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General Questions

What is the B Corp Champions Retreat?

Champions Retreat is an annual global gathering of employees of Certified B Corporations. The three-day Retreat is packed with B Corp and B Lab led panels, interactive break-out sessions and workshops, and networking opportunities. The goal is to affirm and advance the goals and activities that will help us achieve our collective vision of a shared and durable prosperity. The Retreat is the best time to connect with your fellow B Corps in person, share best practices, and connect with the movement.

Why is it called a Retreat?

We intentionally call it a retreat and not a conference because we encourage attendees to come with the mindset of spending three days diving deep into what it means to be a part of the B Corp community and how collectively B Corps can work together to further the movement.  We hope that Champions Retreat attendees will be active and engaged participants and will walk away feeling refreshed, connected, and energized for the year ahead.

Where and when is Champions Retreat

The Champions Retreat is held in the fall, typically in October. Because we aim to reach and highlight different communities of B Corps, the location and exact date of Champions Retreat changes each year. We’ve traveled to Boulder, CO, Burlington, VT, Half Moon Bay, CA and Portland, OR.

Who goes to Champions Retreat? Who will I meet?

All current Certified B Corp employees from around the world are invited to attend the Retreat. We do ask that you limit the number of staff coming from your company to two people. This way, we can have as many B Corporations participate as possible. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet up to 600 your fellow B Corp employees, but many of the global B Lab staff will also be in attendance.

What does the schedule look like?

Champions Retreat is three days long. The breakdown of each day is listed below. A more detailed version of this schedule will be available closer to the Retreat.

  • Day One:
    • Morning/Afternoon:Opening day tours and community service activities/Registration
    • Evening: Opening Reception
  • Day Two:
    • Morning: Kickoff plenary, break-out sessions, unconference and more
    • Evening: Champions Awards Dinner
  • Day Three:
    • Morning: Break-out sessions, unconference and more
    • Afternoon: B Inspired Talks (see more information below)
    • Afternoon/Event: B Inspired Festival

How can I get involved?

Our B Corp community is one of the strongest around! We’re grateful for the many B Corps who have contributed to bring the Retreat to life each year. Here are just a few ways you and your company can jump in:

  • Swag/giveaways: Create co-branded Retreat giveaways using the Champions Retreat branding.
  • Donations: Send B Lab product donations like small snacks to be served during breaks.
  • Sponsorship: Sponsor Champions Retreat or B Inspired
  • Unconference: Host and organize an unconference session.Unconference creates open space to connect on your favorite topics-some to be proposed in advance and others proposed onsite.

Please pay close attention to emails from championsretreat@bcorporation.net for when to take advantage of these opportunities.

Is it possible to be a speaker?

Nobody likes to spend three days listening to other people talk at them! In order to make our Retreat as interactive as possible, we try to limit the amount of lecture-style talks. The best way to get contribute to the Retreat is through leading an Unconference session to dive deep into topics with your peers. Your company can also get involved by creating co-branded giveaways, donating some of your product, or sponsoring the Retreat(see details of each above).

Have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to the B Corp Community on the Champions Retreat B Hive Group or shoot the B Lab team an email here.

What is B Inspired?

B Inspired is a celebration of Using Business as a Force for Good. The half day public event begins with a series of curated B Inspired Talks by leading B Corps from around the world. Following the afternoon Talks, the B Inspired Street Fest features the best of local food and beverage, live music, exhibiting B Corps and local non-profits, because to change the world you sometimes have to throw a party, with purpose. For those attending Champions Retreat it is included in the Champions Retreat ticket price. Those not attending retreat, from a B Corp or the general public, can purchase a ticket when they go on sale.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Tickets are 100% refundable until August 18, 2017. After this date, tickets may be transferred to another employee in your organization by e-mailing us, or through our ticketing platform. Directions on how to transfer tickets may be found here

No-shows will not be refunded for any reason.