2019 Summit  |  Vancouver, BC

 

For twenty years, Social Venture Partners has leveraged the networks of thousands of engaged philanthropists to effect meaningful change in communities worldwide. Today, SVP is 8 countries and 43 affiliate chapters strong — a global movement of over 3400 engaged donors, skilled leaders and volunteers transforming the world’s understanding of social impact.

Every year, our international community converges to renew its commitment to the challenge of smarter philanthropy. We share the best of our affiliates’ work across the globe; examine our sector’s most pressing concerns and emerging practices; deepen the understanding of our individual and collective roles as change agents; and expand through the connections that define our network.

 
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This Year in Vancouver,

the Summit will gather our global network to examine the meaning of servant leadership and centering impacted and historically marginalized communities. How does historical context show up today? How do we show up in ways that allow us to contribute to transformation? How do we honor communities we seek to work with?

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Logistics

Our group reservation block at the event venue, The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, is now full. We encourage you to call directly if you still wish to book a stay there. SVP rates are, however, still available at the nearby Holiday Inn Downtown — use group code “SVP”. There are a number of exciting activities taking place in Vancouver during the event this year, so don’t wait long!

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Summit Mobile App

Back by popular demand, we’ve partnered with Whova to bring participants a new version of the Global Summit mobile app. Offered during registration, it allows you to immediately connect with other attendees, view current event details and and receive exclusive in-app updates. Already registered? Get the app now.

Keynote

Philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva is a leader on the cutting edge of social impact. Vice President of programs and advocacy at The Schott Foundation, he also serves on the boards of Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Andrus Family Fund. He empowers us understand our historical context fully so that we can heal both individually and collectively. Learn More