The first ever Wiring the Social Economy event was a huge success!

Images courtesy of AHA MEDIA

Session pitch board, photo courtesy of Kris Krug.

Watch opening remarks by Steve Williams and keynote speakers Carol Madsen, Irwin Oostindie, and Tim Beachy via livestream from W2.

Many topics were covered, and so many of you had great ideas. If you had to miss this event, all notes on the sessions are available on the event wiki.

We closed out the night with a Cinq à Sept cash bar and a birthday cake for Steve: “This was a great way to spend a birthday – I highly recommend it.” It was so exciting to see how many people stuck around and kept talking about all the possibilities born out of this event.

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsor Vancity, our venue host W2, our media sponsors Hollyhock, Vancouver Observer, and Open Media, and our friends, SFU: Centre for Sustainable Community Development, and the Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation.

Thank you to the organizers who were the driving forces behind the little idea that became an all-day ideas forum, and to the volunteers who so generously donated their time to support our vision.

Thanks to everyone who attended, in person or online – your participation and enthusiasm means the world to us. We hope to continue the momentum generated at the event, so keep the conversation going!

Note: Please tag your photos, tweets, and blog posts with “wiringSE” and “#wiringSE” so we can find you.