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ESRI User Conference


 Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that the 40th annual Esri User Conference will be the largest virtual gathering of GIS professionals. Normally held in San Diego, California, the conference will be presented in a completely virtual format and take place July 13–16, 2020. The Esri User Conference brings together technology innovators, […]



Shaw Convention Centre Ottawa

The 2020 AMO Conference promises to be yet another fantastic opportunity to connect with your municipal colleagues from across Ontario. With expert keynotes, concurrent educational sessions, political leaders, over 130 industry exhibitors, and access to Provincial Ministers, the AMO Conference is your one-stop-shop for brushing up on current municipal issues and networking. REGISTRATIONPlease note the […]

$297 – $1030

Virtual Island Summit


After a successful first Virtual Island Summit last year we are thrilled to invite you to the Virtual Island Summit 2020. We hope to exceed last year's 4,000 participants and reach 10,000 islanders globally. This is a free and entirely online event designed to connect global islands to share their common experiences through a digital platform. Join […]


ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, Rome, Italy


The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.The 8th ICSD 2020 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The Conference theme is:"Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: […]


2020 IAP2 North American Conference

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

IAP2 North American Conference, you will leave the conference rejuvenated, and inspired by speakers, colleagues, and awe-inspiring views. The IAP2 organizational model is to have a federation that is comprised of national affiliates. This model recognizes that affiliates are best able to deliver IAP2 knowledge, information, services, and value to members through a national lens. […]

$300 – $950

Social Enterprise World Forum 2020

Halifax Halifax

We are often divided by our differences and separated by our fears. Imagine three days of relationship strengthening meeting old friends, making new ones, and focusing on our common interests, shared values, commitment to people and community, and our need to protect the planet.  Nova Scotia is a place where the land, sea and sky […]


Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between the Public-Private-Civil Society Sectors

Rimouski, Québec

CEDEC (Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation) and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation are pleased to announce the 2020 conference: Creating inclusive economies: Building bridges between public-private-civil society sectors. The conference will be located in the beautiful City of Rimouski, Québec. This conference will take place from Thursday October 1, to Saturday, October 3, 2020. […]


Sustainable Communities Conference

St. John's NL Convention Centre 50 New Gower St., St. John's

Local governments, together with their community partners, are essential to driving and delivering sustainable community living to Canadians. Whether your community is at the planning stage, running a pilot project, or ready to embark on a capital project, the Sustainable Communities Conference delivers relevant, interactive content that brings fresh insights to the challenges we all […]

$199 – $1095

Mining the Connections Conference

The InterContinental Montreal 360 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal

Event Details: Mining the Connections is an international and multidisciplinary conference gathering academic researchers, students as well as government representatives, Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, NGOs and mining companies to discuss mining developments and its impacts.This international conference explores the many connections between mineral extraction, local communities, and the environment from a multidisciplinary perspective. It […]


Municipal Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Forum


Huron County hosts a webinar on an exciting program focused on how agriculture and municipal government can collaborate to drive innovation, diversification, food security and resilience in the decade ahead. Location: Virtual participation Register: INFORMATION FORTHCOMING


First International Conference on Inland Waterways, Waterscapes and Cultural Heritage

Muong Thanh Hue Hotel 38 Lê Lợi, Phú Hội, Thành phố, Huế

Inland waterways include rivers, canals, lakes, lagoons, floodplains, reservoirs, wetlands, and inland saline systems. A waterscape can be defined as a landscape in which water is a dominant feature and these can be very different, ranging from irrigated agricultural areas such as the terraced rice paddies of South East Asia, transport canal routes, urban waterfront […]

USD43 – USD215

Rural Women’s Studies Association Triennial Conference

University of Guelph - University Centre Building 50 Stone Road East, Guelph

The theme “Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum” emphasizes how conversations, relationships, and food shape rural communities. This theme allows for the consideration of the ways that gendered, sexual, ethnic, and racial identities affect personal power, class consciousness, individual choice, and community development. These subjects lend themselves to the exploration of rural activism, social justice, […]


2021 North Atlantic Forum

Renvyle, County Galway, Ireland Renvyle

Event Details:The conference will explore and examine how North Atlantic communities are empowered to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Further details regarding the conference, call for stories, and conference travel logistics will be posted in 2020. Further information will be posted to when available. 


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