Thank you to all of you who joined us for SVC 2019: Welcome to the NEXT Economy Conference! Relive Day 1 of the event through this photo diary captured by photographer Ian Markham. Enjoy!

SVC Executive Director Val Red-Horse Mohl Delivers Opening Remarks

 

A closer look at SVC ED Val delivering opening remarks

 

Kanyon Coyote shares a beautiful song to honor that in Berkeley, CA, we are on indigenous Ohlone land.

 

Lucy Parker, nationally renowned basket weaver, continues the land recognition ritual with her family. Parker is a cultural practitioner and lifelong student of Native arts.

 

Board Member Mike Rowlands emcees and welcomes a full house!

 

Mike may have shared a dance move or two during this address. Did you catch it?

 

SVC Team Member Emily Winslow welcomes the crowd for the Beyond the Pitch Event featuring social entrepreneurs ready to share their innovative business models for impact.

 

The Social Entrepreneurs who delivered pitches for the Beyond the Pitch Event on stage to represent!

 

Shaun Paul, CEO of Ejido Verde, delivers a talk about regenerative business. Through his work, Shaun leads a commercial partnership between Mexican forest communities and pine resin industry – building transformative wealth, planting 12 million trees while leaving the trees standing, serving diverse global markets.

 

Gretchen Grani, Regeneration & Sustainability Lead at Guayakí also speaks on her personal and professional passion, regenerative business.

 

Carol Sanford, author of “The Regenerative Business”, shares her expertise.

 

SVC’s Board and Staff on stage to welcome you all!

 

Team Member Jill Newbold shares a laugh with Board Chairs Jim Davidson (left) and Jared Gagan Levy (right)

 

Team Member Ruby with board members Sherri Howard Pittman (on the mic), Teresa Pahl, and Maren Keeley (far left)

 

The party begins with Get Empowered, a multi-cultural arts education organization, leading us in a dance!

 

Emmy-Award Winning actor & performer Obba Babatunde on the drums!

 

Dance on!

 

Obba Babatunde and Sharon Rowe, CEO of Ecobags, know how to party.

 

You can’t escape the beat of the drums….the joy is palpable.

 

Team Member Shanti joins the party!

 

If you were at the conference, you were likely greeted by our team members Elizabeth and Shanti. They, along with the rest of our team, were very happy to see you.

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