Culture Crawl Forum

Oct 25th & 26th

DUDOC is proud to be a member of the East Van community and we are thrilled to be hosting an important forum for the Eastside Culture Crawl  Displacement Forum. The event spans two days with four separate sessions. More information here.

The forum in conjunction with the art exhibition “Displacement” is addressing issues and challenges facing artist spaces, along with solutions.

It is meant to engage the public, artists, planners, policy makers and politicians around issues and challenges facing the arts community primarily around “space”.  The forum takes place in advance of the exhibit and has been designed and scheduled to begin with a tone of cynicism and end with a tone of hope.  Includes a lively debate coordinated by Turncoats.

Click here to attend the full Forum.

When: Friday October 25 & Saturday 26, 2019
Address: 1489 Frances St

Socially just and ecologically sustainable cities
The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international Summit that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event involving over 1,000 delegates from around the world.

You can find the World of Walas and Dudoc during the Pre-Summit, as well as Main Summit! We are excited to host a Field Trip on Oct 8 from 3:55 – 5:30 “Sustainable Urban Development: From Concept To Real World Execution” and have our CEO, Gerben van Straaten, lead the Keynote on the last day of the Summit, Oct 11 form 8-9:45 am.

Register here to attend Vancouver’s first Eco City World Summit!

The Belgian ambassador to Canada, Mr. Johan Verkammen, will officially open BC’s Belgian Business Club at Dudoc Vancouver
The evening is an opportunity to meet some leading Belgian entrepreneurs working in the Vancouver business scene. The new Club also plans to provide valuable connections to professionals from around the world – many with other European connections. Make sure to say Hi to Marianne Cauwels, co-founder of The Belgian HouseDudoc partner and president of the newly formed BBC.

The Belgian Business Club is providing a fun and engaging evening, including:

  • Welcome by The Ambassador of Belgium in Canada, Mr. Johan Verkammen
  • Three guest speakers – introducing ‘Belgian success stories’ in BC
  • Moderated Q&A with our panel of speakers
  • Great Belgian Beer
  • Finger food
  • Good people
  • Plenty of networking

As a business club, we are encouraging valuable connections between professionals from all around the world. No matter your nationality, we hope to see you there!

For more information or to become a member, please email info@belgianbusinessclub.ca. 

Dudoc Vancouver X Vancouver Start-Up Week

About this Event

“With more than 39 percent of B.C. residents owning their own company or running a side hustle, British Columbia is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada—”

Vancouver Start-ups make our cities more sustainable and innovative. Discover inspirational stories from 4 local innovators in sustainable urban development.

1. Phil Northcott from – C Change Labs

2. Stephen Wilson- Alec Control Lighting

3. Kirsten Hinlopen – AVA Grows Technologies

4. Marc Wandler – Susgrainable

In addition, we’ll have a panel of three delegates that give their opinion on the start-up scene in the City.

1. Justin Bull – UBC Sauder School of Business , Entrepreneur and Innovation Group

2. Kookai Chaimahawong – Pangaea Ventures

3. Leah Hanvey – Urbanlogiq

Learn more about start-ups being healthy for the social, economical, and environmental well-being of our cities. Hear from experts about the intangible consequences of fast exit strategies and explore together if there is such thing as ‘too many start-ups in a city’?

Schedule:

4:00 – Opening Remarks from World of Walas

4:05 – Start-Up Pitches (4 x 5min.)

4:30 – Panel Discussion

5:00 – Networking

Join the conversation at Dudoc Vancouver, sustainable innovation hub & platform for dialogue.

“With more than 39 percent of B.C. residents owning their own company or running a side hustle, British Columbia is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada—”

Vancouver Start-ups make our cities more sustainable and innovative. Discover inspirational stories from 3 local innovators in sustainable urban development. We’ll have a panel of three delegates that give their opinion on the start-up scene in the City. Learn more about start-ups being healthy for the social, economical, and environmental well-being of our cities. Learn from experts about the intangible consequences of fast exit strategies and explore together if there is such thing as ‘too start-ups in a city’.

See all of Vancouver Startup Week’s events here.

Dudoc Vancouver and the World of Walas invite you to our upcoming event on August 27th: Marketplace for disruptive ideas in urban sustainability.

Our mission at Walas is to break down barriers to innovation. This event will feature innovative business models, products and services that are actively pushing for greater sustainability in our cities.

Specifically, for the pitch session, we are selecting innovations in mobility, tech, construction, energy and urban food systems to present their market ready company to you.

The evening will feature:

  • Opportunity to learn about 10 selected innovations that will shape our cities of tomorrow
  • Voting for the most progressive innovations and help them win a 3-month Dudoc partnership package
  • Our network of innovators, urban planners, change makers, government and investors that are keen to help transform our cities with you

Pitch to us! Just click on ‘ticket’ and choose ‘Attend and submit your Pitch’ to get details about the process

Program Outline

6 Networking and refreshments

6:30 Welcoming, introductions to pitches

6:40 10 pitches, 3 – 5 minutes each

8 Q&A, feedback and voting from audience

8:20 Winner announcement

8:30 – 9 Networking

Please register as attendee, attendee +, or innovator to secure your participation.

