Renewal worked to build, activate and leverage progressive networks. One of the ways we did this was through conferences and events that brought together progressive investors, philanthropists, activists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who influence societal issues.

Play BIG

Play BIG is an initiative launched by Renewal founder, Carol Newell and co-created with Marian Moore. Play BIG events bring high net worth individuals together to explore and develop strategies for maximizing the use of all their assets to create change. Read More

Social Venture Institute

Social Venture Institute (SVI) has been convened at Hollyhock Centre annually since 1996. SVI Vancouver launched in May 2012. SVI offers leaders of social purpose businesses a forum in which to air their business problems and receive advice and mentoring. Read More

Social Change Institute

Social Change Institute (SCI) is a dynamic gathering of social change makers from non-profits, social enterprises, and community organizations brought together to learn strategy, build leadership skills, and foster a new community of support for their work.

Other Events

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The roster of other social change conferences, supported, sponsored and attended by Renewal has grown over the years to include:

Web of Change – convenes leaders working at the convergence of advocacy, online engagement, communications and technology.

Media that Matters – a think tank for media professionals from a variety of disciplines, to connect with, learn from and collaborate with like-minded colleagues.

Summer Gathering at Hollyhock – an invitational gathering that has convened annually for 25 years, bringing together a diverse group of social entrepreneurs, educators, writers, artists, thinkers and healers to explore social transformation.

Renewal has played a role as sponsor or supporter of dozens of gatherings over the years.