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The Young Social Innovators event series is brought to you by the BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship and co-hosted by Young Women in Business and Global Agents for Change.


Young Social Innovators - Speak Up The BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship wants to hear your opinion:

"How can the BC government create a community that enables and empowers young social entrepreneurs and innovators by the year 2020?"


Targeted at young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators; university students; students graduating highschool; youth serving organizations and all individuals interested in social innovation amongst young people.

Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.

Parking: Large paid parking just outside the Museum with free street parking close by.

Pubilc Transit: Take the #22, #2, or #32 and exit at Cornwall and Cypress. Walk North-East (towards the water).


9:15 - Doors open.

9:45 - Opening talk and event introduction

10:00 - Attendees pitch topics (SEE BELOW)

10:30 to 11:45 - Group's break-out to discuss recommendations for the council

11:45 to 12:15 - Group recommendations shared.

12:15 to 12:45 - Closing remarks and attendees free to mingle and leave at their leisure

How to Pitch a Topic?

Struggling to find a mentor? Can't find funding for your project? Would like to explore a better way to learn about Social Innovation ? Now's your time to Speak Up!

Individuals will pitch a topic they'd like to discuss (first-come first-served), with 30 seconds to describe the topic, why they'd like to discuss it, and why others should join. An example would be: "My name is John Smith and I'd like to discuss the role of online education in social innovation."

Attendees will each choose which topic to explore, and outline recommendations for the Council in their groups.


TWO Important Details

1. Don't forget to check out our pre-mingler and lightning pitch event (details below)

2. The council wants YOUR opinion on their social entrepreneurship report for the government (details below)!


Your Feedback Needed - The BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship

The BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship was established by the BC government in 2011 and is providing recommendations to the government on improving social innovation in BC.

They need your feedback to make sure young people are represented! Please send us your feedback at the following link: http://bit.ly/wIp27x

Their draft report can be found at http://socialinnovationbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Discussion-Document-BCAC-Together.pdf


Pre-mingler and Lightning Pitch Event - Meet other social innovators!

Register for the pre-mingler event on March 6th, Lightning Pitch Event,  which will feature 90 second pitches from some of the most exciting initiatives from under 30's in BC, and provide ample opportunity to network with emerging and established social change leaders.



Our Supporters:



Global Agents

 Education Generation SFU Beedie School of Business  
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When & Where

Museum of Vancouver
1100 chestnut street
Vancouver, British Columbia v6j 3j9

Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM (PST)

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Co-hosted by: Global Agents for Change, Young Women in Business, & the BC Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship

Young Women in Business is a non-profit society that connects young women with skills and support to achieve personal and professional success.

Global Agents for Change is a Vancouver based incubator for innovative approaches to social problems. Current ideas include Education Generation, Riding to Break the Cycle and the Global Catalyst Initiative.

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