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Thursday, October 3

11:00am MDT

Open Data: Driving Scale & Impact

Opening data and sharing knowledge is the way forward for creating social impact at scale.

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Eva Friesen

President and CEO, The Calgary Foundation
Widely respected in the Calgary community, Ms. Friesen has an extensive background in providing effective leadership. She has been the President and CEO of The Calgary Foundation since 2005. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Friesen was CEO of the Calgary Health Trust for 4 years... Read More →

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Lucy Bernholz

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Lucy Bernholz is a Managing Director at Arabella Advisors, a strategic advisory firm for philanthropists and impact investors. She joined Arabella in 2011 after selling them her 14-year old consulting firm, Blueprint Research & Design, Inc. She also is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s... Read More →
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Michael Lenczner

CEO, Ajah
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah (www.ajah.ca), a Canadian-based company which offers an online funder research to the non-profit sector. Its service, Fundtracker, merges dozens of government and public data sets with its own proprietary research so that users can track... Read More →
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Brian Walsh

Executive Director, Liquidnet For Good
I'm passionate about activating the full spectrum of enterprises and capital to generate social impact, from philanthropy to impact investing.I believe that social impact has the potential to come from any type of enterprise. Currently I oversee Liquidnet For Good, where my job i... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Cross Cultural Collaboration: Managing Beyond Borders

A great idea takes great implementation and working across borders (any border) is not always easy.  Theory only gets you so far when managing beyond borders, learn from practioners who do it everyday.

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Kristin Hayden

Founder/Executive Director, OneWorldNow!
Kristin is an Ashoka Fellow, "a leading social entrepreneur who we recognize to have innovative solutions and the potential to change patterns across society." Her passion for cross-cultural understanding began with a study abroad experience in Apartheid South Africa. That experience... Read More →

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Francesca Agnello

Coordinator, ACRACCS
Coordinator at ACRACCS unit dedicated to Microfinance and Social Business, specializing in technical support and incubation of social enterprises within international cooperation projects. Francesca has a long experience in the field of microfinance and economic development in Kenya... Read More →
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Eve Blossom

Founder, Lulan Artisans
Eve Blossom is the Founder of Lulan™ Artisans, designers and producers of sustainable textiles that elegantly merge original contemporary designs with centuries-old weaving techniques. She works in partnership with more than 650 weavers, spinners, dyers and finishers in small workshops... Read More →
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Andrea Coleman

Co-founder and CEO, Riders for Health
Andrea and husband Barry, are life-long motorcyclists. They saw that well-maintained motorcycles in Africa meant health care delivered, money saved and people trained in appropriate skills. Andrea’s motorcycle racing life and her work in promotion and sports management provided... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 108-109 TELUS Convention Centre

2:00pm MDT

Unlikely Alliances

Borders are not just geographic.  Learn from unlikely partners who have joined together to create social change and innovation.

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Jocelyne Daw

Board Member, Trico Charitable Foundation
Jocelyne is a pioneer and leading expert in creating powerful community-business partnerships and the integration of branding, corporate citizenship and social purpose into organization strategy and culture. As an internationally published author, speaker and consultant she is committed... Read More →

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Batool Hassan

Director of Business Development, Acumen
Batool has been with Acumen since 2008, starting with Acumen Pakistan where she led business development, strengthened Acumen’s local presence and built a community of supporters.  Globally, we have our strongest circle of advisors and seasoned, senior mentors in Pakistan.  Now... Read More →
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Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations... Read More →
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Shaikh Saif Al Rashid

Founder Director and CEO, Jita Bangladesh
An inclusive business development and management expert with more than 10 years of experience in enterprise and business development, bottom of Pyramid (BoP) marketing and activation, public private partnership and CSR with specific focus on social returns and women empowerment etc. Founder... Read More →
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Sam Stephens

Executive Director/CEO, Global Soap Project
Sam Stephens is the Executive Director/CEO of the Global Soap Project, an organization that recycles partially-used hotel soap into millions of new bars that are distributed to people in need through programs that focus on humanitarian relief, hygiene education, and microenterprise... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre
Friday, October 4

10:15am MDT

From Serving to Service: Developing Social Impact Career Opportunities for Youth

Building on a main stage discussion from the previous day, this session will focus on developing specific strategies to both expand and maximize youth engagement in social impact careers. Targeted barriers to entry may include: social enterprise careers can’t offer competitive pay, students don’t know how to access opportunities at for-profit or nonprofit social enterprises, and students aren’t prepared for jobs in this sector.

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013.

