With just thirteen weeks to go until the day of the VSB Sustainability Conference, the Planning Team is hard at work behind the scenes with contacting speakers, NGOs, caterers, and sponsors. Luckily, thanks to the generosity of a few previous VSBSC members, we’ve been given access to a fantastic venue to collaborate in and call our own for the duration of our planning sessions. The Dutch Urban Design Centre (DUDOC) is an innovative building designed to showcase sustainable urban development from Dutch companies. In other words, it aligns perfectly with the goals of the VSB Sustainability Conference. Located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, the DUDOC is a spacious meeting hub littered with various Dutch innovations, such as high-quality tulip-shaped chairs and eco-friendly wooden bikes.
Aaron Leung and Kimberly Wong, two VSBSC alumni, started a local initiative at the DUDOC called the City Hub Initiative. City Hub is a project designed to foster an environment that stimulates creative change and connect youth change-makers by giving them a place to collaborate. The VSBSC Planning Team is lucky to part of the beta process for the Initiative, and for that reason has been given free reign of the DUDOC once a week for planning meetings.
What a beautiful place to foster creativity and innovation for the conference! The DUDOC features the work of dozens of sustainable Dutch companies, spacious team meeting areas, and even office space for individual workers. You can check out the DUDOC and some of its features here: http://dudocvancouver.com/
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