Sept 29 & 30 – Soul of the Next Economy Forum

This great snapshot of the upcoming Soul of the Next Economy Forum was submitted by our friend and Chair of the planning committee for the event Angie Redecopp. She is an associate professor at Ambrose University, and teaches in the business program and development studies minor. Her research focuses on the supply chain and human rights. 

What will you do for the #nexteconomy? 

On September 29 and 30 Ambrose University, Fig Tree Foundation and Vibrant Communities Calgary will host Soul of the Next Economy Forum #SoulForumYYC where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. From the business leaders who host our Executive Roundtable to the social innovators participating in the Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge, representatives from all sectors will demonstrate the changing the way we do business and development.

Fueled by innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility Soul of the Next Economy Forum will help you:

  • LEARN about local & global social and development issues
  • CONNECT with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues
  • ENGAGE in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues

Our gathering begins on Friday, September 29 with the Executive Roundtable involving business leaders from around Calgary moderated by Linda Coady of Enbridge. Then keynote Wayne Visser – writer, speaker, academic, poet, film producer, social entrepreneur, and futurist will present the “Frontiers of Corporate Responsibility”. On Saturday, September 30 Daniela Papi-Thornton of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford will speak to “Tackling Heropreneurship,” or focusing on better understanding problems and existing efforts before starting yet another organization or initiative. Breakout sessions will address Better Business, Local/International Issues, and Collaboration and Engagement and are followed by the Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge.

Please visit to register. Early Bird registration of $99 is available until the end of August and for anyone attending both EconoUs2017 and Soul of the Next Economy Forum you can use promo code NEXTECONOUS for a special discount. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SoulForumYYC for updates and news.