Business for the

Greatest Good

SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala

December 7-9 | Sonoma, CA

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Business for the Greatest Good

SVN's 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala

For 30 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at SVN conferences to have authentic conversations with values-aligned peers. SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading a mission-driven business can be discussed. SVN conferences facilitate peer-to-peer relationship building, and create a community where attendees can enhance their leadership, improve their businesses, and expand their impact.

At SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala, expect:

  • Facilitated and open networking opportunities
  • Interactive discussions and proactive, action-oriented dialogue among peers
  • Sessions that offer key takeaways and practical advice on best practices for social enterprises and impact investors
  • Inspiring and experiential presentations from innovative leaders on the future of mission-driven business
  • A deep cultural foundation that welcomes values-aligned entrepreneurs and investors from a wide range of perspectives

Attend SVN’s conference to make connections, share ideas, and find the inspiration you need to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Detailed program and speaker information will be posted soon at www.svn.org. Register today to reserve your spot at SVN’s conference.

First Confirmed Speakers

Jeffrey Tannenbaum

Jeffrey Tannenbaum

Founder & Former Chairman, sPower

Chairman, Titan Grove

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

Labor and Civil Rights Icon

The Dolores Huerta Foundation

Vince Siciliano

Vince Siciliano

President & CEO

New Resource Bank

Kesha Cash

Kesha Cash

Founder & General Partner

Impact America Fund

Seungah Jeong

Seungah Jeong

CEO

MPOWERD

Mark Rampolla

Mark Rampolla

Founder, ZICO Beverages

CEO, Beanfields Snacks

Erika Karp

Erika Karp

Founder & CEO

Cornerstone Capital Inc.

Billy Parish

Billy Parish

Founder & CEO

Mosaic

Lisa Conte

Lisa Conte

Founder & CEO

Jaguar Health

Edward Dugger III

Edward Dugger III

President

Reinventure Capital, LP

Kristin Hull

Kristin Hull

Founder & CEO

Nia Global Solutions

Nitzan Pelman

Nitzan Pelman

CEO

ReUp Education

Diishan Imira

Diishan Imira

CEO

Mayvenn

Esther Park

Esther Park

CEO

Cienega Capital

Susan Conley

Susan Conley

Co-Founder

Cowgirl Creamery

Caroline Duell

Caroline Duell

Founder & CEO

All Good

Dawn McGee

Dawn McGee

CEO

Good Works Ventures, LLC

Sherri Pittman

Sherri Pittman

Managing Director

California Clean Energy Fund

Nancy Rosenzweig

Nancy Rosenzweig

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

Big Path Capital

Blair Kellison

Blair Kellison

CEO

Traditional Medicinals

Heather Mason

Heather Mason

Founder and CEO

Caspian Agency

Elissa Hillary

Elissa Hillary

President

Local First

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser

CEO

ZBA Associates

Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Chairman

Mal Warwick Donordigital

Steven Morris

Steven Morris

President

Mth Degree, Inc.

Rose Yee

Rose Yee

CEO

Green Retirement, Inc.

Barbara Alink

Barbara Alink

Founder & CEO

The Alinker Inventions

Nell Derick Debevoise

Nell Derick Debevoise

Founder & CEO

Inspiring Capital

Shilpa Jain

Shilpa Jain

Executive Director

YES!

Libby Wagner

Libby Wagner

President

Libby Wagner & Associates

Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook

CEO

Orchard Advisors

Jerry Gorde

Jerry Gorde

Founder

Vatex America

* More speakers will be announced shortly.

