to help further the conversation as we get closer to the Forum.