Keynotes

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DAY 1MORNING PLENARY

DAN PALLOTTA

ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR AND HUMANITARIAN ACTIVIST

DAN PALLOTTA is an award-winning speaker and inventor of the multi-day charitable event industry. He is a renowned author and humanitarian activist whose TED talk on how we think about charity shook the non-profit world. twitterBird @danpallotta

bc government
DAY 1AFTERNOON PLENARY

INCOMING PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

bc government
DAY 1AFTERNOON PLENARY

INCOMING MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR HOUSING

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DAY 2MORNING PLENARY

LEE MARACLE

CANADIAN POET AND STO:LO AUTHOR

LEE MARACLE is a Canadian poet and award-winning Sto:lo author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including Ravensong, Sundogs, I Am Woman and more. She is an instructor at the University of Toronto, where she is also the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School. twitterBird@MaracleLee

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DAY 3MORNING PLENARY

SANDY HUDSON

FOUNDER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER (CANADA)

SANDY HUDSON is the founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, sits on the BLM Global Network Strategy Table, is Vice-Chair of the Black Legal Action Centre and is the Editor-in-Residence of Kalamazoo College’s Praxis Center for Social Justice. twitterBird@sandela

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DAY 3MORNING PLENARY

STEPHANIE ALLEN

ASSOCIATE VP, BC HOUSING; FOUNDING MEMBER, HOGAN'S ALLEY SOCIETY

STEPHANIE ALLEN is Associate Vice-President, Strategic Business Operations and Performance with BC Housing. She is a founding member of the Hogan’s Alley Society, is on the interim board of the Federation of Black Canadians, and serves on Vancouver’s Poverty Action Committee. twitterBird@builtjustice

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DAY 3AFTERNOON PLENARY

MEGAPHONE SPEAKERS BUREAU

PLENARY WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE OF DRUG USE AND OVERDOSE PREVENTION

MEGAPHONE SPEAKERS BUREAU features individuals with lived experience of drug use and overdose prevention, offering candid reflections on what it’s like to navigate the world as a drug user. twitterBird@MegaphoneMag