Schedule - 

May 24, 2018

We are going to explore the true value of our community, create connections through supply chains, and improve our impact by leveraging our relationships. We will hear from passionate intrapreneurs, welcome our newbies, plan radical collaborations, and learn to campaign like pros.

(We're even throwing in some self-care... because it's 2018.)

Morning Agenda


Registration 8:30 - 9:00


Welcome 9:00 - 9:25

Keynote 9:25 - 9:50


approaching our tipping point

We are greater than the sum of our parts 

We have all been working away feverishly on the change we wish to see, the change we B. For the first time BLD Western Canada participants will see the data behind our collective impact. This session is sure to excite and empower as we commence our BLD 2018 day of action.


Panel Discussion 9:50 - 10:45


Radical Collaborations

The power of unpredictability

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. Recent global events have sparked a critical conversation about who we listen to, speak to and collaborate with. In this session we will hear from B-Movers who have engaged in radical collaboration to burst bubbles, open minds, drive change and get s$*t done.

Breakout 11:00 - 12:00


1. B Corp Breakthrough

Joining forces to drive change

Our hearts are in the right place - now it's time to light up our supply chains. This session is designed to help BLD participants transition our supply chains in support of one another. As our community grows we can form deeper economic connections to drive change and encourage others to join the B Corp movement.


2. Make 'Em Look

Creating new collective stories

The B Corp story is one of consciousness, coming together and creating change. We are the under dogs, leading with purpose to move beyond profit. In the spirit of the movement we will discuss examples of co-branding and collaborative communications that made em' look. This session may even help you find your storytelling allies...


3. World Changin' Ain't Easy

Self-care for changemakers

Finding the triple bottom line isn't for the faint of heart. We are all pirates on the high seas of capitalism and it is crucial that we take care of ourselves. This session will outline self-care tactics for change agents, activists and conscious capitalists.


Afternoon Agenda


Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

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Lightning talks 1:00 - 2:00


Driving Change from Within

The intrapreneurs are coming...    

Step aside, Founders - it's time to hear from, and celebrate, the intrapreneurs supporting the B Corp movement.

Breakout 2:15 - 3:15


1. It Takes All Kinds

Diversity as a stabilizing force

Diversity is at the core of our movement and our vision of an inclusive economy. Yet leaders still struggle how to put it in practice or ask hard questions about how to truly be more inclusive. In this session participants will be shown examples of diversity best practices, hear from entrepreneurs who have unleashed the power of diversity in their businesses and have the opportunity to ask those burning questions - without judgement.


2. B Delightful, B the Change

Moving people to action

It's time for us to move beyond storytelling. This session will explore the how-to of social purpose campaigning and explore opportunities for the B Corp community to borrow tactics from some of the great social movements, past and present. It will outline the impact initiatives, business model innovations and strategic partnerships that we need to imitate in our community.


3. Collective Wisdom

Acumen that leads to impact

Financial management, employment practices, or worker ownership. This open Q and A session will allow you to ask all of those thing


Keynote 3:15 - 3:45


B Corp Breakthrough!

Bringing it all together

Gems from the previous sessions (so no one misses out)

Closing Remarks 3:45 - 4:00

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Reception 4:00 - 5:00


Evening Presentation 5:00 - 6:00


Reception 6:00 - 7:00