We are looking forward to see you there!

A Global Movement for Sustainability

People around the globe celebrate Earth Charter Day on June 29th to encourage more sustainable living. This year, on the Earth Charter Day weekend, the World of Walas will explore how we can work together to better realize the Earth Charter’s intent of respecting and caring for our local communities and the planet.

About – The Earth Charter provides a road map to build more sustainable communities – socially, economically and ecologically. It was written by thousands of people worldwide and officially signed in the Netherlands in 2000. Recognizing the world’s increasing interdependence, the Charter emphasizes the need to join together to support nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.

Why Us – Our CEO, Gerben van Straaten, got involved early on in the process. He is a strong supporter of the global Earth Charter initiative and the author of the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto. He believes that with collective and collaborative efforts around community developments in cities, we can solve many of the Earth’s problems including climate change, CO2 levels, poverty and social injustice. He has ‘radical hope’ for the future and believes that it all starts with an ethical reset. The Earth Charter is at the core of the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto and Walas programs.

Where to Celebrate!  – On July 1st, at the Canada Place Innovation Zone, we will share stories about our work, the Earth Charter and our innovation partners to encourage a healthy future for Canada and its people.

You will be able to design your personal Earth Charter ‘dream cup’ and plant a seed inside to take home!

The Walas Innovation Space is an opportunity to educate and take action together.

Come discover and join in the fun as we celebrate the Earth Charter and Canada Day this July 1 from 11 AM – 6 PM! 

What does a healthy future look like to you? On Monday July 1st, the Walas Innovation Centre is joining the celebration of our national day at Canada Place! We will educate about the latest in green technology in the Innovation Zone, where we and other groups will be showcasing the tech and innovations to shape Canada’s future

This year, our Innovation Space will highlight the following for you:

  • Earth Charter – the ethical framework for the World of Walas and has its official celebration day on June 29th every year
  • TZOA, with their air quality consumer device and life testing!
  • Sepura by Anvytech, an eco-friendly food waste disposal
  • Ricardo Peralta, who designs homes for health
  • Walas Innovation Centre, that’s us!

The afternoon is a chance for people of all ages to get inspired by technologies that enhance homes and inspire to live a little greener. You will be able to design your personal Earth Charter “dream cup” and plant a seed to take home with you.

The Walas Innovation Space is in opportunity to educate and take action together.

Come discover and join in the fun as we celebrate the Earth Charter and Canada Day this July 1 from 11 AM – 6 PM!

July 1 at Canada Place will be a full day of family-friendly entertainment – including innovation zone, free live music displays, roaming performances, engaging brand activations and food vendors, and evening fireworks spectacular – making for the largest Canada Day celebration outside of the Nation’s capital!

NOTE: Canada Day commits to conserve the oceans and diverse natural environments that make Canada so great. Thus, you are encouraged to ONLY bring compostable or reusable food containers.

Sala Grads think to the Future at SALON 19

Dudoc will be transformed May 31 – June 2 by SALON 2019, an exhibition of work from this year’s graduates at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA).

A curated selection of the students’ Masters thesis projects will be creatively displayed throughout the Walas Innovation Centre. Recently ranked as the number one architecture school in Canada, SALA’s grad exhibit is a chance to discover some of their latest ideas and to discuss pressing issues in contemporary architecture with guest speakers, up-and-coming architects, industry reps and other interested attendees.

Everyone is welcome at these free events! Join us for the opening reception on Friday May 31 at 7pm. The exhibition and programming continues Friday and Saturday and includes a range of speakers. Stay tuned to find out times and topics!

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs

In early May, people around the world honour visionary activist and writer, Jane Jacobs. On the eve of the Vancouver Jane’s Walks weekend, the Walas Innovation Centre will be screening the award-winning documentary about Jacobs at 7 pm at 1489 Frances Street.

In the film, Citizen Jane, Jacobs takes on New York construction kingpin Robert Moses who planned to raze lower Manhattan for a highway which threatened the very soul of the communities. As her work evolved, Jane championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building and urban living.

Jane Jacobs is a significant inspiration for World of Walas projects. Passionately believing that cities are for everyone, Jacob’s activism and writing showcases how cities can work well if everybody raises their voice and is involved in creating them.

Our sister Innovations Centre in Hamburg Germany will also be screening the Citizen Jane film as people in over 50 countries embark on Jane’s Walks in their neighbourhoods.

Stay tuned for an East Vancouver Jane’s Walk and reserve your seat now for Thursday, May 2’s screening at Dudoc Vancouver.

Events & Dialogues

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc!

Oct 25th & 26th

Culture Crawl Forum

24-10-2019 | 15.30
DUDOC is proud to be a member of the East Van community and we are thrilled to be hosting an important forum for the Eastside Culture Crawl  Displacement Forum. The event spans two days with four separate sessions. More information here. The forum in conjunction with the art exhibition “Displacement” is addressing issues and challenges facing artist spaces, […]
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