BLD Western Canada 2017
Educate, Organize & Engage with the B Corp Comminuty | May 17th


  May 16 B There Reception Sponsored by Silver Chef and Persephone Brewing Company.
Location: Silver Chef, 948 Homer Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC Google Map

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5:30 pm Reception begins  
6:15 pm Presentations begin Speakers:
Barbara Alinker, Alinker Doug Dellverez, Silver Chef James Boettcher, Chief Idea Officer & CEO, Fiasco Gelato (Calgary)
7:30 pm Attendees leave for dinner at local restaurants together  
  May 17 Conference
Location: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC Google Map

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9:00am Registration starts  
9:00-9:30am Coffee, refreshments and networking  
9:30am Welcome remarks Mike Rowlands, Junxion
10:00am Morning Keynote Karen Joseph, CEO, Reconciliation Canada
10:30am Panel + Q&A Moderator:
Suzanne Siemens, Co-founder and CEO, Lunapads
Bernie Geiss, President, Cove Continuity Advisors Kai Scott, Principal at TransFocus Consulting Michelle Reid, Sustainability Czar, Mills Office Productivity Paula Cruickshank, Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BD
11:30am Break  
11:45am Morning Breakout Sessions Session 1: Dialogue
Matt McGibbon, B Corp Coordinator, Persephone Brewing Wendy Palmer, VP Marketing, Trico Homes (Calgary)
Session 2: Workshop
Kai Scott, Principal, TransFocus Consulting
Session 3: Panel/Workshop: Building an Impact Brand
Melissa Orozco, Founder + Creative Director, Yulu Public Relations Sandra Nomoto, CEO, Conscious PR Katja Macura, Senior Consultant, Junxion Sean Jimenez, Founder + CEO, Soulpepper
Session 4: Panel: Inclusion Challenge
Moderator: Sarah White, COO & Co-Founder, Fairware Panelists: Madeleine Shaw, Co-founder & Creative Director, Lunapads Darla Simpson, Engagement Specialist, SES Consulting Lauren Archibald, Marketing Manager, Ethical Bean Trevor Thomas, Lawyer, Kent Employment Law
1pm Lunch on-site SMAK Foods
1:45pm Mindfulness and Yoga Exercise Led by Bernie Geiss, President, Cove Continuity Advisors
1:50pm Best for the World Award Ceremony
2:15pm Best for the World Moderator: Stephanie Ryan, Sr. Associate, B Lab
Panelists: Aron Bjornson, Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing, Salt Spring Coffee Saul Brown, Chief Story Officer, Saul Good Gift Co. Amanda Ladner, Owner, SMAK Foods Nicole Bradbury, Senior Vice President, Renewal Funds
3:15pm Break  
3:30pm Afternoon Breakout  Session 1: Case study
Tom Redl, CEO, Chandos Construction (Calgary) Breakout
Session 2: Case study
Manu Varma, People Person, Traction on Demand Breakout
Session 3: Workshop
Angela Nagy, CEO, GreenStep Solutions Christine Carter, BC Sales & Marketing Manager, Bullfrog Power Breakout
Session 4: Workshop
Anusha Srijeyanathan, VP Client Success, Benevity (Calgary)
4:45pm Closing Keynote: Ian Walker, President, Left Coast Naturals
5:15pm Closing remarks Mike Rowlands, President & CEO, Junxion Strategy
5:30pm Conference ends Evening Social begins
  Evening Social On-site at the Vancity Theatre. B Corps are encouraged to invite a friend to this portion of BLD Western Canada. Tickets include appetizers and 1 drink ticket, and can be purchased separately on the Eventbrite registration page.


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