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May 2017

2017 International Conference on Local Development

May 25 - May 27
University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal + Google Map

The 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARD ON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT is an international competition for the recognition of relevant research contributions and successful initiatives in promoting and supporting local and territorial development, particularly important and distinctive at international level. It aims to encourage scholars, experts, young researchers, public institutions, public and private actors and businesses to improve awareness of territorial development policies, by focusing on analytic tools and processes, and enhancing the capability to diagnose and compare them at  international level.

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$242.95

FOOD IN CANADA AND BEYOND: COMMUNITIES, COLLABORATION, COMPLEXITY

May 27 - May 30
Ryerson University, Toronto , Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS). CAFS was founded by academics and professionals from governmental and community organizations interested in promoting interdisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of food systems: food policy, production, distribution and consumption.

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2017 Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research Conference

May 30 - June 2
Ryerson University, Toronto , Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research/l’Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et de l’économie sociale (ANSER/ARES) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research…

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$175 - $225

Strategic Economic Development: Building Forward Thinking Communities

May 31 - June 2
Western Star All Suites Hotel, Melita, 2 Cameron Rd
Melita, Manitoba R0M1L0 Canada
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Educational Program Highlights 2017 Economic Outlook—John Harper—Senior Economist, WED / President MABE Reputation Management—Elizabeth Mitchell (Manitoba Marketing Network) Reputation is very fragile. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently," Warren Buffet. Communities need to fully appreciate the importance of reputation management. In the advent of the digital world where news travel instantaneously and public voice is even louder than ever, it is imperative that…

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June 2017

2017 FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show Ottawa

June 1 - June 4
Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

More than 1,500 municipal leaders are heading to Ottawa, June 1—4, for Canada's largest municipal-federal conference. With the focus of this year's conference on municipalities as nation-builders, FCM's 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show will showcase how the municipal sector is helping to shape our country's future. FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest annual gathering of senior municipal officials from across Canada. FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901 and has over 2,000 member…

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£300

RSA Annual Conference 2017: The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions

June 4 - June 7
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 24th February 2017 Bursary application deadline: Tuesday 31st January 2017 #RSADUBLIN A ‘Great Regional Awakening’ is underway. There is a growing realisation that regional inequalities have both contributed to, and amplified, the ‘Great Recession’ that shook advanced and emerging economies alike. It is also becoming apparent that the crisis has been having very different impacts spatially. This will only help to further exacerbate uneven economic development, fuelling more trouble down the line. In Europe, major economic…

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Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences: People and Place

June 8 - June 12
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden + Google Map

The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX) to be held at the campus of Umeå University, in Umeå, Sweden, from 8-12 June 2017. Since many of our members have been in contact with the Secretariat asking for an extended deadline, the IASSA Council has prolonged the deadline for Session proposals to 7 October 2016. The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS…

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New Rural Geographies in Europe: Actors, Processes, Policies

June 14 - June 17
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig, Germany + Google Map

Following the European Rural Geographies Conference in Nantes (France) in 2014, and a number of bilateral meetings in the decades before, a new tradition of European exchange on rural areas and ruralities shall be established. We want to involve various European associations and research groups in the field of rural geography and neighbouring disciplines to contribute to and participate in this exchange. The conference language will be English. The conference will address a wide range of topics relevant to the social development…

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$75 - $185

ACIC Symposium and AGM, Common Concern: Standing Together as Global Citizens

June 15 - June 17
Mount Allison Univeristy, 62 York St
Sackville, NB Canada
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Common Concern: Standing Together as Global Citizens will enable us to reflect on the seismic shift in recent times of the global political landscape - evidenced in the election of a demagogue to the most important political position in the world, volatile referenda and electoral results in Europe, and racist, war-mongering, misogynist and anti-planet discourse, including here in Canada. Together we will explore what role Atlantic Canadians engaged in promoting social justice locally and globally can play in countering these…

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ISIC 13

June 16 - June 19
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada + Google Map

Islands are storied places. We want to hear the stories. We want to hear the ballads. We want to learn about island narratives. And we want to tell you a few stories of our own. The 13th International Small Island Cultures conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, from June 16–19, 2017 at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The main conference theme will be “Stories, Ballads and Island Narratives.” The Small Island Cultures Research Initiative was established…

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Revitalizing the Basin-Boundary Region: Regional Economic Development Models and Implications for Local Governments

June 16
Applied Research and Innovation Centre, 166 Hughes Rd
Castlegar, BC Canada
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June 16, 2017 from 8:30am to 4pm Applied Research and Innovation Centre, 166 Hughes Rd., Castlegar, BC This interactive one-day workshop, co-facilitated by the University of Guelph’s Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development and Selkirk College’s Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, will explore regional economic development models and best practice approaches in the context of the new rural paradigm, place-based development, and cluster-focused development. Attendees will learn about models from across Canada and beyond and will then engage…

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Free

Building a 21st Century Workforce

June 19
Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, BC Canada
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THIS ONE-DAY REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING SUMMIT WILL HIGHLIGHT WORKFORCE INNOVATIONS AND DISCUSS CHALLENGES. June 19, 2017 from 8:30am to 4pm at the Prestige in Nelson Expert speakers, innovators and attendees will explore the concepts of clusters, technology and innovation as they relate to building a 21st Century workforce. The event will be held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson B.C. Attendees will then work together to help build evidence-based regional cluster-focused strategies specific…

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$650

Co-operative Congress 2017

June 20 - June 22
Delta Hotel Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, and holding the Co-operative Congress in Ottawa is an opportunity for our members to enjoy the atmosphere of celebration. With the National Capital Region hosting a year-long celebration marking our confederation, it is an extraordinary time to visit. Congress takes place June 20 – 22 at the Delta Hotel and early bird registration begins on April 3. This year’s welcome reception, the evening of June 20th, will be an outdoor block party on one…

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Free

Regional Economic Development Models and Implications for the Basin-Boundary Region

June 20
Applied Research and Innovation Centre, 166 Hughes Rd
Castlegar, BC Canada
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June 20, 2017 from 8:30am to 4pm Applied Research and Innovation Centre, 166 Hughes Rd., Castlegar, BC This interactive one-day workshop, co-facilitated by the University of Guelph’s Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development and Selkirk College’s Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, will explore regional economic development models and best practice approaches in the context of the new rural paradigm, place-based development, and cluster-focused development. Attendees will learn about models from across Canada and beyond and will then engage…

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$1575

STRATEGIC DOING 301 TRAINING: Leading Complex Collaborations

June 21 - June 23
Applied Research and Innovation Centre, 166 Hughes Rd
Castlegar, BC Canada
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Purdue Agile Strategy Lab will provide Strategic Doing 301, a 2.5 day training in the deep skills, tools and frameworks of agile strategy and collaboration. Called Strategic Doing, this discipline teaches participants how to design and guide complex collaborations following simple rules. To learn more about Stategic Doing visit strategicdoing.net. This training that has inspired hundreds of collaborative initiatives and is relevant to: June 21-23, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm • Companies • Universities • Non-profits • Cluster organizations •…

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