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Social Impact Week

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210 - 128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

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Here at the HiVE, we pride ourselves on fostering a changemaking ecosystem that houses members from diverse industries and global backgrounds, who are all conceiving innovative ideas and projects that work towards the betterment of society. The goal of Social Impact Week (SIW) is to build a network of knowledge within our community by showcasing these ideas through various workshops, presentations, discussions, and activities. This is our chance to directly display the range of skills, social cohesion, and resources that enable our members to thrive. This is also an opportunity for HiVE members to connect with one another and inspire the greater Vancouver community.

This SIW, we are partnering with Experience Hastings Crossing! Registration is FREE of charge! Mark your calendar for this changemaking line-up:


Monday, February 26 at 12:30pm: Technology Keeping Drug Users Safe (with Gordon Casey)

You know that there is an "overdose epidemic" in Vancouver, but what exactly does that mean? Is that language accurate? Do we have a moral imperative to disregard laws if those laws lead to death on a massive scale?

Brave Coop's mission is to use technology to keep drug user's safe. Gordon will tell the story of how this startup changed its focus from "urgent acts of kindness" to protecting everyone from overdose.


Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30pm: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence Terms in Plain English (with Annie Ying)

Are you thinking artificial intelligence (AI) is like magic? In the first part of the session, Data Scientist Annie will demystify a few commonly heard AI terms in plain English. In the second part, we will collectively brainstorm methods to apply AI for social good.


Wednesday, February 28 at 12:30pm: Your Brain Health: Neuroscience and Technology (with Aanchan Mohan)

Did you know that the brain consumes up to 20% of all the calories you intake in a day? This talk will focus on raising awareness around taking care of the most important organ in your body: your brain. Many of the risks for cognitive decline are modifiable by the right combination of sleep, diet, brain training and physical activity. Backed by 40+ years of scientific research, Machine Learning Scientist Aanchan will discuss the role of technology in bringing this research to life to make it accessible, so that you can improve your brain health!


Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30pm: Deconstructing Bitcoin for Community Impact (with dctrl)

Join community organizers from dctrl for an interactive discussion on Bitcoin – a decentralized, peer-to-peer money system. Learn how math based trust can provide a very strong promise of censorship resistance, irreversibility, and scarcity. Using Bitcoin is a huge amount of personal responsibility, and there is no recourse if you make a mistake, so it’s important to learn first.

They will go through hands on activities using (testnet) Bitcoin wallets and addresses. In addition, they will discuss advanced features such as multisig, and go through recommendations on how to be confident and safe using Bitcoin. Finally, they will discuss the current state of the Bitcoin network (busy) and community (contentious, splintered) and discuss some of the ideas and technologies on the horizon of this extremely fast moving space.


Thursday, March 01 at 12:30pm: What do (and don’t) we mean by “green” or “sustainable” building? (with Tim Tewsley)

Senior Green Building Strategist Tim Tewsley will provide a quick overview of the latest developments in green building, using example projects from Recollective Consulting. He will go beyond the building scale, providing answers to the core questions around green/sustainable building. The end discussion will explore how your area of work relates to, or can provide a solution for sustainable building.


Friday, March 02 at 12:30pm: Open-Sourcing Your Organizational Development: The what, the why and a collaborative discussion about the how (with Jenna McNeil)

Join Jenna as she shares lessons from open-sourcing peers around the world who are rethinking HR, and invites you to share your experiences. We'll be sure to touch on the idealism of this approach, consider how it could accelerate your social impact, and provide plenty of practical tips.

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