Agenda

Business for the
Greatest good

SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala

Thursday, December 7
Day 1
  • 9am-12pm

    Conscious Leadership Fundamentals: SVN Pre-Conference Workshop

    Conscious Company Media

  • 12-5pm

    Conference Registration

  • 12:30-1:30pm

    SVN Town Hall

  • 1:45-3pm

    Small Group Networking & Community Building

    Marc Lesser

  • 3:30-4pm

    Conference Welcome

    Vince Siciliano

  • 4-5:30pm

    SVN Product Expo & Cocktail Reception

    Presented by New Resource Bank

  • 5:30-7pm

    Dinner

  • 6:30-7:15pm

    Plenary

  • 7:30-8:30pm

    Plenary

  • 8:30-10pm

    Discussion

  • 10pm - Late

    Late Night Networking

    SVN Hospitality Sweet & Speakeasy

Learn More & Register
Business for the
Greatest good

SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala

Friday, December 8
Day 2
  • 7-8am

    Morning Mindfulness

    Yoga & Hike

  • 8-9am

    Breakfast

    Coffee Talk Roundtables

  • 9-10:30am

    Plenary

  • 10:30-11am

    Break

  • 11am-12pm

    Breakout Sessions

  • 12-1:30pm

    Lunch

  • 1:30-2:30pm

    Breakout Sessions

  • 2:30-3pm

    Break

  • 3-4pm

    Meaningful Networking

    Shilpa Jain

  • 3-4pm

    Men's Circle

  • 3-4pm

    Women's Circle

  • 4-4:30

    Break

  • 4:30-6pm

    SVN Product Expo & Cocktail Reception

  • 6-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 7-7:45pm

    Plenary

  • 8-9pm

    Plenary

  • 10pm - Late

    Late Night Networking

    SVN Hospitality Sweet & Speakeasy

Learn More & Register
Business for the
Greatest good

SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala

Saturday, December 9
Day 3
  • 7-8am

    Morning Mindfulness:

    Yoga & Hike

  • 8-9am

    Breakfast

    Coffee Talk Roundtables

  • 9-10:30am

    Plenary

  • 10:30-11am

    Break

  • 11am-12pm

    Breakout Sessions

  • 12-1:30pm

    Lunch

  • 1:30-2:30pm

    Breakout Sessions

  • 2:30-3pm

    Break

  • 3-4:30pm

    Plenary

  • 5-6:30pm

    SVN Product Expo & Cocktail Reception

  • 6:30-9:30pm

    SVN's 30th Anniversary Gala & Dinner

  • 10pm - Late

    Late Night Networking

    SVN Hospitality Sweet & Speakeasy

Learn More & Register

Sponsors & Partners

SVN CONFERENCE IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

Venue

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

100 Boyes Boulevard

Sonoma, CA 95476

SVN has arranged a special discounted room rate of $225/night (+tax) for single king and double queen rooms. To reserve a room at our group rate, click here or call (866) 540-4499 and reference Social Venture Network. Should you have any issues placing your reservation, please let us know.

Note: The conference will run through Saturday night (Gala night), December 9, so we recommend reserving a hotel room for three total nights, December 7-9, departing on the 10th. For those traveling from the east coast, you may find a more favorable travel schedule by arriving on Wednesday, December 6. 

$1,195
$1,595
  • SVN Member Ticket
  • Full Entrance ticket includes access to all the sessions, workshops, meals and Catered Events
$750
$1,000
  • SVN Exhibition Table
  • Reserve your table today at SVN's annual Productions & Services Expo.

* Register today and save $400 before prices increase on October 1.

FAQs

SVN conferences are open to SVN members and prospective members. Prospective members may register as a non-member before joining our network. If you are not an SVN member and would like to join, please apply here. We typically review applications within 48-72 hours. Former members can renew here and then register at the discounted member rate.

SVN is happy to fully refund your event reservation, minus a 5% administrative fee, through September 1, 2017. Between September 2 and November 3, we are happy to offer a 50% refund after deducting the 5% administrative fee. In the final month before the event, beginning November 4 we are not able to offer any refunds. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact conference@svn.org.

By submitting payment for an expo table, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

To reserve a room at our group rate, click here or call (866) 540-4499 and reference Social Venture Network. Should you have any issues placing your reservation, please let us know.

