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September 2017

Different by Design: Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity

September 20 - September 24
Nelson , British Columbia Canada + Google Map

The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperityconference explores the unique potential and many possibilities that exist in rural places. The 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference will be co-hosted with Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Selkirk College. The conference will take place in Nelson, British Columbia from September 20-24, 2017. For more information about the Different by Design conference check out The Different by Design conference has four themes: Workforces of tomorrow: The economies of tomorrow are unlikely to look…

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State of the North

September 27 - September 28
Ramada Timmins, 1800 Riverside Dr
Timmins, Ontario Canada
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State of the North is an annual conference that brings together decision makers, community leaders, experts and innovators to explore the state of Northern Ontario from an economic, social, and environmental perspective. Each year, Northern Policy Institute will provide an annual update on the State of the North by offering updates on a set of environmental, social and economic indicators that we will define and select in partnership with our communities. It’s time to take what we have learned and…

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RAIL Commons 2017

September 29 - October 1
Olds College Olds, Alberta Canada + Google Map

RAIL Commons is a a three-day learning commons focused on rural economic and community development.  It is a great opportunity for councilors, mayors, CAOs, EDOs, community development professionals, and students from across the province to engage in various rurally focused topics such as: community and economic development, sustainability planning, social policy, water, continuing care, recruitment and retention, business succession, aboriginal relations and the changing agricultural landscape.

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Workshop on Economics of Migration by CReAM/RWI

September 29 - September 30
Essen, Germany Essen, Germany + Google Map

Event date: Friday 29th September 2017 - Saturday 30th September 2017 CReAM and RWI are pleased to announce their first joint workshop on the 'Economics of Migration' to take place on September 29-30, 2017 in Essen, Germany. The keynote speech will be given by Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University). The deadline for submission of full papers or extended abstracts to is July 1, 2017. For further information, please see the call for papers.

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October 2017

Nordic Geographers Meeting – Geographies of Inequalities

October 18 - October 21
Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden + Google Map

Understanding spatial differences lies at the heart of geographical research. Inherit to this is the analytical focus of spatial and social injustices – and the ways in which inequality take place at global and local levels of analysis. These have been important research questions regardless of scientific traditions and paradigms since the birth of modern geography. The topic for the 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting is: Where are we now? What are the important challenges we have to deal with today? What kinds…

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October 19 - October 21
University Salento Lecce, Italy + Google Map

Aim The 2017 Annual Conference of the IGU Commission on Geography of Governance, organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage - University of Salento, will be held in Lecce, Italy, 19-21 October 2017. The Conference aims to explore and to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities confronting local governance in the context of the new urban paradigm associated with the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda, a 20 year strategy for sustainable urbanization.

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24th Annual CANDO National Conference & Annual General Meeting

October 23 - October 26
Fredricton Convention Centre Fredricton, New Brunswick Canada + Google Map

"A New Dawn in Indigenous Economies" Economic Development Officers (EDOs) need to be thoroughly trained, highly skilled and committed to building economic capacity in order to provide professional support and technical advice to their communities and organizations. In 1990, EDOs from across Canada founded and mandated the Cando to provide a national body to focus on the training, education and networking opportunities necessary to serve their communities and/or organizations as professionals. Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers)…

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Advancing Women in Agriculture

October 30 - October 31
Hilton Fallsview, 6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
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WC EAST 2017 Wine Tour – October 29, 2017 ( New Feature! ) AWC EAST 2017 Conference – October 30 & 31, 2017, Hilton/ Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario Whether you are in a career path with an organization, are a producer, rancher, entrepreneur, greenhouse, nursery or vineyard owner or work in corporate agri-business, Advancing Women Conference is where women like you can join a community to listen, learn, network and grow.  This is one of the first and largest one-of-a-kind…

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November 2017

Charting a Career Path: Sharing the Learning and Lessons

November 2 - November 3
Newcastle University New Castle Upon Tyne, Ne17ru United Kingdom + Google Map
£45 - £216

The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Student and Early Career conference to be held in Newcastle, UK, in November 2017. This conference aims to provide PhD students and early career researchers opportunities to present their work, receive feedback, network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. The conference will bring together a range of international participants from different disciplines to present and debate their work in a welcoming, supportive and…

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Gender Summit North America

November 6 - November 8

From November 6 to 8, 2017, close to 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. It is a great honour for Canada to welcome the Summit and all of its participants for the first time. Those present will not only have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values…

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Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice

November 16 - November 17
Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond St W
Toronto, Canada
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As you have likely heard, the Pathways to Prosperity 2017 National Conference will take place on November 16-17, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto, with a full-day Preconference Workshop for Local Immigration Partnerships and Réseaux en immigration francophone on November 15. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada’s Place in the World: Innovation in Immigration Research, Policy, and Practice. The conference will address both new and persistent issues, including building bridges between aboriginal and immigrant communities; understanding…

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AgEx – Farming for Our Future: Canada’s 150th

November 21 - November 23
Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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$175 - $575

The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Canada, focusing on bringing diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Canada, focusing on bringing diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with…

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Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Development

November 21 - November 22
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Resort Dr
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Relationships between industry, government and Indigenous peoples lie at the heart of Canada’s natural resource sector. Each holds a powerful position with unique rights and responsibilities. Yet, all parties rely on the others to fully achieve their long-term aspirations and objectives. Canada’s future prosperity depends on these groups building respectful, collaborative and mutually-beneficial relationships so that each can become a stronger, more supportive partner for the others. A collaborative, mutually-beneficial approach is also critical to ensuring sustainable, environmentally responsible development.…

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Ontario Rural Education Symposium

November 25
Embro Recreation Centre Embro, Ontario Canada + Google Map

“Growing Innovation… Learn Local” with a  focus on making connections enhancing a network of rural and small school leaders, to facilitate dialogue related to rural education and to promote public awareness of rural community schools. Creating a new dialogue related to sustainable rural school communities is exciting work, this Symposium offers the opportunity to seek innovative solutions through grassroots advocacy and to strengthen Ontario’s rural communities.

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Buy Social Canada Summit: Exploring the Future of Social Procurement / Sommet Buy Social Canada: L’exploration du futur de l’approvisionnement social

November 27 - November 28
Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa Gatineau, Québec Canada + Google Map

Social procurement occurs in many formats and models, but most commonly it is achieved through adding a social value component to purchasing and procurement criteria and including a community benefit agreement within major development and infrastructure investments. Very often social procurement is accomplished through ensuring social enterprises are embedded into existing supply chains. Social enterprises are businesses that prioritize a social, environmental or cultural impact, and the majority of profits are reinvested in the social goals. Social procurement doesn’t negate…

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