News #SoulForumYYC – next great gathering

#SoulForumYYC – next great gathering

EconoUs2017, the national community economic development conference held in Calgary Sept 13-15 was an amazing success. But we’re not done yet! Calgary’s changemaking community is still buzzing as it gears up for Soul of the Next Economy Forum #SoulForumYYC on September 29 & 30.

Co-hosts for the event are Ambrose University, FigTree Foundation, and Vibrant Communities Calgary, with BDC playing a lead partnership role. The event brings the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions together for two dynamic days of learning, connecting and engaging in sustainable business-oriented solutions to address local and global social and development 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 (www.cinemapolitica.org/film/food-coop)

Saturday, September 30

8:30 – Morning keynote with Daniela Papi-Thornton, Oxford scholar tackling Heropreneurship (www.tacklingheropreneurship.com)

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)

PS – Regular priced tickets are $149, but with our friends and family code FORUM17FRIENDS it’s only $115!  Register here.

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