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Join us for BLD PNW 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018
Conference: 8am-5pm
Reception: 5-7pm

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark
Portland, Oregon

The B Corp Leadership Development Pacific Northwest (BLD PNW) Conference is a one-day event organized by B Corps, for B Corps. By inspiring and connecting B Corps and their teams, we build a stronger movement to use business as a force for good.

Our theme for the day is Values to Action, and our mission for the day is to connect to the values that drove us to certify as socially responsible businesses, and then challenge and train ourselves to do MORE in service of our commitment to corporate social responsibility. The day will open with Ted-style talks designed to inspire around internal and external tracks for translating values to action.

Topics will include translating values to emotional intelligence at work, translating values to environmental action, to civic action, to equity and inclusion in hiring, and philanthropy. In the afternoon, we’ll move into longer-format workshops to build on ideas introduced in the morning with deeper training.

Confirmed Speakers & Topics

Values to Emotional Intelligence at Work | David Kahl, Founder, Fully
Values to Equity and Inclusion at Work | Serilda Summers McGee, Owner, Workplace Change, LLC
Values to Environmental Sustainability | Kevin Wilhelm, CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting
Values to Philanthropic Action | Bryan Papé, Founder, MiiR and Rebecca Papé, Director of Impact, MiiR
Why Waste? | Alando Simpson, Vice President, City of Roses Disposal and Recycling
Values to Action & Resource Mapping | BLD PNW 2018 Planning Committee
Values to Action (and Joy!) | Farhad Ghafarzade, Owner, Green Drop Garage

View the Full Day's Agenda: Web | PDF

Registration is now open for BLD PNW 2018!

Tickets: $75

Your ticket price includes admittance to all conference sessions, light breakfast, lunch, and a hosted reception from 5-7pm that immediately follows the conference. No refunds will be provided after May 7, 2018 (tickets are transferable to colleagues).

Eligibility: Who is Invited?

All employees of all levels from any Certified B Corp in Oregon and Washington are invited to attend BLD PNW 2018. In order to register for this event you must be:

  • Currently employed by a Certified B Corp
  • Currently employed by a Pending B Corp (pending means you’ve passed certification but have been in business less than 1 year)

If you have any questions on whether you meet these criteria, please contact Ariana Collins at ariana.collins@fully.com.

If do not meet these criteria, but would still like to join us in celebration and community building for the business as a force for good movement, please consider getting a ticket for our B Corp Community Celebration and BLD after-party on the same day, 5-7pm at Revolution Hall. This ticket gets you access to the BLD PNW closing keynote as well as the after-party reception.


BLD PNW Conference Agenda

View the Agenda PDF (better viewing on a mobile device)

MORNING AGENDA

 

7:45-8:30AM

8:30-8:40AM
 

8:40-9:00AM
 

9:00-9:20AM
 

9:20-9:40AM

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome
BLD PNW 2018 Host Committee

Values to Emotional Intelligence at Work
David Kahl, Founder, Fully

Values to Equity and Inclusion at Work
Serilda Summers McGee, Owner, Workplace Change, LLC

Values to Environmental Sustainability
Kevin Wilhelm, CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting

 

9:40-10:00AM

COFFEE BREAK!

 

10:00–10:20AM
 

10:20–10:40AM
 

10:40–11:20AM
 

Values to Philanthropic Action
Bryan Papé, Founder, MiiR and Rebecca Papé, Director of Impact, MiiR

Why Waste?
Alando Simpson, Vice President, City of Roses Disposal and Recycling

Values to Action & Resource Mapping
BLD PNW 2018 Host Committee

 

11:20-12:30PM

LUNCH
Optional Lunch Content: B Corp & 1% for the Planet
Amanda Thomas, Membership Manager, 1% for the Planet;
Erin Fish, CEO and Co-Founder, Wanderwell Travel Insurance;
Morgan Rider, Connector, Grady Britton

AFTERNOON AGENDA

 

12:30–1:45PM

BREAK OUT SERIES ONE

Us: A Collection of Immigration Stories from Our B Corp Family
Sonrisa Sonnleitner, Senior HR Generalist & Recruiting Manager, Neil Kelly Company
Kelsey Moody, Commercial Sales Manager, The Joinery
Chris Ryan, Account Manager, Nossa Familia Coffee

Resisting Microaggressions and Interrupting Racism
Resolutions Northwest

Carbon and Water Footprinting 101
Heather Schrock, Environmental Products Representative,
Bonneville Environmental Foundation

 

1:45-2:15PM

2:15-3:30PM

COFFEE BREAK!

BREAK OUT SERIES TWO
Inclusive Company Culture

Rose Lavelle, Sustainability Director, Scout Books
Amanda Gregory, Bindery Lead, Scout Books

B Lab Recertification
Jocelyn Corbett, B Lab

Advocacy Bootcamp
Representative Karin Power
Ashley Henry, Chief Collaboration Officer, Business for a Better Portland
Samantha Gladu, Executive Director, The Bus Project

 

3:30-3:45PM

3:45-4:30PM
 

4:30-5:00PM
 

5:00-7:00PM

COFFEE BREAK!

Values to Action (and Joy!)
Farhad Ghafarzade, Owner, Green Drop Garage

Closing and Commitments
BLD PNW 2018 Host Committee

B Corp Community Reception
Hosted by Beneficial State Bank & Dharma Merchant Services

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2018 PNW B Corp Community Reception

Join us for fun and networking with the Pacific Northwest B Corp Community. You'll be in good company, sharing the evening with employees from more than 60 different B Corps from Oregon and Washington.

This reception is the culmination of the B Corp Leadership Development Pacific Northwest Conference (BLD PNW). BLD PNW is a one-day conference organized by B Corps, for B Corps. While the full day conference is only open to employees of certified B Corps, we invite you to join us for this public community reception following the conference.

Tickets: $20

Ticket includes a hosted bar, as well as heavy hors d'oeuvres from our reception sponsors.

Thank You Reception Hosts!

Thank you for joining us for BLD PNW! We want to help make your conference experience as smooth as possible - maximizing the value of the day's activities, while minimizing the stress around logistical details as well as your carbon footprint.

Lodging & Transport Info from TripZero

We have partnered with B Corp TripZero to help us plan a more sustainable event, and deliver practical information to attendees about special hotel rates, travel advice, getting to the conference, and more. TripZero also will help attendees think more consciously about their logistical decisions, and offset the carbon footprint created by travel to BLD.

Lodging
We have a block of rooms reserved at The Duniway Hotel in downtown Portland. The cutoff date to book a hotel room at the Duniway with our special BLD PNW rate is May 14, 2018.

Ridesharing Coordination
Coming from out of town and want to coordinate with others in your area to get to the conference? We've set up an easy Google Sheet to facilitate ridesharing. Include your information!

Registration Sponsor

 
 


Movement Sponsor

 
 


Impact Sponsors

 
 
 


Really Good Eco Friendly Car Repair Sponsor

 
 


Reception Sponsors

 
 


Community Sponsors

 
 
 


Supporting Sponsors

 
 
 
 


Believer Sponsors

 
 
 
 


BLD PNW Host Committee


Design Sponsor

 
 


In-Kind Sponsors