Application Deadline: May 31

Learn with the best.

Social Venture Institute: Banff has sold out every year! Attendance is limited!

We do things a bit differently here in Alberta. And we also saw more and more people committed to the radical idea that business could be based in social mission and impact. So we partnered with Hollyhock, who for 25 years has been convening investors, innovators, and leaders. Social Venture Institute has contributed to a global movement of socially responsible entrepreneurship. With Social Venture Institute: Banff, we hope to build on that movement and support the unique needs of Alberta based social- ventures.

SVI: Banff is for social-venture leaders to build connections with like-minded peers and learn more about socially responsible business in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. SVI: Banff is highly interactive and experiential with a strong focus on peer-to-peer learning, working alongside other social-venture leaders in this one-of-a-kind community. Its unique format is designed to achieve out of the box results, and rejuvenate entrepreneurs' passions and visions.

Learn with the best. SVI: Banff is highly interactive and experiential.

Speakers & Attendees

We're in the process of finalizing a line up of amazing speakers and attendees. Please check back as we continue to provide updates.

Connie Stacey

Connie Stacey

Speaker

Founder and president of Growing Greener Innovations, an award-winning Canadian energy technology company

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Ted Fleming

Ted Fleming

Speaker

Founder of Partake Brewing and Premium Near Beer, the number one selling craft non-alcoholic beer in Canada

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Charla Vall

Charla Vall

Attendee

Helps impact-driven organizations find the clarity, confidence and capacity to execute bold strategies that create real social and environmental change

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Vanessa Richards

Vanessa Richards

Producer Team

Transdisciplinary artist and facilitator with a passion for communities, collaboration and culture she initiates arts-based social projects that move us towards life affirming change

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Laurel Dault

Laurel Dault

Producer Team

Facilitator and lead of Hollyhock's Signature Programming, including Activate, Run for Office, and Social Venture Institute (SVI)

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Mike Rowlands

Mike Rowlands

Producer Team

President & CEO at Junxion, a firm that for over 20 years has been advising on strategy, sustainability, and social impact for some of the world’s most courageous and generative companies, non-profits, and movements

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Philip Lozano

Philip Lozano

Producer Team

Manager of Be Local YYC, with almost 10 years of experience working in social enterprise, with a focus on community and grassroot initiatives

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Erick Ambtman

Erick Ambtman

Attendee

Executive director of EndPoverty Edmonton, a community initiative working towards prosperity for all through advancing reconciliation, the elimination of racism, livable incomes, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, affordable and quality child care, and access to mental health services and addiction supports.

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Katie Knopp

Katie Knopp

Attendee

Social community manager at Goodlawyer, assisting thousands of Canadians access legal help through free legal webinars.

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James Gamage

James Gamage

Attendee

The Director of Innovation and the Social Impact Lab at United Way of Calgary and Area, working passionately to solve some of the most serious social issues affecting the citizens of Calgary

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Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Attendee

Co-founder of Hope Cleaning Inc, a cleaning company with the mission of providing meaningful employment opportunities to vulnerable women in Calgary.

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Jeanie Macpherson

Jeanie Macpherson

Attendee

Leader of the Moving Mountains initiative, a Bow Valley wide effort to advance collaborative impact, fund generation and engagement of civil society in Truth and Reconciliation, health and wellness, environment and economy.

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Katie Bertram

Katie Bertram

Attendee

Customer service and sales specialist for BluPlanet Recycling, a sustainability-focused waste services company based in Calgary.

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Greg Mroczek

Greg Mroczek

Attendee

Manager of sales and marketing programs at BluPlanet Recycling, a sustainable waste hauling company based in Calgary.

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Pricing

Standard

$350 (plus facility fees)

What's Included

3 conference days

Coffee

Snacks

2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

Parking

Access to Fitness and Recreation facilities, Banff Centre library and archives, and complimentary arts and programmed events when available.

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