Agenda

The Social Venture Institute model is based on peer-to-peer learning and connecting you with business experts and enterprise leaders with stories and lessons to share.

Mornings start with Case Studies. Central to Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute model, they are where some of the greatest learning happens. Case Studies are an opportunity for organizations to share a key challenge with a panel of experts and the gathering as a whole for constructive feedback, advice and direction.

Afternoons focus on learning opportunities through one-on-one expert meetings, workshops and skills training.

Each night, we present a True Confession keynote speaker which allow us to hear from inspirational leaders who share their trials, tribulations and triumphs in creating businesses that matter.

Evenings are also alive with Ignite presentations, music, socials, dancing and the magical Hollyhock campus under the stars, oceanside fire-pit circles, and rich connection time. And it all happens in one of the most beautiful places on the planet: Hollyhock.

Our meals spread across Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are what glue the conference community and agenda together.

Proposed 2017 Agenda, subject to change. Click each item in the agenda for more information.

8:00 am
8:30 am
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10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
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8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
12:00 am
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Check-In
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner & Hollyhock Orientation
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

True Confessions
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SVI True Confessions allow us to hear from inspirational leaders who share their trials, tribulations and triumphs in creating businesses that matter. These intimate “confessions” reveal the challenges and success of building businesses focuses on the triple bottom line.

Thursday, Sept. 14
Thursday, Sept. 14
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Case Study
9:15 am - 11:00 am

Case Studies are central to Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are an opportunity for organizations to share a key challenge with a panel of experts and the gathering as a whole for constructive feedback, advice and direction.

Every morning we feature a Case Study. Presenters describe their entrepreneurial challenge and answer follow-up questions from a panel of experts, then the audience. Reflection and advice are then given about leading a social venture business, while the presenter listens silently. Both experts and audience provide practical and personal insight. Most of us in the room learn alongside our courageous entrepreneur, who opens up the rarely revealed inside story.

Marketplace of Ideas
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is your opportunity to share in front of the entire group. These fast paced two-minute presentations allow you to share inspiring news about your business. This is your chance to pitch an idea or make that ask for what you really need. What have you come to Social Venture Institute to raise awareness about?

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshops
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Peer Circles
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We gather in small groups for these interactive problem solving sessions. Each person can share a challenge and receive loving peer reflection in a safe, intimate space. High value for your own enterprise.
Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

True Confessions
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Evening Gathering
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Friday, Sept. 15
Friday, Sept. 15
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Case Study
9:15 am - 11:00 am

Case Studies are central to Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are an opportunity for organizations to share a key challenge with a panel of experts and the gathering as a whole for constructive feedback, advice and direction.

Every morning we feature a Case Study. Presenters describe their entrepreneurial challenge and answer follow-up questions from a panel of experts, then the audience. Reflection and advice are then given about leading a social venture business, while the presenter listens silently. Both experts and audience provide practical and personal insight. Most of us in the room learn alongside our courageous entrepreneur, who opens up the rarely revealed inside story.

Morning Group Session
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

One-on-Ones & Hollyhock Activities
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The One-on-One model is a peer mentorship program. This is your chance to introduce yourself to the individuals whose experience and knowledge best align with the questions you’ve brought to Social Venture Institute Hollyhock. You can connect with them individually and book a mutually convenient 30 minute session over meals and during free time. One-one-ones can be a walk in the forest or along the beach, or a conversation on the lodge lawn.

Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ignite
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ignite is all about big thinking, awesome ideas and plenty of fun in half the time. Join us for this series of speedy presentations consisting of 20 slides timed to auto advance every 15 seconds. This year’s presenters have prepared deep and meaningful stories.

Evening Gathering
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Saturday, Sept. 16
Saturday, Sept. 16
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Case Study
9:15 am - 11:00 am

Case Studies are central to Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are an opportunity for organizations to share a key challenge with a panel of experts and the gathering as a whole for constructive feedback, advice and direction.

Every morning we feature a Case Study. Presenters describe their entrepreneurial challenge and answer follow-up questions from a panel of experts, then the audience. Reflection and advice are then given about leading a social venture business, while the presenter listens silently. Both experts and audience provide practical and personal insight. Most of us in the room learn alongside our courageous entrepreneur, who opens up the rarely revealed inside story.

Business Problem Solving Sessions
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

These sessions are an excellent opportunity for participants to bring their business and organization challenges to an informal forum of experts and peers. They’re shorter versions of the case study model where presenters lay out their challenge and the participants in the room ask clarifying questions and offer advice.

Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshops
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

True Confessions
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Evening Gathering
10:00 pm - 12:00 am