Boundless Citizenship

xChange Conference 2019

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xChange 2019: Boundless Citizenship

We are a global community of young leaders across Canada and sub-Saharan Africa who practice inquiry, ingenuity and collective action to create systems of equality, inclusion and opportunity.

xChange 2019 brings together the global EWB community to foster deeper connections to inspire new ideas and collective action for change. This year, we set to encourage delegates to act boldly in their care for humanity, especially for those who are underserved and marginalized by mainstream economic activity and political interests, and be more thoughtful when designing partnerships and opportunities to affect change both within and beyond their communities.

This year's focus

EWBers have been incredibly proactive in generating interest in global development, social entrepreneurship and Canada’s role in scaling impact investment to developing countries. With the multitude of community activities underway in Canada and Africa, xChange 2019 offers us an opportunity to come together to reflect on our successes, celebrate our failures and explore new ways EWB can build interest and momentum for change locally and globally. EWB is inspired by limitless imagination and a sense of spirit for what can be achieved when we operate beyond geographic bounds and individual identities.

How boundless citizenship will catalyze progress

Boundless Citizenship will set the stage for limitless thinking and positive conversations and interactions that will inspire delegates to engage others on global issues, extend understanding of Canada’s role in international development, and courageously create and pursue opportunities that move individuals to act on their values and care for humanity.

In 4 days, EWBers will leave championing their potential to scale-up citizenship locally and globally, truly demonstrating their global spirit while scaling Canada’s imprint on improving our collective future.

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When and where


January 17 – 20, 2019


Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3B 2L7

Be sure to book your hotel room (at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal) by Dec 21 to take advantage of our early bird pricing – rooms are only $159 a night (split with 3 other chapter members that’s only $40 a head)! You’ll need to put a deposit for one night when you book your hotel room. If you want to stay in a room with four people, but only an odd number of members will be attending from your chapter, contact, and we can connect you with other individual chapter members from across the country.


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EWB’s xChange 2019 conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants or speakers in any form. Sexual harassment is any conduct, comment, gesture or contact of a sexual nature that one would find to be unwanted or unwelcome by any individual. Personal harassment means any conduct whether verbal or physical that is discriminating in nature, based upon another person’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, age or sexual orientation. Language, actions and imagery constituting harassment in any form is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, and online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Le Centre Sheraton Montréal is a fully accessible space; conference staff and volunteers are committed to supporting delegates to ensure all their needs will be met in the space. The organizing team is committed to fulfilling the needs of attendees within the conference space, including (but not limited to) dietary requirements, physical mobility, language requirements, cultural practices, and other specific needs of our delegates, in order to maximize their experience!

Delegates at xChange 2017

xChange brings together the global EWB community to foster deeper connections to inspire new ideas and collective action for change.

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