This is a different kind of "summit": an (un)Summit.
It is a rare gathering, the kind that evolves meaningfully based on who is in the room. We're inviting YOU.
MAY 5-6, 2024 | VANCOUVER, CANADA
This is a time of intertwining, of finding ways to be engaged in our shared growth and our collective strength.
Let's weave our community together.
Typically, summits are gatherings for people who hold traditional seats of power. They offer limited opportunities for community input and almost no co-creation.
A summit can also describe the highest level, the furthest you can go. This gathering isn’t a celebration of reaching an endpoint; we’re nowhere near finished with our work, and we have bigger dreams and ideas for what is to come.
WHY AN (UN)SUMMIT?
The best way to predict the future is to build it together
OUR SHARED PURPOSE
We've changed our name, invested in many more Ventures, and embraced a collective leadership approach that promises to transform our impact. This remains a place where you can show up as your full unique self, where you can bring your bold ideas and take unconventional actions together.
We'll be bringing updates, insights, and big questions; we're ready to share where we've been and explore what's coming next, but we need your perspective, your experiences, and your wisdom.
A PLACE OF RICH CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Vancouver is home to a vibrant and engaged Coralus Community. 32 Coralus Ventures are headquartered in British Columbia; it's a place where we have roots and also so much space to grow.
We have a highly engaged organizing group of community members who are able to support you in finding accommodations, places of interest, and in some cases - even host you themselves. It's a great way to deepen relationships.
Who is this for?
CALLING IN OUR COMMUNITY
The short answer is that the (un)Summit is for anyone in the global Coralus community. If you've ever been a Venture or an Activator, there is a place for you here.
We particularly want to invite in anyone who:
Women and non-binary identifying guests who are new to Coralus and want to experience the community first-hand are also welcome to purchase a limited number of tickets on March 1st.
I was welcomed with open arms (literally - and hugs too!). I walked into the room to meet people I didn't know and immediately felt welcomed, like we were already friends. It's such a beautiful, safe and comfortable environment too, totally conducive to great conversations
- Mhairi Petrovic
WHAT TO EXPECT
This two-day experience will be familiar and new all at the same time...
MAY 5 | LOCAL EXCURSIONS + TOURS
Designed for you to follow your interest, you'll select up to two local excursions hosted by Activators and Ventures in small groups across the Greater Vancouver Area.
Connect to the land and community, get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Coralus Ventures, build relationships.
The day concludes with the option to join a local 'dine around' dinner hosted by members of the Coralus community for more intimate conversations and connections (additional charge for meal).
A day of connection and discovery
Examples of small group excursions:
Local film screening of
s-yéwyáw / AWAKEN with Ecko Aleck of Sacred Matriarch
Beach clean up with
... and more!
Schedule to release in March.
From Day 1 to 2, we'll weave together our small group experiences and reconvene at The Nest UBC.
Moving from individual to the collective experience
Come together at The Nest on UBC's campus for a full day of conversations, storytelling, co-creation, and shared experiences.
Meet the new Ventures we've selected over the last few years and visit the Venture Marketplace to support Ventures from around the world.
Participate in break out sessions as we explore ways to be in better relationship with each other and envision our collective next steps.
MAY 6 | THE NEST @ UBC
A day of sharing and deepening
Full Agenda + Schedule Coming Soon!
All tickets grant full access to two days at the Coralus (un)Summit, which includes:
Up to two excursions around the Greater Vancouver area on
A full day of participatory community experiences on Day 2 and full access to visit our Venture Marketplace at the Nest, UBC
Breakfast, lunch, and a reception with light refreshments on Day 2
PAY IT FORWARD
These tickets are exclusively available to people who are new to the Coralus community and include one month of Activation to welcome you IN!
These tickets reflect the actual cost of hosting the (un)Summit, already discounted through external funding.
Before March 1st
The first two ticket options are available to anyone who has ever been an Activator or Venture at any time
Includes your ticket + a pay it forward contribution to support other attendees who might otherwise not be able to attend.
A small number of tickets are reserved for partial subsidy of the ticket cost. We recognize that various forms of systemic oppression can create financial barriers for people and we want to create accessible opportunities for our community to join.
Please apply and we'll be in touch to share next steps!
Unable to join us in Vancouver? We will be releasing tickets to live stream parts of Day 2 and interact virtually for community members who want to join remotely.
Experience In-Person Magic
If you've never been to one of our big in-person events, here's the vibe we created at our 2020 Global Summit...
"Women entrepreneurs who I speak to are all working to solve a problem," Trudeau said during a roundtable discussion. Offered the chance to have the final word during the discussion, Trudeau declined, saying
"I'm here to listen."
As reported in the Toronto Star
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