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30 Purpose-Driven Events to Attend in April – June, 2024

Looking to attend purpose-driven events? Sparx has compiled a list of networking and learning opportunities taking place over April, May, and June.

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Ready to take action to make the world better? This spring and early summer, there are plenty of purpose-driven conferences to attend for every cause that matters to you, including sharpening your social purpose, engaging in social finance and sustainable finance, supporting Indigenous and underrepresented communities, advancing the circular economy, collaborating toward collective wellbeing for all, and more. 

We’ve tracked down 30 learning, collaboration, and networking opportunities taking place both online and in-person, in Canada and globally, so you can maximize your impact.

Keep scrolling to learn all about purpose-driven events taking place this April, May, and June.


Indigenous Led Projects Forum (ILPF) 2024

Date: April 2 – 3, 2024

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Description: Focused around the central theme, “Transitioning to the Green Economy: Opportunities for Indigenous Nations,” this two-day event unites Indigenous communities and organizations and industry and government representatives to engage in meaningful conversations, collaborations, and partnerships to pave the way for positive change.

Bringing Your Non-Profit To Life With Powerful Impact Stories

Date: April 10, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Location: Volunteer Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Description: This in-person, interactive workshop will help non-profits learn how to engage their audience through storytelling, including identifying and appealing to target audiences, using feedback to illustrate impact, and writing a compelling call to action.

Calgary Women in Energy Presents: Allies in Energy 2024 – Executive Forum

Date: April 10, 2024, from 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM MDT

Location: Calgary Petroleum Club – Devonian Room, Calgary, Alberta

Description: Presented by Calgary Women in Energy,  learn, network, and uplift women at this forum focused on the alignment of team dynamics, organizational culture, strategy implementation, operational models, and the pursuit of synergies. 

Green Leader Awards 2024

Date: April 10, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Location: RBC Place London, London, Ontario

Description: Join the London Environmental Network and Green Economy London in celebrating businesses and community leaders who are building a more sustainable and resilient London, Ontario.

ROI of Why 2024

Date: April 11, 2024

Location:  Online & In-Person, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Description: Hosted by The Do More Good® Movement, this purpose-driven conference brings together individuals and organizations creating abundance and transformation through business. Discussion topics will include conscious leadership, employee wellbeing, innovation for good, profit because of purpose, social responsibility, sustainable business practices, and more.

B Local Breakfast

Date: April 18, 2024, from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

Location: Suite Genius, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Sponsored by Coast Capital Savings and hosted by B Local Vancouver, B Corp, and PortaLaw, and featuring a presentation from Ocean Ambassadors Canada, this free, zero-waste networking breakfast event will help employees learn how to take action to end waste at work and home. Plus, connect with Sparx at this event!

BC Embodied Carbon Awards 2024

Date: April 18, 2024, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Location: Ventura Room, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Uncover success stories and celebrate companies and projects pursuing low embodied carbon design at this inspiring awards event, hosted by Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) British Columbia and powered by Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC).

JEDDI Seminar: Storytelling MMIWG2S & Extraction

Date: April 19, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Location: UBC Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: At this JEDDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion) seminar, convened by the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics and Ch’nook, learn about advancing the substantive equality of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIAP+ persons working in the extraction industry and living close to development projects.

Alberta Energy Efficiency + Innovation Summit 2024

Date: April 23 – 24, 2024

Location: The Hudson Downtown Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Description: Collaborate, network, and gain insights into the latest energy efficiency deployment trends at this two-day purpose-driven conference, which brings together over 200 leaders dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions in Alberta’s buildings sector.

Benevity Live!

Date: April 23 – 26, 2024

Location: Online & In-Person, Palm Springs, California, United States

Description: Connect, ideate, and celebrate all things positive impact alongside purpose-driven brands and changemakers at this inspiring event, hosted by Benevity, and enjoy networking, community huddles, workshops, presentations, and more.

Natural Climate Solutions and Carbon Market Potential

Date: April 25, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Location: Online & In-Person, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Description: Presented by the kihci-okâwîmâw askiy Knowledge Centre, which works for and with Indigenous communities to support the development and delivery of land-related teaching, research, and engagement opportunities, this panel explores the carbon environment in Canada and natural climate solutions.

The Purpose Summit

Date: April 29 – May 1, 2024

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Description: Join purpose-driven leaders from around the world for a three-day purpose-driven event packed with keynotes, breakout sessions, receptions, and more focused on building relationships, refocusing and reigniting purpose, and creating high-performing purpose-driven teams to create a better world.


Total Impact Summit 2024

Date: May 1 – 2, 2024

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Description: Meet with a dynamic group of impact investors and leaders from across the United States who are signalling, shaping, and setting new standards for a future economy that is inclusive, sustainable, and resilient for all.

Nonprofit Driven 2024

Date: May 14 – 15, 2024

Location: Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario

Description: Organized by Ontario Nonprofit Network, this nonprofit public policy forum brings changemakers together to uncover insights from diverse sector leaders, explore a wide range of topics including advocacy and social finance, and participate in networking sessions and workshops.

