We’re convening an intimate group for our inaugural SVI in the Hudson Valley. Social entrepreneurs and innovative business-builders and nonprofit leaders, the dreamers and doers, the thinkers, the visionary world-changers, creators and catalysts. Is that you? Then you should attend.

May 13-15, 2016
Omega Institute  |  Rhinebeck, NY

For social entrepreneurs and innovative business-builders and nonprofit leaders, the dreamers and doers, the thinkers, the visionary world-changers, creators and catalysts.

Is that you? Then you should attend.

We start with a brief application. We want to make sure this gathering is a good fit for you and the work you do. And we want to make sure we create a welcoming, trusting space with a mix of people offering a range of perspectives. That’s why we ask a few questions, up front.

Program Fees

Fees are reasonable, with several discounts available. Your total cost will depend on when you apply, your options, and your choice of accommodations at Omega. (See below for options.)

[ENDED] $325 / Early-early Bird (ends March 15) **
[ENDED] $425 / Early Bird (ends May 1) **
$525 / General **

Group discount: 20% off each for two or more people. **
Partner discount: 20% off for our partner organizations. **

** Program fees do not include accommodations package. Discounts cannot be combined.

Scholarships + Fellowship

We have awarded all of the reduced-fee scholarships available from our sponsors GCSEN Foundation and Luminary Media.

If you feel strongly that attending SVI Hudson Valley will be a profound experience for you and you have something to contribute in return but can't afford the full fee, then please apply and we'll see what we can do. (If you can afford the full fee, then please use the regular application.)

$150 (accommodations not included)

SVI Hudson Valley Fellowship
From the scholarship applicants, we'll choose our 2016 Sponsored Fellow, who will get a fully subsidized pass to attend in exchange for documenting their SVI experience and how they’ll use it going forward. Sponsored by the SVI Hudson Valley team with financial support from Topical BioMedics.

We'll also be awarding 2 fully subsidized scholarships to the 2016 High Impact Social Entrepreneurship (HISE) Boot Camp from our sponsor GCSEN Foundation ($4,000 value for each). Held Aug 15–19 and hosted by the Marist School of Management (Poughkeepsie), the weeklong intensive provides the same tools offered at the highest level graduate business schools in the world and developed by some of the most successful firms across all sizes. You'll need to attend the entire weekend of SVI to be eligible. Note your interest when you apply.

A portion of the program fees support Re>Think Local, a nonprofit collaborative of locally owned independent businesses, artists, farmers, and nonprofits working to co-create a better Hudson Valley.

Accommodations + Meals

Our host partner, Omega, is offering us 25% off of accommodations packages. Packages include lodging, meals in the Dining Hall (Friday dinner to Sunday lunch), and an array of activities during your stay. Lodging options range from camping to private, fully renovated, environmentally friendly green rooms.

Click for the full list of options. (Remember to deduct 25%.)

We strongly encourage participants to stay at Omega for the weekend to create a deeper, more immersive experience. If you choose not to lodge with us, though, there's a $50 commuter fee, which includes meals and use of campus facilities for the entire weekend.

Lodgers and commuters alike must call in to register at Omega before the program starts, but please wait until you get confirmation from us.

In addition to our own agenda, you can explore Omega's daily open classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, and movement. Evenings at Omega include concerts, films, and workshops. You also have access to canoeing and kayaking on their private lake; basketball and tennis; nature trails; the Ram Dass Library, Sanctuary, Sauna, Wellness Center, Café, Bookstore and the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).

Click for accommodations package FAQs.

Please wait until you get confirmation from us before registering with Omega. We will send you details once we approve you.