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Victoria Lennox

Co-Founder and CEO, Startup Canada
Victoria Lennox is a 30-year-old Canadian social entrepreneur, commentator, program architect and policy advisor who has a track record of creating meaningful political and policy inroads to advance entrepreneurship. As the co-founder and CEO of grassroots non-profit Startup Canada... Read More →

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Jack Graham

Founder and CEO, Year Here
Jack Graham is the Founder and CEO of London-based social enterprise startup, Year Here, a new type of 'gap year' that challenges bright young people to a year of tackling social issues in their own backyard. He previously worked at the Young Foundation, one of the UK's leading c... Read More →
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Abdullah Saleh

Co-founder and Chief Executive Director, ICChange
Abdullah Saleh is a General Surgery resident at the University of Alberta. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Director of ICChange. Born in Iraq, he lived in France and Malaysia before moving to Canada in 2000. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of... Read More →
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Bari Saltman

President, Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative
Bari Saltman is a senior at Harvard College studying Sociology and Psychology. Committed to empowering undergraduates to become agents of change, Bari is the President of the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC), a student organization that brings together members... Read More →
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Charles Tsai

Director of Learning Networks, Ashoka Canada
Charles Tsai leads Ashoka's university strategy in Canada and is based in Vancouver. He joined Ashoka in 2008 to oversee global campaigns supporting young social entrepreneurs. A former reporter and producer for CNN, Charles ventured into the social sector in 2005 when he started... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:45am MDT
Hall CD TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Culture Shock: Engaging Others in Your Success

You are pushing the advancement of society on key issues such as empowering the disenfranchised; helping not-for-profits make money; and/or bringing together diverse - and at times at odds - groups such as for-profits and environmental groups.  For some, these trends have paradigm-shifting implications. How do you make sure they are ready for and willing to engage in your success?

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Ros Tennyson

Co-Founder and Development Director, The Partnership Brokers Association
The Partnership Brokers Association, of which I am co-founder and currently act as Development Director, is designed to build ‘learning, training & transforming’ of the collaboration landscape by promoting and supporting those acting as partnership facilitators / intermediaries... Read More →

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Janice Abbott

CEO, Atira Women's Resource Society
Janice Abbott has been the CEO of Atira Women's Resource Society since 1992. She lead the Society through its growth from a single transition house located in South Surrey with a staff of seven, to a large multi-service agency with two, for-profit subsidiaries, a development arm and... Read More →
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Hadley Archer

VP Strategic Partnerships and Development, WWF-Canada
Hadley got his start with WWF in Switzerland, where he led a global campaign to transform the tissue sector through responsible paper procurement. Now working with WWF-Canada as the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Development, Hadley leads a highly motivated and dedicated team that... Read More →
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Sheetal Mehta Walsh

Investor, Shanti Life
Sheetal Mehta Walsh,'94 BA (Silicon Valley/Vancouver Chapter), is an angel investor with over 20 years experience in venture capital, technology and social enterprise. She is a Deal Maker for the Global Entrepreneur Programme and Founding Partner of Soho Ventures Fund. Sheetal is... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Glen 203-204 TELUS Convention Centre

11:00am MDT

Sharing Failure: Winning Strategies For Sharing Failure

We only succeed if we learn from our errors. What are the best ways to share these stories?

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Kevin Lynch

President and CEO, Social Enterprise Alliance
Kevin Lynch is the President and CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance.  Lynch is, first and foremost, a social enterprise practitioner. From 2003 until mid-2011, he served as President of Rebuild Resources, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit social enterprise in St. Paul, Minnesota... Read More →

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Lauren Dobell

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Vancity
A long-time fan of its practices of values-based banking, community impact investment and ground-breaking social finance, Lauren was delighted to join Vancity in 2011 as Director of Partnerships.  An eclectic background, encompassing episodes of international development, journalism... Read More →
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Ashley Good

Founder and CEO, Fail Forward
Ashley started the website, AdmittingFailure.com, and the consulting firm, Fail Forward, to spark a shift in how civil society perceives and talks about failure and to help organizations learn, innovate and build resilience. She also built and continues to lead Engineers Without Borders... Read More →
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Melinda Jacobs

Co-Founder, Social Innovation Research Group
Melinda Jacobs is a co-founder of the Social Innovation Research Group. The SIRG is a research driven, practice oriented platform for knowledge exchange in social innovation and social enterprise. SIRG acts as a consensus broker for building policy agendas and entrepreneurial ecosystems... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Telus 103 TELUS Convention Centre
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