Enlightened Economy Summit 2018

Enlightened Economy Summit 2018

The inaugural Enlightened Economy Summit, presented by MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, Roundhouse, Chandos Construction, and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will focus on inspiration and action at every level of business, government and community to create change for our next generation.

Enlightened Economy 2018, taking place May 1 at MacEwan, will challenge attendees to collectively innovate for a future of inclusion, accessibility and possibility.  

This one-day event will feature an incredible lineup of trailblazing pioneers in business, sustainability and social innovation, including our keynote speakers:

Joel Solomon: Joel is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm at $98m, investing in Organics and EnviroTech.

Daniela Papi-Thornton: Daniela’s work integrates emerging market entrepreneurial experience in Cambodia, with educational content design experience as the former Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

Breakout sessions include:

Business as a Force for Good

Understanding social enterprise, social innovation, and shared value.

Social Procurement

Exploring procurement policy as a catalyst for social and environmental impact.


Responsible Investment & Finance

Considering the role of responsible, impactful investing.


Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

Harnessing the power of the next generation to drive sustainability.



Location: Allard Hall, MacEwan University

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.