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Econous 2017: Innovating for a Shared Prosperity

September 13 - September 15

For too long, the economy has been about ‘me’. Faced with economic disparity, growing inequality and environmental crises, Canadians are looking for alternatives. Community leaders from coast to coast to coast are using innovative business models, new investment tools and engaging technology to create good jobs, prioritize community and planet, and build strong and resilient communities. A vibrant and resilient economy that includes everyone and puts people and planet first is possible. Quite simply: The economy can be by and for ‘us’. All of us. Econous.

Econous 2017 provides an exceptional opportunity to:

  • connect with social innovation leaders from across Canada who share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies;
  • learn about strategies for generating positive local economic, social and environmental impacts;
  • share your successes, challenges and questions on Thriving Communities, Good Jobs, and Doing Business Differently; and
  • reinvigorate efforts for change in your community and organization through new ideas, knowledge and connections.

EconoUs2017 will convene up to 350 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning, connecting, and celebrating the heart and soul of local economies. Using a campus based approach, EconoUs2017 will get delegates moving, exploring and interacting with the host city and each other. We’ll not just envision but experience an economy that works for all. Through tours, local food and beverages, local music, zero waste, workshops, plenary and learning sessions, and dynamic keynotes we’ll inspire participants from a broad range of community economic development sectors to collaborate more and innovate faster toward the future we all dream of.


September 13
September 15
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Canadian Community Economic Development Network


Calgary, Alberta Canada

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