SHERATON HOTEL | HAMILTON
Get involved and make a change in Hamilton: this is the essence of the Hamilton HIVE. On Saturday October 18th Hamilton is, was, and will be Canada’s “Ambitious City,” and with 2014 being a municipal election year, the feeling of ambition in Hamilton is palpable. Yet, what does this mean to Hamilton’s young leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs? What does this mean to their careers, their community, and to the broader socio-economic development of their city? Moreover, how does one properly balance both thought and action, in the ambitious pursuit of goals?
On October 18 Hamilton HIVE seeks to address these issues and more.
Last year, HIVEX 2013: Click Here built on the strong reputation of the conference by offering a highly engaging program to a growing constituent of high-energy, Hamilton-area emerging leaders. This yearâs event, to be held at The Sheraton Hotel Hamilton, will feature a thrilling slate of speakers and moderators, civic-engagement, career, and business focused workshops, as well as an exciting and informative Mayoral Debate to be held in the City Centre, Jackson Square. The day will end off with attendees enjoying their cityâs cultural offerings at the official after party hosted by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. In partnership with hpoGO, the HPOâs young patrons program, HIVEX attendees will enjoy the HPO concert Ray Charles: A Tribute immediately followed by a Motown after party in Hamilton Place where guests will have the opportunity to meet musicians while listening to DJ Andy Inglis spin the best Motown and Soul hits.
In its fourth year, the annual conference is fast becoming a landmark event in the Golden Horseshoe region, as it attracts both attendees looking to advance themselves and the Hamilton community, as well as those who look for ways to attract, retain, engage, and develop young leaders. Hamilton HIVE is a local network of young professionals and entrepreneurs that provides a gateway to access a range of business, social and learning opportunities. Its mission is to attract young professionals in Hamilton by advancing their civic, social, education, and career development.
Conference will include keynote speakers, 4 interactive workshops and keynote lunch before moving to the Mayoral Debates at the Hamilton City Centre. For full conference agenda and speaker bios please check out http://www.hamiltonhive.ca/hivex-2014/
NOT FOR PROFIT 101 â ESTABLISHING SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL VENTURES
NFP and Social Enterprises are foundational to any thriving city by provide pathways to engage with and build local communities. In this session you will learn more about the NFP and Social enterprise community, how to engage with and leverage these opportunities for professional development and how to create your own social enterprise right here in Hamilton. Join us for this interactive session and hear from a number of young professional community leaders and their stories of building this crucial piece of Hamiltonâs fabric.
THE BUSINESS OF LOCAL
This workshop revolves around the business of local, where we will generate ideas about the importance of local business investment in key areas: community, people, arts, economic development, small business, food and agriculture, infrastructure, health/quality of life, natural ecosystems/urban ecology, culture/history & heritage, innovation, and impact investment. We will bring together social and environmental entrepreneurs, people who are building a more inclusive and more sustainable Hamilton to determine how we as a community can support local investment to drive the ambitious city.
TAKING THE LEAD â STUDIO Y
How to be a change agent â a facilitated interactive workshop from Studio Y. Studio Y is an immersive Fellowship for young people committed to driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems around us. Studio Y is an 8-month full-time commitment that supports Fellows with a $20,000 stipend.
How do you present yourself on social media, in person, and through other means in order to set yourself apart from the âcompetitionâ. Learn from experts on how to create the right business and casual persona that will present well to your future employer and cultivate your online presence to reflect it.