Participating in SVI: Alberta
Can I attend only part of SVI: Alberta?
In short, no. SVI: Alberta is intended as an immersive experience that fosters networking, collaboration, and community support. These benefits are only fully realized through the full participation of all attendees.
What kind of experience can I expect to have?
SVI: Alberta is a unique hybrid of conference, retreat, social gathering, and coming together of those on the forefront of social ventures in Alberta. You'll want to set up your out of office. Expect to learn, to be challenged, and to expand your ideas of what's possible through this intensive experience.
Staying at Métis Crossing
What are the options for accommodation at Métis Crossing?
Metis Crossing has a range of accommodation options, some with limited capacity. Please note that accommodations will not be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, but rather on a needs basis. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s top preference, we ask for patience, openness and understanding that we aim to be inclusive and accommodating to all.
TOTAL PRICE FOR 2 NIGHTS, INCLUDING TAX
Tent Campsite (34.88 total)— You will need to bring your own tent and camping gear. Campsite amenities include a picnic table, fire pit and shared washroom with showers.
RV Campsite ($52.32 total)— These powered (30-AMP) RV Sites have no water hook-ups. You will need to fill your tank prior to arrival. Campsite amenities include a picnic table, fire pit and shared washroom with showers.
Trappers Tent ($174.40 total)—All tents are situated with a view of the North Saskatchewan River. Each tent includes two sets of single bunk beds and a wood stove. To ensure you have a comfortable stay in the Trappers Tent, Métis Crossing recommends packing the following: Sleeping Bag / Bedding / Pillow, Flashlight / Lantern, Water bottle, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Matches /Firestarter, Axe / Hatchet, Camp Stove & Cookware and Camp Chairs
Single Dome ($695.86 total)— These sky domes include a king bed, sleeping two comfortably. They also include transparent ceilings for star watching, running water, a bathroom, kitchenette, heated floors, air conditioning, and electricity.
Family Dome ($830.14 total)—This larger dome includes a king bed, pull out couch, and a bunk bed, sleeping six comfortably. It also includes a transparent ceiling for star watching, running water, a bathroom, kitchenette, heated floors, air conditioning, and electricity.
Standard Lodge Guest Room ($501.40 total)— Hotel room overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. Bed size, number of beds, and layouts will vary
Executive Lodge Guest Room ($686.70 total)— Hotel room overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. Includes one king bed.
For additional information, you can visit https://thelodgeatmetiscrossing.com/accommodations/
How do I book my accommodation?
When you fill out the application form, you will be given the opportunity to indicate your preference(s). We will notify everyone of their assigned accommodation one month before the event.
Understanding the Origins of SVI
Who are the organizers behind SVI: Alberta?
There are a couple organizations you may hear referenced. SVI: Alberta is hosted by Be Local, a network of values-based businesses in Calgary, and Be Local is housed within Momentum. Momentum is a community economic development organization that aims to create a thriving, resilient, local economy. By hosting SVI: Alberta, Be Local is able to connect its work to the broader social innovation ecosystem in Alberta and contribute to systems level change.
How is SVI: Alberta connected to other SVI offerings?
SVI was created by and has been produced by the Hollyhock Leadership Institute for over 25 years with great success. Over the years, other SVI offerings have been developed and launched, including SVI Women, SVI 365, and our own offering, SVI: Alberta.
The Price of Attending SVI & Scholarship Opportunities
What is the price of attending SVI: Alberta?
The cost for SVI: Alberta 2023 is $472.50 (including GST) plus accommodation. This price includes access to all events, food, music as well as a BBQ along the river.
Are there scholarships available if cost is a barrier for me?
Yes. If you require financial support, there are sponsorship opportunities available and we encourage you to apply! The sponsorships cover attendance fees and meals, but you will have to cover cost of accommodation yourself. To apply, please fill out the application form, including the last section labelled Scholarships: https://svialberta.belocal.org/apply