We are made for these times
SVI Virtual | April 22 – 24
Lead through change with courage
SVI Virtual | April 22 – 24
This is not business as usual
SVI Virtual | April 22 – 24

Join a dynamic gathering of
mission-driven leaders who are committed to
generating positive impact through venture.

Given the developing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to modify our Vancouver convening and introduce SVI Virtual, a series of interactive online experiences rooted in SVI’s core model.

While we are disappointed to not meet in person, we are being given the opportunity to pivot and innovate as entrepreneurs so often do. The planned theme for April’s gathering has even greater resonance than before:

“This is Not Business as Usual: Leading through Change with Courage.”

  • "SVI was exactly what I had hoped for - a place to reconnect, be inspired, and be reminded with why I love business as a vehicle of change."

    Zoe Currelly Saltspring Harvest
  • "I was looking for a deep-dive into the social venture sphere: to learn, connect with leaders in the field, and come away with tools to help build a better world. SVI delivered."

    Adam Lynes-Ford Iron & Earth
  • "SVI allowed me to connect with others in the engaged in social purpose and purpose-driven work in an intense and comprehensive way that I have never experienced anywhere else."

    Matt Hessey Hessey Consulting + Architecture Inc.
  • "SVI offered a caring, compassionate space to discuss the very real problems and challenges being faced every day by social ventures and organizations. The honesty and willingness to share, and the genuine desire to help and support, truly impressed and humbled me."

    Shannon Emmerson President, Forge & Spark Media Ltd.
  • "SVI helped me take charge of my business and put its destiny in my own hands. It helped me envision where I want my business to go and how I can design it to help build the life I want to lead!"

    Annelies Tjebbes
  • "SVI Vancouver gave me the time to dig deep into myself, my business and my vision for the year to come."

    Participant SVI Vancouver 2019
  • "SVI is redefining the conference landscape with dynamic programming and meaningful content."

    Robert Fisher Dogwood

Program Content

 SVI Virtual is highly interactive and experiential.

Learn from Andrea Reimer’s True Confessions about how to lead through change with courage, and take in a True Confessions panel sharing stories of how entrepreneurs have pivoted through changing contexts.

Live Case Studies

A leader openly shares a key business challenge they’re facing around updating business models for audiences with shifting financial resources. A panel of experts and the gathering as a whole offer constructive feedback and insights.

Skill-building workshops cover a range of topics from strategy, sales and marketing, to personal leadership and equity training.

Have a deep discussion with a subject matter expert about a challenge you’re facing.

Deep Networking

Connect deeply with like-minded leaders through breakouts and peer coaching circles.

Ongoing Community Support

Join the online SVI community to make asks, share ideas, and join in-person meetups when we can gather again.

For 25 years, SVI has been an industry leader in creating connection.

Join us for the inaugural SVI Virtual as we craft an online gathering centered on relationships, interaction, and inspiration for these extraordinary times.

SVI Vancouver Producer Team

Laurel Dault

Laurel Dault

Social Innovation Manager, Hollyhock
SVI Executive Producer

Vanessa Richards

Vanessa Richards

Founder, Creative Together
SVI Producer

Mike Rowlands

Mike Rowlands

President & CEO, Junxion Strategy
Board Chair, Hollyhock
SVI Producer

Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon

Chair, Renewal Funds
Board of Directors, Hollyhock
SVI Producer

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Sponsors who provide critical support to ensure SVI’s success and increase accessibility by supporting the conference scholarship fund.

If you are interested in partnering with SVI, please connect with us.

Joel & Dana Solomon Fund