TEDxCongressAve - November 16, 2013

TEDxCongressAve was an independently organized, not-for-profit TEDx event in Austin. TEDxCongressAve provided a platform for innovative and inspiring ideas that are worth spreading and celebrating.


TEDxCongressAve valued innovation, passion, compassion, and courage; and encouraged conversation and connections. TEDxCongressAve presented four thought-leaders, who presented their powerful ideas that can truly change the world.

 Chasing Sustainability 2013  - October 25, 2013 

Chasing Sustainability is an educational conference providing students with a more cohesive understanding of sustainability in business through workshops, panels and networking sessions. The conference connected participants with fellow students and business leaders who share a passion for sustainability and business.

 ”The Greatest Recycling Show on Earth” 2013 RCA Waste Reduction Conference  Oct. 2-4, 2013 in Calgary
The RCA’s annual conference is the biggest of its kind in Canada. It’s the provinces premier learning and networking event for the recycling industry. The 2013 conference featured a wide array of topics, including social marketing, success stories, commercial waste diversion, progress towards zero waste, composting, and other innovative programs and technologies.

UBC IB World Student Conference - July 16 - 27, 2013

Given the success of the 2012 event together with UBC’s ground breaking commitment to sustainable research, operations, and growth, the International Student Initiative again hosted a sustainable-themed conference. This year the theme was, ECOnomics: Creating a Sustainable Future exploring the basis behind a green economy that sees value not only in profits but also in improved human well- being, social equality and ecological health. Over 200 students from around the globe, all whom are passionate about sustainability and are seeking new ways to be effective change- makers in their own communities as they move forward in their studies and out into the world.

Get Outside BC, July 13-17 2013 in Squamish BC

Get Outside BC is a collaborative youth leadership project that aims to strengthen youth attachment to British Columbia’s wilderness by empowering young leaders across the province. The project is a collaborative effort between CPAWS-BC, BC Parks, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Child and Nature Alliance of Canada.

The purpose of the project is to connect youth to the outdoors in a meaningful and sustainable way by giving them a sense of purpose and the capacity to inspire others to spend more time in the outdoors. The goal of the project is to provide both a gateway experience for youth engagement with BC’s outdoors and subsequent opportunities for engagement through youth-led follow-up events and the creation of a supportive youth network of natural leaders. Rather than providing a one-time experience, Get Outside BC aims to provide youth with the tools and resources to develop an enduring connection to the outdoors and a lifelong identity as a natural leader.

photo credit to: Colin J. McMechan.

1% for the Planet - July 9, 2013

1% for the Planet held its second Canadian Member Networking event in Vancouver, BC on July 9, 2013 at East of Main Café , sponsored by Junxion Strategy. The event is part of a monthly series that will take place throughout the year in an effort to build collaborative relationships between 1% member companies and the nonprofits they support.

2013 BALLE Conference  - June 11-14, 2013 

Once per year our community assembles for a can’t-miss gathering that is a who’s who of innovators collaborating to build a new economy. From international thought leaders and on-the-ground social entrepreneurs, to policymakers, network builders, local economy funders, philanthropists, and everyone in between.

1% for the Planet - May 28, 2013

1% for the Planet held its first Canadian Member Networking event in Vancouver, BC on May 28, 2013 at East of Main Café , sponsored by Junxion Strategy. The event is part of a monthly series that will take place throughout the year in an effort to build collaborative relationships between 1% member companies and the nonprofits they support.

Social Venture Network - April 25-28. 2013


The purpose of this event is to be an inspirational gathering point for a diverse group of impact entrepreneurs, laying the groundwork for meaningful collaboration and courageous action to increase the positive impact of their organizations.

Institute B

Interactive and inspiration day for entrepreneurs to find the Freedom to Create in the context of their business and their lives.


Featuring Bix Bickson and Danielle Laporte, this event allowed guests to bring their most burning questions and hear from 2 experts who have seen and done it all.