Strengthen & grow your enterprise
SVI Vancouver April 22 – 24
Deepen your networks
SVI Vancouver April 22 – 24
SVI Vancouver
April 22 – 24

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

  • "SVI Vancouver is my must-attend conference each year. The content and community have been instrumental to my business and personal growth."

    Participant SVI Vancouver 2017
  • "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 is highly interactive and experiential.

True Confession Speakers


Authentic storytelling sessions from established leaders who share their personal journey, struggles, and triumphs in a candid and intimate format.

Live Case Studies


A leader openly shares a key business challenge they’re facing. 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.

One-on-One Mentors


Have a deep discussion with a talented mentor about a challenge you’re facing.

Deep Networking


Connect deeply with like-minded leaders through experiential activities, peer coaching circles, and an evening gathering.

Take the Stage


Every SVI participant has the opportunity to grab the mic, share their project, and make an ask.

Discover why SVI is unlike any other conference.

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.

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