Circularity 24

Date: May 22 – 24, 2024

Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Description: Circularity 24 is a leading circular economy event that brings together visionaries, practitioners, and changemakers for thought-provoking keynotes, actionable breakouts, networking opportunities, and a solutions-oriented expo. Plus, connect with Sparx at this event! 

Ocean Global Canada Summit 2024

Date: May 21 – 24, 2024

Location: The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Description: Help contribute toward Canada’s blue economy at this purpose-driven event, which brings together leaders, experts, policymakers, innovators, and ocean technology entrepreneurs from across industry sectors to examine key themes, including Canada’s Blue Economy strategy, social equity and Indigenous economic engagement, preservation of coastal cultures for sustainable blue impact, and more.

Northern Dialogues Conference 2024

Date: May 21 – 24, 2024

Location: Online & In-Person, Yukon University, Whitehorse, Yukon

Description: Engage with meaningful dialogues and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Canada, as well as the implications of “remoteness” for sustainable living, at this purpose-driven conference.

RIA Conference Vancouver 2024

Date: May 28 – 29, 2024

Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Unleash the potential of responsible investment in Canada and learn, develop, and network alongside sustainable finance and ESG leaders at this purpose-driven event, hosted by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA).

2024 National Suicide Prevention Conference

Date: May 29 – 31, 2024

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Hosted by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), this purpose-driven event, centred around the theme, “Inspiring Hope Together,” will teach attendees strategies for saving lives through the latest knowledge and practices in suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and life promotion, all while emphasizing the power of unity in creating positive change.


Planted Expo Vancouver 2024: North America’s Largest Plant-based Event!

Date: June 1 – 2, 2024

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Discover innovative plant-based products that are good for people and planet at an exhibit spanning 200+ exhibitors, and gather insights from leading voices and presenters in the sustainability space.

Social Innovation Summit 2024

Date: June 4 – 5, 2024

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Description: Join forces with purpose-driven leaders, funders, community stakeholders, and impact entrepreneurs determined to catalyze inspired partnerships, and engage in discussions and debates, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.

Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase 2024

Date: June 5 – 6, 2024

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Dive into two days of thought leadership, storytelling, and open dialogue on economic reconciliation and cultivate purpose, relationships, and vision as Indigenous leaders share their experiences and groundbreaking ideas about reconciliation.

2024 Canadian Climate Investor Conference

Date: June 6, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Description: At this purpose-driven conference, engage in private meetings, company presentations, and roundtables, and discover ways to accelerate the deployment of capital needed to build a more sustainable future for Canadians alongside growth-oriented, publicly traded clean energy and technology companies and climate-conscious investors.

2024 Clean Energy Summit

Date: June 11, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Location: Delta Hotel Conference Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia

Description: Celebrate Burnaby as a hub for clean energy and attend panels covering a vast array of sustainability-oriented topics, including international perspectives and global trends, finance and investments, clean energy exports, renewable hydrogen, future market design, and more.

Wellbeing Economy Forum

Date: June 11 – 12, 2024

Location: Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Description: This purpose-driven event will gather together Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) members, act as a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and change, and provide opportunities for game-changing discussions covering a wide range of pressing topics, including integrating wellbeing priorities in public budgeting, measuring sustainability, and the role of government and the economy in driving change, all with the goal of fostering sustainable wellbeing for all.

2024 Social Finance Forum

Date: June 12 – 13, 2024

Location: Online & In-Person, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax

Description: Curated and convened by the Future of Good, the Social Finance Forum is back! A unique hybrid event, this purpose-driven conference offers a digital experience as well as several in-person community hubs across Canada, bringing together 1,000+ social purpose leaders to learn actionable insights, celebrate game-changing ideas, and reshape finance tools for a better future. 

DEFY 2024

Date: June 12 – 14, 2024

Location: Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, Montréal, Québec

Description: CAMSC, CGLCC, and IWSCC, (SDAC) together with WEConnect International have joined forces to present this three-day supplier diversity event, packed with workshops, keynotes, matchmaking sessions, and opportunities to meet with diverse entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, government, and ecosystem partners driving positive change through business.

Summit on Responsible Investment 2024

Date: June 13, 2024

Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Description: The Summit on Responsible Investment, hosted by the Canadian Securities Exchange, is back by popular demand! Sparx looks forward to attending and collaborating on this purpose-driven environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and socially responsible investing (SRI) event, so be sure to connect with us. Stay tuned, more information is coming soon!

Behavioural Insights into Business for Social Good 2024

Date: June 14 – 15, 2024

Location: Terminal City Club, Vancouver, British Columbia

Description: Engage in a cross-disciplinary dialogue about how insights from behavioural science research and business can be harnessed in a synergistic fashion to facilitate the greater social good, learn from expert speakers, and network with like-minded individuals using business for social good.

GreenFin 24

Date: June 17 – 19, 2024

Location: Javits Center, New York City, New York, United States

Description:  At this premier sustainable finance event, join forces with finance, sustainability, and investment professionals working to realize a net zero economy and gain insights into the latest sustainable finance and investing trends, accelerate sustainability strategies, and form valuable connections.

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