The conference will take place at Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings).

Vancouver is the perfect location for our conference theme, Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit. The Downtown Eastside is home to the highest concentration of mature social enterprises in North America. This cluster of social impact organizations grew out of Vancouver’s long tradition of community organizing. This, complimented by SFU’s core commitment to deep community engagement, and the City of Vancouver’s renewed commitment to community economic development, are producing important innovations in place-based, bottom-up economic development in the region.

Summit Accommodation

We have negotiated preferred rates at the following accommodation. Each hotel is within walking distance of the Summit.

Skwachàys  Lodge

Skwachàys  Lodge

Skwachàys Lodge

We are proud to be partnering with Skwachàys Lodge. Not only is it a beautiful boutique hotel and art gallery but also an amazing example of an aboriginal run social enterprise. They are offering us a special rate for the days of the summit. 

Click the promo code box and use code HELIS2017 for $149/night.  *Limited availability. Book before March 30 2017

Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver

Phone the hotel directly to ask for the special “Hopeful Economics” group rate which is $139/night. *Limited Availability. Book before April 7.


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