Agenda

SVI’s 25th anniversary online takes the SVI model and presents it into three days and four evenings of highly interactive learning.

Expect group learning together, as well as many breakouts in pairs and small groups to elevate your learning and deepen connection.

Afternoon and evening sessions will be recorded so that you can participate based on your own schedule. Morning sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain confidentiality for those sessions which contain sensitive material.

Times are presented in Pacific Time

8:00 am
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Tuesday, October 13
Tuesday, October 13
Opening Together
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet your fellow SVI participants and ground in purpose for our time together.

True Confessions
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Featuring Karina Birch

Karina Birch is co-owner and CEO of natural body care purveyor Rocky Mountain Soap Co. She and her husband Cam nurtured the company from its days as a 300 square foot shop in Canmore to the now 13 retail stores and 16,000 square foot workshop in Canmore.   Believing ‘what goes on the body, goes in the body,’ Rocky is on a mission to created small-batch products using simple, natural and fresh ingredients.

Wednesday, October 14
Wednesday, October 14
Case Studies: Motherbees & Universal Access
9:00 am - 11:15 am

The Case Study model at SVI provides an opportunity for the entire conference to gain powerful and tangible skills to support running a successful social venture. Thriving businesses identify a specific challenge which our panel of experts and conference attendees will help provide insight on. Choose your own adventure to work on a challenge with MotherBees or Universal Access

Marketplace of Ideas
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

These fast-paced 60 second presentations allow you to introduce yourself and your enterprise to the gathering. This is your chance to pitch an idea or make that ask. Creativity and passion are encouraged.

Re-building Community in Place
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harness local knowledge, relationships, characteristics, and assets to build an inclusive local economy

How does a community redevelop to work better for the people who already live there? What does it look like to harness the local knowledge, relationships, unique characteristics, and assets which exist in community to build an inclusive local economy? Come learn how two communities on opposite ends of Canada are approaching local economic development from the ground up, putting residents at the heart of redevelopment.

Workshops
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshops
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Agile Strategy // Developing a Resilient Leadership Practice // Measuring Inclusive Culture

Descriptions: https://hollyhockleadershipinstitute.org/svi/agenda/workshops/

Marketplace of Ideas

These fast-paced 60 second presentations allow you to introduce yourself and your enterprise to the gathering. This is your chance to pitch an idea or make that ask. Creativity and passion are encouraged.

The SVI So Very Interesting Coffee House
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Relationships make a conference meaningful. It’s rewarding to discover what makes people tick, ideas fly and hearts sail. The whole of you is creating your business and we thought it’d be generative, even restorative to also pay attention to what you do when you’re not working.

Relationships make a conference meaningful. It’s rewarding to discover what makes people tick, see ideas fly, and witness hearts sail. The whole of you is creating your business, and so we thought it would be generative, even restorative to also share what you do when you’re not working. Since quarantine, many have (re)discovered their creativity and unexpected passions. Many have been tending to their inspiration, honing skills, and seeking solace and delight in self-expression. Let’s share that in our So Very Interesting Coffee House, where “Show n Tell” meets “Passion Show.” (You don’t need to have talent for this one!) Did you spend time writing, painting, making music, baking, creating raised beds, tailoring clothes, or crafting? Can you share an example in 2-6 minutes? Play us a song, show us pictures, read from your favourite book (who doesn’t love being read to?), do a Q&A on your favourite quirky hobby, teach us to dance the Git Up, or even demonstrate the best life-hack you learned in quarantine! This online coffee house is a chance to share what’s been nourishing you in these days of flux. We are inspired by the whole of you. Show up and shimmer at the SVI So Very Interesting/Inventive/Intentional/Imaginative coffee house! This social and interactive event will be hosted on Airmeet, where participants will have the chance to move to different tables to casually chat between sets.

Thursday, October 15
Thursday, October 15
True Confessions
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Featuring Adnan Durrani

Adnan Durrani is the founder and CEO of Saffron Road Foods, the fastest growing natural frozen entrée brand in USA. He has been a serial social entrepreneur and venture capitalist for almost 30 years.

Peer Coaching Circles
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Get advice on your own challenge and support fellow entrepreneurs in Peer Coaching Circles.

Unlearning the Ways We Work: Anti-Oppression for Social Venture Leaders
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Doing the work of social change requires us to change ourselves. Presented by Groundswell Alternative Business School.

We’re drawn to social change, though we rarely pause to look at how our ways of working perpetuate the very systems we seek to change. First, we’ll get comfortable with "naming the thing" and see how systems of oppression are interconnected. Then we'll unpack the dominant narratives that affect how we work, how we define success, and how we value ourselves and others. You'll be guided through self-reflection, an exercise to prioritize your values, and a collective learning practice to cultivate alternative ways of working. This is an invitation to unlearn, relearn and recommit to doing the work of social change.

Workshops
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Reconcili-ACTION [runs until 5:45] // Digital Strategy // Financial Forecasting

Descriptions: https://hollyhockleadershipinstitute.org/svi/agenda/workshops/

Yin Yoga
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Yin  is a mind-body practice that is accessible to people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. It consists of gentle floor-based stretches and poses with a focus on breathing to find space, peace and resiliency. The Yin practice of longer held shapes helps to identify and dismantle old holding patterns, releases stress and tension in the tissues and helps to clarify the mind.  This offering with Danielle Hoogenboom is perfect for all levels and interests. It is easy, effective and efficient and curated specially for the SVI Family.

Ignite! Celebrating 25 Years of SVI
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An evening of energizing rapid fire storytelling and joyful connection!

An evening of energizing rapid fire storytelling and joyful connection! Hear from SVI longtime alumni about the impact SVI has had on their lives, and from the next generation carrying the flame forward.

Friday, October 16
Friday, October 16
Case Studies: Magnusmode & DreamRider Productions
9:00 am - 11:15 am

The Case Study model at SVI provides an opportunity for the entire conference to gain powerful and tangible skills to support running a successful social venture. Thriving businesses identify a specific challenge which our panel of experts and conference attendees will help provide insight on. Choose your own adventure to work on a challenge with Magnusmode or DreamRider Productions

Marketplace of Ideas
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

These fast-paced 60 second presentations allow you to introduce yourself and your enterprise to the gathering. This is your chance to pitch an idea or make that ask. Creativity and passion are encouraged.

Raising Capital Roundtable
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Rapid fire Q&A session with investors and bankers to answer your questions about funding your enterprise

Workshops
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Social Media Planning // M̓itel’nexw Leadership Transformation

Descriptions: https://hollyhockleadershipinstitute.org/svi/agenda/workshops/

Creating Inclusive Economies
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
What are the practical and tactical steps that individuals and investors can and must do to create more inclusive economies?

Our old economic systems are crumbling. New ways are emerging. What are the practical and tactical steps that individuals and investors can and must do to create more inclusive economies? Hear from some of the leading finance practitioners from across North America share their strategies and game changing perspectives in playing a key role in the transition towards a more just, inclusive and sustainable economy. You will gain insight, knowledge and tools to help you be an active part of the solution. Featuring Valerie Red Horse Mohl, Kristin Hull, Carol Anne Hilton, & Esther Park

Closing Together
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Don't miss this chance to integrate what we've learned and close together in a good way.

Closing Party
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It wouldn't be an SVI gathering without a dancing. Connect with fellow participants for an evening of movement and conversation.