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July 2018

Metrics of sustainability: Critical studies of sites, practices, and performances of accountability in environmental governance

July 12 - July 16

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer Institute on Critical Studies of Environmental Governance to be held at the University of Toronto July 12-16, 2018. We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students (i.e., advanced to candidacy, completed data collection, and actively writing) and junior scholars who received a Ph.D. after May 2015, working in the social sciences, law, humanities, and other relevant disciplines. The Institute will reimburse travel expenses up to $1200 (USD) and cover food and lodging for…

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Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

July 15 - July 21
Toronto Metro Convention Centre Toronto, Ontario Canada

Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence being used as a tool to oppress and also to resist oppression. Colonial histories and contemporary land appropriations reflect the structures and cultural processes that perpetuate violence against indigenous and…

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Science in Society, Society in Science: Toward a 21st Century Model for Social Scientific Research

July 26 - July 29
Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR United States
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Growing public skepticism about the value of science and expert knowledge has been a defining characteristic of the early 21st century. Political discourse and populist movements have increasingly questioned the objectivity of scientists and criticized the perceived liberal bias of academic elites. Privately funded research think tanks, internet websites, and other alternative sources of information have contributed to an increasingly diverse ecosystem of authority and knowledge. As the distinction between ‘facts’ and ‘values’ has become increasingly blurred, the evidence-base that…

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September 2018

Social Enterprise World Forum

September 12 - September 14
Edinburgh International Convention Centre, 150 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
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Scotland to host Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 Social enterprises in Scotland and across the UK will welcome the international social enterprise movement to Edinburgh for the 10th Social Enterprise World Forum this year (view the launch video). The Forum will take place at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre from 12th-14th September 2018. The anticipated 1200 participants will include social enterprise leaders, policy makers, commercial partners, academics, students and young entrepreneurs. Event hosts, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) are planning a week-long…

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Econous: An Economy the Works for All

September 24 - September 26
Delta Hotels Beausejour, 750 Main St
Moncton, Ontario Canada
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From September 24-26 over 350 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape will gather in Moncton, New Brunswick for EconoUs2018 to: CONNECT with social innovation leaders from across Canada who share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies LEARN about strategies for generating inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity SHARE your successes, challenges and questions on how to create inclusive communities, sustainable environments and local prosperity with an economy that works for all REINVIGORATE efforts for change in your community and organization through…

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October 2018

Health and Shared Prosperity

October 10 - October 13

The 30th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation annual conference will return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - the site of our first conference! The 2018 conference will be co-hosted with the University of Saskatchewan. Stay tuned for more details.

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Place 18: Canadian Planning Student Conference

October 12 - October 14
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta t6g2r3 Canada + Google Map

PLACE 18 provides attendees with the opportunity to engage in professional and academic presentations, workshops, and field trips to foster learning, networking, and information sharing. Professional and academic support will also be available to help students build their knowledge base. PLACE 18 will take place at the University of Alberta’s North Campus in the heart of Edmonton October 12-14, 2018.

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Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium 2018 Call for Presenters

October 24 - October 26
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre Canmore, Alberta Canada + Google Map

The Alberta Rural Development Network in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ARCH2) is seeking presenters for the 2018 Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium. The symposium will be held in Canmore, Alberta, on October 24 – 26, 2018. CRRHHS will feature a variety of keynote speakers and presenters tackling different aspects of housing and homelessness in the context of rural and remote settings and the unique challenges that exist there. What we are…

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People, Place and Public Engagement

October 25 - October 27
Memorial University of Newfoundland St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada + Google Map

Join Memorial University at our new location on beautiful Signal Hill for a conference exploring who we are, the places we live, and how we can work together, better.   We’re developing an engaging and interactive program that will include opportunities to learn and to share. All are welcome, including community organizers, industry, researchers and university staff, students, government employees, and anyone else with an interest in making a difference through public engagement.   Save the date, and stay tuned!…

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November 2018

National Housing Conference

November 21 - November 22
National Arts Center Ottawa, + Google Map

Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2018 Paper/Presentation submission deadline: September 14, 2018 Share ideas. Discuss trends. Connect on key issues. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is evolving it’s successful Housing Finance Symposium and will be hosting a housing conference this fall to connect more broadly with housing stakeholders, as part of Canada’s ongoing engagement under the National Housing Strategy. We cordially invite you to submit a proposal for research papers for the conference, which will be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada on…

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June 2019

Nordic Geographers Meeting

June 16, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-749
Trondheim, Norway
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The term ‘sustainable development’ has become part of our everyday vocabulary, especially after the World Commission on Environment and Development published its report Our Common Future in 1987. As a result of the Commission’s report, the consequences of economic reason for all living systems, was explicitly put on the agenda. Thus, through sustainable development economic growth and long term environmental concerns were configured as compatible and in fact complementary with securing a sustainable common future. While the notions of sustainable…

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European Society for Rural Sociology Conference

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway + Google Map

Rural futures in a complex world. Rural futures sit at the nexus of contemporary global challenges. Some of the challenges facing rural areas in the 21st century include climate change, migration, ageing, depopulation, technological innovations and urbanisation. Significantly, not all rural areas are alike: some lie close to urban centres and are embedded within a wider hinterland, while others are extremely remote, often struggling to survive. Many rural spaces sit in the ‘squeezed middle’ of high demand for consumption, production and protection…

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