Two local non-profit associations, SONG Creative Mentorship and AltruYouth Association, are collaborating to organize an incredible conference for students in the Greater Vancouver region. The event, coined “SPARK withIN,” was initiated with the aim of providing youth with the tools and resources necessary to “unlock their passion” and “discover their pathway”. The diverse platform of speakers and performers will help attendees gain knowledge and insight on how they can create a future that includes their passions, while building a meaningful impact within their communities. By providing attendees with the opportunity to engage in conversation and network with several renowned community leaders, we hope participants will gain a scope of invaluable experiences they can utilize in their own future pursuits.  

Currently, in the Lower Mainland, there are very few initiatives tailored towards the promotion of arts focused careers among youth populations. Particularly, there is a lack of recognition for the many individuals who use the arts as a platform to incite social change. Thus, through incorporating a series of performances by distinguished artists who are leaders within their respective fields, SPARK withIN will be the first of its kind. SPARK withIN is aimed at establishing the understanding that every single individual has an inherent potential for leadership. The experience of the event will truly open students’ eyes to the possibilities of change they possess within them, and hopefully motivate them to launch their own opportunities that will leave a positive impact on their communities. The privilege of the SPARK withIN conference would truly expose students beyond the articles and reports highlighting merely the accomplishments of successful leaders, and into the real world where people are constantly encountering and tackling challenges along their journeys. The event details are as follows: 

Date:       Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Location:    Surrey Arts Centre 

Time:          9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Capacity:   400 

For our event to reach its full potential, we are reaching out to local businesses that share our values around promoting positive change to foster strong communities. If you think your business would be able to offer support, whether it be store credit, store items or services, or monetary donations (eg: Platinum Sponsor: $1500 ; Gold Sponsor: $1000 ; Silver Sponsor: $500), it would be very much appreciated. As an in-kind donor, you will receive recognition at the event, have social media exposure, and have your company logo displayed on our slideshow and advertisements based on your chosen level of sponsorship. 

Our event will also include a networking session where we hope to connect participants with amazing careers choices that continue to inspire them to turn their passions into skills. The event will be focused on inspiring youth to reach for the stars. Metro Vancouver has endless job opportunities in hundreds of different fields, such as with companies like yours. SPARK withIN aims to motivate youth through the personal career stories of our panelists. Panelists in attendance are working professionals from various industry in Metro Vancouver, who will share their personal career stories, challenges, making value-based career choices and how they discovered their dreams were not too small, but were accomplishable with the right resources. 

 If you would like to participate in the networking session please complete the Exhibitor Registration form by Friday September 21st, 2018.  

If you have any further enquiries, please feel free to contact us at Thank you so much for your consideration of our request.