Note: The conference will run through Saturday night (Gala night), December 9, so we recommend reserving a hotel room for three total nights, December 7-9, departing on the 10th. For those traveling from the east coast, you may find a more favorable travel schedule by arriving on Wednesday, December 6.

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has a limited room block for SVN, including only 26 rooms with two queen beds. If you plan to stay on-site, and especially if you plan share a room with another attendee, we strongly encourage you to book your room ASAP. ADA rooms must be requested at time of reservation.

Note: A third person sharing a room will be charged an additional $50.00 per night. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy is three adults per room.

The SVN group rate includes a generous list of amenities* (resort fee is waived for all guests staying in the SVN room block).

*SVN attendees are responsible for the following additional costs: 1) Self park is no charge, however, fees are associated with valet parking; 2) Bellman services are $9 per trip per person; 3) Daily housekeeping gratuity is suggested at $5 a day (this is not included in your room rate); 4) Spa services are additional, but SVN conference attendees receive a 10% discount; 5) Golf/green fees, etc. are additional costs; 6) There are shipping/storage costs for packages sent to the hotel; 7) All incidental charges billed to your room.

Guests/attendees will be solely responsible for all charges in the event of no-shows. Individuals must guarantee their reservations for late arrival in cash or by use of a major credit card. Cancellation of individual reservations made up to 5 days prior to arrival will be accepted, and the deposit refunded for those rooms for the full night’s stay. (These cancelled rooms will be covered by the Cancellation and Attrition Policies outlined in this Contract.) Reservations and deposits received after the reservations due date or exceeding the contracted Room Block, will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis only. Any cancellations within 5 days prior to arrival will forfeit full room and tax. Any no-shows, early departures, or other reductions to length of stay from 5 days prior to arrival will also forfeit full room and tax.

Six Ways to Make the Most of an SVN Conference

Tip #1:  Surprise yourself.

At this conference, we invite you to experiment a little. If you usually speak up in a group, listen more. If you usually hold back, try speaking up more. If you usually lead with your head, try leading with your heart. And vice versa.

Tip #2:  Be intentional. Be authentic. Be yourself.

We encourage you to take some time to think about why you came here, and what you want to make happen. And then set intentions. The intentions can be what you hope to achieve at this conference, or in your life, or in your work, or all of the above. We also encourage you to share your intentions and your authentic self with people new to you at this conference.

Tip #3:  Relationships first. Business second.

We encourage SVN members to do business with each other. Supporting each other professionally is part of what this network is all about. But we ask you to make a genuine effort to get to know one another first, because SVN is about building real relationships. Often those relationships lead to business, but it’s important to find common ground first.

Tip #4:  Take care of yourself.

If you’re going to do good work, or care for a community, or care for the planet, you’ve got to care for yourself too. At this conference, please remember to take care of yourself and be good to yourself. And if you see someone here who could use a little care, I encourage you to reach out, share a kind word, and offer your support.

Tip #5:  It’s all about giving, and receiving.

SVN is a community of support and service. The people that gain the most from being a part of this community are those who are the most generous with their time, resources, and connections. Be of service first. It’s always amazing what flows from that. After the conference, please remember to follow-up with the people you said you’d help.

Tip #6:  Enjoy yourself. Go with the flow.

There is no right or wrong way to be at an SVN conference. And there is no one here that you need to impress. Just relax, be yourself, be present, and be open to what unfolds. Go with the flow: nothing is perfect in a room with real people at a live event.  Some things will fit your expectations, some will not. That’s the point. Go with the flow, and be ready to embrace and experience what happens. This year’s conference is being held in a beautiful setting so we encourage you to get out and explore the surroundings or take part in morning yoga, hikes, or pool and spa services. Enjoy yourself and the amazing people around you. Simply put, have fun.

Exhibitors

Share your story. Demonstrate your innovation. Build peer connections.

SVN’s Products & Services Expo is one of the most convenient and effective ways to elevate the public profile of your innovative brand and business at the conference, while facilitating the process of building relationships and connections with key conference attendees.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact conference@svn.org.