LEDlab Final Presentation at Hopeful Economics Conference
This year’s lab cohort wraps up this month with a presentation at the Hopeful Economics Leadership & Innovation Summit taking place April 21 – 22 at the SFU Harbour Centre. The project coordinators, alongside the lab community partners (Binners’ Project, Hives for Humanity, Knack and ReBuild), are excited to share their successes, challenges, lessons learned, as well as questions and tensions they are still holding from their work in the DTES. The panel will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
The Hopeful Economics leadership summit, produced by the SFU Community Economic Development Certificate program and the City of Vancouver, seeks to highlight that the dominant economic paradigm, based on the myth of limitless growth, has left both the environment and people behind. But there are possibilities for new models that build local, strong, and sustainable economies as a way forward. This summit is an opportunity for everyone to connect, share solutions, and do some big picture thinking together.
Hopeful Economics program will be full of workshops, speakers, and panel discussions touching on topics ranging from indigenous social entrepreneurship and reconciliation to local impact investing, CED policy, and refugee settlement in Canada plus many more. There will also be a social innovation challenge where social entrepreneurs will pitch their social impact ideas, with opportunities to win funding, mentoring and other prizes.
The LEDlab is thrilled to be attending and participating at Hopeful Economics, and we would be delighted to see you at the cohort presentations or at the summit overall. If you have not grabbed your tickets yet, you can do so at the registration page.
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